Drumshanbo winner at BOI Leadership Awards

A Drumshanbo man was one of 78 Macra members who recieved Leadership Distinction Awards at a special awards ceremony recently as part of the Bank of Ireland-sponsored County Officer Training. Ray Gilmartin was Co Leitrim’s only winner, securing a Gold Award at the ceremony in Co Clare.

A Drumshanbo man was one of 78 Macra members who recieved Leadership Distinction Awards at a special awards ceremony recently as part of the Bank of Ireland-sponsored County Officer Training. Ray Gilmartin was Co Leitrim’s only winner, securing a Gold Award at the ceremony in Co Clare.

A Gold Award is the highest level that can be secured by a Macra na Feirme county officer, and makes that person eligible to be considered for a National Leadership Award or to participate as a Macra representative on a number of overseas seminars including the European Rally for rural young people.

Macra’s Leadership Training programme aims to provide opportunities for members to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for a leadership position in Macra and in other organisations. The awards scheme is designed to recognise the hard work and achievements of county officers working on a voluntary basis within Macra, with Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards being presented to officers who achieve preset targets and pass an interview.

Macra members, who displayed leadership in their role, were presented with Leadership Distinction Awards from Noel Crowe of Bank of Ireland at the special awards ceremony. The awards scheme recognises the hard work and achievements of county officers working on a voluntary basis within Macra, with Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards being presented to officers who achieve preset targets and pass an interview.