Margaret Cooke, president of the Yorkshire Region of Soroptimist International, joined Skipton members at their last meeting.

Margaret is a past president of Ilkley Soroptimists and carried the Olympic torch. As international assistant programme director, she represented Soroptimist International at the Commission of Status of Women at the UN in New York.

She explained the activities which will be taking place during her presidency, which include visits by Soroptimists from Tunisia and Germany in May.