The civic party were welcomed to the 45th A.M. of North East England by Mrs Jackie Dickinson, Region Chairman and Mrs Bobby Barford, County Chairman of West Yorkshire North. The A.M. was hosted by North Yorkshire South led by County Chairman Mrs Chris Bulmer and held at the Sir Jack Lyons Hall at York University.
Professor Dianne Wilcocks, CBE, DL, spoke about The Accidental Vice Chancellor and her professional journey.
Mrs Pat Downer, National Chairman of Trefoil Guild presented Thanks and Recognition badges and certificates to the winners of the World Thinking Day Card competition which was initiated by the Region President, Mrs Margaret Hawthorn.
Gifts of hand painted boxes from the Maher Foundation in Pune, India were presented to V.I.P.'s.
The Lord Lieutenant was welcomed to the AM by Mrs Jean Collinson, Region Starter Pack Co-ordinator.