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The Golden year for Limerick Shannon Rotary Club

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Independent councillor Kathleen Leddin, the new Mayor of Limerick CityIndependent councillor Kathleen Leddin, the new Mayor of Limerick CityLimerick Shannon Rotary Club is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year. Celebrations will get underway with a Golden Jubilee Lunch on July 8 at the Greenhills Hotel.District Governor Trevor Morrow will have pride of place, with outgoing President Jim Molloy, and President Elect Bill Noonan. Also their sister club, Limerick Thomond, will be represented by President Gerry O Doherty, and ex District Governor Barney Callaghan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick-Shannon is also set to sponsor five Probus Clubs, and the Presidents of each will be present.Marking a close association with the Army, the First Southern Brigade will be represented by Lt.Col Paul Carey, with the leader of the Band of that Brigade , Capt Brian Prendergast. Also in attendance will be Lt. Gen Pat Nash , of Limerick hurling fame, who is also a recipient of the Limerick Shannon Club’s Paul Harris award.Also in attendance will be newly elected Mayor of Limerick, Kathleen Leddin, who was present in 1988 at their Silver Jubilee celebrations along with her late husband , Tim, who was Mayor on that occasion. Previous articleBus Éireann gathering more services.Next articleTaylor rues “mistakes” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter NewsLocal NewsThe Golden year for Limerick Shannon Rotary ClubBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2013 1107 Email Print Facebook WhatsApp TAGSLimerick Shannon Rotart last_img read more

New Study Shows That A Child’s Brain Develops Faster With Exposure to Music Education

first_imgEvery day, scientists work toward drawing the distinct lines of connection between cognitive functioning and psychological attachments to music. The relationship between creativity and music as an art form are obvious, but there is scientific evidence that also suggests that exposure to music education accelerates the brain development of young children, specifically in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skills, and speech perception.In 2012, researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California conducted a study to prove just that. 37 children from underprivileged neighborhoods between the ages of 6-7 years-old were separated into three groups: thirteen of them received up to seven hours per week of music instruction, eleven children were enrolled in a community-based soccer program, and thirteen were not involved in any program at all. At the end of the two-year research period, the groups of children received drastically different results. Comparisons were made by tracking the electrical activity in the brains, conducting behavioral testing, and monitoring changes in brain scans. As the study concluded, “The results showed that the auditory systems of the children in the music programme had accelerated faster than the other children not engaged in music. Dr. Assal Habibi, the lead author of the study and a senior research associate at the BCI, explained that the auditory system is stimulated by music and the system is also engaged in general sound processing. This is essential to reading skills, language development and successful communication.”If exposure to music education accelerates the brain development of these areas, perhaps we should make such programs mandatory in our national education systems instead of just calling them “extra-curricular.” Reading skills, language development, and successful communication are keys to the maintenance of our society and we should make sure that all growing minds are fully equipped with these foundational skills.last_img read more

Onboarding… the board of your credit union

first_imgLife seems to be a series of “firsts.”Your first day of high school. Your first day in a new job. The first day as a parent.Each “first” is followed by a learning curve. Some are steeper than others.It is no different for new board members at your credit union.Perhaps they were familiar with your credit union, but once on the board – they find themselves swimming in deep waters.What is their role? Can they ask questions? What exactly is ROA? How do they turn in expenses? Fiduciary duties?Joining any new organization, especially at the board level, is like sitting down to watch a soap opera for the first time. Story lines and plots abound. There seems to be a rich history and backstory behind every awkward glance. But new participants can get lost, overwhelmed and confused.That’s where onboarding can help. A good onboarding program gives new officials a wonderful foundation on which to build.So, here are some questions:Do you have an onboarding program for new directors? If not, don’t stress. You have nowhere to go but up!If yes, when’s the last time you updated it?Let’s assume you’re building one from scratch. Where would you start?Think about starting with NCUA’s model bylaws. The model bylaws require credit unions to have a board policy that addresses training for newly elected and incumbent directors and volunteer officials. Training should be in areas such as ethics and fiduciary responsibility, regulatory compliance and accounting.Think about your credit union’s history and traditions. New board members need to know where your credit union came from and what makes it special.Think about your operations. New board members need to understand, in a general way, how your credit union works.Think about their role. New board members need to understand their duties, responsibilities and liabilities. Just what is the organization expecting from them?Think about the people. At NAFCU, we like new employees to spend time visiting key leaders within the organization. We encourage them to set up lunches and meetings to meet and learn from others.Think about your existing board. Ask them what they wish they knew more about when they first started. There’s no right or wrong way to establish an onboarding program. And any program is better than none.Shameless plug: NAFCU has onboarding workshops for credit union directors this year. (Learn more about the workshop at our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference, happening this May in Louisville.)But whether you come to our workshop or not, I urge to create an onboarding program or refresh one if you already have it.It will pay huge dividends, believe me. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com/partner/nafcu Detailslast_img read more