President’s Message

May I say at the outset, I am very honoured to be President of  Soroptimist International, North Kildare Club for 2018/2019.

Ever since I joined the club in 2006, I have been extremely impressed with the work and achievements of members. As President, I hope to make my small contribution, reflecting at all times, the meaning of the word “Soroptimist” which comes from the latin word ‘Soro’ meaning sister and ‘optima’ meaning the best of. With this in mind, it is my intention to spend my year doing what I believe is best for our club. I have three aims for the coming year.

The first of these is to grow our brand that is Soroptimism. I hope to achieve this by making ourselves more visible in the local community, taking part in and supporting local charity events such as  flag days, tea days and coffee mornings. Furthermore, we will continue to support the running of the local Meals on Wheels service. Also, we will celebrate International Women’s Day in March.                  

Secondly, this year we have the great honour of hosting the final of the National Public Speaking Competition. We have been entering this competition since 1994 and it was a source of great pride and joy when Emily, a student representing our club was declared winner for this year. We are delighted to be  hosting the final event in March 2019.

Thirdly, the President’s Charity event will be a lunch, which will take place in January, proceeds of this event will go to Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

In Friendship,

Beireann Buan Bua,

Go raibh maith agat,

Marion Kennelly