Thursday, 21 May 2015

Annette Lane to Lead Cork County Federation

Annette Lane of Midleton has been re-elected as Chairperson of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire for the coming year. In her address to the AGM Annette said ' It gives me great pleasure to report that during 2014 Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire made significant progress in the delivery of our main work programmes. In  community development we continued our supports to Community Councils. We have also been very busy in setting up Regional Networks in Co Cork. These Networks have been set up as part of the Federations Development Strategy. We also continue to forge strong links with other groups and agencies. We also contributed to the second County  Mayors Awards for the Community and Voluntary sector. We organised a series of four very successful Health Information Seminars during the year in conjunction with HSE Cork North  Community Work Department , Mitchelstown and Fermoy Community Networks The National Office for Suicide prevention, and Ballyhoura Development. We also  organised a very enjoyable East Cork Seniors Jamboree in Garyvoe.  We also organised a very successful ‘Pride in our Community Amenity’ & School Garden  competition in conjunction with Cork County Council. These continue to be very inspirational & reflect the huge voluntary commitment around the county by volunteers, teachers & children.  I would like to thank my fellow directors, our staff, and especially the dedicated members of Community Councils and community groups all over County Cork for the huge contribution they make to their local areas every  year. I want to pay tribute to them for their dedication and commitment to maintaining and developing services and facilities in their local areas. We would like to thank all those who helped the County Federation during 2014 especially the HSE Community Work Department  Cork North,  Environment Department Cork County Council, Department of Social Protection and all who helped us in any way.  She thanked the Board for putting their  trust in her again for the coming year and looked forward to working with and for communities in County Cork.

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