In memory of Joan Goudswaard

It was with such sadness that Soroptimist South Africa members learnt of Joan Goudswaard’s passing. Just a few weeks ago we conferenced and partied together in Durban. How wonderful, and in such character, that she decided to spend time with South African Soroptimists even though she was recovering from ‘flu and not feeling her best.

She was a woman of integrity who touched many, many lives……not least, the hundreds of Soroptimists in South Africa whom she had interacted over the years of her membership. 

Joan, left, received an Honorary Life membership from her Club in April. With her are Pam van Rhyn and Maureen Maguire.

Joan, left, received an Honorary Life membership from her Club in April. With her are Pam van Rhyn and Maureen Maguire.

Soroptimists in South Africa are remembering with love a truly remarkable woman.

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About Soroptimist International South Africa

Soroptimist International South Africa (SISA) is part of a worldwide organisation of women with a social conscience who strive to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls. Soroptimists work together and with international partnerships to act as a global voice for women through Awareness, Advocacy and Action.
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