Nominations invited for Jim Quigley Skerries Volunteers Award 2022

Volunteers are the glue of our community!

Every year, Skerries Community Association awards a prize to an individual or a group of volunteers in appreciation of volunteering work they have done for Skerries. 

Your nominee can be a young person, an adult, or a group – the only thing that matters is that they are deserving prize winners!

Please submit your nomination and supporting text with the reasons why you would like this person/group to get the award so that the judges will be in a position to make a fair decision. Please bear in mind that the judge has to make his evaluation on the information in your nomination so don’t hold back on detailing the reasons and citing evidence of your nominee’s work and achievements.

Nominations to reach award@skerriesca.com by 5 p.m 22 July 2022.

Who was Jim Quigley?

He was a champion of community development; a larger than life personality who was a dreamer and a doer; an idealist and an activist.  Jim was born in 1942 and grew up in Toomevara, County Tipperary.  He attended school firstly in Nenagh and then Mungret College, Limerick.  After moving to Dublin he worked initially in the bar trade and subsequently in sales with Eir (then Telecom Eireann).  In 1970, Jim married Brigid Carolan and shortly afterwards the couple came to live in Skerries, purchasing their home in the newly built Hillside Estate. He started up the residents’ association there and joined the SCA. He drove the huge community effort needed to get the Community Centre funded and built and was for many years chairperson of the Association.

To read more about him and see previous winners of the Award visit https://www.skerriesca.com/jim-quigley-award/

Last updated 5th July 2022

2022 Report for the SCA and its Committees

See also the recent NOTICE OF THE SCA AGM TO MEMBERS
The AGM is free but numbers are limited. Please register now on Eventbrite.

Affiliated to Muintir na Tíre, registered charity CHY 6865. skerriesca.com. info@skerriesca.com
Registered Offices: Skerries Community Centre, Dublin Road, Skerries Co. Dublin

SCA Chair Jane Landy writes: Back in the chair plus arrivals and departures

It’s less than a year since our last AGM (4 October 2021) and Skerries and the world seem to be very different. An end to all Covid restrictions since March 2022 has meant that those committees who rely on holding in-person events have been able to get back to business. Back in September who would have thought that we would be welcoming people fleeing from war-torn Ukraine to our town? (See skerriesca.com/Ukraine for more.) And I find myself (an SCA old-timer) “back in the chair”, which is as enjoyable and fulfilling as ever!

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Skerries Community Association AGM 2022 and Signed SCA Accounts for 2021

NOTICE OF THE SCA AGM TO MEMBERS

The event is free but numbers are limited. Please register now on Eventbrite.


NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Skerries Community Association CLG (SCA) will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 23rd of June 2022 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. 2021

3. To elect Directors to the Board of Skerries Community Association CLG

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 1st of June 2022, by order of the Board, Secretary.

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. 20 June  2022) nor more than 21 days (i.e. 2nd June 2022) 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. [Nomination Form 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 (by 20 June 2022) to the holding of the Annual General Meeting. [Nomination Form below].

NOTE 3. Copies of the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements will be available to members at the Community Centre and at www.Skerriesca.com at least seven days prior to the holding of the Annual General Meeting.

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Nomination Form

Please click here to download the nomination form for printing. Copies are also available from the Community Centre.

For election to the Board of Directors of SCA CLG or to the Board of Management of Skerries Community Centre [please underline the Board for which you are nominating]

I wish to nominate ____________________________________ for election to the Board of:

Skerries Community Association CLG OR Skerries Community Centre Board of Management (underline one)

Printed name and signature of Proposer: ____________________ ___________________

I consent to my nomination for election

Signature of nominee _____________________ Date: __________________________

NB: Please return signed Nomination Form to the Community Centre by 20 June 2022 or by email to secretary@skerriesca.com


Signed Accounts for 2021

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Skerries Cycling Initiative: Evening Cycles Around the Town from May 2022

SCI Logo and a bike

It’s time to get out that bike and go for a Summer evening cycle around Skerries !

Starting and finishing at Skerries Mills car park on Thursday 26 May at 7.30 pm

The terms “herd immunity” and “critical mass” became all-too-familiar during the recent crisis.

How could cyclists achieve herd immunity, that is, immunity from the dangers of sharing the road with traffic?

The answer is to band together, forming such a large group that we become the traffic.

And so “critical mass cycles” have become a phenomenon that’s really putting safe cycle routes on top of the agenda all over the world.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 16-22 SEPTEMBER 2022

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the European Commission’s flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility.

It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.

To celebrate and of course to participate, we at Skerries Cycling Initiative are planning a major critical mass cycle during that week. But we’ve no intention of waiting until September to get on our bikes. After all, it’s summertime at last!

We’re organising a series of summer “critical mass” cycles, starting on Thursday, May 26th. There will be further cycles on each of the last Thursdays in June July August and finally the big one in September.

We are aiming to double the number of participants each month and hoping to have at least 100 cyclists, scooterers and wheelers of all sorts at the first of the cycles. Do the maths! If this works we could have 1600 cyclists making our voices heard and having fun together in September.

The people of Skerries have told us time and time again that they are reluctant to cycle around Skerries because of the lack of safe cycling routes. Here is your opportunity to find out what it would feel like to cycle safely in Skerries with like-minded friends and family.

We also believe that the planners, councillors, officials and national politicians cannot continue to ignore the demands of 1000 very loud voices.

We’ve estimated that there are probably more than 5000 usable bicycles in Skerries.-So, it’s time to dust off, oil up and hop on your bike.

Be there, at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 26th.

This cycle will start and finish at Skerries Mills Bike Park- No! That’s not a typing error. Let’s reclaim our town park and our streets! See you there!

Public Meeting: Ukraine

Public Zoom Meeting

To get an overview of what is happening locally regarding welcoming and assisting our Ukrainian guests, we will hold an online meeting next Wednesday evening (Wed 6 April, 8 pm) to allow people to share information on local initiatives, and to hear from people hosting accommodation or providing other services to assist Ukrainian guests. We would also like to hear from any Ukrainians already living in Skerries.
Please contact us at skerriesukraine at gmail.com and we will forward a link to the Zoom meeting.

The Skerries Ukraine working group is a group of local volunteers who are helping to coordinate efforts to welcome and assist our Ukrainian guests. You can contact this group by email on skerriesukraine [at] gmail.com and you can find more details on skerriesca.com/ukraine

Skerries Cycling Initiative invites us all to join them at the 2022 Skerries St Patrick’s Day Parade

“Make Skerries Wheelie Safe”: Get on your bike for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!

Skerries Cycling initiative (SCI) wants you, your friends and family to dust off your wheels for this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade, and to hit the streets of Skerries with you and your machine decked out in your brightest and funkiest colours.

Will you join them? Let them know you’re coming here.

Kick-off at 3 p.m. on 17 March on South Strand. Assemble from 2.30 p.m. (tbc, they’ll send an email to all interested before the end)

Michael McKenna, Secretary of Skerries Cycling Initiative, writes:

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Will Skerries CoderDojo return?

Once upon a time, there was a thriving CoderDojo in Skerries. Ninjas (youngsters) aged 7 to 17 met once a month for a busy, creative Sunday afternoon in the Little Theatre. Skerries CoderDojo was both part of the overall CoderDojo organisation and a committee of the Skerries Community Association. We had lots of fun, as you can see from this post from 2015.

Ninjas grew up, mentors and champions moved on…

And now there is hope that we can find people who are ready to start Skerries CoderDojo anew! There are still some funds in the coffers. All that’s needed is a handful of parents / mentors were to come forward!

I myself was the Champion of the group (as the person sort of leading it is called) from 2014 to 2017. As I’m involved in other things, I won’t be able to be part of the new CoderDojo committee again, but am happy to help and would host and attend a first Zoom call to explore possibilities.

Interested? Send am email to Sabine@cccSkerries.com please!

Will ninjas and refreshments return?