Advance Notice, 26th Young Fine Gael National Conference, 2013

Preparations are underway for the 26th YFG National Conference, 2013. We would like to notify you of the following information:

Event: YFG National Conference, 2013
Date: Friday – Sunday, 22nd – 24th November 2013
Details: Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford City
Web: http://www.towerhotelwaterford.com/
Email: info@thw.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)51 862300

Deadlines for Submission of:

Motions: 5.00 p.m., Friday, 1st November, 2013
Constitutional amendments: 5.00 p.m., Friday, 1st November, 2013
Nominations to contest elections: 5.00 p.m., Friday, 1st November, 2013

Nominees must submit a 50 word biography and a photograph (high resolution jpeg) available on or before Wednesday 6th November 2013. Failure to supply this information by the above date will result in non-inclusion in the conference programme. The Steering Committee will correspond with nominated persons directly about other print requirements after close of nominations.

The following elections will take place at the National Conference:

There shall be ten elected members of the National Executive.

The President will be directly elected by a vote of all members present and eligible to vote.

The Vice-President will be directly elected by a vote of all members present and eligible to vote.

Eight ordinary members of the National Executive shall be elected.
Four of the ordinary members shall be elected from a National Constituency Panel where all members present and eligible to vote may vote.
One of the ordinary members shall be elected from each of the four European Constituencies (as per the 2009 European Parliament elections) - where all members from branches in that region present and eligible to vote may vote. Each of the four ordinary members so elected shall act as Regional Organiser for their respective region.

In summary: each member will vote to elect one President; one Vice-President; four nationally elected ordinary members; and one regionally elected ordinary member.

You must be a voting member of YFG and have a photographic ID to vote.

Over coming weeks, the Steering Committee will issue further information and regular updates, including election nomination forms, requirements and parameters for submission of motions and constitutional amendments, dinner bookings, and transport options.

Bookings for accommodation at a rate of €35 per person sharing per night can be made by contacting the hotel (please use the Promo code 'YFG' to avail of the delegate rate):
Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford City
Web: www.towerhotelwaterford.com/
Email: info@thw.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)51 862300

Tickets for the Gala Banquet, which will take place at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday 23rd November, can be purchased in advance from me at the details below, at a price of €25. Tickets are limited and must be booked and purchased in advance. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Young Fine Gael. In coming weeks, an online payment system will be available for members to book dinner tickets.

Any queries, suggestions or general input should be sent to Steering Committee, YFG National Conference 2013, Fine Gael Headquarters, 51 Upper Mount Street, Dublin or to yfgnationalconference@gmail.com

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