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
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
Colin Meek Ulapul
Fiona NicLeòid Ros an Ear
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