There was great cause for celebration recently as long-standing Society member, Connie Gannon, was announced as one of 5 nominees for this year's AIMS Mary Kelly/Unsung Hero award.
Each year, societies from around the country have an opportunity to put forward candidates for the award, with only a handful chosen as nominees. The award recognises members who generally are not seen in the limelight or receive the applause of an audience, but who work diligently away in the background, usually over a period of many years.
Connie has been with the society for over 30 years, spending many years on committee - she is a former Chairperson and is our current Treasurer - and has always been a reliable, hard-working member, always willing to get involved and lend a hand. This nomination is a fitting tribute to Connie for everything she has done for the society down through the years.
The Society has previously had members nominated for this award: Mary Heaney (2005), Yvonne Hanbury (2009) and Angela Webb (2013), with Angela winning the Mary Kelly Trophy in 2013.
The AIMS Awards winners will be announced at the annual AIMS Awards Weekend which takes place this weekend in The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, and will be attended by Connie and a number of Society members. The awards ceremony takes place live in the I.N.E.C. on Saturday night and will be available to view via AIMS social media.
The Society wishes Connie the very best of luck for the weekend. We will be very proud to see you take your place among the other nominees.