Secretary's Report AGM Laois RTAI 16-12-2021We had an attendance of 25 at the Meeting which is not much below the numbers (30) of the last pre-Covid AGM in December 2019 and we are hopeful that it turns out to have been a safe meeting .
Due to the circumstances and recommendations it was a short enough meeting-with summary below.
Chairman John Mulhare opened the meeting with sympathy and reflection for families bereaved during the year in which we lost 5 members Teresa Doyle,Nuala Costello,Anne Somers.Padraig McCabe and Sean O Sullivan (RIP). Also sympathy was expressed to Lil Bennett on the death of her daughter and Bernie Downey on the death of her brother.
Secretary Sean Mullaney read the minutes of the 2020 AGM which was helded in Mountrath Golf Club on 17 Dec. 2020 with only officers (5) permitted to attend.
The nominations for the RTAI national body followed among them 3 of our Laois Branch members;
Mary McCarthy seeking the Vice-Presidency for 2022-2023
Catherine Coleman to continue in her role on Standing Orders Committee.
Anne Curtin to continue in her role on Financial Supervisory Committee.
Mary McCarthy in her role as N.E.C. District Rep gave an outline of national developments in the organisation -all very much limited by Covid restrictions and protocols.
Secretary/Treasurer Sean Mullaney presented his Financial Report covering a year which had very little spending due to the lack of activities arising from the pandemic.( No paper report was distributed but the report is attached to this email as is last years report which was only seen previously by the 5 attendees at the 2020 AGM.)
The election of officers then took place with all the out-going returned unopposed.
Cathaoirleach JOHN MULHARE
Leas Cathaoirleach MARY HARTE
Runai SEAN MULLANEY
Leas Runai MARY DOOLEY
Delegates (2) for National Convention in Croke Park on 6th April 2022 from above.
PADDY BATES to continue as Website Co-ordinator / PRO.
There was one motion for Convention sanctioned with Sheelagh Coyle presenting-That all services obtained from a GP for those 70 and over with a GP Card to be free of charge. This motion arises from an apparant lack of consistency in GP practices whereby some charges are still being applied for some services to people over 70.
After the Meeting all remained to enjoy dinner in the venue.
We didnt take up the offer of RTAI Christmas Cards this year (as I thought we’d be back to some normality at the time of ordering) and so this will be my last communication with you for 2021 ,so on behalf of the officers of Laois RTAI I take the opportunity to wish you all a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a SAFE & HEALTHY NEW YEAR agus tá súil agam go mbeimíd in ann bheith le chéile chomh luath agus is féidir i 2022
Sean Mullaney (Runai RTAI Laoise 2021) firstname.lastname@example.org