The National Board and Hibernian Charity board convened in Youngstown Ohio for the President’s testimonial dinner and the presentation of the 2021 Sean MacBride Award to Geraldine Finucane.
The gathering started with a meal and team building event at a great local restaurant the MVR whose bocce courts allowed for good fun and intense competition amongst the members. Two full days of meetings commenced early Friday morning where every chair, director and board member presented their plans for the next three, six and nine months while highlighting successes. There was much discussion and exchanging of ideas. Local divisions, county and state boards are strongly recommended to reach out to the members of the board to help direct, support and educate their chairs on the goals of each chair President O’Connell has assembled a very strong team that under his leadership is making a difference and is indeed the voice of Irish America Sincere thanks to Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and his team for their welcome and providing access to state of the art meeting rooms.
As part of the Presidents Testimonial Dinner the speeches and gifts were given by the National Board and State Board members from across the country in recognition of President Daniel O’Connell’s longtime leadership and brotherhood.