On Wednesday, June 15th we held our Annual General Meeting to formally end the year and to elect a new committee.

The evening began with the minutes from the previous meeting being read, proposed and seconded. The outgoing Chair, Kathleen Hayes gave her report and summary of the year and Elmarie O’Riordan presented the financial statement and accounts for the year. Once completed the elections of the new Chair, Treasurer and Secretary were held.

Nicholas Cooper was elected Chair, Elmarie re-elected as Treasurer and Patricia Costello, secretary. Noreen Brazier was elected as the new PRO replacing Noreen O’Donovan who has done an excellent job for the previous two years.

Following the election there was a lively AOB session with comments, concerns and queries across a wide range of subjects. Predominant among them were concerns as to how to increase membership which has declined in the past few years and how to raise the standard of photography amongst club members. Issues that will keep the new committee busy!

A Vice Chairperson has yet to be elected.

The incoming Chair, wishes to thank the outgoing Chair and the committee for their outstanding efforts over the past two years.