We had a talk from Pc Chris Murphy of Strathclyde Police. He explained the system used when a vulnerable person goes missing.
He explained the importance of using the first hours after the disappearance to locate the missing person, to that end it is very useful to have notes on the person with details of their contacts and a of places which are important to them, this should be kept in a safe place. There is a form which can be completed to this end.
Pc Murphy answered member’s questions and a podcast of his very useful and interesting talk is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-767160311/police-talk
Our AGM was held in the bowling club. We welcomed Maddie McCann as our guest speaker, Maddie has spoken before about her charity Cathleen’s Cabin and members enjoyed further insight into the work of her charity
Also present as a guest was Hugh Prichard representing Talking Newspapers, a service which is very much appreciated by members
Our third guest was Helen Campbell from Deafblind Scotland another organisation whose services are greatly appreciated by members
Our volunteers received certificates in recognition of their work for the Forum, we are most grateful for all they do and the cheerful way they do it.
We held a fund raising morning on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer care and support. Several of the ladies provided home baking which as always was very well received. There were stories and other readings which made it a most entertaining morning. We had a special guest, J.J. a trainee guide dog who was there with his trainer. In all £400 was donated to Marie Curie as a result of our efforts,
Connie explained the work of the partnership and how it helps people who rely on NHS and Council services to benefit from the full range of help available. A podcast of the talk is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-767160311/health-and-social-care-partnership
Marion gave a talk on the origin and development of the Soroptimists.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of over 75,000 club members in 122 countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality, at the heart of Soroptimist International’s advocacy is its work across eight UN Centres, where our UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard. Our membership work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.
A podcast of Marion’s talk is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-767160311/soroptimists
We had an interesting and very entertaining talk on the early cinema in and around Glasgow. A podcast of the meeting is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-767160311/peter-john