The Annual General Meeting for Paralympics Ireland took place on Thursday, 8th May. It was one of historic nature, as it was the first ever Paralympics Ireland AGM to be hosted virtually.
The 2019 AGM saw over 50 member delegates, board members and staff in attendance, joining remotely from their homes through the Zoom app. The decision to host the AGM virtually was due to the current social distancing restrictions in place by the Irish Government.
The meeting was addressed by President, John Fulham, CEO Miriam Malone and Treasurer, Tony Dignam, who discussed the 2019 Financial Reports from our Annual Report.
President, John Fulham opened the AGM by congratulating the achievements and efforts of the athletes, coaches, staff and service providers while acknowledging the retirements of Orla Barry and Amy Marren, he also offered condolences to Kay McShane, Pat McLoughlin, Grainne Williams and Michael Delaney who sadly passed away in recent times. Mr. Fulham closed his opening by stating how the right decision was made to postpone the 2020 Paralympic Games until 2021 due to Covid-19.
Following on, CEO Miriam Malone gave her annual CEO Report, highlighting key areas from the Strategic Plan from 2019 and for 2020. There was also an update on the impact of Covid-19 and the 2020 Paralympic Games postponement.
The President announced the three motions, which were up for voting, all of which passed.
The meeting concluded with closing remarks from the President who thanked everyone for attending and looked forward to seeing them all again at the EGM later in 2020.
To see the 2019 Annual Report, click below: