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75th Federation Conference – Cardiff 2009 Cardiff International Arena : 29th – 31st October 2009

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75th Federation Conference : Horizons Sing Cardiff 2009

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

75th Federation Conference - Cardiff 2009

Contents

Message from Federation President Carwen Wynne Howells

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Programme for Thursday evening

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Programme for Friday

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Programme for Saturday

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Speaker Profiles

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Entertainers

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Federation Executive Board 2009 – 2010

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The Presidential Roll of Honour

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Acknowledgements and Thanks

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Conference Committee

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Welcome to Conference Welcome to Cardiff! Croeso i Gaerdydd! How fantastic to be welcoming so many of you to the 75th Federation Conference of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland. I am delighted that we also have representatives from all Federations, as well as Soroptimist International, and together we can start a year of celebrations for our 75th Anniversary. Our conference theme, Horizons Sing : Gorwelion yn Canu, captures our focus on the future, whilst giving us the opportunity to look back at the firm foundations on which our Federation is built. 2009 is indeed a landmark year for our Federation as we celebrate our 75th year. At our Annual General Meeting I will introduce our Federation Management Committee and our Federation Executive Board. It will be a busy meeting – let’s have healthy and focused debate whilst respecting each other’s differing opinions. We have a varied and interesting programme with something for everyone. Our keynote speakers, Chris Moon MBE, Ian Woodall and Christina Lamb, each have an inspiring story to tell which will lift your spirit. A particular highlight will be the presentations from our own members, as well as from each of the other Federations and International President Hanne – we’ll be stimulated and motivated as we find out about the many and varied activities across the world. Bras in the Bay offers us a platform for publicity as well as enabling us to support women in Africa – let’s make sure Soroptimists make a big splash! A sparkling gala banquet and Change of Insignia ceremony will bring the conference to a close and will launch us into a sparkling future.

Parts of the Conference, both working sessions and social activities, will be filmed by our own film crew as part of the footage for the new SIGBI DVD. This will be done as discreetly as possible and we hope it will not in any way inhibit your enjoyment of Conference.

Let’s celebrate together, Carwen Wynne Howells Federation President 2008 - 2009

Accompanying Music to the Conference Have a Nice Day - Stereophonics

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Programme for Thursday 29th October 2009 19.20

Delegates and Guests to be seated

19.30

Welcome to Conference Helen Murdoch, Chairman of the Conference Committee Ann Dawson, Chief Steward Rhian Williams, Deputy Chief Steward

The Flags of the Federation

The Flags of the United Nations and Soroptimist International

Roll Call Taken by Gina Coad, Federation Administrator

Objects and Purpose Read by Dr Ann Barton, S.I. Haverfordwest and Janet Waymont, S.I. Haverfordwest

In Memoriam Carwen Wynne Howells, Federation President

Welcome to Wales First Minister for Wales, Rt. Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM

Welcome to Cardiff Councillor Brian Griffiths, Lord Mayor of Cardiff

Welcome from S.I. Wales Regions Hilary Allman, President S.I. Wales South Anne MacDonald OBE, President S.I. Cheshire, North Wales and the Wirral

Welcome from S.I. Cardiff Cherry Wright, President S.I. Cardiff and District

Greetings from President Carwen’s Club Elizabeth Evans, President S.I. Haverfordwest

Greetings from around the World Helen Murdoch, Conference Committee Chairman Ann Hodgson, Conference Committee Deputy Chairman/Treasurer Federation President Carwen declares Conference open

Heddwch : Celebration of Peace Introduced by Rhian Williams, Deputy Chief Steward and Rahel Clark, S.I. Fishguard Euphor - Euphonium Quartet, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cwmni Dawns Werin Caerdydd – Cardiff Folk Dance Company Kathryn Rees, Harpist Angharad Rees, Soprano

Vote of thanks Hazel Hassanali, President SI San Fernando

National Anthems: Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau : Land of My Fathers God Save the Queen

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Programme for Friday 30th October 2009 08.45

Delegates to be seated

09.00

Keynote Speaker Chris Moon MBE Introduced by Maureen Maguire, Federation Director of Finance Vote of Thanks by Nana Pratt, FEC, Sierra Leone

10.00

Coffee

10.30

19th Soroptimist International Convention Montreal 2011 Yvonne Machuk, 2011 S.I. Convention Chair Introduced by Joan Lunt, 2008 S.I. Convention Chair Vote of Thanks by Kathy Greenidge, S.I. Jamestown

Soroptimist Residential Club “63” Update Jenny Vince, Chairman “63”

Programme Action Introduced by Hilary Ratcliffe, Federation Programme Director Economic and Social Development – Sue Challoner Education – Helen Owen Environment – Ruth Dodd Health – Rita Allen Human Rights and the Status of Women – Judith Chaddock International Goodwill and Understanding – Dot Hunter / Anne Dunne

SIGBI Best Practice Awards

12.30

Lunch

13.45

Programme Action continues Glynn Rankin, UK Human Trafficking Centre Ann Garvie, SIGBI Diamond Education Grant Dawn Marie Lemonds, S.I. Programme Director Vote of Thanks by Lesley Berry, FEC Yorkshire

S.I. Quadrennial Project – Project SIerra Alison Sutherland, S.I. Quadrennial Project Liaison Introduced by Anne MacDonald OBE, SIGBI Project SIerra Liaison Vote of Thanks by Jane Hastings, President S.I. Northern England

Close of session

14.45

Soroptimist International Cathy Standiford, President Soroptimist International of the Americas Eliane Lagasse, President Soroptimist International of Europe Greetings from Leigh Ellwood-Brown, President Soroptimist International South West Pacific Hanne Jensbo, Soroptimist International President Introduced by Carwen Wynne Howells, Federation President Vote of Thanks by Marguerite Woodstock-Riley, Immediate Past Federation President

Buses depart

Soroptimist International Best Practice Awards continued »»

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Programme for Friday 30th October 2009 - continued 15.30

Tea

16.00

Keynote Speaker Ian Woodall The Tao of Everest – The Gentle Art of Personal Inspiration and Practical Leadership Introduced by Denise Staplehurst, S.I. Eastbourne and District Vote of Thanks by Jean Campbell, FEC Scotland South

17.00

Close of session

17.00

Change of Insignia Briefing for those involved on Saturday evening

Programme for Friday Evening 19.45

Audience to be seated

20.00

Musical Entertainment by Cordydd Introduced by Sue Thomas, President Elect, S.I. Wales South Vote of Thanks by Selina White, President S.I. South Africa

21.00 21.30

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Close of concert Buses depart

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Programme for Saturday 31st October 2009 08.00

Voting Delegates to collect electronic keypads

08.45

Members to be seated

09.00

Annual General Meeting Chaired by Federation President, Carwen Wynne Howells See Federation AGM Agenda Vote of Thanks by Jackie Mosedale, Federation President Elect

11.15

Coffee

11.45

Keynote Speaker Christina Lamb Introduced by Laura Redhead, President S.I. London Chilterns Vote of Thanks by Talat Pasha, President S.I. Karachi Central & PAC for Pakistan

12.30 – 14.30 Bras in the Bay in liaison with OXFAM, supporting women in Africa Moira Randall MBE, S.I. Neath Ann Dawson, Chief Steward

Buses leave for Cardiff Bay

14.00 – 15.30

Extension and Membership Workshop Glamorgan Suite, CIA For National Association, Network and Region Extension and Membership Officers ONLY (in office for 2009 / 2010 Federation year)

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Programme for Saturday Evening Sparkling Gala – Change of Insignia and Banquet

18.30

Doors open; all banquet guests to be seated

19.00

Sparkling Gala Banquet Starter and main course are served

19.50

Members and Guests for Change of Insignia ONLY to be seated on West Balcony

20.00

Closing Ceremony and Change of Insignia Welcome to the Federation Change of Insignia Ceremony Commère: Sue Douthwaite, S.I. Gosport, Fareham and District

Presidential Address Carwen Wynne Howells, Federation President

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Programme for Saturday 31st October 2009 The National Association, Network and Regional Presidents

Change of Insignia Installation of Federation Management Committee for 2009 – 2010

Outgoing President 2008 - 2009

Incoming President 2009 - 2010

Caribbean

Gloria Payne-Banfield

Kathy Greenidge

Cheshire North Wales & Wirral

Anne MacDonald OBE

Shirley Jones

India

Sheela Rao

Sheela Rao

London Anglia

Margaret Hyde

Margaret Sandercock

London Chilterns

Laura Redhead

Julie Blackwell

Midland Arden

Isobel Smith

Gail Teague

Midland Chase

Pauline Wright

Gail Wedge

Midland East

Linda Moore

Claire Bell

Nigeria

Theresa Odogwu

Theresa Odogwu

North West England and the Isle of Man

Marie Blacktop

Sharon Greenhow

Northern England

Jane Hastings

Dorothy Thomson

Northern Ireland

Kate Courtenay

Jackie Gilmour

Republic of Ireland

Kathleen Brophy

Pat Braiden

Scotland North

Lexi Smart

Fiona Watson

Scotland South

Margaret Dow

Carolyn Lockhart

Outgoing 2008 - 2009

Incoming 2009 - 2010

South Africa

Selina White

Selina White

Federation President

Carwen Wynne Howells

Jackie Mosedale

South East England

Jan Doyle

Janis Day

Immediate Past President

Marguerite Woodstock-Riley

Carwen Wynne Howells

South Lancashire

Bernadette Platt

Sriya Kulupana

President Elect

Jackie Mosedale

Liz Morgan-Lewis

South West and Channel Islands

Norna Brown

Wendy Plaice

Vice President

Liz Morgan-Lewis

Maureen Maguire

Southern England

Sue Dyer

Deborah Rogers

Honorary Treasurer

June Walker

Vacant

Wales South

Hilary Allman

Susan Thomas

Director of Programme

Hilary Ratcliffe

Hilary Ratcliffe

Yorkshire

Patricia Drake

Judith Alce

Director of Extension

Margaret Oldroyd

Margaret Oldroyd

Zimbabwe

Joy Pitt

Joy Pitt

Director of Finance

Maureen Maguire

Vacant

Director of Membership

Kate Moore

Kate Moore

Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Development

Pat Black

Pat Black

Director of Technical and Advisory

Margaret Emsley

Margaret Emsley

Inaugural Address Federation President 2009 – 2010 Jackie Mosedale

Handover of the Soroptimist International flag Helen Murdoch, Conference Chairman Cardiff 2009 to Sue Perry, Conference Chairman Manchester 2010

21:30

Sparkling Gala Banquet continues Dessert and coffee are served

Entertainment from Diva Delight Introduced by Iris Hopkins, Secretary, Cardiff Conference Committee

Vote of Thanks by Jackie Mosedale, Federation President

23:00 Buses depart

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This former Army officer with operational experience worked for a charity clearing landmines in Asia and Africa. He is one of the few westerners to have survived kidnap by the Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Cambodia. Two years later in 1995 he was blown up in a remote minefield in East Africa. He was walking in a supposedly cleared area in Mozambique when the blast resulted in the loss of his lower right arm and leg. Doctors say he survived against the odds due to his determination and fitness. Within a year of leaving hospital he successfully completed the London Marathon and a Masters Degree in Security Management. He has done numerous marathons and many of the world’s toughest ultra marathons including the Great Sahara Run and Badwater, the 135-mile continuous ultra through Death Valley to the mountains. He has taken parties to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and run the length of Cambodia to raise funds for charities assisting the disabled. He has written books, appeared numerous times in the media and, most importantly, used his experience to understand and illustrate the process of achievement. Chris Moon walks the talk and challenges the concept of limitation.

Ian Woodall As the first rays of dawn crept across the Tibetan plateau, Ian Woodall stepped onto the summit of Mount Everest and into history, one of a select few to have climbed the world’s highest mountain by both its north and south sides. During his first ascent from the south in 1996, Ian and his team were trapped in the killer storm described in John Krakauer’s best seller Into Thin Air. They were the closest of any team to those stranded and dying in the storm. In its aftermath they retreated to base camp.While other teams were packing up to leave they chose to try again, finally reaching the summit as the only team left on the mountain.

Christina Lamb Christina Lamb is an award-winning journalist who, since graduating from Oxford, has been an inveterate traveller, working for the Financial Times in Pakistan and Brazil and as a correspondent for the Sunday Times in South Africa. She is a Nieman fellow at Harvard University and also a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. Her works include The Africa House and The Sewing Circles of Herat. In 2007 Christina Lamb was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC What The Papers Say awards, the second time she has won both of these. She is currently Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times and lives with her husband and son in London.

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Chris Moon MBE

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Bras in the Bay Oxfam and Soroptimist International have been working together since 2007, with wonderful results. Now we are helping women in Africa through our Bras in the Bay initiative. The bras we collect will be sent to Wastesaver, Oxfam’s textile recycling facility in Huddersfield. From Wastesaver, bales of donated clothing and bras are sent to Senegal where Oxfam has established a project called Frip Ethique. The goal of the project is to create a social enterprise in Senegal for the import and onward sale of second hand clothing in order to benefit women and men in poor urban and rural communities. The project aims to provide employment and improved livelihoods by training people, particularly women, in sorting clothing, distribution, trading and business skills. In Senegal there is a second hand clothing consumer market from all social groups in the country and the sector generates more jobs per sale than new clothing. Second hand bras are a valuable commodity and British bras are seen as very high quality and are much sought after. The project also aims to create a model of ethical trading for the second hand clothing sector that could be replicated in the future. Bras in the Bay once again sees Soroptimist International and Oxfam working together, taking unwanted bras on this journey to Senegal!

Two years later while attempting the north side of Everest Ian stopped only a few hundred metres from the summit to try and help a dying American climber. The woman’s first words were ‘don’t leave me’.Yet Ian eventually had to leave her to secure the safety of his own team. Using the power of emotional storytelling, Ian will bring the triumphs and tragedies of climbing Mount Everest directly to us, showing how the insights gained on the mountain can enhance our Personal Inspiration and Practical Leadership Skills.

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Cathy Standiford President, Soroptimist International of the Americas Cathy Standiford is a member of Soroptimist International of Garden Grove, in Garden Grove, California. A Soroptimist since 1989, Cathy has held several leadership positions at various levels of the organization, including club president; region governor and parliamentarian; federation program council; and SI public relations liaison. Formerly the assistant manager of the City of Santa Ana, Cathy is also a member of the Preparing the Next Generation Task Force for the League of California Cities and the St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church.

Eliane Lagasse President, Soroptimist International of Europe Born in Ghent, Belgium, Eliane is married with two daughters and one granddaughter. She is Chief of the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology of St Elisabeth Hospital in Zottegem, Belgium and serves on several committees on deontology and ethics. Eliane’s theme for her biennium is Safe Water for a Safe Life. Soroptimism has been part of her life since a child - her mother has been a member of SI Ghent since 1968. In 1988, Eliane became the founding president of a new club, SI Zuid Oost Vlaanderen. Her interest in Soroptimism and the impact it could have on the lives of women and children led her to work for the Belgian Union as Union Programme Coordinator for Health, then Governor, and Union President – and is now President of the European Federation.

Dawn Marie Lemonds Soroptimist International Programme Director Dawn Marie Lemonds of Tustin, California is a member of SI Newport Harbor, California. A Soroptimist since 1982, Dawn Marie has served the organisation in various capacities, including Federation Director, Desert Coast Region Governor and Club President. An employee of the state of California for more than 30 years, Dawn Marie is the Director of the South Coast Regional Project which finds and coordinates services for people who are developmentally disabled and are leaving the state institution. She is also an active volunteer with Race for the Cure,Vice Chair of American Association for Mental Retardation, Region II, and Board Member of the Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter.

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Hanne Jensbo President, Soroptimist International A member of S.I. Aarhus in Denmark since 1984, Hanne Jensbo took office as International President of Soroptimist International on 4 August 2009. A lawyer by profession with her own law company until 2008, Hanne is now chairman and volunteer in a “Woman’s House in Aarhus” where around 70 women of 20 different nationalities meet each week to have a little time for themselves and build a network with other women. Hanne’s personal motto for her two years as President is “Action Speaks Louder than Words”. The world needs action and not rhetoric, and she calls on all Soroptimists to pursue the UN Millennium Development Goals and gender perspectives in their service work. Hanne encourages every Soroptimist to be an ambassador for Soroptimist International and to use their international network and continue their good work towards empowering women through awareness, advocacy and action.

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Yvonne Machuk Convention Chair, 19th Soroptimist International Convention Montreal 2011 Soroptimist International of the Americas is looking forward to welcoming delegates to the 19th Soroptimist International Convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 10 – 14 July 2011. Through the theme of “Women Leading a Civil Society”, we will explore ways to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. Please join us for inspiring speakers, informative workshops and enjoyable social events that will give you opportunities to rekindle the flame within to continue the significant work of Soroptimism. Alison Sutherland Soroptimist International Liaison for Project SIerra SI’s Quadrennial Project 2007 - 2011, Project SIerra: a Family and a Future, was launched at the SI Convention in July 2007. The project supports women caring for children in extreme poverty and provides a caring, secure family home for children who are alone or at risk of abandonment. The project location is Sierra Leone, West Africa. Our project partner is Hope and Homes for Children. Alison has been SI Liaison for Project SIerra since 2007. She joined SI Central & SW London in 1993 and transferred to SI Freetown this year when she moved to Sierra Leone to work as Adviser for the Sierra Leone Government Ministry on Internal Affairs, Local Government & Rural Development. She has previously worked as an international election observer and legal adviser on local government. Glynn Rankin Director of Legal Services, UK Human Trafficking Centre Glynn Rankin was called to the bar, by middle temple, in 1983 and received his MBA from the University of Bradford Management School. He has been a prosecutor for over twenty years, holding a number of senior positions within the Crown Prosecution Service. Glynn was seconded to REFLEX, a multi-agency taskforce, in 2004, where he specialised in serious and organised immigration crime. He has experience in dealing with cases involving human trafficking, people smuggling, labour exploitation and related passport and identity theft offences. Glynn was a member of the Operation Pentameter team, advising and training law enforcement, governmental and non-governmental agencies, in legal and procedural aspects of trafficking. Glynn continues to work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service policy department, especially in relation to trafficking and victim care policies. Glynn is currently on secondment to the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre and is their Head of Legal Services.

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Euphor is a vibrant euphonium quartet regularly performing recitals and master classes, as well as outreach work for Live Music Now. 2008 saw the release of their debut CD Euphor, and the quartet successfully represented the UK at the festival of Low Brass in Luxembourg and the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Ohio, America. Cwmni Dawns Werin Caerdydd – Cardiff Folk Dance Company The official Welsh folk dance team of Cardiff, Cwmni Dawns Werin Caerdydd has been entertaining and educating people in Welsh music and dance, organising festivals and acting as ambassadors for Wales and the Welsh culture since 1968. The company has travelled far and wide, to the USA, Japan, Russia, Ukraine and most of the countries of the EU. They have participated in festivals and exchange visits with other countries – in Leuven, Belgium, in Asturias in northern Spain, Cork in Eire and Vogelwaarde in the Netherlands – and danced for many celebrities including the Crown Prince of Japan at a festival for Japanese families sponsored by Sony. The company has been successful in national competitions on many occasions, including prizes in the National Eisteddfod of Wales (seven times), the Urdd (Youth) Eisteddfod and the Cerdd Dant Festival of Welsh Singing. Kathryn Rees, Harpist Inspired to play the harp at the age of ten, Kathryn became a National Eisteddfod winner in both solo and ensemble competitions, and a finalist in the Rotary Clubs Young Musician of the Year and Texaco Young Musician of Wales. Since graduating with a BMus (Hons) and a Dip ABRSM in performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Kathryn has performed as a soloist at The Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Houses of Parliament, as well as recording for Welsh language and national television and radio programmes. Following several successful performances for Cor Meibion De Cymru, Kathryn was appointed their Harpist in Residence – a role specially created for her. She has featured on both of their CDs and regularly performs with them across the country. Kathryn entertains and charms her audiences with a wideranging and exciting repertoire which varies from classical Mozart to lively jazz.

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Angharad Rees, Soprano At eight Angharad started singing lessons and by the age of twelve knew she wanted to pursue a professional singing career. She studied with International Opera Soprano Patricia O’Neill and sixteen years on Angharad continues to study under her expertise. Having graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a BA honours degree in Performance, Angharad has performed for the Nepalese Royal Family and made her international debut in Hollywood in 2001. She has also performed with Welsh National Opera singer Aled Hall, the Cardiff Philharmonic choir conducted by Alun Guy and in July 2007 performed with West End and Broadway Musical star Peter Karrie.

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Euphor – Euphonium Quartet, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Euphor was created in 2006 and consists of Robert Fox, Stephen Kane, Ben Wright and Matthew Jenkins. These four students are from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Euphonium department and are all studying under the guidance of Dr. Robert and his son David Childs.

An extremely talented soprano, Angharad joined the elite of Wales when she was selected to join the Gorsedd of Bards after winning the Towyn Roberts Scholarship at the 2008 National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. Her selection is well deserved as she has already won the Royal National Eisteddfod 11 times, the Urdd Youth National Eisteddfod and Llangollen International Eisteddfod twice, and has been awarded the W. Towyn Roberts, Violet Mary Lewis scholarship, the Richard Harris memorial scholarship and the Pam Weaver scholarship. Cordydd Cordydd was formed in 2000 by a group of friends in Cardiff and has since developed into one of the most successful and talented mixed voice choirs in Wales. They have been successful in numerous competitions, including winning the National Eisteddfod Mixed Voice Choir under 45 voices on 5 occasions, and the Best Choir in last year’s National Eisteddfod This year, they won the Mixed Voice Choir category in S4C’s Cor Cymru and Sioned James, the conductor, went on to win Best Conductor 2009. They also competed for the very first time in Llangollen International Eisteddfod and were delighted to bring home third prize. Cordydd have travelled to Hong Kong and Barbados, and frequently appear on television and radio programmes, such as Sunday Half Hour on Radio 3. Cordydd released their first CD in 2008, of John Rutter’s Requiem with Elin Manahan Thomas – the very first recording in Welsh to be given the composer’s blessing. They celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, with many special events and a workshop with one of the world’s most prominent and successful composers, Eric Whitacre. Diva Delight Diva Delight consists of three professionally trained singers with a passion for performing and a sense of fun. Their innate musicality and beautiful voices, combined with a naughty streak, will have you captivated one minute and collapsing with laughter the next. All three Divas are soloists in their own right and their voices feature on range of different albums including Karl Jenkins’ Requiem, The Music of Basil Harwood , William Vaughans’ The Poisoned Kiss and Quo Vadis conducted by the late Richard Hickox. Skilled arrangers and composers, the Divas have a wide repertoire covering everything from opera and musical theatre, to operetta and jazz - you can be sure they will know your favourite song! Together with some of the most talented young pianists in South Wales, the Divas have performed all over Britain and shared a stage with a variety of world renowned performers ranging from Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras and Rebecca Evans to Katherine Jenkins and Rod Stewart! Alison, Sylvia, Rhian and tonight’s pianist Nia Edwards, hope you enjoy their performance and have a wonderful evening in their company.

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The Presidential Roll of Honour Federation Executive Board 2009 – 2010

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Anguilla

Josephine Gumbs

Antigua

Lynette Workman

Bangladesh

Shamim Matin Chowdhury

Barbados

Barbara Taylor

Cameroon

Margaret Ndzelen

Cheshire, North Wales & Wirral

Joyce Anderson

Gambia

Angela Andrews

Grenada

Lucia Livingston-Andall

India

Sheela Rao

Jamaica

Jennifer Hobson-Hector

London Anglia

Ineke Morris

London Chilterns

Jane Slatter

Malawi

Joyce N’goma

Malta

Dot Hunter

Mauritius

Colette Le Chartier

Midland Arden

Isobel Smith

Midland Chase

Bozena Benton

Midland East

Anne Spence

Nigeria

Angela Giwa-Osagie

North West England & the Isle of Man

Linda Beddows

Northern England

Patricia Gatherum

Northern Ireland

Irene Orr

Pakistan

Mussaret Anwar Sheikh

Republic of Ireland

Carmel Schmidt

Scotland North

Janice Wilson

Scotland South

Jean Campbell

Seychelles

Shobha Hajarnis

Sierra Leone

Thelma Thomas

South Africa

Selina White

South East England

Denise Staplehurst

South Lancashire

Dorothy Lee

South West & Channel Islands

Irene Hockin

Southern England

Tracy Gardiner

Sri Lanka

Oranea Mendis

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Annelle Thomas

Trinidad & Tobago

Martha Frederick-Franklyn

Turks & Caicos

Cynthia Astwood

Uganda

Vacant

Wales South

Ann Hodgson

Yorkshire

Hilary Putman

Zimbabwe

Constance Mutunhu

1923-25

Kathleen, Viscountess Falmouth

President, Greater London Club

Presidents of National Union of Soroptimist Clubs of Great Britain (Part of The European Federation Until 1934) 1927-28 1928-29 1929-31 1931-33 1933-34 1934-35

Mrs Elspeth Fox Pitt Mrs Lilian J Hetley Dr Elizabeth Hunt BA,MB,ChB Miss Helen Catto MBE,MA Lady Barrett CH,CBE,MD,MS Miss M F Adams OBE,MA, LLD

Greater London Greater London Liverpool Glasgow Greater London Liverpool

Dress Designer Leatherwork Dermatologist Chief Woman OfficerLMS Gynaecologist Headmistress

Presidents of The European Federation of Soroptimist Clubs 1928-29 1929-30

Miss Amie D Kerr Sander Dr Elizabeth Hunt BA,MB,ChB

Greater London Translator Liverpool Dermatologist

Presidents of The Federation Of Soroptimist International of Great Britain And Ireland (Formally National Union of Soroptimist Clubs of Great Britain) 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76

Miss M F Adams OBE,MA,LLD Miss E P Smith BA, PhD Mrs E Cockroft MBE,JP Miss E Hawes MBE Miss H L M Gibbs OBE,MA,BCL Mrs H D Williams MBE,JP Miss E Macgillivray Miss E Glen Dobie MPS Miss M P Eggleston Miss Mary Grose Miss F M Bailey MBE,FCIS Dr M M Stevenson Miss M A Cox OBE,JP Miss G E Holloway BA Miss D Warner FCIS,JP Miss M H Bradley NFF Dr Violet Parkes OBE,JP Dr E D Griffiths Miss Muriel Bond MSc Mrs D McNabb BA,MP Miss G E Allen BSc Miss R E Morris BA Miss M A North Miss P A B Macdonald RGN Miss K M Halpin CBE Miss B A Burton JP Dr M Esslemont CBE,JP,MA,BSc,MB,ChB,LLD Miss G P Thyer-Jones MA, LLB Mrs M Stallard Mrs A N Mcillrath Miss J Stovell Miss M K Murray Mrs E L Lambert Miss E M Denham Miss M e Collington BA,BSc Miss F D Mackenzie Whyte MBE,MA Miss B Grosvenor CBE Miss Thelma Jarret MBE Miss Hilda Richardson MA Miss Hilda Ruth Harris MD,FRCPath,MRCPE Miss C Evans MA,BSc,JP

Liverpool Dundee Halifax Greater London Birmingham Swansea Edinburgh North Wirral Sheffield Bristol Bradford Glasgow Bradford Dublin Leicester Cambridge Sutton Coldfield Ellesmere Port Central London Lurgan, N.Ireland Chesterfield Sutton Dewsbury Preston Greater London Manchester Aberdeen Llanelli Barnstaple Belfast Croydon Birmingham Gateshead Worcester North London Edinburgh Killarney Melbourne Cambridge Wrexham Southport

Headmistress College Lecturer Councillor Optician Barrister Councillor Confectioner Pharmacist Manpower Officer, Ministry of Labour Company Director Company Director Medicine, General Practitioner District Controller, Ministry of Labour College Principal Chartered Secretary College Vice Principal Medicine, General Practitioner Medicine, General Practitioner Lecturer in Physiology Member of (Stormont) Parliament Principal of Teachers’ Training College Headmistress Domestic Science Organiser Welfare Officer, Nursing Sister Chief Regional Administrator WRVS Company Director Medicine, General Practitioner Headmistress Lawyer Head Teacher Milliner Publicity Manager Solicitor County Children’s Officer HM Inspector of Factories Governor, College of Education Farmer Migrant Education Secretary to a Learned Society Pathologist Headmistress

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The Presidential Roll of Honour - continued 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Judge Daffodil Cosgrave Miss K Collin JP Mrs Catherine Salt Dr Jean M Sheach MD,DMRD Dr Priscilla E Turnbull MRCGP Mrs Viola Hewitt BA,LLCM,LTCL,LGSM Miss Thelma M de Leeuw GRSM,LRAM,ARCM Mrs Margaret Hutchings Miss Muriel Bowers Dr Celeste Muir Miss Kate Fussell FRCS Mrs Hilary Shaw Mrs Anne Brian Mrs Hilary Page MBE Mrs Jane Barrie BSc,ARCS Miss Brenda P Jackson JP, LL.D Miss Irene Darlaston Mrs Dorothy (Llewellyn) Jamieson Miss Helen Adamson Miss Patricia Fahey Mrs Olive Newton MA JP Mrs Vourneen (Jo) Darbyshire Mrs Pamela Lee Dr Elizabeth Harrison Mrs Hilary Shaw Mrs Lynn Dunning Dr Joan Smyth CBE Mrs Ann Garvie Mrs Janet Garnons-Williams Mrs Ann Dawson Dr Hilary-Kay Young Mrs Marguerite Woodstock-Riley

Hastings,Bexhill & District Warrington Glasgow South Exeter Dundee Lurgan, N Ireland Bingley Chepstow Cork, Ireland Ashford, Kent Wigan Sunderland Stockport Lewisham Taunton Sheffield Nuneaton Great Yarmouth Glasgow West Crosby Neath Blackpool Isle Of Wight King’s Lynn Keighley Ramsbottom Bangor N Ireland Glasgow South The Medway Towns Stafford Dundee Barbados

Presidents of Soroptimist International (Formerly Soroptimist International Association) From Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland 1956-60 1967-69 1977-79 1981-83 1989-91 1997-99 2005-07

Judge Tax Consultant Hotelier Radiologist Medicine, General Practitioner Principal, School of Speech & Drama Student Advisor, Higher Education Chartered Secretary Property Company Director Medicine, General Practitioner Surgeon Architectural Designer University Administrator Civil Service, Regional Welfare Officer Stockbroker Vice Chairman, Health Authority Information Manager Improvement Grants Officer Museum Curator Chief Probation Officer Justice of Peace Solicitor NHS Lay Person Medicine, General Practitioner Solicitor Head Teacher Chairman Transport Company Director Private Health Care Solicitor Staff Development Officer University Senior Lecturer Attorney-at-Law

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS TO: Jane Hutt AM and the Welsh Assembly Government Lord Mayor and City of Cardiff Cardiff Marriott Wales South Region Derek Lawton of Rocket Creative Design Limited Special thanks for their support and helpfulness go to • Amanda, Susie and all the staff at Cardiff International Arena • Guy Mayer and his team at Stage Sound Services Limited • Everyone who helped to make Bras in the Bay a reality, with particular thanks to the Wales Millennium Centre • All the staff at SIGBI Federation Office • The stewards, who have given their time to help us all. CARDIFF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Helen Murdoch - Chairman Ann Hodgson – Deputy Chairman and Treasurer Iris Hopkins - Secretary Ann Dawson - Chief Steward Rhian Williams – Deputy Chief Steward Dee Jenkins - Hotels Liaison Carys Brown and Rayner Rees – Transport Liaison Pat Black – Public Relations Joanne Wagstaffe - Registration Kay Richmond – Display Liaison Olive Newton – Annual General Meeting Liaison Moira Randall MBE – Bras in the Bay Liaison Cathy Grove - Cardiff Liaison

Dr Violet Parkes OBE, JP Mrs Marion Stallard Mrs Hilda Richardson MA Mrs Catharine Salt Miss Thelma de Leeuw GRSM, LRAM, ARCM Mrs Hilary Page MBE Mrs Lynn Dunning

Honorary Life Members of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Miss Emily Crawford FCA Mrs Phyllis Newman Mrs Ailsa Stanley OBE, JP Mrs Anne Ainsworth Mrs Margaret Alderson

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