I was met at Wellington airport by my host for the first night, Ms Bernice Croft, and Kristeen Johnston – both of SI Wellington. It was my first trip to New Zealand and Wellington so they gave me a scenic route to Bernice’s lovely apartment. Bernice is an amazing lady, who has been a Soroptimist for around 32 years!! She had also lived in India for 10 years as the secretary to the Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) International President, Radha Burnier. She was so full of interesting stories and there was not enough time to hear them all.
At Bernice’s apartment
That evening, there was a lovely potluck dinner at Kristine Pearson’s home where I met with other SI Wellington ladies. Kristine is another interesting lady, who is an author of popular romance novels! Lyn Stewart, who is the current president of SINZ Central, also attended.
The lovely SI Wellington ladies at Kristine Pearson’s home.