Cir. 2/2018


Cir. 2/2018

19 January 2018

To All Branch Secretaries

Annual Delegate Conference

Dear Branch Secretary

The 37th Annual Delegate Conference of the Association will take place on

FRIDAY 11 May 2018 in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

Registration will be 12.15pm and the Conference will pcommence at 1.30pm

The latest date for the submission of nominations and motions for conference is Friday 23 March 2018.

Branch AGM

Under Rule 22 (f) Annual General Meetings of Branches should be held no later than Friday  March 23rd seven weeks prior to ADC.

Please contact Head Office as soon as possible if you would like a union official to attend the AGM.  Requests will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

The Rules make it necessary for Branches and for the Association centrally to meet a number of ADC deadlines as follows:

              Friday March 23 (7wks)           Last date for receipt of motions and nominations

              Friday April 6 (5wks)                Draft Agenda will issue.

              Friday April 20 (3wks)               Last date for receipt of amendments to motions on the  draft agenda

              Wednesday April 25                  Last date for receipt of delegate's names to the ADC

              Friday April 27 (2wks)               Final Agenda, Annual Report will issue

              Friday May 11               Conference opens   1.30 pm

                            7.30 pm Conference Dinner

                            The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8



The Branch delegate entitlement will be determined by reference to the numbers in membership on 31 December 2017 and this will be indicated to Branches as soon as possible.


Under the Rules any member of the Association who is not a delegate may attend the Conference as an observer, but without the right to speak or vote.

Nominations and Motions

Please find enclosed the nomination forms and forms for Conference motions.

Under the Rules the Honorary Officers, Executive Committee and Standing Orders are elected at the Annual Delegate Conference.

Each Branch may make nominations for the offices of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Treasurer and for membership of the Executive Committee and Standing Orders Committee.

Each nomination should be accompanied by the written agreement of the person nominated.

Please ensure that all nominations and motions are returned to this office by Friday 23 March 2018.

Conference Dinner

Delegates will be entitled to two tickets to the Conference Dinner.

Yours sincerely

Ciaran Rohan

General Secretary


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