Soroptimists welcomed new member Carol Bath at its last meeting. Carol is a textile artist and also has experience as a librarian and in the business world.
Also speaking at the meeting were Ali and Tania from ACCare who talked about the importance of and need for foster carers.
Children have multiple needs, but essentially a stable home life. Carers come in a range of shapes: from couples in their twenties to those who are seventy and even singles.
The wine bottling was a success with 110 dozen bottles sold. Also successful was the forum on the effect of domestic violence on young children. The speakers were excellent, and the information imparted was jaw dropping.
President Bronwyn spoke with pride of the Club’s success at the Premier’s Awards at Combined Service Clubs function. A Pamper Day for young carers won the Youth Award, and the Wig Library was runner up in its category.
Four club members form part of a committee concerned about women in SA held in custody. They may be imprisoned for up to two years before trial, and in that time they face severe overcrowding, with no access to education. Of particular concern is that only in SA are there no facilities for women to keep their children, even newborns. This has a proven negative impact on the development of the child.
After hearing what other service clubs, including Soroptimists, are doing, members are buzzing with possibilities for projects in 2018.
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