Blurb about Moyra
Greetings to you all from BPW Dublin. I am delighted to be the 2020 President of BPW Dublin. Who knew at the start of the year, or even in February when we had our special Candle lighting supper with our new members, that the year was not going to continue as planned?
What this year has shown me more than ever is that having the wonderful women of BPW around to support each other has strengthened my belief in this organisation. I came to BPW in 2017 through their local support of an endeavour of mine….women supporting women. I had to be a part of this. Now it is truer than ever and needed more than ever.
Dublin BPW is based on the Northside of Dublin in the Howth/Sutton/Baldoyle area.We meet every second Monday of the month at 19.45 in various venues depending on the scheduled event. (2020 of course has proven to be challenging in this regard).
In Ireland, the first BPW club was inaugurated in Howth, Co. Dublin in the early 1960s. Very quickly other clubs were established and the National Federation was formed. Our Howth Club is now the Dublin Club: We are very welcoming and very active:
We have several events that are usually in our Calender.
February : is when we hold the annual BPW Candle lighting Ceremony and Supper: It is one of the highlights for our members. March: For the Annual Daffodil day appeal we host a local coffee morning.
November: The Annual Ladies’ Lunch for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. Held in the spectacular award winning restaurant Aqua at Howth Harbour, it is a wonderful start to the holiday season. Over the past 4 years we have raised thousands for this very important cause.
Weekly we have a Walk on Wednesdays Group that meets at Howth harbour. It is open to members and non members. We walk, we chat and have coffee. We try to meet even in the bad weather.
Monthly: Outside of our meeting night we try to arrange another event of social or cultural interest.
During the year we invite various guest speakers to meet and talk with our members and friends. To date our guests have been local authors, businesswoman, women who have overcome adversity, and various women who inspire us. Promoting and supporting women in all their endeavours is central to our club. Promoting women’s health is also of major importance to us.
Through BPW Ireland and BPW International, we share various online webinars that are proving to be very popular and informative.
Public Speaking Competition:
Giving women a voice is an integral part of BPW. To this aim, BPW run a National Public Speaking Competition for girls. It is unique in its format. We run the Dublin Competition with the winners going forward to the National Finals.
Our Club is currently seeking new members and we hope that next year we will be able to host live events. Some of our members may be retired from the workplace but they have not retired from being active members of BPW
Looking forward to hearing from you.
BPW President Dublin
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