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President's Message

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I thank you all for bestowing the honour of National President on me for 2017/2018.

It is 50 years since the first National President ROI took office. This was from 1966/1967, Doris Mc Namara, S.I. Limerick. In 1967/1968 Beatrice Grosvenor, Killarney Club took office. This is quite a co-incidence, as a Limerick woman I was still living there 1967 and moved to Killarney 1968.

We are so proud as I am the fourth member of S.I. Killarney to serve as National President. Beatrice was also Federation President. I served on the Executive for six years as National Treasurer and I have done two more years as Vice President and President Elect.

If I can achieve a fraction of what these women and indeed every woman that held office on the Executive achieved. I will have done what I set out to do.

My Theme
EMPATHY

The ability to understand and share the feelings of others

Review - Report - Reward

Review all the wonderful work done by those that went before me and try to update Club data and other relevant matters.

Report on all the great projects being carried out by our members locally and nationally. Unfortunately, we are a group who do not give ourselves the credit we deserve.

Reward those who have given tirelessly to Soroptimist above and beyond in their clubs, in society and among the people of the world.

We must work as a TEAM and as a TEAM

Together Everyone Achieves More
and as Barack Obama said ‘YES WE CAN”

Teresa Irwin
National President


2023 Soroptimist International Convention

Press Release Day  Date October 2018
 Soroptimist International Republic Of Ireland to Host
Soroptimist International Convention in Dublin, July 2023

Soroptimist Republic Ireland are delighted to announce that they are the successful bidders to host the 2023 Soroptimist International Convention which will take place in July 2023 in Dublin. The Dublin Convention Centre was agreed by the board of Soroptimist International as the host venue, which will attract two to three thousand Soroptimists and their guests from all over the world. With this convention only being held every four years, needless to say the competition in the bidding process was very high. Fáilte Ireland supported the Soroptimist bid which included letters of endorsement from their CEO and the Lord Mayor of Dublin.  (more...)


SIGBI project supporting women in Meru, Kenya to agricultural sustainability. (more >>)

Meru Garden Project


Oralia Ruano Lima was among the first women in her indigenous community to join an all-female entrepreneurship project as a beekeeper. Today the women beekeepers of Urlanta, a village in the south eastern region of Guatemala, are bringing in sustainable jobs and income to their rural communities and changing mindsets and attitudes towards women.



How do I join Soroptimist International Republic of Ireland?

We welcome new members to all our clubs. If you're interested in joining please press "Contact" at the top of the page.

We will forward your enquiry to the club nearest to you, who in turn will contact and meet you to inform you about soroptimism; our goals, our work, our meetings, as well as our many social activities.

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and partnerships


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Teresa Irwin

Teresa Irwin
National President

First photograph: ROI President, Teresa, International President, Mariet and NI President Joanne fundraising for the International President's Appeal,
'Women, Water and Leadership'



Public Speaking Competition 2018/19

Public Speaking Competition 2018/19

I am so pleased to end my year as National President on such a high note; with the sponsorship by HSBC of Soroptimist International Republic of Ireland Public Speaking Competition.

This competition aims to encourage girls to play a more prominent part in public life, to improve the art of communication and  to develop the skills to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity and conviction.  

Teresa Irwin,

National President.


NEW NATIONAL PROJECT

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Soroptimist ROI will support Safe Ireland in working towards an Irish Society that challenges perpetration of violence against women


 

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