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The Annual General Meeting was held in the re-opened O’Dea’s Hotel, Loughrea on 28th January 2010.

The meeting was opened by outgoing Chairperson Margaret Hickey who requested the officer’s reports to be presented.

Secretary, Finuala McNally, read the minutes of the previous AGM and then outlined the Society’s activities for 2009.

Pat Lawless presented detailed Accounts showing that the group’s finances were in good shape. He spoke of the difficulty of getting local sponsorship for the 2009 Festival and acknowledged the valiant efforts made by Pearlie Fullard in this respect. He also praised the support of the funding agencies, particularly that of Foras na Gaeilge.

Margaret Hickey’s address covered the progress made by the group over her past three years as Chairperson. She acknowledged with thanks the support of all the committee, the members and the sponsors in this very detailed report.

The following officers and committee were elected for the coming year:

Chairperson: Finuala McNally

Secretary: Siún McDonald

Treasurer: Pat Lawless

PRO: Stephen Shields

Committee; Mary Ida Kelly, Anne Marie Kennedy, Ian McDonald,

Lucy McCrann, Geraldine Bane,

A number of other members have offered their support and help when required in the year ahead.

Click here to view details of the new committee



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