first_imgThe Donegal Association Dublin held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17th October in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra. Despite the poor weather, there was a good attendance on the night.Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill, Chairperson, welcomed everyone to the meeting and reviewed the Association highlights of 2012. This was the first year that there was a dual person of the year, Anne Marie Ward and the late Hugh Green. Unfortunately, Hugh Green passed away in July. He had said that the award of Donegal Person of the Year was the most special award he had received in his lifetime.The current President, Tony Dunlevy’s term of office came to an end, so it was time to say goodbye and many many thanks to Tony for all his hard work and commitment during his four year term.Tony has worked tirelessly in his role as President for the Association. Martin Mc Gettigan was inaugurated as the new President and was presented with his chain of office at the AGM. Martin made an enthusiastic and inspiring speech and he displayed great ambition and pride in taking up this position. We wish Martin well in his new role.The Donegal Association AGM also passed a motion to appoint two new positions to the Executive Committee, The Honorary IT Coordinator and the Honorary Assistant IT Coordinator. These positions will allow the association to embrace new technology such as social media, website improvements & other technical development areas. The Donegal Association will hold their Annual Mass in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, on Sunday 18th November at 6.30pm. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton TD will give a lecture after this mass. All are welcome to attend.Donegal Association Dublin – Association Commitee:President/Uachtarán: Martin Mc Gettigan (Kilmacrenan/ Raheny)Vice President/Leas-Uachtarán: Hugh Harkin (Creeslough/Foxrock)Chairperson/Cathaoirleach: Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill (Gaoth Dobhair/Templeogue)Vice Chairperson/Leas-Chathaoirleach: Joe Bonner (Glenties, Ashbourne) Honorary Secretary/Rúnai Onórach: Hugh Mc Groddy (Falcarragh/Clonskeagh)Honorary Assistant Secretary/Rúnaí Cúntach Onórach: Marian Caffrey (Kilmacrennan/ Ballsbridge)Public Relations Office/Oifigeach Caidrimh Poiblí: Marie Ryan (Creeslough/Sandymount),2 Honorary Treasurers/2 Chisteoir Oinigh: Charlie Mc Ginley (Annagry/Santry); Finín Mac A Bháird (Teelin/Kimmage) Honorary Publications Officer/Oifigeach Foilsiúcháin Onórach: Niamh Walsh (Carrigart/ Phibsboro)Honorary IT Co-Ordinator/Comhordaitheoir IT Onórach: Kevin Mc Laughlin (Malin Head/East Wall)Honorary Assistant IT Co-Ordinator/Leas Chomhordaitheoir IT Onórach: Elaine Caffrey (Carrigart/Ringsend)Trustees/Riarthóirí: Paul Shovlin, P J Spillane & Charlie Mc GinleyAuditor/Iniúchóir: Eoin Mc Ginley & Co. (Annagry/Celbridge)The closing date for receipt of nominations is 30th November so you have only six weeks left to get your nominations into the association.The nomination process is quite simple. Anyone or any group may nominate someone – the main criteria being that the person nominated must be from Donegal or should have made a significant contribution to the promotion of the county.Nomination forms may be:1. Downloaded from the Association’s website www.donegalassociation.ie2. By post from: The Secretary, Donegal Association, c/o TeachersClub, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.3. Or ring: The Secretary at 0868077965Public Relations Officer at 0872439317Nominations should set out the reasons for the nomination and include supporting documentation and endorsements from individuals and groups.So, don’t forget that the time is short and we look forward to receiving your nominations!General Committee Members (7)/ Baill Ghinearálta denChumann (7):Kathleen Sheerin (Ardara/Raheny)Emmet Mc Cauley (Donegal Town/Ongar)Peter Coyle (Carndonagh/ Portmarnock)Peggy Stringer (Carndonagh/Monkstown)Siobhan Shovlin (Ardara/Glasnevin)Tony Dunlevy ( Mountcharles/ Swords)Ailbhe Nic Mhonagail (Falcarragh/Phibsboro)DONEGAL ASSOCIATION ELECT NEW DUBLIN COMMITTEE was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:COMMITTEEDONEGAL ASSOCIATIONdublinlast_img read more