NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 2008 - 2009 (Officers)
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Kay Brophy, S.I. North Kildare
NATIONAL PRESIDENT ELECT
Pat. Braiden, S.I. Athlone
IMM. PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENT
Pat. McHugh, S.I. Bray
Anna Wolf, S.I. North Kildare
Pat. Tyrrell, S.I. Naas Newbridge
Margaret Heffernan, S.I. Sligo
EXTENSION 7 MEMBERSHIP
Tess Hogan, S.I. Cork
Monica Barry, S.I. Sligo
MEDIA - PRO
Eileen Hall, S.I. Naas Newbridge
Kitty Manzor, S.I. North Kildare
Maura McGuinness, S.I. Castlebar
Carmel Schmidt, S.I. Drogheda
Eileen Hall, S.I. Naas Newbridge
NATIONAL PROJECT (National Rehab. Hospital Dun Laoire)
Denise Holland, S.I. Bray
NATIONAL WOMEN'S COUNCIL
Roslyn Byrne, S.I. Dublin
Pat. Tyrrell, S.I. Naas Newbridge
Kathleen Brophy, who has been installed as National President Soroptimist International Republic of Ireland at a ceremony at the Federation Conference in Barbados in November, 2008, attended by 30 countries and hosted by the Prime Minister of Barbados. She is a member of the North Kildare Soroptimist Club and her focus for her year in office is lobbying for the rights, care and protection of children.
Change of Insignia Ceremony at the
2008 Federation Conference, Bridgetown, Barbados
L to R Kay Brophy incoming National President,
Carwen Wynne-Howells Federation President,
Pat. McHugh outgoing National President
Banquet at Sherbourne Conference Centre, Barbados, following Change of Insignia, with National President Kay Brophy second from right.
Front L to R - Pat Tyrrell, Junie Grogan, Marie Frayne,
Margaret Barry, Olivia Coughlan, Carmel Schmidt.
Back L to R - Caroline Brophy, Pat. Braiden, Anna Wolf, Therese Lawlor,
Annette Hynes Smith, Mary Doyle, Vourneen Collins, Ann Acton,
Deirdre Collins, Eithne Coughlan, Hillary Spillane, Kay Brophy, Joan Walsh.
(Out of camera) Tess Hogan, Monica Barry, Margaret Heffernan,
Karyn Walsh, Pat McHugh
Federation Conference 2008, Barbados. Irish soroptimists National President Oranea S.I. Colombo, Sri Lanka with a cheque for 3,500 euros towards their Tsunami fund for a new school on land donated by the Brothers of Charity in Colombo. Already 25,000 euro has been presented by the Irish Clubs to this fund to help replace the school destroyed by the Tsunami.
The National Project 2008-9 is raising funds to buy much needed physiotherapy equipment for the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoire, in particular the Children's Unit. The Hospital held a Reception for Soroptimists on the 24th Jan 2009 to say thank you. Pictured at the Reception were:- L to R President of Bray Soroptimists Annette Hynes, Soroptimists Ireland President, Kay Brophy, Physiotherapy Manager at the NRH Vivienne Moffitt, National Project Chair Denise Holland, Chief Executive of the NRH Derek Greene and Bray Soroptimist Mary Doyle.
Some of the physiotherapy equipment presented by the Soroptimists to the National Rehabilitation Hospital as seen on the tour of the Hospital following the Reception.
Winners of Local Public Speaking Competition held in Community School Maynooth in January 2009, being presented with the perpetual trophy by Kay Brophy, National President.
Winners of the Regional Finals Public Speaking 2009, held in the Mansion House Dublin, hosted by Soroptimists International, Dublin.
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Evelyn Byrne at the finals of the Public Speaking Competition, 2009, in the Mansion House. Included are Catherine Giblin, President S.I. Dublin, Kay Brophy, National President. Pat McHugh & Deirdre Seery.
Finalists at the Public Speaking Competition 2009, hosted by S.I. Athlone. Included are Theresa Bell, President S.I. Athlone, Eileen Hall, Chair Public Speaking and National President, Kay Brophy.
Pictured with the winner of the Public Speaking Competition, 2009, Kay Brophy, National President, Mildred Smith, founder of the Public Speaking Competition and Theresa Bell, President S.I. Athlone.
National President - Aine Brady
Aine Brady from Clane, Co. Kildare, was inaugurated
as National President, Soroptimist International, Republic of
Ireland at a function held in Glasgow on the 2 Nov 2002 which
was attended by delegates from all over the world. This is a
great honour both for Aine and the North Kildare Soroptimist
here to view photos from the inauguration.
TO READ A REVIEW OF THE ACTIVITIES
OF THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT 2002-2003
Article written by Kathleen Brophy, B.A., for
the Liffey Champion, 9th November 2002
for Friendship Weekend,
Johnston House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Kildare
26-28th September, 2003
Federation President Soroptimist International Joan Smith
cutting the cake at the Federation Conference Glasgow, Oct 2002
with Marie Hoey President Soroptimist International Northern
Ireland and Aine Brady President Soroptimist International Republic
Members of SI North Kildare and SI Naas Newbridge
at Federation Conference Glasgow Oct 2002
Organisers of Carers Respite Break, Feb 2003,
Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, with National President Aine Brady
and Minister for Health Michael Martin, T.D.
Front Row L to R Dan Donovan, Chairman Adjudicating
Anna McCarthy representing sponser O2, Aimee Joyce,
Maire Rose Cullinane, Convenor, President Cork Club Mrs Deirdre
O'Shea. 2nd Row Centre Joyce Kingston Soroptimist Adjudicator,
Mrs Crowley-Tynan, Adjudicator, flanked by nine other finalists
National President, Soroptimists International
Republic of Ireland, Aine Brady was present at Shannon Airport
on Tues. last April 22nd to see off the ten finalists, and five
reserves of the Soroptimists Public Speaking Competition to
Strasbourg. The trip was compliments of the European Parliament.
The students will be given the opportunity to attend the Euroscola
Programme which will be held in the European Parliament building
"Louise Weiss" (IPE IV). Part of their brief will
be to address the European Parliament on five selected topics.
The winner of the competition was Aimee Joyce, Loretto College,
Balbriggan and among the finalists are two local girls, Kate
Geraghty, Presentation Secondary School, Kildare and Cara Heaney,
St. Mary's College, Naas. Eleven countries are participating
in the programme and four Soroptimists members are travelling
with the students including Therese O'Doherty.
On Sat. 26th April National President Aine will be presenting
a large cheque to the Special Olympics Committee, funds raised
by the Soroptimists during the past year as part of their National
Reception Berkley Court Hotel Dublin, 26/04/03
of cheque for €115,000 the result of the National Project
Moya Murphy, National Project Convenor, Mary Davis, CEO Special
Tom Kitt, TD, Minister of State for Overseas Development,
Aine Brady, National President, Mary Carroll,
Immediate Past President, SI North Kildare, John Gallagher,
Chairman, Fundraising Committee, Special Olympics
Members SI North Kildare at the presentation
for €115,000 the result of the National Project
Tom Kitt, TD, Minister of State for Overseas
Development, Mary Davis, CEO Special Olympics, Aine Brady,
National President, Marie Hoey,
Regional President, SI Northern Ireland, John Gallagher, Chairman,
Fundraising Committee, Special Olympics
Officers of the National Association,
S.I. Republic of Ireland.
Aine Brady, S.I. North Kildare.
Catherine O Sullivan
Imm. Past President:
Maura C Stapleton
Kitty Manzor, S.I. North Kildare.
Ext & Membership:
Chair Programme Action:
Chair National Project:
Chair Public Speaking:
Marie Rose Cullinane
National Women's Council:
National Dev. Officer:
Kay Brophy, S.I. North Kildare: E-mail
Yvonne Malone, S.I. North Kildare: E-mail
Front L to R Catherine O'Sullivan, President
Elect, Aine Brady, National President, Moya Murphy, National
Project Convenor, Margaret Heffernan, Immediate Past President,
Carmel Schmidt, Vice President,
Back Mary Davies, CEO Special Olympics, Kitty Manzor, National
Secretary, Yvonne Malone, Joint National Press Officer, Kay
Brophy, Joint National Press Officer, Tess Hogan, Membership
and Extension Officer, Tom Kitt, TD, Minister of State for Overseas
Development, Monica Barry, Development Officer, Maura Stapleton,
National Treasurer, Patricia Tyrrell, National Women's Council
Represetative, John Gallagher, Fundraising Committee Special
North-South Conference Newcastle Co. Down
Back: Mary Alexander, President Elect North Kildare, Aine
National President, Mary O'Neill, President North Kildare
Front: Kitty Manzor, National Secretary, Kay Brophy, National
Golf Classic at the K Club for Teach Tearmainn
held on 27 May 2003 by S.I. North Kildare
Left to Right: Mary O'Neill, President S.I. North Kildare;
Seamus Manzor; Dominic Fagan; Michael Moran;
Aine Brady, President S.I. ROI; John Murphy, Captain Naas Golf
Hugh Feighan, Clane Local Development
At the Federation Conference in the Waterfront
Hall, Belfast 26 Oct. 2003
Aine Brady handed over her Chain
of Office to the new National President,
at the Change of Insignia Ceremony,
followed by dinner
1,500 guests at St. Georges Market, Belfast
Federation Conference Belfast Oct 2003, Members
of SI North Kildare
attending the Conference at the Waterfront
Conference Centre, Belfast.
Left to right: Kitty Manzor, National
Secretary, Kay Brophy, National Press Officer, Therese O’Doherty,
SI Naas Newbridge, Conference Liaison Officer,
and Aine Brady
National President, and Maura Carroll
National President Aine Brady removes her chain
office in preparation for
handing it over to the new National
President, Catherine O’Sullivan, at the
Change of Insignia
Ceremony, at the Waterfront Conference Centre, Belfast.
Dinner at St. George’s Market,
Belfast, following the Change of Insignia
National Press Officer, Mary Alexander,
President Elect SI
North Kildare, Aine Brady, Immediate Past National President.
Friendship Weekend September
Friendship Weekend September 2003 at
the Gala Dinner at the K Club
(from left) Gerry Brady, Kitty Manzor, National Secretary,
Noeleen McCreevy, Charlie McCreevy TD, Minister for Finance,
Aine Brady, National President,
Kathleen Marron and Dessie Marron, Mayor of Clane.