September 28th, 2016

Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists appeals for new members

Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists appeals for new members Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists appeals for new members

A COMMUNITY group could face closure if new members are not found to bolster its ranks.

The Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists, at their peak, was launched in 1966 and had 30 members at its peak.

But now, at the last meeting at the Southcrest Manor Hotel last Thursday (July 9), there were only eight attendees.

Some of the absentees could be put down to holidays and ‘seasonal commitments’ but the numbers have been decreasing over the last few months and the club currently has 17 members in total.

President Margaret Toole said: “We do a lot of enjoyable things and have lots of fun whilst raising funds for very enjoyable causes.”

She added not a lot of people knew about the Sorpotimists or what they did and it did not help that it was not a catchy name.

The Soroptimists International is a volunteer movement which sees professional and businesswomen work together to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.

Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists are currently working to provide medical equipment to Chalala Hospital in Zimbabwe.

Members of the Bromsgrove and Redditch Club meet every second Thursday, monthly.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the group or interested in becoming a new member should call 07812 985927 or 07799 482444.

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