Tuesday, 20 June 2017


The Sapphire Conference of Great Britain Region was held in the Holiday Inn, Lancaster from 16th to 18th June, 2017.  All Clubs were well represented and there were a number of members from Europe '92 who joined us.

The first item on the Agenda on Friday night was the Business Meeting and members were welcomed by President Nancy.
The Latimer Trophy for Accreditation was won by Grace, a new member of Pollokshields Communicators and Liz, the Accreditation Chairman presented the cup to Ruth, the Pollokshields delegate.

The Writing Contest.   The Trophies for Fiction and Non Fiction were presented to Iris and Carole from Pollokshields by Colin, the Writing Contest Chairman.
The Speech Contest was won by Lyam, from BISC.  Pictured here with the other contestants and Iris the Speech Contest Chairman.

Members of Europe '92 who acted as Speech Contest Judges.

During the day there were three excellent Workshops by members.   "Linking Together" by Diana, "Do I start here", by Yvonne and "Storytelling" by Evelyn.  All workshops were well attended.

Members enjoying conversation after Dinner.

The new Board for next year was installed by Marjike, our International Visitor.

The Conference concluded with an Open Forum on Sunday Morning.

This was a most successful Conference and congratulations are due to Nancy, the President for all her hard work.