Offaly Branch of the DAI is pleased to inform our regular readers that we now have three new committee members!

The committee is comprised of the parents of children, officers of the group and the workshop co-ordinator. From the outset it was our intention that the workshops and the group itself would be ‘owned’ by the members and their parents.

With the addition of our new committee members Ms Jacinta Maxwell, Ms Mary Tynan and Ms Mary Bryan this brings our number to eight. We will now be able to introduce a rota system for the supervision and signing in of the children each week.

Until recently, this was one of the many responsibilities of the original four committee members. As there is a lot of work involved in running the group efficiently we are delighted to welcome our new committee members and share this with them!

If you have an interest in becoming more involved in the running of the group we’d be delighted to hear from you. Simply make your interest known to any of the committee members and let us do the rest! Alternatively, drop us an e-mail or ring The Dyslexia Phone for a chat about how you might be able to help us help your child…

Committee Roles Currently Available:
PR Officer – responsible for advertising and submitting press-releases to local and national media,
Events Co-ordinator – responsible for organising public meetings, events, refreshments, etc,
Fund-raising Sub-committee – this role is self-explanatory! We want you to help us raise funds and plenty more…

With the exception of this month, ie February 2010 we anticipate that the committee will meet on the first Monday of each month. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 1st March at 5.30pm in Geashill National School, perhaps you’d like to join us?