12 May 2012
Annual Joint Regional Conference
Soroptimists from across the Regions
On Saturday May 12th 2012 members from two regions of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland joined together for an annual joint regional conference in Liverpool, whose theme was “Teamwork: Coming together is a beginning. Working together is success.” They were members of South Lancashire and North West England and the Isle of Man.
On the same day it was World Fair Trade Day and Soroptimist International of Garstang were invited to take along a display advocating the buying of Fairtrade produce. Fairtraders were urged to cook breakfast and invite people to share it using as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible. The photograph features (left) Maureen Maguire, President of the Federation of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland and (right) Ruth Bruce, president of SI Garstang holding a breakfast tray made up of Fairtrade products.