A meeting to establish a Leitrim Save Our Schools (SONS) branch will be held in the Mayflower Ballroom, Drumshanbo this evening, Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm.
Local representative of the national organisation Jerome Quinn said he hopes to see representatives from “all our school communities and community organisations” at the meeting tonight to give people a voice nationally with the rest of Rural Ireland.
The meeting in Drumshanbo will outline the Save Our National Schools campaign to date from Jerome Quinn. There will be an election of School Community Representatives onto a Leitrim committee, election of representatives to the National Committee as well as the appointment of Chairperson, Secretary, PRO and Treasurer to the new Leitrim branch.
A number of events have been earmarked by the campaigners including the Labour 100 Year celebration in Carlow this year. Members will be present at local polling stations on the National Action Day, May 31 which coincides with the Referendum on the Stability Treaty. The big event this year will be the National Protest scheduled for July 4/5 in Dublin to support the bill currently drafted by the Steering Committee and Save Our National Schools campaign.
Those who attend the meeting this evening will have time to ask questions or put forward suggestions or comments to the group.
Jerome Quinn, Principal of Aughnasheelin NS and Leitrim Representative on the Save Our National schools campaign said “Lets celebrate and preserve what is best for the future of our country and its people. Keep fighting the good fight.”