At the August meeting of the directors of Skerries Community Association, three new officers were elected and one agreed to continue with her role.
The SCA directors, all volunteers, normally meet once a month, and their August meeting, far from suffering from any summer-time blues, saw near-full attendance and a number of exciting changes.
After three years as the SCA Chairperson, Martin Russell (well-known in Skerries for his work with Mourne View Residents’ Association, the Mourne View soccer club, the cricket club to list but a few) handed over the reins to fellow director Ciara Leonard.
Ciara has been on the Board of Directors for a good number of years and is delighted to be elected as chairperson. With her finger in many pies, from The Little Theatre Upgrade Project to Skerries Water Quality, she hopes to continue on Martin Russell’s fantastic hard work. Ciara is very much looking forward to kick-starting her new role with the centenary celebrations of The Old School on the 26th of August!
Geoff McEvoy was elected as the Vice Chairperson. Geoff has lived in Skerries since he was four years old and is a former pupil of Réalt na Mara and Skerries Community College. He joined the SCA Board of Directors in 2013.
Zaneta Wright is the new Secretary. On the SCA Board since earlier in 2014, Zaneta has been living in Skerries since 2008. She is involved with Sustainable Skerries and is very interested in working towards developing a better, happier and more resilient world.
And the Skerries Community Association’s directors are very indebted to their treasurer, Mary Conway, who has agreed to continue as the Treasurer of the SCA. Mary has been involved with Tidy Towns for many years and has also been serving on the board of the SCA for a good while.
Together with the other Directors, Ciara, Geoff, Zaneta and Mary will certainly do their best to contribute to the SCA’s central mission: To make a great town even better!
Our new SCA chairperson, Ciara Leonard, stated: “I hope to follow in the footsteps of the past chairpersons I have worked with on the SCA, especially Ernestine Woelger, Jane Landy, and of course Martin Russell. They have been an inspiration to me through their hard work and achievements. I admire the dedication of all the directors of the SCA board and their enthusiasm and commitment to making Skerries an even better community to be a part of. I aim to give continued support to the longer-established committees like Skerries Tidy Towns and Skerries Town Twinning Association – but equally to the newer committees that are under the SCA umbrella, like CoderDojo . I hope to increase the opportunities for local volunteers to be get involved with a group of their own interest through the positive success of local projects and groups.”