The Annual General Meeting of Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association (trading as Epilepsy Ireland) took place on 28th September 2020. In light of ongoing social distancing requirements, the meeting was held via Zoom.
EI Chairperson Cathy Grieve presented an update on Epilepsy Ireland’s work in 2019 and highlighted the challenges facing the organisation as a result of Covid-19 in 2020 and beyond. Cathy’s report covers our work in support services, training, epilepsy awareness, advocacy and research, and you can watch the full report at the below.
EI Company Secretary Clare O’Dea presented the Treasurer’s report on behalf of Treasurer Paul Kehoe. In it, Clare discussed the key points from our 2019 financial statements. She also highlighted that fundraising is down by 50% in 2020 and referenced EI’s reliance on HSE funding to continue providing our services.
Other business conducted at the AGM included the reappointment of our auditors, Deloitte and the election of Paul Fahey to the board for a four-year term. The meeting also passed a special resolution to change the organisation’s constitution in line with the requirements of Revenue and the Charities Regulator, removing the requirement for Revenue to prior-authorise changes to the Constitution.
In ‘Any Other Business’, members raised questions on EI’s plans to resume in-person and group-based services, while some members also committed to raising funding issues with their local elected representatives.
Thank you to all who attended our first ever online AGM.
For more information on our 2019 activities discussed in the above reports, see:
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