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President’s Message

President’s Message 2022-2023

As I begin my year as Club President, I would like to send thanks to our amazing Immediate Past Presidents, Anne Gunning and Sue McSharry. Their outstanding commitment and hard work has seen our club flourish despite the challenges and they have managed our transition back to face-to-face meetings with care and sensitivity.

In February 2022, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of our club with a wonderful event at The Spanish City in Whitley Bay. This was an event filled with the pleasure of meeting old friends and new, celebration of what our club has achieved and optimism for the future. During 2022-23, we will continue to build on our 75 years of action and service through our Programme Action, our work in small groups, our friendship and our determination to make a difference to the lives of women and girls in our community and beyond.

This year we will have a particular focus on issues relating to violence against women and girls and our fundraising will support the work of Harbour, an amazing charity which provides assistance to families and individuals affected by domestic abuse. We have worked with Harbour for many years and look forward to seeing how we can grow and develop our partnership.

There will, of course be plenty of opportunities too for the social side of our programme and we look forward to meeting together to share fun and friendship. It’s going to be a busy year.

Margaret Parsons

President 2022-23