- Útgefið: 28 Maí 2016
Soroptimist week 2017
Welcome to the Icelandic Soroptimist Week 2017.
Explore Iceland together with your Icelandic sisters in the Club of Hafnarfjordur and Gardabaer. Share the Soroptimist spirit in the wonderful Icelandic nature. Soroptimist sisters are most welcome to bring companions, husbands, children and friends.
A very important purpose of this week is to welcome foreign Soroptimsts in Iceland and share the soroptimist spirit in this fund raising project of our club. All work contribution during the week is done voluntarily by the Soroptimst sisters in Hafnarfjordur and Gardabaer. The sisters will be cooking your meals and joining you on the trips and other events.
This is the 14th week that is organised by the Club of Hafnarfjordur and Gardabaer for fund raising purposes. One of our main charity projects is a rehabilitation centre in Krýsuvík and a part of the programme is a visit to the centre.
- Útgefið: 31 Janúar 2015
Hafdís, candidate for SIE President 2017-2019
It is with great pleasure that the S.I. Union of Iceland announces the candidacy of Hafdís Karlsdóttir for SIE President, 2017-2019. Although the Icelandic Union celebrated its 40th Anniversary this year it has never before had a candidate for the Presidency. We now have an excellent and very capable candidate that we strongly support and who is ready to take on this responsibility.
Hafdís has been a Soroptimist since 1989, and since then she has worked efficiently in the true Soroptimist spirit. She has held many positions within her Club and the Icelandic Union and has proven to be a very effective leader that motivates those whom she works with and makes things happen. This past year she has worked closely with the Union board in implementing the new SIE structure, both at Union and Club level.
Nowhere in the Soroptimist world are there more Soroptimists per capital as in Iceland. The number of Icelandic Soroptimists is still increasing, which reflects the good work being carried out here in Iceland – Hafdís has most certainly done her share in that work.
- Útgefið: 04 september 2013
About Icelandic Soroptimists
The Soroptimist movement was brought to Iceland in the year 1959. The first club was chartered on September 19th this same year by Ulla av Buren from Sweden. Fourteen years passed until the next club was chartered and then in Hafnafjörður and Garðabær. Following that the number of clubs increased rapidly. The Soroptimist Union of Iceland was established in June 1974. Today the Clubs in Iceland are 19 around the country.
Icelandic Soroptimists have supported Soroptimist International projects from the beginning but they have also participated in many good projects within the country.
Where are we?
The Soroptimist clubs in Iceland are now 19. The first club to be founded in 1959 was the Reykjavík club. The youngest club, á Tröllaskaga, was founded in october 2015.
Most of the clubs are located in the south west part of Iceland. On the picture below the physical location of the clubs are shown with a number.
Clubs in Iceland listed by date of establishment:
We are pleased to give further information concerning Icelandic Soroptimists.