News 2013

Mountaineering Ireland
Title: Report from Regional Meetings - Draft Strategic Development Plan
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Date: 04/10/2013
System Date: 04/10/2013
The report on the regional meetings was developed to support the development of a member led Mountaineering Ireland Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for the years’ 2014 – 2017.

The planning process for the SDP began in late 2012 by the staff and board of Mountaineering Ireland. In early 2013 a Mission Statement was published and feedback was sought from the membership. This Mission Statement was taken to the Spring Gathering’s members’ forum where 3 focus groups considered it.  The feedback from the focus groups and other independent members’ feedback were incorporated into the Mission Statement.

The next stage involved the preparation of a Consultation Draft Strategic Development Plan and the scheduling of 6 regional meetings. The regional meetings were structured and included two groups and predetermined questions to stimulate debate and focus on the draft objectives and proposed actions.

This report provides the feedback from all regional meetings but generally does not reflect any congratulatory comments. This report then informed the board of Mountaineering Ireland who considered changes and decided upon the final draft to be put before the membership by way of Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

The Spring Gathering 2013 will be hosted by the Kenmare Walking Club on the weekend of 18 - 20 October. The EGM will be held on Sunday, 20th October 2013 in the Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare at 9.00am. This will be followed by a Members’ Forum.

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