2019 News and Media Releases

Visit by Yvonne Simpson

13 07 2019

Thank you Margaret for hosting our informal afternoon gathering with past International President Yvonne. — with Rosalie Gordon, Margaret Lobo, Robyn Cain, Rosemary Cant, Maria Tsovleas, Heather Joppek, Anne E. Pflugmacher Allen, Vida Corbett, Liz Butson and Yvonne Simpson. Thanks to Robyn for the photo


Friendship News July 2019

Friendship Link July 2019

Friendship News May-June 2019

Friendship Link May 2019 i

SI TOUR – Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal 2020

SI Tour 2020FV2

Soroptimist Tour Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal 2020 FV2

Friendship News April 2019

Friendship Link April 2019


to our President Elect Liz Butson

26 January 2019:

Congratulations to past president of SI Mandurah Liz Butson. She has been listed on the Australia day Honours list for her work in Girl Guides and community service. Liz will be the SIWA President, effective at the changeover dinner on 8 March 2019.


Citation – Liz Butson Australia day appointment as a member of the order of Australia:
Mrs Elizabeth Kay BUTSON, Meadow Springs WA 6210
For significant service to youth through Guiding, and to the community of Western Australia.
Girl Guides Western Australia:
State Commissioner, 2006-2011.
Committee Member, Our Barn Management Committee, 2013-2017.
Committee Member, National Awards Committee, 2015-2017.
Chair, Australian Friends of the World Centres, 2015-2018.
Chair, Centenary Dinner Committee, 2014-2015.
Guiding Partner, Peel Region, 1998-2014
Committee Member, National Executive Committee, 2006-2011.
Member, State Council, 2005-2011.
Committee Member, State Executive Committee, 2005-2011.
Committee Member, Finance Committee, 2002-2011.
Unit Leader, Mandura Adventure Guides, 2005.
District Leader, Mandurah District, 2004-2006.
Unit Leader, Mandurah Ranger Guides, 1971-2003.
Committee Member, Youth Program, 1997-2000.
Ranger Adviser, Western Australia, 1994-1995.
Assistant Unit Leader, Mandurah Area, 1980-1981.
Division Commissioner, Murray Division, 1975-1977.
Training, State Training Team Member, 1970-1975.
Committee Member, State Camping Committee, 1973.
Soroptimist International:
President Elect, The Region, 2017-2018.
Secretary, Western Australia Region, 2015-2018.
Secretary, Mandurah Club, 2015-2016.
Member, Mandurah Club, since 2012.
Delegate to the Region Committee, 2013-2015.
President, Mandurah Club, 2013-2014.
Board of Directors, Peel Health Foundation, 2013-2016.
Committee Member, Youth Exchange Committee, Rotary International District 9460, 1996-2000.
Awards and recognition includes:
Recipient, Combined Long Service Award – 45 years, Girls Guides Western Australia, 2016.
Recipient, Red Kangaroo Award, Girls Guides Western Australia, 2010.
Recipient, Emu Award, Girls Guides Western Australia, 2007.
Recipient, Wattle Award, Girls Guides Western Australia, 2004.
Recipient, Banksia Award, Girls Guides Western Australia, 1982.
Recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Youth Exchange Program.