Hello, I want to give you an update on some important meetings for IDS.

We are planning our AGM for Saturday 28th November, the meeting will be on Zoom. The AGM is open to everyone in the Deaf community but only IDS members can vote, we are looking into how this can be done online.

Please put the date of the AGM in your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there.

We have been working hard for the community over the last year during the pandemic and we need your support. Please join now or renew your membership today to help us to do our work.

Renew membership on our website (https://www.irishdeafsociety.ie/membership/)

or if you don’t have computer access we can post you a membership form – email membership@irishdeafsociety.ie.

We have found in the past that the AGM is not the best place to have an open discussion on community issues. The format of the AGM does not easily allow debate. The items discussed at an AGM should only be about the Annual Accounts, re-appointment of the Auditor, election of Directors and changes to the M&A (Constitution). Discussions about how IDS is run or important community issues are better discussed in a different forum.

For this reason we are planning an open community meeting with the theme “What’s next for IDS?” We hope this can be a good open discussion about IDS and how we can work better with the Deaf Community.

This open community meeting will be on Wednesday 11th November from 7 to 9 on Zoom. Please try and keep that time free and join us for an active discussion.

Finally, we will be emailing members more information about both meetings in the next few weeks.

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Contact our Coronavirus support team by email advocacy@irishdeafsociety.ie or text/call 086 440 1443.

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