IMPORTANT INFORMATION

An emergency community meeting of Limerick LGBTQ Pride has been called for Wed 9th of April at 6p.m to consult the community in regards to a change of dates of this years festival due to unforeseen circumstances.

Full details will be given on the night. Your attendance would be encouraged and greatly appreciated at this meeting.

This meeting will take place at Culture House, No:2 Pery Square (directly facing the monument in the Park)

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EGM

An EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) has been called by the Limerick LGBTQ Pride Committee to take place at at 7pm on Thursday 23rd of January  in the Absolute Hotel, Limerick, in accordance with Limerick LGBTQ Pride Constitution.  This meeting is open to all members of the community to attend and we encourage attendance.

The EGM has been called to address the following points:

Election of Limerick LGBTQ Pride Committee Secretary:

Our Secretary Richard has unfortunately had to resign his position due to work commitments.  We wish Richard all the best with his new venture and thank him for his time as Secretary. If interested, the role of secretary is outline in the Limerick LGBTQ Pride Constitution.  Nominations for role of secretary will be taken at the EGM.  Candidates will give a brief outline of their skills and interests, if more than one candidate stands an election will take place.  Majority votes of those present at EGM deems candidate elected.  For further information please contactinfo@limerickpride.ie.

Financial Procedures:

As Limerick Pride grows each year so does the financial responsibilities.  To address this growth in finances Limerick Pride Committee has appointed a professional accountant for the forthcoming year to oversee finances.  The chosen accountant is Mr. John Lynch, Accountant and Tax Advisor.  This accountant will act as an advisor when it comes to financial issues, tax liability and will act as a liaison with Revenue Commissioners on our behalf.  The accountant will give a brief presentation to the community at the EGM.

Formation of Limerick LGBTQ Pride Community Forum:

Limerick Pride Community Forum shall be a sub-committee of the Limerick LGBTQ elected committee. This group aims to further community involvement in the organisation of Limerick Pride.  The Community Forum is open to all members of the community and organisations with an interest in Limerick LGBTQ Pride.  The purpose of this working group shall be to shape the cultural and community aspects to Limerick Pride.  The Community Forum will be chaired by the Festival Liaison Officer and will feed directly into the Limerick LGBTQ Pride elected committee. It is recommended that community groups and business organisations with an interest in Limerick Pride shall nominate a representative from their group/organisation to sit on this working group.  This forum shall meet at minimum once per month.  Anyone wishing to join this group can do so on the night of the EGM or email expressions of interest to info@limerickpride.ie

Constitutional Amendments:

It is proposed by the Limerick LGBTQ Pride committee to remove the following line from the constitution:

The Secretary will call an EGM at the request of the majority of the Committee or at least members of the community giving written request to the Chair / Secretary stating the reason for their request.

And replace with the following line:

The Secretary will call an EGM at the request of the majority of the Committee or at least 20 members of the community giving written request to the Chair / Secretary stating the reason for their request.

After due consideration it is of the committee’s belief that the ability of 3 members to call an EGM is untenable and will only act to impede progress of any Limerick LGBTQ Pride committee both now and in the future.  It has been discussed and decided, that 20 members of the community requesting an EGM is a both a feasible and fair number.  Increasing the number from 3 to 20 insures that the calling of an EGM is to highlight a genuine issue or problem whilst at the same time ensuring the calling of an EGM is not abused.  A brief discussion will take place on this amendment where questions can be asked and answered.  A  vote of those in attendance at the EGM will follow.  In accordance with Limerick LGBTQ Pride Constitution a two thirds majority of those present will ratify the change.