Notes on St Patricks Parade AGM

The Delvin Parade held its AGM in Carmel Gaffney’s on Monday 17th June. Despite a modest turnout (which appears to be the local norm now), a small but resilient group got to work on planning what could be a very different Parade for 2020.

Key Points

  • The outgoing Committee was re-elected.
  • Michael Leonard and Ned Keogh have retired from their positions and their support and contribution was gratefully acknowledged.
  • Michael has expressed his ongoing support for the Parade and will continue to assist from a “non-management” position.
  • Some matters arising were identified in relation to the 2019 Parade, including the duration of the parade and the number of pauses, the number of photographers on the street, sound quality at the far end of main street, use of the cattle mart as an unauthorised car park and some operational “teething” problems. These will be addressed individually as plans for the 2020 Parade take shape.
  • A desire was expressed to further develop the Parade, with live (possibly “known”) bands performing on the street and invited guest floats to add colour and diversity.
  • 2 major fundraisers will be organised for later in the year and details will be shared in due course.
  • More volunteers are needed to help drive the Parade and its associated events forward. Anyone interested in joining, is encouraged to come along to a future meeting – details of which will be shared on the website when set.
  • A presentation was made to Carmel Gaffney to show appreciation for hosting the committee meetings.

Please note that this article was prepared by DelvinVillage.Com and should NOT be considered an official statement or account from the Parade Committee.