Photos from various events, from our archives.
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.
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.
Presentation of cheque for €3,000 to Ruth Gay, Barnados, the result of a raffle at the Friendship Weekend Lunch in the K Club.
Friendship Weekend, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, 2nd, 3rd, 4th October 2009.
National President - Aine Brady 2002-2003
Members of SI North Kildare and SI Naas Newbridge at Federation Conference Glasgow Oct 2002
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
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 Ceremony. Left: Kay Brophy, National Press Officer, Mary Alexander, President Elect SI North Kildare, Aine Brady, Immediate Past National President.
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
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.
Federation Conference Cardiff, 31 Oct 2010. National President SI-ROI, Kay Brophy and Regional President, Northern Ireland Kate Courtney
Federation Conference Cardiff, 31 Oct 2010. National President SI-ROI, Kay Brophy Federation President, Jackie Mosdale, Incoming National President Pat Braiden
Federation Conference Cardiff, 31 Oct 2010.
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
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
Members SI North Kildare at the presentation of cheque for €115,000 the result of the 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
National President Kay Brophy presents a cheque for €200,000 to Keith Wilton, Assistant Director, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire. This was a result of a Three Year National Project by Soroptimists Clubs all over the country.
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.
Organisers of Carers Respite Break, Feb 2003, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, with National President Aine Brady and Minister for Health Michael Martin, T.D.
Civic Reception, Town Hall, Killarney, 6th March 2009 including Lord Mayor Patrick O'Donoghue, President S.I. Killarney Anne Lucey, President Carers Judith Ironside and National President Kay Brophy.
L to R. Eilish Smith, Chairperson, Prof. Joyce O'Connor, Patron, Judith Ironside, President 'Carers' and Kay Brophy, National President SI-ROI.
Mary McMahon, CEO. Caring for the Carers and Kay Brophy, National President SI-ROI.
President Ann Lucey, S.I Killarney with Sheila Dickson, President I.N.O, Kay Brophy National President SI-ROI, and members of Killarney Soroptimist Club.
North South Conference
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
North South Conference, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Regional President Kate Courtney, Federation President Elect Jackie Mosdale, National President Kay Brophy and International President Margaret Lao with the Bella Voice Choir.
North South Conference, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Regional President Kate Courtney, National President Kay Brophy and International President Margaret Lobo with winners of the public speaking competition and members of the conference committee.
National President Kay Brophy with Federation President Elect Jackie Mosdale.
National resident Kay Brophy, Councillor Francis Bacon, Dungannon Urban Council presenting a plaque of the Dungannon Arms to National Pesident Kay Brophy, also present was Regional President Kate Courtney.
Service of Unity & Friendship. L to R. Regiona President Northern Ireland, Kate Courtney, National President SI-ROI, Kay Brophy and International President Margaret Lobo.
Regional President N.I., Kate Courtney with National President S.I. R.O.I Kay Brophy.