As membership grew, the Soroptimist Club of Birkenhead and Wallasey split in 1946 to become two separate Clubs. The separation had the approval of Miss Dora Henderson the President of the Southern Section of the North West Division (now Region of Cheshire, North Wales & Wirral). On 29th April 1946 the Headmistress of Wallasey High School for Girls, Miss M.E. Perrott, was elected the first Club President at a meeting in the school library. One of the Founder Members, Mrs Una Barrett-Leonard (President 1949-1950) remained a member for the rest of her life. A gracious lady always elegant.