President Linda Peters performed induction ceremony of our 2 new members to SI Dublin. We are delighted to welcome Stephanie and Elaine into our club. We wish them the very best.We hope to meet up in person very soon.
Club President Linda Peters and Birgit Schmidt Programme Action Officer, met with The Tree Council of Ireland & Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation to decide where the 250 native Irish trees will be planted.
As part of our National Project, Climate Action, SI Dublin members took part in An Taisce’s Spring Clean.
We promoted the idea of buying a tree as a Christmas gift at a time when shops weren’t open due to the pandemic. Members were encouraged to promote the project by sending an e-card outlining it to their friends and any WhatsApp groups they belonged to. An e-certificate was provided for everyone who bought trees. The project was undertaken in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland who will plant the trees in the Glencree valley. In total €1130 was raised which means that a grove of 226 native trees will be planted with a plaque referencing the Soroptimist Centenary.
Follow up to a presentation at the SIGBI conference in Bournemouth October 2019. One of the members hosted a club meeting with supper and refreshments where members made a donation towards the project. This raised €60 and it was then decided that members would collect loose change “Spend a Penny” to raise further funds which made a further €226. This gives a total of £257 with which we will purchase a block of 4 toilets in a school in Malawi.
Daisyhouse is an organisation that provides secure affordable high quality supported accommodation to homeless women and provides them with the skills and confidence to move to independent living. Traditionally SI Dublin members have purchased a set of leisurewear (pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers) for each Daisyhouse service user at Christmas. This year due to Covid we were unable to purchase and deliver anything, so the Club decided to buy gift vouchers to enable the service users to buy their own clothes. We raised €570 for them and sent the CEO of Daisyhouse a cheque. They bought a voucher for each service user for €35.
Club President Linda Peters and Programme Action Officer Birgit Schmidt presented €2,500 to the CEO of Ruhama Barbara Condon this afternoon. The money will go towards their education and development programme.
Club President Linda Peters and SI Member Mary Troy presented CEO Sarah Benson of Women’s Aid a cheque for €5000 today in recognition of the additional need for their support to women and children suffering from domestic violence during the COVID pandemic.
SI Dublin wish President Linda the very best for her year as our new Club President. We had a lovely afternoon meeting with everyone. A big thank you to Birgit for hosting the afternoon tea for us.
This Year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon could not go ahead, but that did not stop the Dublin Soroptimist members doing our individual 10kms in aid of Teach Tearmainn Women’s Refuge and Support Services. We raised €1879.51 in total. Well done everyone!!!