AONTAS Annual General Meeting 2022

25 May 2022
10.00am - 1.30pm
Who should attend:
AONTAS Members
3 hours
Prior booking required:
Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

52nd AONTAS Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022

Date: 25th May 2022

Time: 10.00am-1.30pm

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in person, in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8. This will be our first in-person event in over two years, and although we have engaged with members and learners through many online events, we look forward to re-engaging in person. The AGM will also be broadcast online, but to proactively engage in the meeting we encourage you to attend, in person, if possible.

This AGM will form part of the consultation process for the new AONTAS Strategic Plan and we will look at how we can strengthen the adult learning community as a collective voice for educational equality, in changing times. We will also have voting for elections to the AONTAS Board as well as the statutory business of our AGM - All voting will be complete in advance of the event.

For any AGM queries, please contact Barry Dolan, AONTAS Communications and Membership Officer:

Date: Wednesday, 25th May 2022
Venue: Hybrid Event: Ashling Hotel, Dublin and Streamed Online via Zoom
Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm

10.00am: Registration and Tea/Coffee and Networking
10.30am: Welcome and Opening
John D’Arcy, Chairperson of AONTAS

  1. Adoption of Standing Orders
  2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2021
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Acknowledgement of outgoing AONTAS Board Members
  5. Nominees for the AONTAS Board
  6. Presentation of Annual Report 2021
    Niamh O’Reilly, AONTAS CEO
  7. AONTAS Annual Accounts 2021
    Deirdre Markey (Chair of Audit and Risk Subcommittee)
  8. Appointment of Auditors
    a. To authorise the AONTAS Board to appoint Mazars as Auditors for the year 2022
    b. To authorise the AONTAS Board to determine the remuneration for the Auditors for the year 2022

11.40am – 12.00pm: Coffee Break

12.00pm -12.20pm: Recommendations from Adult Learner Advocates - The Future Vision for Adult Learning, What is Needed?

   Chaired by John D’Arcy, AONTAS Chairperson
• Kayla Dibble, VTOS Roscommon
• Anna Jakobek, AONTAS Board Member
• Craig Kelly, Ability Board

12.20pm-12.40pm: Keynote Address
Jim Breslin, Secretary General, DFHERIS

12.40pm – 1.10pm: Round Table Discussion Sessions
 Introduction to the AONTAS Strategic Plan Consultation

1.10pm-1.25pm: Results of Elections to the AONTAS Board

1.30pm: Close and Light Lunch


Register for this event

Contact details:
10 - 13 Parkgate St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 8, D08 P38N
Tel: 01-4068220