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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