Current Club News
President Jean Tully and President Jack Palk, of the Churston Fatstock Show who very kindly handed over a cheque for £400 for the Soroptimists for their chosen charity this year of Torbay Hospital’s Ricky Grant and Turner Ward Trust Funds.
Eleven Soroptimists and their partners attended the dinner at Churston Golf Club on Friday 30th November, to watch President Jean collect the cheque – what a change for us, it is normally Soroptimists handing over money so this cheque was very gratefully received.
It was a lovely evening and a very amusing auction which included pheasants, meat, fruit and vegetables.
Our 64th Annual Dinner Dance was held at the Berry Head Hotel on Saturday 10th November and one of our speakers was Mrs Caroline Chugg, President of the South West and Channel Islands Region.
This was Mrs Chugg’s first official function of her year in office. She is sShown on the left with President Jean Tully.
The Berry Head put on a delicious meal with the meat coming from the President’s farm at Waddeton. Jean’s family were there to support her, Richard her farmer husband, their two daughters and son-in-laws coming from their homes in Bath and London and son Steve Tully, a popular footballer with Exeter City, came straight from his match.
Mr Ian Handford of the Torbay Civic Society seen here with Brixham Soroptimist President Jean Tully, gave a fascinating talk on Angela Burdett-Coutts of the banking family.
She took over the bank from her grandfather, the original founder, then went on to found the NSPCC amongst other charities.
Brixham Soroptimists families and friends plus a few dogs, had a wonderful day out down on the farm at Waddeton owned by Brixham Soroptimist President Jean Tulley and her husband farmer Richard.
More than 60 people were taken around by two tractors with everyone sitting on bales of hay and shown the workings of a very busy farm.
Afterwards an enormous ploughmans lunch was served by the Soroptimists, followed by bramble and apple crumble and apple pies, washed down with local cider.
It was a lovely and very successful day and raised over £400.
Brixham Soroptimists braving the coldest and wettest day in August set up their Summer Fair on the old Fish Quay in Brixham in order to collect for local charities.
In spite of the appalling weather they managed to raise just over £200.
One of the first fundraising events of President Jean's year was the Barn Dance held on 14th July at Waddeton Barton Farm.
The owners of the farm Richard and Soroptimist President Jean Tully would like to thank everyone, over 240 people, who were there and made it such a special evening, raising over £3,100 for Torbay Hospital’s Ricky Grant and Turner Ward Trust Funds.
Special thanks to Savills Butchers of Galmpton for a brilliant Hog Roast and all the local business for supplying raffle prizes and to The Barnacles for making the evening go with a swing.
The photo shows President Jean Tully on the right with her President Elect Jane Lancaster.
The last fundraising event in President Sheila's year was an Easter Bonnet and Buffet Evening.
In March 2012 President Sheila was able to present cheques for £2,500 to each of her chosen charities. The cheques were presented at the Berry Head Hotel after members and their guests had enjoyed a delicious meal.