- Útgefið: 01 Október 2016
Nordic soroptimist meeting 22/6 - 24/6 2018 in Akureyri, Iceland
Soroptimists in Iceland are very pleased to invite Soroptimists from the Nordic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to the Nordic days which will be held at HOF in Akureyri from 22nd to 24th June 2018.
The theme of the meeting is Our Environment and Energy – Using it without losing it. The focus will be on environmental issues and energy consumption in regard of how we can use our natural resources in a sustainable way. The questions addressed also include women´s own energy and the social environment. How can women bring out the best for both their personal and professional life without draining their inner resources?
The meeting itself is on Saturday 23th of June and the programme includes a series of lectures. On Friday 22nd of June there will be a reception at the Aviation Museum in Akureyri.
We look forward to welcoming you in Akureyri in June 2018
On behalf of Soroptimist International / Iceland
Laufey G. Baldursdóttir
Registration open until 31st March 2018.
The registration fee is ISK 16.400 (lunch and coffee included).
At the registration site you can also choose the following options:
- Welcome reception on the Friday night ISK 3.700
- Gala dinner on the Saturday night ISK 8.900 (cocktail included)
- Pre- and post-tours for participants and accompanying persons
- Various tours on Saturday for accompanying persons
- Buy a tree to play an active role in global climate action.
After confirming your registration you will be taken to an online payment site hosted by Korta where you can pay by credit card.
Other contact details for Nonni Travel:
Tel.: +354 461 1841
Office Hours:Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00
- 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.