Monthly Archives: May 2010

Jane Asquith Announced as Plenary Speaker

Jane Asquith is to be the Plenary Speaker at this year’s National Conference. She is an independent International consultant and trainer specialising in fostering and adoption and has worked for BAAF UK

Jane is a social worker and manager with 35 years experience in the field including 25 years as a foster parent and is currently involved in the development of foster care and adoption services, including policy and practice development, training of foster carers and social workers and project development.
She is a member of the IFCO training and development committee.

Organising Committee for the National Conference

On the 23rd of January a meeting was held in the Castlecourt Hotel to setup the committee to plan the national conference.

The Committee is: Chair – Eugene Flynn, Vice Chair – Therese McCaffrey, Secretary – Peter McCallig, Asst.Sec – John Horgan, Treasurer – Deirdre Diskin, Asst.Treas – Josie Corr, Workshops – Marie Morris, Childcare Programme – Moira McCallig and Patrick Gilmore

Also at this meeting it was decided to make a contribution to the Gena Heraty Haiti Fund – Gena is an aid worker from Westport.

West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon

Eugene, Mary, Josie and Deirdre Mary, Michelle, Josie and Deirdre
Twelve ladies (including some members of the Mayo branch) took part in the West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon on Sunday 2nd May 2010 to raise funds for The National Conference which will be held on Westport in November 5th-7th. Those who took part were: Mary Flynn, Michelle, Denise McNulty, Carla McNulty, Dympna Carolan, Anne Flynn, Nicola Flynn, Patricia Mcloughlin, Sonia McAndrew, Helen Maloney, Josie Corr and Deirdre Diskin.