Dr Sue Butler is the new president of Ilkley Soroptimists.

Having spent 25 years as a GP, originally in Ilkley, Sue followed a career in clinical leadership and management and is currently a non-executive director of a local NHS Foundation Trust delivering mental health and community services.

Sue promises an exciting 70th year for the Ilkley club. Her theme is ‘Everyone has a voice’ and during her year of office Ilkley Soroptimists will be listening to a range of voices including local asylum seekers, those with dementia and high-achieving women.

Alongside speaker meetings will be an enjoyable and adventurous social programme. Meetings take place on the second and fourth Thursday, 7.30pm, at the Clarke Foley Centre.

More details at sigbi.org/ilkley.

ST MARGARET’S CHURCH: There is a Mayday call today from our organist, Christopher Rathbone. But it’s not a reason to plunge into Corporal Jones mode – just a reminder that tomorrow at 12.30pm the Friday recital takes place in the church. It is a tribute to the great French organist-composer Maurice Durufle (1902-1986) with the main work being splendid suite Opus 5. Christopher points out that it includes the toccata to end all toccatas plus two shorter pieces, one of which is the fugue on the theme of the chimes of the clock in Soissons Cathedral Opus 12. All are welcome, admission free.

OLICANA BRIDGE CLUB: News for week ending April 28. Monday, April 21, ten tables, N/S: Roger Lott & June Manning; E/W: John Williams & Ann McKenzie. Tuesday, April 22, 11 teams, winners Stephen Pollard, June Manning, Brian Davison & Malcolm Copley. Wednesday, April 23, morning, nine tables, N/S: Margery Barlow & Ann Shelton; E/W: Eleanor & Ken Hough. Wednesday, April 23, evening, three tables, winners: Barbara Fisher & Pat Warnett; runners-up: Pat Tankard & John Mulligan. Thursday, April 24, 12 tables, N/S: Teresa Cannell & Pamela Oglesby; E/W: Pat Warnett & John Mulligan. Friday, April 25, three tables, winners: Teresa Cannell & Joan Firth; runners-up: Norah Small & Harald Luts. Saturday, April 26, Pivot Teams, four teams, winners: Pamela & David Oglesby, Mike Collier & Heather Harvey.

GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION: This month’s meeting tonight features our annual Plant Auction and Bargain Plants where you bring in your surplus plants and we all bid to pay money for the privilege of taking them home again. Our guest auctioneer from Skipton Auction Mart rallies everyone to make payments and a good time is had by all. A donation is made from the proceeds to a local worthwhile. As usual, our meetings are held the first Thursday of the month, starting at 7.45pm, doors open 7.30pm, at the Ilkley Parish Church House Hall, near the main lights in Ilkley. If bringing plants, please arrive early to enable us to display them properly. Admission is free this month! Our sheds on Leeds Road will be open every Sunday from now until June 8 and then on June 22 and thereafter every month on the Sunday after our meetings. Members get discounted goods. You can join for only £7 per garden at the sheds on Leeds Road or at a meeting or via ilkleygardeners.org.uk.

BAPTIST CHURCH: Services for the Sunday after Easter were conducted by two of our members who continued the theme of the significance of the resurrection of Jesus. David Thomas led the morning service. He centred his sermon on the story of Jesus’s appearance to the couple on the road to Emmaus and its stress on the need for the messiah to suffer and then enter his glory, already adumbrated in the Old Testament scriptures. Carolyn Bulmer read the lessons. Anne Wilkinson conducted evening worship. Enid Morgan-Wynne read the lesson. Anne’s sermon took up the story of Jesus’s appearance to some of the disciples on the Lake of Galilee and how Jesus’s threefold forgiveness of Peter balanced the latter’s threefold denial of Jesus during his passion. The service culminated in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The Wednesday fellowship resumes after the Easter break and Dr Morgan-Wynne is the speaker. Gwen Hewitt is seeking volunteers to form a team for the Christian Aid Quiz on Friday, May 9.