Soroptimist International Murray Bridge's new president, Bronwyn Heard, recaps big year

At its recent annual general meeting, members of Soroptimist International Murray Bridge heard the experiences of Rachel Baldwin, pastoral care worker at the Murray Bridge High School and coordinator of a breakfast program there – “more like a drop-in centre than a formal class,” she commented; so unlike the organized setting Soroptimist members experience at Fraser Park Primary School every week.

Achievement: Work by members of Soroptimist International led to the opening of the Murray Mallee Wig Library in 2016. Photo: Supplied.

Achievement: Work by members of Soroptimist International led to the opening of the Murray Mallee Wig Library in 2016. Photo: Supplied.

Bronwyn Heard was elected as incoming president of the club.

She is looking forward to challenges of the coming year: developing the wig library, working with other service clubs and maintaining the high level of volunteering.

Outgoing president Annette Korzeba congratulated members on recent achievements, including awards on Australia Day for the wig library (initiative of the year) and the domestic violence awareness day (event of the year).

The club was also proud of the success of its nominee for young citizen of the year, Ruby Eckermann.

She acknowledged the hard work of all club members and the success of its various projects, including scholarships, International Women’s Day, KESAB and the breakfast club at Fraser Park.

Outgoing president Annette Korzeba congratulated members on recent achievements, including awards on Australia Day for the initiative, event and young citizen of the year.

Members left enthused with the possibilities presented, beginning with International Women’s Day on March 9.

Guest speaker will be Melanie Bagg, originally from Tailem Bend, and educated in Murray Bridge.

She went on to earn a degree in medicine and is now a manger of the Australian Science and Media Centre, heard regularly on national radio.

She loves translating complex science into something we can all understand and is passionate about encouraging more girls to look at the option of studying sciences.

The club invites all women to an entertaining morning at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.

Soroptimist International Murray Bridge meets every month and welcomes new members.

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