The 2020 Jim Quigley Award

Michael McKenna, Chair of the Skerries Community Association, writes: Last Monday, 19 October, on the day of the 2020 Skerries Community Association AGM, I had the pleasure of presenting Ronan O’ Callaghan with the Jim Quigley Volunteer of the year award for 2020, on behalf of the Association. Ronan was given the award for “his exemplary initiative and proactivity in starting the community response in our town” in setting up a volunteer group response group here in Skerries at the beginning of the Covid Pandemic.

After considerable arm-twisting Ronan accepted the award with the words ”All I’ll say is  I just hope I’m making it clear how the Skerries Volunteer Group was in every way a team effort that literally couldn’t have been done without many volunteers, and you can kick me if I ever say it wasn’t. I want to specifically say that others did the same share of work, especially in getting the concept out there. It’s an example of how people are willing to do to help when needed.”

Well said and fair enough Ronan, but you were the one that kicked it off.

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So who was this Jim Quigley guy anyway?

Jim Quigley came to live in Skerries with his wife Brigid in the late 1970s, purchasing their home in the newly built Hillside Estate. He joined the local residents association and was drawn to the Skerries Development and Community Association where his involvement lasted 22 years. Jim was Chairperson of the SDCA (now SCA) for ten of those years and worked on many, many projects.  Perhaps the most visible legacy of his work in Skerries is the Community Centre. His skills in community building came to be recognised further afield and he became the first full-time President of Muintir na Tíre in 1994. He was proud to be named Tipperary Man of the Year in 1999. Jim died on the 29 August 2001. We remember him and celebrate his life’s work with an annual award. You can read more about him here.

Skerries Covid Community Response Group

When Ronan started the Response Group last March, he was quickly joined by other individuals and groups and together with voluntary services such as Meals on Wheels, they delivered a valuable service to those confined to their homes. 

Leaflets were printed (with the contact numbers for the group) and delivered widely in Skerries. Volunteers were registered and many of them Garda vetted. Google groups and WhatsApp made it possible to respond rapidly to requests in a way that kept personal information private. As local businesses geared up to meet the demand for home deliveries, the need for the volunteer service lessened and the group was able to wind down operations after some months.

It is great to know that there is a reservoir of people out there who are ready and willing to give their time and energy to making life better for others.

SCA Accounts 2019

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For information about the AGM on Monday 19 September, and the report for 2019/20, go to AGM 2020: The 2019/20 Report.

AGM 2020: The 2019/20 Report

This year, the annual report about the work of the Skerries Community Association and its committees will not be distributed to every household in Skerries. A limited number of printed copies will be available from 10/10/2020 in the Community Centre, in local shops, and on request by email to chair@skerriesca.com.

Click on the thumbnail below to see the full report with turnable pages.

SCA and Committees: Our 2019/20 Report

And if you’d like the links to be clickable, open the PDF here:

Notice of the 2019 SCA AGM to members

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Skerries Community Association CLG (SCA) will be held in the Little Theatre, Dublin Road, Skerries on Thursday the 5th of September 2019 at 8 pm to transact the Ordinary Business of the Company, that is to say: –

 

  1. To confirm the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  2. To receive and adopt the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 Dec. 2018
  3. To elect Directors to the Board
  4. To elect Members to Skerries Community Centre Board of Management
  5. To reappoint Dempsey Mullen as Auditors and to authorise the Directors to fix their remuneration
  6. To transact any other business proper to an Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Dated this the 15th of August 2019, by order of the Board, Secretary.

Click the link to open the AGM notice including the nomination form: notice AGM 2019

  • NOTE 1. No person other than a Director of the Company retiring at the meeting shall, unless recommended by the Directors, be eligible for election to the office of Director at any general meeting unless, not less than three (i.e. 1st September 2019) nor more than 21 days (i.e. 15th August 2019) before the date appointed for the meeting, there has been left at the registered office notice in writing, signed by a member duly qualified to attend and vote at the meeting for which notice is given, of his/her intention to propose such a person for election, and also Notice in writing signed by that person of his/her willingness to be elected. [A Nomination Form is provided below].
  • NOTE 2. The names of candidates who have consented to stand for election to the Board of Management of the Community Centre, together with the names of their proposers and seconders, shall be given in writing to the Secretary, and shall be posted on the Community Centre Notice Board at least three days prior (2 September 2019) to the holding of the Annual General Meeting. [See Nomination Form on the PDF below].
  • NOTE 3. Copies of the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements will be available to members at the Community Centre at least seven days prior to the holding of the Annual General Meeting.

 

NB: Please return signed Nomination Form to the Community Centre by 2 September, 2019.

 

AGM 2018 Draft Minutes

Annual General Meeting 3 September 2018: Agenda & Minutes

Venue: Little Theatre, Skerries Community Centre, Skerries Co. Dublin

Agenda:

  1. To confirm the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  2. To receive and adopt the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 Dec. 2017
  3. To elect Directors to the Board
  4. To elect Members to Skerries Community Centre Board of Management
  5. To reappoint Dempsey Mullen as Auditors and to authorise the Directors to fix their remuneration
  6. To transact any other business proper to an Annual General Meeting of the Company.

The meeting began at 20.10 and closed at 21.30.

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2018 Annual Report

The “AGM Invitation 2018 & Skerries Community Association Report September 2017 to 2018” flier will soon be delivered to households in Skerries in advance of the 2018 AGM in the Little Theatre, Skerries Community Centre, at 8 PM on Monday, 3rd September 2018. If you won’t receive it because you have a ‘No Junk Mail’ sign (we could quibble over whether or not it’s junk mail, but our deliverers won’t) or if you just want to be early, you can view it here.

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Notice of the SCA AGM to members

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Skerries Community Association CLG (SCA) will be held in the Little Theatre, Dublin Road, Skerries on Monday the 3rd of September 2018 at 8 pm to transact the Ordinary Business of the Company, that is to say: –

  1. To confirm the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  2. To receive and adopt the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 Dec. 2017
  3. To elect Directors to the Board
  4. To elect Members to Skerries Community Centre Board of Management
  5. To reappoint Dempsey Mullen as Auditors and to authorise the Directors to fix their remuneration
  6. To transact any other business proper to an Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Dated this the 13th of August 2018, by order of the Board, Michael McKenna, Secretary.

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Congratulations to Kay Coleman, Volunteer of the Year 2015!

The annual Jim Quigley Award for Volunteer of the Year allows the Skerries Community Association (SCA) to acknowledge a local volunteer (or group of volunteers) and give them well-deserved recognition for their work.
This year, the award went to Kay Coleman of Skerries Chamber of Commerce.  Kay was presented with it at the SCA Annual General Meeting in Skerries Community Centre (Little Theatre) last Friday night (11 September 2015).

Kay Coleman, Skerries Chamber of Commerce, receiving the 2015 Jim Quigley Volunteer of the Year Award from SCA Chairperson Geoff McEvoy

Kay Coleman, Skerries Chamber of Commerce, receiving the 2015 Jim Quigley Volunteer of the Year Award from SCA Chairperson Geoff McEvoy

In his introduction to Kay’s work, Geoff McEvoy, chair of the SCA, stressed her long involvement with Skerries Chamber of Commerce and mentioned how Kay is instrumental every year in arranging the Christmas Lights and the St Patrick’s Day Parade.
He said: “This award is a long overdue acknowledgement from her friends, colleagues and community,” and read out excerpts from the many emails the SCA had received on behalf of Kay in the process of finding the right person for the 2015 Award.
Martin Scully, President of the Skerries Chamber of Commerce, commented: “For the past 20 years Kay has been a major part of the Skerries Chamber of Commerce.  She has worked tirelessly through all projects, always with her love of Skerries as her driving force.  We at the chamber can’t think of a more deserving candidate for this award.”
In her heart-felt acceptance speech, Kay stressed her love for Skerries and her joy in seeing so many improvements in our town over the years, through the efforts of local people.

Kay joins a long list of previous winners of this prestigious award, which is given in honour of Jim Quigley, a long-time champion of community development.  Jim was involved with Skerries Development and Community Association (as it was known then) over 22 years; he was Chairperson of the SDCA for ten of those years and worked on many, many projects, including securing a Community Centre for our town.  The annual award is a very fitting way to honour Jim.