News Oct 2016


This month the club celebrated its 35th anniversary with a party. At the beginning of the evening members were delighted to be told that Cockermouth & District has been awarded the Regional Programme Action prize for the work with PCF collecting ring pulls. After an excellent buffet meal members had fun, the evening ending with a game of Beetle. For a group of educated, professional women, there was a lot of screaming, not to mention cheating, going on!


At the business meeting there were the usual officials’ reports, discussion on resolutions for November’s Conference in Malta, plans for future events and reports on other events earlier in the month.


One of these was the Advocates Against Abuse training, organized by Louise Kelly, a co-ordinator for the County Council and Nicola Broomfield, the Sexual Violence Services Project Manager, attended by several club members. There had been various scenarios and worksheets to complete. Members had felt it very worthwhile.


Also during the month, a member from Keswick hosted a Pie and Pea supper at her home, in aid of Calvert Trust. It was a great success and the money raised will purchase new bedding for the local centre. Members also attended the Newcastle Club Charter Lunch, at the Life Centre. There was also a celebration as one of the members, the youngest one, got married!


Soroptimist International of Cockermouth and District meets on the first and third Thursday each month at VeeVa!. If this sounds like the sort of service organization to which you’d like to belong, or for further information, please mail our Secretary via the Contact Tab above or see our Facebook page. There is also an informal coffee morning on the second Monday of the month, at the Lakes Home Centre in Cockermouth at 10.30. Why not come along to that? We don’t discuss business we just chat!