This is a great opportunity……

We have always been very lucky over the nearly 30 years of Down Syndrome Galway to have always had very committed, enthusiastic and dedicated Parents & Carers.
It has always been that our Children or Adults with DS needed something and a group came along, rolled their sleeves up and just did it….
Nothing has changed except that now there has never been a better time to join the committee as Down Syndrome Ireland has realised that the Branches need support and training to help each branch reach its full potential. DSI also realise that there needs to be specific training for the Treasurer in particular.  The role of Treasurer is about to get easier as DSI are putting systems in place where they will offer greater assistance in this role. (more information of this to follow)

As we mentioned to you, at the AGM, due to COVID, we haven’t been able to change our Branch Committee as we usually would.
So now we are offering you a great opportunity to join the committee as the:
Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, Secretary or other Branch committee members
If there is a class/workshop/event that you would love to see up and running in Galway, then this is your opportunity to make it happen, with lots of support to assist you.
You may wonder, why not someone else?
But the Branch isn’t us – it’s you!
It’s every member with DS and their parents, carers and siblings.
It is that simple!  We work as a team, to support and help get things off the ground. (no one is left to do everything on their own)
We need your ideas, energy, enthusiasm…. and a little bit of your time.
We would love people who are as passionate about our DS Community as we are, a group that will represent people with DS from Birth, right up to Elderly Adults with DS

I’ll follow on with a brief description of each role in my next email but in the meantime, think about this over the weekend,
if you don’t feel confident enough to join on your own – maybe another parent will join with you?
Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Pat Coyne, Chairperson on 087 285 0812 if you have any questions.
Looking forward to you having the privileged opportunity of joining our DSG Branch Family.