Thank you to all who came to our social afternoon on 19th January. The I-to-I produced a plan for a social activity that is really appropriate for Team Members. You can read more about this in our ‘On Air‘ newsletter. This was followed by a very enjoyable and informative ‘Hands on Help’ during a live radio show and then we went along to the Lighthouse Cafe for coffee and cakes – and some of us had a meal, too. It was all a lot of fun and the company was fantastic, of course!
Next up is our January team meeting. This is for all staff, members and associates of Claremorris Community Radio and is a chance for everyone to get updates on the Radio’s progress, to give their own news and to join in the discussions. The meeting will take place on Thursday, 31st January, at 7pm in the radio studios.
Agenda: Update from Board; Reports from sub-groups – Membership, Finance and any others; Report from Staff; News from Team Members – any Team Member (Staff, Member, Associate) can contribute; Discussion of points raised by any Team Members.
The AGM of Claremorris Community Radio took place on Monday 12th November, 2018. A large attendance heard chairperson Pat Keane welcome all and introduce the agenda. After the reading of last year’s minutes by Company Secretary Anne McLoughlin the meeting continued to the annual reports.
The Chairperson detailed the events of the year in chronological order. Frame Productions returned our equipment on January 1st and shortly thereafter went into receivership. This ended our relationship with that company.
He thanked a talented, hardworking and committed board who meet almost weekly. They are extraordinary in their dedication.
He spoke about the targets of the board for 2018 being led by the concepts of Team and Community. To this end we had a series of workshops with Martina O’Brien from CRAOL to improve internal communications and consolidate our team effectiveness. We had a Pobal review with Anne-Marie Moran as part of our commitments to the CSP programme. We continue to report to Pobal on a bi-annual basis.
The GDPR imposed more bureaucracy on the radio but we were lucky to have the able capabilities of Anni Wilton-Jones and committed staff. Garda vetting continues and is firmly imbedded in our procedures. On the invitation of the BAI we applied for a ten-year licence. Just recently they have sought further clarification (20 questions) on our extensive application.
Our plans to move to new studios continues apace. LEADER funding and LCDC funding through South West Mayo Development Company and Mayo County Council has made this move possible. He also thanked Minister Michael Ring and the Dept for Community and Rural Affairs, Jimmy Flynn, David Keane and Brian Jennings for their significant contributions.
He praised staff for their dedication and hard work and included Julia Fitzgerald. This industry covered areas such as Sound & Vision and Training. He further thanked our sponsors, advertisers and stakeholders. A special word of thanks was given to Catherine Lavery-O’Brien who recently left us and who contributed significantly to Claremorris Community Radio.
He stated that the radio was in a better place and would thrive with the proverbial, “Ní neart go cur le chéile”, pointing to co-operation leading to strength.
The AGM of Claremorris Community Radio will take place on Monday next, November 12th, in The Dalton Inn Hotel, at 8pm. Everyone is welcome, and all members are encouraged to attend.
Claremorris Community Radio is owned by the community and the board is answerable to that community. So, whether member or not please come along and hear our plans, our achievements and our every detail.
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