Update on society activity

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Below you will find the latest updates on the General Assembly, Strategy and National Volunteer Awards. 

General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is meeting tomorrow, 23 February. The GA is the highest governing authority of the Irish Red Cross and gives direction to the Board on the strategic focus of the organisation. It meets two or three times a year and the focus of this GA meeting will be on the 2017 annual report and consolidated accounts, as well as the developing new strategy for the organisation.


The Strategy Development Group has proposed a final draft of the new strategy to the Board of the Irish Red Cross which was accepted and will be discussed with the General Assembly this weekend. Workshops will now take place around the country in March to discuss the main components of the strategy and to receive final feedback from members and staff in relation to the proposed direction as set out in the strategy. Invitations to these meetings have been sent to members via email. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The National Youth Working Group is preparing age-appropriate consultations regarding the strategy for our younger members and information regarding the dates and venues of these youth meetings will follow shortly.

Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards

The Irish Red Cross is calling on members of the Society to submit nominations for the Irish Red Cross National Volunteers Awards 2019. Nomination forms are available at this link; https://www.redcross.ie/volunteerawards/

This year’s awards are taking place on 27 April in the Hogan Mezzanine Suite in Croke Park at 2.30pm. The National Volunteer Awards shine a light on the remarkable, selfless work of Irish Red Cross volunteers around the country by celebrating their contribution to the Society. There are eight categories of awards reflecting the variety of humanitarian services fulfilled by Irish Red Cross volunteers including a Youth Achievement Award and a Health and Social Care Volunteer of the Year Award.

There are six additional categories which can be entered as well;

Volunteer of the Year

Young Volunteer of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Branch of the Year

Area of the Year

Unit Member of the Year

Good luck to all applicants, we look forward to reading about the great work completed in your area.