AMBER VALLEY: Soroptimist International members welcome regional president

Amber Valley branch of Soroptimist International welcomed Jo Vartholomeou, president of the Midland East region of the organisation, on her visit to the club.

Jo spoke about her time as region president and about her work as a funeral director in the family nusiness.

Members asked questions both about Jo’s future Soroptimist progression and also about her working life.

During the business meeting which followed, it was reported that thanks had been received from Ashgate Hospice for a donation of £300, which is to be used by McMillan Nurses. A cheque for £700 has also been presented to Derby Royal Hospital Breast Cancer Unit towards their new scanner.

Tickets are available for the fundraising Fashion Show at Lawman Gardens on Wednesday, June 26, and the garden party will be held on Saturday, July 7, at Wingfield Park Hall.

Members are looking forward to an evening Trent River Cruise in August, and meeting up with SI Kings Lynn – Amber Valley’s Link Club - at Rockingham Castle in early September.

The Amber Valley S.I. Club meet monthly, usually at Firs House, Alfreton.

Prospective members interested in joining the world’s largest international service organisation for women are invited to call 01246 277 782 or 01773