A huge welcome to the MAPPA website. I am honoured to be President of this truly unique association. Our aim is to bring enormous energy, enthusiasm and support to all areas of Past Pupil life. We embrace and celebrate our heritage and preserve the ethos and traditions of our Sacred Heart education. We currently have over 800 members and that number is growing all the time.
We are, as always, working hard to develop our “Old Girls Network” at every stage of our lives from school leavers, our working and home lives, through to our fabulous members in their 90s. We provide support for everyone by organising a huge range of events from professional networking, to new mums coffee mornings, in-school career talks and Speed Career evenings. We are also working on developing a Past Pupils Professional Database for members.
We ran our main professional networking event for members in the Construction Industry to great acclaim in April kindly sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald. We are delighted to support the Mount Anville Past Pupil Lawyers’ Network established by Melia Kennedy (Class of 1999) which was kindly hosted by Eugene F. Collins, with Minister Josepha Madigan (Class of 1987) as the key speaker.
We had over 55 Past (and current) Pupils proudly supporting the Benevolent Fund at the Mini Marathon this year. An enormous thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get us all there and around the 10k course and congratulations on raising over €3,000 on the day. We’re looking to double those numbers next year so feel free to come and join us!
This year we are launching the inaugural MAPPA Ladies Luncheon in the ballroom of the Shelbourne Hotel on September 20th where we are raising funds for both the Benevolent Fund and the Sophie Barat Residence.
We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone from ’79, ’89, ’99 and ’09 this Autumn for their Big Reunions. All the details will be available from the MAPPA office so please stay in touch and come and get involved in the festivities. We’re extremely lucky to have an incredible committee of parents, past pupils and volunteers putting together the annual Debs Ball for the Class of 2019 in November.
I am proud to be President of this wonderful association and would like to thank our committee for their enduring enthusiasm, dedication and support. Make sure you’re signed up for our weekly eZine brimming with news on Past Pupils Events, Business and Personal achievements, updates on everything that happens in MAPPA and all the ways we support our members. We encourage everyone to come and get involved in any area that appeals to you. If you would like to find out more about MAPPA, please contact Julie Hamilton in the Past Pupils’ Office on 01- 2783362 or email us on email@example.com.