I am delighted to welcome you to the website for Soroptimist International North Kildare. Our club has a vibrant history and an engaged membership who have worked together over the past 25 years to champion local causes, women’s empowerment and raise vital funds for charity.
I am so honored to be elected the president for 2020/2021. It feels like a full circle moment for me to be taking up the role of President. Having first been involved in 2006 when I took part in the girls public speaking competition. I don’t think I got very far that year but I returned the following year undeterred and represented North Kildare at the national final in Athlone.
This organisation has such potential, the value we can and have added to our communities, networks and each other should never be overlooked and from the few years I have been involved as a member I have experienced the friendship, warmth and encouragement that is often missing in today’s society for women.
This year, as we head into the centenary of Soroptimsm worldwide, I want to acknowledge the incredible work done by this club over the past 25 years and for my year as president I want to work to grow this club, to help ensure we survive for another 25 years and to continue the incredible work current and former members have begun and enabled. I firmly believe that what was started almost 100 years ago, women who wanted to serve their communities, to form lasting friendships and empower women is as relevant and as inspiring today as it was then.
Covid-19 has placed unprecedented challenges on all in our community and now more than ever, our connections and friendships as Soroptimists is so important.
Please do get in touch should you be interested in joining our club you can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can in these Covid-19 times organise a virtual coffee to connect.