The Association’s 25th AGM took place in McKee Barracks, Dublin on 04 October, with the kind permission of the military authorities. The draft minutes will be circulated, in due course.
Reports were presented by the President, Brig Gen Paul Pakenham (Retd), the Hon Secretary: Lt Col Joe Ahern (Retd), the Hon Treasurer: Lt Col Richard Cummins (Retd) and the Hon Membership Secretary: Col Richard Heaslip (Retd). All reports, including the audited accounts for the period ended 31 July 2019, were unanimously adopted.
ARCO’s Officers, Regional Representatives, Trustees and Honorary Auditor were unanimously elected for the coming 12 months.
Executive Committee Motions
The following motions were unanimously adopted:
- Motion 1 – Aim and Objectives: Within ARCO’s Rules, insert a new Rule 2A titled Aim, and replace the existing Rule 2 titled Objectives, with new Rule 2 titled Objectives.
- Motion 2 – Subscription: The annual subscription will be increased by €5 from €25 to €30.
- Motion 3 – Tenure of Office: Within ARCO’s Rules, delete the final sub paragraph in Rule 13 and insert a new Rule 14A titled Tenure of Office.
Aim and Revised Objectives
Building on its ethos, values and accomplishments, and with a willingness to change, the Aim and revised Objectives allow ARCO to substantially change its posture, whilst remaining representative, relevant, and viable, in order to safeguard its future.
The Rules now incorporate a new paragraph “2A Aims”, an amended paragraph “2 Objectives”, and a new paragraph “14A Tenure of Office”, as adopted by the 25th AGM convened in McKee Barracks, on 04 October 2019.