Donal Forde, Secretary General of the Irish Red Cross
Donal Forde, Secretary General of the Irish Red Cross
By Donal Forde, Secretary General of the Irish Red Cross Great news this week with the signing of the Statutory Order that enacts the new Constitution. This is the end of a very long road and so much hard work. Special thanks to all those whose determination and persistence brought it about and a special word for Prof Roger Downer who is the principal “Architect “ of this new governance framework Im not sure if people realize how much change may come with this over time. We will see more volunteers involved at a leadership level and more outsiders that will bring new skills and experience. It may take a few years but this has the potential to create a very lively and dynamic mix—All good stuff ..and sure to help us grow and develop. Also Im glad its happening now because it adds to the momentum thats building-we have elections in a few weeks for our new Board, we are starting work on a strategic plan we will soon be launching a number of important new Fundraising initiatives. In a few months time we have plans to get around the country and meet people and all that will keep us busy. So much for a quiet summer!