There are seven seats on the CCR board. However, at the end of 2016, there were only four members in situ. With time being short for preparing for the finish of POBAL funding at the end of March, these four board members decided the best way forward was to co-opt some new members, who have a fair amount of relevant experience. As co-opted members, the new people are able to serve until the AGM when, like all other board members, they will stand down and be eligible for re-election.
With effect from 31st January 2017, the board is made up of:
Claremorris Community Radio had its first members’ meeting of 2017 in the Town Hall on Tuesday night last. Members gathered to have an input into planning and strategy for the year ahead. The meeting also gave members the chance to meet the station’s new Development Manager David Kitching.
The meeting discussed innovations in financial planning and fundraising to expand our reach into the community of Claremorris and the surrounding area. The station is actively seeking new members and to reinvigorate the participation of those already involved.
Those at the meeting discussed how to build on the station’s relationship with the community and to encourage more people to join and learn how to produce their own radio programmes.
Finally, the meeting addressed the station’s communication strategy: both internal and external. In the coming months, members will be reaching out to individuals, sports clubs, cultural organisations and other community groups to place CCR at the centre of community life in the area. Internally, procedures are being put in place to facilitate improved coordination between members, the board and staff of CCR. The meeting was well attended and built a positive tone for 2017.
Claremorris Community Radio