29.10.2015. ugostili smo smo članicu soroptimističkog kluba iz Melbourna (SI/Business on Collinsc) gospođu Margaret Mary Craig Mitchell.

Imenjakinja slavne književnice (sjećate li se  knjige „Zameo ih vjetar“) bila je u posjetu Hrvatskoj  i predložila nam da se nađemo jer je zanima naš rad. Gospođa Mitchell je članica soroptimističkog kluba u Melbournu od 1969. Za to je vrijema imala brojne položaje i odgovornosti u klubu (predsjednica 2004/2005), a u  Federaciji Jugozapadnog Pacifika je bila zadužena za osnivanje novih klubovakai i za razvoj i obrazovanje. Mjesto tajnice Federacije obnašala je od 2006/2008. Danas je počasna doživotna članica svog kluba.
Na pitanje koji su joj interesi i hobiji spremno odgovara: putovanja koja uključuju susrete s članicama soroptimističkih klubova u svijetu, čitanje i sudjelovanje na čitalačkim kružocima, fina hrana, kazalište, balet, film i posjeti izložbama.
Evo što nam je napisala pri povratku u Australiju:


Although we had only a short time together with members of S I Zagreb, June and  I learned so much about you, the members, your lives in Croatia and your project work. What a wonderful experience it was for both of us. My very great thanks to you and all the members that made this possible and who came to meet us. At our Club meetings. I have been sharing information about Miroslava and her weaving and showing the beautiful scarfs – they are wraps/shawls really – and will be very welcome apparel for us in the Winter here. Also the members are impressed by all that is set out in your Club pamphlet and realise we much re-do ours so that it looks much better and presents our project work in a better way.
This is a busy time of year for us as we have final meetings and prepare for Annual General Meetings with reporting and elections within the Club – and of course there are preparations and celebrations for Christmas.
Soon the next edition of our Club Newsletter will be ready to send. In the meantime may I have a snail mail postal address for you and/or for the S I Zagreb Club
Again, Thank you for the warm welcome to Croatia and Zagreb and the happy time that we had with you at the cafe.
Maggie
Margaret Mitchell
Soroptimist International Business on Collins [Melb] Inc

I kao što piše u njenom pismu We cannot direct the wind ..... but we can adjust the sails.