28 June 2015
The Crofters Hotel, Cabus
Soroptimists and guests from throughout the North West of England and the Isle of Man
The annual Regional Lunch and Trophy Presentation is always a looked forward to event by members and this year it was no exception. Brenda Flanagan a member of SI Lancaster as the organiser and The Crofters as the regular hosting venue must both be thanked, as again the event ran like clockwork.
Despite this year’s event being somewhat overshadowed by the illness of our Regional President Tessa, we endeavoured to keep our spirits up as we had been instructed by Tessa and there was a pleasant if somewhat subdued atmosphere compared to most years.
Once the lunch had been completed, we settled back in our chairs for the trophy presentations. Only two trophies could be awarded this time - The Haslingden trophy for the club recruiting and more importantly retaining most members and the Rosebowl presented to the club winning the most points at the Presidents Games Evening. In the absence of President Tessa, Jo Darbyshire, the Regions Honorary Member made the presentations. The winner of the former was SI Grange over Sands and the Rosebowl was jointly won by SI The Fylde and SI Morecambe and Heysham. SI Garstang came in a credible third. The two Programme awards, the new Carnforth Shield and the Darwen Shield were unable to be presented on this occasion and would be awarded at the November Region Meeting.
It was late afternoon by the time the many Soroptimists started to make their way home but everyone agreed it had been an excellent afternoon. Brenda has now completed her years as the lunch organiser and the search is on for her replacement, so we look forward to next year with interest.