Positive referendum feedback
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.