70th year celebration
October 15th 2016
Members celebrated 70 years since the Club was charted in 1946 with a dinner at the Hollins Hey Hotel. Honoured guests included the Mayor & Mayoress of Wirral, Councillor Pat Hackett & Mrs Elaine Hackett; Federation President Margaret Emsley, & Region President Jean Pentecost & President Elect Denny Owen. Soroptimist guests included 11 Club Presidents, representatives from 11 Soroptimist clubs in our Region & representatives from 6 clubs outside our Region: Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Liverpool (our Mother Club), Solihull (our Friendship Link), Warrington and Widnes plus a Soroptimist Associate Member. We were also delighted to welcome the lady president of the Wallasey Lions Club, and 7 previous Club members: 4 of whom are past Club presidents.
Following a delicious meal & celebration cake, we were entertained by young mezzo soprano Sophie Clarke. Federation President Margaret presented 2 long service awards, with another 4 ready to present to members unable to attend the dinner.
Mayor of Wirral Councillor Pat Hackett with Mayoress Mrs Elaine Hackett; Federation President Margaret Emsely;
Region President Jean Pentecost & President Elect Denny Owen with Club Presidents.
17 year old mezzo soprano & budding professional singer Sophie Clarke entertained at the dinner – pictured here with Club President Stella