Donegal secure top positions at Community Games AGM

Community Games held its 44th National AGM last weekend in the Strand Hotel in Limerick. Donegal representatives were to the forefront at elections on Friday night securing posts at the top table.

Community Games held its 44th National AGM last weekend in the Strand Hotel in Limerick. Donegal representatives were to the forefront at elections on Friday night securing posts at the top table.

Gerry Davenport was elected as National President, Bernie Brennan to the Board of Directors, May Logue to the National Finance Committee and Catherine Boyce was nominated to the National PR Committee.

Gerry Davenport took charge of the AGM after he was elected, unopposed to the position of National President once again at the weekend. This is Gerry’s second year to hold the position having stepped down four years ago after five years at the reign, only to be head hunted by delegates nationwide to step up to the mark once again.

Gerry stood up to the challenge last year and was elected unanimously as President and held onto that position again at the weekend. The manner in which Gerry ran the AGM was highly praised by all delegates present.

When the task of electing the Officer Board was concluded, it was then onto electing the Board of Directors. Bernie Brennan from Letterkenny was the only Donegal member to be nominated for this position. Bernie is a valuable member of Community Games in the Letterkenny area for a long number of years and the high esteem in which she is held in throughout the Country was proven when she was elected director in the first count. Bernie is now one of eight directors in the organisation and had been a long standing member of the Standing Orders Committee.

May Logue from Cranford was elected onto the Finance committee. This is a position May has held for the last five years and her hard work and dedication to the job was reflected when nominated by over 20 counties.

Catherine Boyce from Fanad was nominated onto the National PR Committee as Ulster representative. Catherine held the position of County PRO for a number of years and was elected as Ulster PRO at the recent Ulster AGM.

The Strategic Plan for 2012 - 2015 was launched on Saturday afternoon by Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan. Minister O’Sullivan gave credit to the work and commitment of the thousands of volunteers regarding their work with Community Games throughout Ireland and said it was great to have an organisation such as this in every community in Ireland. Delegates Marie Gibson, May Logue and Michael Crossan had a busy weekend with many motions and recommendations debated on Saturday and Sunday and a new comprehensive programme of activities will come into effect for 2013.

Any area not affiliated yet or who would wish to affiliate can get in touch with County Secretary Mary O’Donnell at 086/2244243 as soon as possible.