strive to improve the lives of women and girls in the local area and globally through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, such as, our educational awards.
As part of the celebrations, I also welcomed members of Solihull Soroptimists
to my constituency office on Monday to hear about the work they are doing to engage with local women and children to improve their lives, realise their aspirations and help them reach their full potential.
ON THE GRAPEVINE: We asked at Llandudno and District Soroptimists
: Tell us something that people may not know about the Soroptimists
International is one of the best kept secrets; it is not affiliated to any political or religious group, it just works towards the common good of all women and girls throughout the world.
Truly, the Soroptimists
are proving to be among the 'best women' in our midst, and one of the most relevant and socially beneficial organizations.
For more information on Dewsbury Soroptimists
ring 01924 273694 or 01924 471177 or visit http://sigbi.
Sarah Stewart, chief executive NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) said: "Large scale conferences and events, including the Soroptimists
International Great Britain and Ireland Conference, provide widereaching benefits to the region's economy.
will furnish the kitchen in honor of a longtime member Betty Williams.
We're so grateful to the Soroptimists
and the Lord Mayor for recognising the valuable work we do.
Thank you: Janet Maye, of Esther Community Resources, and Chris Thorp, from the Soroptimists
Some of the girls in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands, who are being helped through their education by Cardiff Soroptimists
According to the club's web site, the Soroptimists
compose "an international women's organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the worldC*Soroptimists
are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Ms Jones, of Rhyl, North Wales, said that, apart from raising awareness of the work of Soroptimists
worldwide, the competition would help increase membership of the organisation.