April 2017 newsletter

Happy Easter to all our members!

Notice is given in this newsletter of the Annual General Meeting of the Modern Railway Society of Ireland on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

A reminder of dinner after the AGM is also included.

Annual General Meeting

Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of the Modern Railway Society of Ireland, to be held at 7 pm on Wednesday 19th April 2017 in Shandon Park Golf Club, Shandon Park, Belfast.


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of Annual General Meeting on 20th April 2016
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Accounts and Treasurer’s Report
  6. Matters arising from reports
  7. Election of Officers and Committee members
  8. Election of Honorary Auditor
  9. Any other business

Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2016

Minutes of the 2016 AGM have been issued to members.  A small number of print copies will be available at the AGM, but members are asked if possible to bring their own copies in order that the minutes can be taken as read before adoption.

Elections procedure

In accordance with the Constitution of the Society, one of the officers of the Society retires each year by rotation, and this year the Treasurer’s post falls vacant.

Our Chairman David Carson will continue in office until the 2019 AGM, and our Secretary Andy Boal will continue in office until the 2018 AGM.

We therefore invite nominations as follows:-

  • to the post of Treasurer for a three year term, retiring in 2020, and
  • for up to three ordinary committee members, to serve for one year.

Nominations should be forwarded to Andy Boal, 1 Reid Street, BELFAST  BT6 8PE, or via email to society@modernrsi.org stating:

  • The name of the person you are nominating
  • Your own name
  • A seconder
  • Confirmation that the nominee has agreed to be nominated

Nominations must be received no later than Sunday 16th April 2017.

Eligibility to vote

Only members who have paid their annual subscription for 2016-17 and life members will be eligible to vote in the election.

30th Anniversary dinner

As well as having our AGM in the pleasant surroundings of Shandon Park Golf Club, we are pleased to invite you to share a celebratory dinner afterwards in the Golf Club restaurant.

A menu is available by contacting us – your menu choices and your payment (£20, £25 if you choose steak) must be received by the Secretary by Sunday 16th April.  Cheques should be made payable to MRSI as usual.

Members are encouraged to bring their wives and partners to this auspicious occasion.  Dress code is smart casual – the golf club have requested shirts with collars, and no jeans or trainers.

Senior Travel Pass Group

The next few outings will be on Wednesdays 26th April, 24th May and 28th June.  Details will be announced closer to the time, due to the ongoing Bus Eireann industrial action.

Contact: To add your name to the mailing list, please send your details to us and we will pass them on.

Dates for your diary

Clogher Valley Railway bus tour

Irish Transport Heritage are organising a bus tour from Maguiresbridge to Tynan, guided by our Chairman David Carson.  Further information will follow, but it will be in late May or June and cost around £15.


This remains provisionally scheduled for Saturday 9th September.  More information will be issued when available.

2017/18 Programme

Wednesday 20th September

Wednesday 18th October

Wednesday 15th November

Wednesday 17th January

Wednesday 21st February

Wednesday 21st March

Wednesday 18th April (AGM)

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