Pos­i­tive ref­er­en­dum feed­back

Irish Examiner - Farming - - MACRA -

Macra na Feirme will hold a ref­er­en­dum on Novem­ber 10 with the in­ten­tion of up­dat­ing the bye-laws of the ru­ral youth or­gan­i­sa­tion. Over the last few weeks, Macra or­gan­ised a series of in­for­ma­tion nights through­out the coun­try, to in­formed mem­bers how the bye-law changes will im­pact their or­gan­i­sa­tion. Speak­ing to the Ir­ish Ex­am­iner at the Na­tional Con­fer­ence, Macra Pres­i­dent James Healy in­di­cated that mem­bers ap­pre­ci­ated these con­sul­ta­tions and made sug­ges­tions re­gard­ing the gov­er­nance of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“As you might ex­pect, it’s not the most ex­cit­ing topic ever, but I think at those meet­ings, we are build­ing an aware­ness of gov­er­nance, of do­ing it prop­erly.

“You have the char­ity reg­u­la­tor, you have a lot of these things com­ing down the line, and I think mem­bers ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that this sort of thing has been high­lighted to them, that the dis­cus­sions are hap­pen­ing, that they are be­ing con­sulted.

“I think they sud­denly see it as a pos­i­tive that we have gone out, had the meet­ings, while it has been a good op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss some of what is in the doc­u­ment, some of what has cre­ated the con­text for the doc­u­ment, we have had sug­ges­tions for im­prove­ments and changes, but I think cer­tainly there hasn’t been any neg­a­tive feed­back to­wards the by-laws” he said.

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