SOFT go to Sheerwater
Fri. evening was a welcome space for families and new members to get acquainted.
Sat. had an opening ceremony, AGM and instead of a guest speaker we had a workshop on “The Future of SOFT” which was great idea and lots to follow up. That evening we had the Gala Dinner, Disco by CORKY, Raffle with donated prizes which went down well and most important the Fancy Dress for Kids was impressive.
Sun. had the closing ceremony which included the tribute book and tapestry. The centre piece for the weekend was the SOFT family tree. We also had poems and readings which were very touching and were well received. The balloon release was dedicated to those who are still with us and to those who are with us in spirit. The highlight was the celebration of Ellen’s 21st birthday.
We have new Chairperson Alex and Contact Co-Ordinator Helena with Jim as Treasurer and Antoinette as Secretary. Many thanks to Pat for leaving SOFT well positioned to go forward in the future and to Alma for taking on the magazine. A big Thank You to Ann and Jane for organising the weekend and having a smooth interaction with the Shearwater Hotel who were excellent.
Just a quick heads up and as regards the rest you will have to wait for the minutes!