With the 2013 Nenagh Éire Óg club AGM scheduled to take place at MacDonagh Park on Thursday, December 12th (8pm) the club executive is calling on anyone interested in getting involved with the Blues in any form to come along on the night.
People get involved in a club because they want to not because they have to!
Volunteerism is a nice concept, particularly for those that don’t volunteer.
This year Nenagh man Tony Hassett, in an interview with the Irish Examiner, explained how rewarding volunteering for a local organisation could be: “There’s more to life than money. It gives me a sense of achievement and it’s great to know that others are benefiting from my input”.
Our time is precious, but when we give it to others we transform that time into something priceless.
In recent weeks the Federation of Irish Sport reported that an excess of 500,000 Irish adults give of their time freely to clubs on a voluntary basis. Many work quietly in the background and do so out of a passion for their chosen sport and a determination to make a positive contribution to their community. Expert research, however, also suggests that the number of people willing to engage in voluntary activity is much higher than those who actually do so.
Nenagh Éire Óg is no different to any other sports club or voluntary organisation. We therefore encourage anyone in the community who supports the club and who is prepared to give of their time on a voluntary basis to get involved so that fresh faces can bring fresh ideas forward.
The evolution of the club, in terms of its size and structures has led to an inequitable spread of the workload and places a very heavy burden on certain members. This needs to change and with a club of Nenagh Éire Óg’s size there is a huge opportunity to involve many talented people who currently find themselves on the periphery of the club.
In 2013 Nenagh Éire Óg catered for over 400 active members (170 juveniles, 230 adults) and that number continues to grow especially at juvenile level where we have over 60 under-8s now coming to the club.
Whether you are interested in playing, coaching or administrating we would like to hear from you.
We appreciate that not everyone can train a team and that not everyone has time to attend meetings, but there are other very practical ways in which you can help the club continue its work and expand its facilities for the betterment of the local community.
It is impossible to put a value on time and talent so freely given by the wonderful volunteers of the GAA.
If you take that brave first step over the threshold, we guarantee that you will not regret it!
For details of the upcoming club AGM please click here – nomination forms and notices of motion forms must be returned to club secretary Declan Bailey prior to Friday, November 29th.
These forms are available in the complex at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh or can alternatively be downloaded from the following link – click here.
The Éire Óg Club Lotto represents the club’s key fundraising initiative. Please consider supporting the Blues by playing our club lotto online: click here!
Alternatively you can also support Nenagh Éire Óg by paying your club membership.