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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 2008 - 2009 (Officers)

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL REPUBLIC OF IRELAND


NATIONAL PRESIDENT
Kay Brophy, S.I. North Kildare

NATIONAL PRESIDENT ELECT
Pat. Braiden, S.I. Athlone

IMM. PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENT
Pat. McHugh, S.I. Bray

NATIONAL SECRETARY
Anna Wolf, S.I. North Kildare

NATIONAL TREASURER
Pat. Tyrrell, S.I. Naas Newbridge

PROGRAMME ACTION
Margaret Heffernan, S.I. Sligo

EXTENSION 7 MEMBERSHIP
Tess Hogan, S.I. Cork

DEVELOPMENT
Monica Barry, S.I. Sligo

MEDIA - PRO
Eileen Hall, S.I. Naas Newbridge

MINUTES SECRETARY
Kitty Manzor, S.I. North Kildare

BENEVOLENT
Maura McGuinness, S.I. Castlebar

FEDERATION COUNCILLOR
Carmel Schmidt, S.I. Drogheda

REPRESENTATIVES

PUBLIC SPEAKING
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


NATIONAL PRESIDENT 2008 - 2009 - Kay Brophy, S.I. North Kildare
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.

barbados
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

barbados
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.
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.

NATIONAL PROJECT

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.

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.
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.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Public Speaking

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.

Public Speaking

Winners of the Regional Finals Public Speaking 2009, held in the Mansion House Dublin, hosted by Soroptimists International, Dublin.

Public Speaking

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.

Public Speaking

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.

Public Speaking

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, National President

Aine Brady

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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 Club. Click here to view photos from the inauguration.

CLICK 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

Registration Form for Friendship Weekend,
Johnston House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Kildare
26-28th September, 2003

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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 of Ireland



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.

Group Winners

Front Row L to R Dan Donovan, Chairman Adjudicating Committee,
Anna McCarthy representing sponser O2, Aimee Joyce, Winner,
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 Project.

Reception Berkley Court Hotel Dublin, 26/04/03 for presentation
of cheque for €115,000 the result of the National Project
Moya Murphy, National Project Convenor, Mary Davis, CEO Special Olympics,
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 of cheque
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.

President:

 

Aine Brady, S.I. North Kildare.

President Elect:

 

Catherine O Sullivan

Vice President:

 

Carmel Schmidt

Imm. Past President:

 

Margaret Heffernan

Hon. Treasurer:

 

Maura C Stapleton

Hon. Secretary:

 

Kitty Manzor, S.I. North Kildare.

Ext & Membership:

 

Tess Hogan

Chair Programme Action:

 

Eileen Herlihy

Benevolent Fund:

 

Maura Dore

Chair National Project:

 

Moya Murphy

Chair Public Speaking:

 

Marie Rose Cullinane

National Women's Council:

 

Patricia Tyrell

National Dev. Officer:

 

Monica Barry

Minutes Secretary:

 

Margaret McDonnell

Press Officers:

 

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 Olympics

North-South Conference Newcastle Co. Down 2003

North-South Conference Newcastle Co. Down 2003
Back: Mary Alexander, President Elect North Kildare, Aine Brady,
National President, Mary O'Neill, President North Kildare
Front: Kitty Manzor, National Secretary, Kay Brophy, National Press Officer

Golf Classic 2003

Golf Classic at the K Club for Teach Tearmainn Women's Refuge
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 Club;
Hugh Feighan, Clane Local Development

Insignia Ceremony Belfast 2003

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,
Catherine O'Sullivan, at the Change of Insignia Ceremony,
followed by dinner for 1,500 guests at St. Georges Market, Belfast

Federation Conference Belfast Oct 2003

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

Federation Conference Belfast Oct 2003

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 Ceremony

Dinner at St. George’s Market, Belfast, following the Change of Insignia
Ceremony. Left: Kay Brophy, National Press Officer, Mary Alexander,
President Elect SI North Kildare, Aine Brady, Immediate Past National President.




Friendship Weekend September 2003

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.


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