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Thurles Special Olympics Basketball Club.

Annual General Meeting 2024.

The Annual General Meeting of Thurles Special Olympics Basketball Club took place in the Anner Hotel on March 19 th 2024.

The Chairman welcomed all present and he complimented all athletes, volunteers, families and carers for their contribution to making last year’s activities a successful one for the Club.
He also thanked those who supported the Club in many ways including Meitheal 21 on Abbey Road, the Presentation Convent Sports hall, Tipperary Co. Council, Tipperary Star, Special Olympics Ireland and sponsors who make a valuable contribution to the running costs of the Club.

The Secretary’s report for 2023 was compiled by Ms Mary Ryan Maher and delivered to the meeting by Ms Catherine Reynolds.

The following members were elected to serve on Committee at the AGM for the year ahead:
Chairman: Mr Enda Bourke.
Secretary: Ms Mary Ryan Maher.
Asst. Secretary: Ms Catherine Reynolds.
Treasurer: Ms Carmel Sammon.
Asst. Treasurer: Ms Cathy Slattery.
Medical Officer: Mr Dennis Jordan.
Safeguarding Officer: Ms Antionette Ruth.
Athlete Representative: Ms Maureen O’Shea.
Coach / Sports Officers: Mr Enda Bourke & Ms Marion O’Reagan.
Club Membership Officers: Ms Mary Ryan Maher & Ms Carmel Sammon.
PRO: Mr Enda Bourke.

A good discussion took place on the Club’s main priorities for the year ahead including, fundraising; to cover the ever increasing costs of running our Club, the 2024 athlete programme, Insurance and affiliation fees and volunteer recruitment.

Additionally, the new membership online system (“Just Go”) for athletes and volunteers is being rolled out to all affiliated Clubs this year, which will streamline what has been a very ‘paper based’ registration
process in the past.

We are also anxious to increase our volunteer numbers. The commitment is one evening per
week. [Note: We train indoors at the Presentation Sports hall each Wednesday from 7:00pm 8:00pm.]

If you are interested, please contact Enda Bourke on Tel. No. 087 6060772.

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