Irish Elderly Advice Network AGM 2016

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who came to our AGM on Friday 4th November. All of us here at IEAN very much appreciate your continued help and support, and your attendance at these events means a great deal to us.

It was a very successful and informative meeting, with over 70 people in attendance.

We began proceedings with a minutes silence to remember two men who we sadly lost this year, and who had been very valued and influential members of not only the Irish Elderly Advice Network but also to the wider Irish community – RIP John Courtney and Andy Higgins.

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Following this several members of the Irish Elderly Advice Network trustee board read sections of the Proclamation and led the hall in a rendition of Kevin Barry. This was a really special addition to the AGM in this 1916/2016 centenary year. For some, this is the first time that they have read the entire proclamation or been part of such event. A short film was shown that was made in 2013 documenting the beginnings of IEAN and also featured singing by John Courtney, RIP.

Thank you to all who completed and commented on the monitoring questionnaires, your responses are vital in enabling us to continue to provide a relevant and supportive service, and in being able to offer the specific help and advice that you require. If you were not in attendance at the AGM and would like to complete the questionnaire please contact Kathy on kathy@irishelders.org.uk / 020 7428 0471.

We hope that you all found the AGM as informative as we did, and that you feel you are up to date with all our work here at the Irish Elderly Advice Network and the Irish Elders Culture Office.

If you would like to see our current Annual Report or a more detailed Financial Report, please make an appointment with the Camden Office and we would be happy to share these with you.

For any advice, help or support, or for information on our Cultural Activities please contact the office on office@irishelders.org.uk / 020 7428 0471.

Here’s to another successful year at the Irish Elderly Advice Network and Irish Elders Culture Office!

 

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