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YFG National Conference 2018

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Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel

E34 VK12 Ballykisteen

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Preparations are underway for the 29th YFG National Conference, 2018.

Take time to read the information & mark down all the closing dates in your calendar.

We would like to notify you of the following information:

1. Registration
2. Accommodation
3. Nominations to Contest National Executive Elections
4. Submitting Policy Proposals (Motions & Constitutional Amendments)
5. Gala Dinner Ticket Reservation
6. Under 18 Year Olds




1. Registration: If you are attending the Conference at any stage over the weekend, by registering here on Eventbrite you will have access to the event. Register by: Monday 19th March 2018.

Note to candidates: please ensure all your campaign team, branch members, friends etc. are registered for the conference before arriving at the hotel.



2. Accommodation

Contact the hotel directly to book your space (First come, first served. Over flow accommodation is available once hotel space is full)

Twin Room: €38 B&B per person sharing per night

Triple Room: €38 B&B per person sharing per night

Hotel: Great National Ballykisteen Hotel, Limerick Junction, Co. Tipperary

Telephone: 062 33333 (Request to speak with Marion Moore)



3. Nominations to Contest National Executive Elections - OPEN

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 26th February 2018 - send nomination form to kate@finegael.com

Request nomination forms: email Kate@finegael.com

All candidates for election to the National Executive shall be proposed and seconded by not less than two branches in the constituency in which they are a candidate.

At least three days notice in writing of any meeting of any unit of the Organisation shall be given to all members of that unit plus the Constituency Youth Officer and the National Youth Officer.

(When branches are organising a meeting to decide who they are nominating they must email the NYO with at least three days notice - as per the YFG Constitution & Rules)

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 elected shall act as Regional Organiser for their respective region. The Dáil constituency of Clare shall be presumed to form part of the Ireland South constituency.

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

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

Nominees must submit a 50 word biography and a photograph (high resolution jpeg) on or before Monday 26th February 2018. 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.



4. Submitting Policy Proposals (Motions & Constitutional Amendments) - OPEN

Closing Date : 12.00 noon, Friday 2nd March 2018

Email: stephen@yfg.ie



5. Gala Dinner Ticket Reservation — RESERVE YOUR TICKET

Date: Saturday 24th March 2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €29.00 - Limited availability, book early to avoid disappointment.

Description: 3 Course Gala Dinner, Guest Speaker and Band to be announced.

*Tickets must be purchased by 12 noon Thursday 8th March 2018.


6.Under 18 Year Olds

If you are Under 18 years of age and you are attending the National Conference, you will need a 'Parental Consent Form' signed and sent to kate@finegael.com. Please email Kate for a form. All forms must be sent to Kate by Monday 12th March 2018.

Any queries, suggestions or general input should be sent to the secretary of the Steering Committee – Philip O'Callaghan (yfgnationalconference@gmail.com).

Kate Acheson

Fine Gael National Youth Officer - on behalf of the 29th YFG National Conference Steering Committee.

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