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Retiring members Mary Heber McMahon, Aineis Brock and Mary Stafford were presented with bouquets.

Ennis Soroptimists dig deep to celebrate organisation’s 100th anniversary

THE Soroptimists Ennis & District Club is digging deep when it comes to plans to celebrate the 100th birthday of Soroptimist International.
The Ennis chapter of the club is planning on burying a time capsule with the hope that in another 100 years it will be found and the work and activities of its members will be remembered in the future.
The capsule will be buried in the Ennis Memorial Garden near glór and the planned new library, and the local organisation is inviting suggestions from the public for what items are to be included.
Sarah Malone, outgoing President explained, “Soroptimist International is celebrating its 100 birthday this year.
“What started in California in 1921 has grown to be a worldwide organisation of women, with 72,000 members in 121 countries dedicated to improving the lives of women and children.
“To celebrate this the Ennis Club will bury a time capsule to ensure that its work and members are remembered 100 years from now.
“We wanted a novel way to acknowledge the great work done in the community and worldwide by Soroptimists as the collective efforts over the years by these formidable women deserve to be honoured.”
The mission of Soroptimists worldwide is to advocate for women and gender equality and to empower women and girls to achieve their best.
The word comes from two Latin words, Soror meaning Sister and Optima meaning the best possible outcome.
The Soroptimists Ennis & District Club is now in it’s 57th year and was delighted to meet up recently after many months in lockdown.
They enjoyed an evening in Taylor’s Bar Garden, where outgoing President, Sarah Malone, passed on the chain of office to incoming President, Rosalie Byrne-Muir.
They also acknowledged the retirement after 25 years of three members, Mary Heber McMahon, Aineis Brock and Mary Stafford.
Sarah described them as “wonderful” adding they all “had served and supported many causes which improved the lives of others”.

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