Loreto 3rd class in Rathfarham delighted to get their hands on the Beeplus Project honey pots and books. The bees will be happy. Dublin schools taken part are: Holly Park The Harold School Balbriggan ETNS Notre Dame Junior School Oatlands Primary School Springdale National School, Raheny St.Bernadette’s SNS Dublin 7 ETNS
We may all know how to tweet and facebook but do we know how to make handmade cards, crochet and make beaded decorations? We were lucky enough to be shown all this and more by the Blackrock Guild of the ICA. It proved to be great fun, very therapeutic and a great social day for the Dublin Soroptimists and friends. We even had a chance to have our blood pressure checked by a representative from the Irish Heart Founadation. We also managed to raise €750.00 for them and came away with some great gift ideas made with our own hands, a very fun and fruitful morning!
The BIG Project “Birthing in the Gambia fundraiser, SI Dublin President Anne Harrington, Gallery No 6 in South Anne Street, owner Ann Zagorc, SI Bray President Patricia Wojnar.
Adjudicators Dr Diane Delia, Dorothy Darker, Carmel Byrne with our two winners Ayedele Arogundade from St Josephs of Cluny, Killiney who spoke on Topic 5 You educate a man, you educate a man, you educate a woman, you educate a generation, Brigham Young and Grace Morgan, St Josephs of Cluny who spoke on Topic 6, Words hurt more than anything else, because they last, sometimes for ever.
Our club president Roslyn Byrne and Breda McCabe met with Dr Sheila Javadpour and Ms Fiona Brennan, Clinical Nurse Manager from the Cystic Fibrosis Unit in our Lady’s Children’s Hopsital in Crumlin. There are 1100 CF patients in Ireland, 55% are children and 45% are adults and there has been an urgent need to update the units in the Hospital. Through funds raised, the 200 sq metres 4 patient rooms all with ensuites are now completed. They are well kitted out with a lounge/kitchenette for parents and a nurse station. The isolation rooms themselves mean that patients can be treated comfortably and the children can be with their parents, as there are clever wardbrobe beds in each room. Other rooms include an activity room, and areas for children to attend school and study for exams. Outside there is a little garden area. These units allow
The Soroptimist Club of Dublin was chartered in 1938 by the Belfast Club, thus becoming the second oldest club in Ireland. The Dublin Club celebrated with a lunch in Howth Yacht Club and despite the bad weather, there was a great attendance from all over Ireland. Photo left to right Patricia Feeney, President, SI Athlone, Cathriona Brownlee, President, SI Naas-Newbridge, Monica Barry, President, SI Sligo, Anne O’Driscoll, National Association President, Roslyn Byrne, President, SI Dublin, Mary OSullivan, President, SI Tralee & District.
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