I am honoured to be elected President of Soroptimist Club of West Lothian. I was formerly a member of Kingston on Thames Club and since I moved to Scotland I have been very happy to be a member of West Lothian Club.
We have created an exciting programme of Club meetings which includes speakers, business meetings and social events. Our speakers will focus on the issues which inform our programme actions and we will continue our service to local and international charities including among others Alzheimers’s Scotland, Children of Chernobyl, Bathgate Street Pastors and our international projects. We will maintain an interest in Prison Reform, in particular the provision of appropriate secure accommodation for women prisoners in Scotland. There is also a light hearted social programme to be enjoyed throughout the year.
Our Club is part of a network of Clubs who are supported by a regional structure. We participate in their meetings on a quarterly basis and these are very useful meetings as we work together on a collective agenda to meet our programme action goals.
Our membership currently stands at 22, we are always open to new members and would welcome any women who are interested to come along to meetings on an informal basis to find out what we are trying to achieve.