95th Anniversary Lunch

February 21, 2020

Our 95th Anniversary lunch was held at Cumberwell Park Golf Club on 16th February 2020.

We had honoured Soroptimists guests, guest speaker Michelle Donelan MP for Chippenham, The Mayor of Bath and members from our Friendship clubs from the Netherlands, Hungary, France and High Wycombe.

It was a lovely occasion and enjoyed by all.


Money donated by yoga group

January 17, 2020

A group of chair yoga participants run by member Diane donated £60 to go towards the Bath and District Samaritans .  The group from Bowles Court in Chippenham enjoy free classes most weeks and are happy to put their hands in their pockets at the end of the year.   They had just enjoyed using the balls to enhance their yoga experience!7EBC86FB-52A9-404F-853C-74D4AF2BDE38_1_201_a


Induction of new member at our meeting

January 17, 2020

President Jenny inducted our latest member at our meeting on Wednesday evening at the Hall and Woodhouse restaurant in Bath. Mary Burton is our newest recruit and she was welcomed by our President and presented with her badge and welcome pack. We hope that Mary will soon start to take part with all of our projects and advocacy and wish her well in our Soroptimist community.

 


Cheque presentation to the Bath and District Samaritans

December 21, 2019

Our annual Christmas meal.

Presentation to Meg from the Bath and District Samaritans

 


Railing Against Abuse Rally in Swindon

November 23, 2019

Club members from the South West came together by train from all over the region to join the Swindon club, with guest appearances from Tara Newley-Arkle and the Police Commissioner for Wiltshire, Angus McPherson. There were over 50 members who walked from Swindon station through the town offering ‘love me, love me not’ bookmarks to anyone that was passing by. This was to mark the elimination of violence against women day which is on Monday.

The rally finished at the Steam museum with talks from the Deputy Lord Lieutenant and Angus McPherson before listening to a women’s group of survivors and thrivers who have come together to sing their special song.


Great speaker at Regional meeting

November 18, 2019

We heard all about the charity Mercy Ships on Saturday at our regional meeting in Taunton.   What a fascinating charity it is and it gives so much hope to many people in West Africa in particular. The operations that these amazing volunteers perform are life changing and benefit so many lives.9727B0BF-A03C-48C1-B91E-AC00D92AD3C4_1_201_a


Christmas shoe boxes start their journey to Bulgaria.

November 11, 2019

Club members filled up shoe boxes with goodies for different gender and age groups for the FSCI charity which is part of the Trussell Trust charity based in Salisbury.  Bon voyage!3EE7A468-2BC5-4EC2-BD64-D29148D3167D_1_201_a


Final Toilet Twinning Certificate presented to Saltford Embroidery Guild

November 7, 2019

Liz presented the 3rd Toilet Twinning Certificate to The Embroidery Guild at Saltford Hall today. This was in memory of Miss Beryl Morgan. This completes the 3 presentations, the other two being  St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Corsham where Beryl wotshipped and Hall and Woodhouse restaurant in Bath where we hold our monthly meetings. Please look out for them in their toilettes!E32EAE58-C6F8-418D-90E8-8A1C37F21195


Our Federation Conference is held in Bournemouth

November 3, 2019

Our 85th Federation conference took place in October, and as usual there were great speakers such as Baroness Susan Greenfield who gave us an insight into neuroscience.  

The main theme was about mental health “Think on it”, which was our Federation President’s theme for the past year.

Programme Action is still at the forefront of our work and many clubs won Best Practice awards for their wonderful projects which inspired us all.


Tamsin tells her story about her volunteering trip to Cambodia

October 21, 2019

Tamsin who attends Abbeyfield School in Chippenham raised money to take her on a volunteering trip to Cambodia to help with several projects in remote villages as well as taking on some strenuous treks there.  Her adventure lasted a month and she wrote up a journal of her thoughts and experiences with accompanying photos whilst she was there .  Her presentation was very informative and we were happy that we sponsored her for such a worthwhile cause.  However, we were not too impressed with the amount of tarantulas that she encountered on her travels!

Tamsin is passionate about the environment and is setting up several projects at school to help get rid of plastic so we look forward to hearing all about those projects in the future.


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