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Geàrr-chunntasan Dihaoine 22 Cèitean 2009

Geàrr-chunntasan Choinneamhan Chomann nam Pàrant (Nàiseanta)

Comann nam Pàrant (Nàiseanta) (CnP(N))

Geàrr-chunntas na coinneimh

Minutes of meeting 

Dihaoine 22 Cèitean 2009 aig 9f ann an Ionad Sgeulachdan, Dùn Èideann

Friday 22 May 2009 at 9pm in The Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh


An làthair



Mary Galbraith (MG) Glaschu


Dawn Morgan (DM) Inbhir Nis


Sandy Nicholson (SN) Dùn Èideann agus Lodainn


Kerry Butler (KB) Sruighlea & Clach Mhanainn


Donna Campbell (DC) Forfar


Lena Devern (LD) Forfar


Magaidh Wentworth (MW) Oifigear Phàrant


1. Leisgeulan



Colin Meek Ulapul


Fiona NicLeòid Ros an Ear


Marsaili Dow




2 Taghadh luchd-stiùiridh / Election of Office Bearers




The meeting began with the Parental Officer taking the chair. MW welcomed those present and explained the reason she was in the chair was in order to elect the new office bearers.


Convener : Dawn Morgan was proposed by Mary Galbraith


Seconded by Sandy Nicholson


Dawn was elected unopposed.


Vice-Convener : to be elected at future meeting




Secretary : Sandy Nicholson was proposed by Dawn Morgan


Seconded by Kerry Butler


Sandy was elected unopposed.




Treasurer : Marsaili Dow was proposed by Dawn Morgan


Seconded by Mary Galbraith


Marsaili was elected unopposed after the committee unanimously decided to co-opt her onto the committee in order that she could continue as treasurer until a replacement was identified. There was discussion on ways of easing the amount of work that the committee treasurer has and it was decided that committee expenses should in future be paid directly from the Comann nam Pàrant budget at Comunn na Gàidhlig.


Action : MW to discuss CnP budget with Archie MacLean, Chief Executive of Comunn na Gàidhlig.




Magaidh then handed the chair over to the newly elected chair, Dawn.


3. Geàrr-chunntas na coinneimh, 7 Gearran 2009

Minutes of meeting, 7 February 2009


The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted.


Proposed: Dawn Morgan


Seconded: Sandy Nicolson


4. Gnothaichean ag èirigh nach eil air a’ chlàr-chùisean

Matters arising not on agenda


From §3 Matters arising not on agenda: Gaelic schools for Portree and Fort William; both were discussed at the Education committee meeting at Highland Council on the 21 st May.


Action : MW to obtain update on progress in both areas.


Due to time constraints the following items on the Agenda were deferred until the next meeting:


Co-labhairt Nàiseanta / National Conference


Riochdachadh Phàrantan Gàidhlig agus "Parental Involvement Act 2006” / Representing Gaelic-medium Parents and the Parental Involvement Act 2006


Làrach-lìn is sanasachd / Website and promotion


Pròiseact Comhairleachaidh Phàrant / Parental Advisory Project





DC and LD said that they were having difficulties contacting anyone regarding Sradagan in Forfar.


Action : MW to raise with Comunn na Gàidhlig


6. An ath choinneamh

The next meeting


The next meeting will be held on Saturday 12 th September in Inverness.


The following meeting dates were also set:


Saturday 21 st November in Glasgow

Friday 5 th March AGM in Inverness

Saturday 6 th March in Inverness 

Saturday 22 nd May in Edinburgh



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