MS Ireland’s AGM and National Meeting Day was held in the Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Saturday 29th of September. The day aimed to conduct some of the official business of the Society and to give volunteers some opportunities to address some of the challenges they face. The day also celebrated the spirit of MS Ireland as three new members were awarded our national awards.
Highlights of the day:
Volunteering and fundraising were the focus on the day. Volunteering Ireland led a session on various aspects of volunteering including why people volunteer, what people expect from volunteers and how people become involved in volunteering. The Irish Charities Tax Reform held a session about the new codes of fundraising practice and what obligations we have under them. MS Ireland also made a presentation about community fundraising and what it is.
All presentations have been sent to our voluntary Branches but are also available by contacting Denise Carey on (01) 678 1600 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year MS Ireland presents three awards to celebrate the exceptional contribution people make their homes, communities and in the Society. MS person of the Year, MS Carer of the Year and MS Volunteer of the Year were awarded to three very deserving people; Marcie Collier, Norah Seville and Paddy Garvey. Read more about these wonderful members and why we honoured them this year.
Overview of 2011
2011 was a momentous year for MS Ireland as we celebrated 50 years of service to the MS community. In addition to the many celebratory events the mainstay of our work continued to be the provision of services and supports to people with MS and their families. View the 2011 Annual Report to find out about the highlights of 2011
New Board Members
MS Ireland welcomed three new directors to the board. Person with MS and Chairman of the East Wicklow Branch Mark Mitchell was elected from Council. Dara Deering and Bryan Harty were elected from the membership. Paddy Stronge we re-elected to the board and long-severing board member Maureen Feeney stepped down after nine years and Barney Cunningham also stepped down after three years of committed and passionate service. Read more about the Board of MS Ireland.