From very humble beginnings in 2002 the Collins 22 Society has developed into an international movement, nationally recognised as a research resource on Michael Collins. The Society has grown way beyond our initial expectations and now needs to be adjusted to meet the demands on its resources with the growth of new branches and members both domestically and internationally.
In order to meet the challenges and ultimately achieve the goals of perpetuating the life and works of Michael Collins we need to draw from his example and establish a solid financial footing for the Society to move forward.
One of the major projects to be undertaken by the Society is to upgrade the website to a CMS platform. The website is in the process of being rebuilt, and is now capable of use on Smartphones, Tablets etc.
At our recent AGM a motion was unanimously passed to initiate an annual subscription of €10 per member to support its growing profile. This alone is a modest amount but will allow the Society to operate on a sound footing. The upgrade of the website to a CMS Platform, will hopefully incorporate a comprehensive in-depth interactive guide to the last 48 hours of Michael Collins ‘Final Journey’ including the ambush and his death at BealnaBlath.
Members who have joined within the past 12 months or have already made their contribution are not obliged to pay until 2014. If you have an email address available to you and are not in receipt of the monthly newsletter please register on the home page.
The period for the payment is from June 1st to Sept 30th. Bank Particulars:-
Bank of Ireland: Templemore, Co. Tipperary
Account Name: Michael Collins 22 Society
Branch code: 90-44-56; Account No: 87942841.
You can make a payment by Paypal at the DONATE button on the Home Page and Just write Membership renewal where the Paypal account page opens and include the amount in the appropriate box.
Many thanks for you continued support
To register for membership by post & Cheque/PO please print off the ‘attached form’ and post with cheque to the address provided on the form.
For UK membership download the the UK form’ and post with cheque to the address provided on the form.
(USA residents only – complete the form online or downloadable from the USA Chapter pages and mail to: email@example.com )
Lifetime Membership subscription is a once off fee of €30 plus an annual payment of €10.00 between June 1st and Sept 30th. You will recieve a Membership Certificate and Members Pin by post, as soon as your membership has been processed Members who supply their email, will automatically be signed up for the Collins 22 Newsletter, which goes out around the 22nd of each month. Membership is international and open to all. Why your membership is so important
The Collins 22 Society was established as a national movement Dec 6th. 2002. This decision was inspired by the dedication of the Beal na Blath commemoration committee led by Frank Metcalfe. We, like them, feared that the sacrifice of Michael Collins was being eroded from living memory, and that his legacy could be stolen from future generations.
The Collins 22 Society was established on 6th December 2002 and, from humble beginnings, the Society has grown to become an international movement and it website – www.generalmichaelcollins.com – is now widely recognised as a leading research resource on the life and time of Michael Collins. .
Amongst the key objectives of the Society are;
· To perpetuate the name of Michael Collins.
· To honour his ultimate sacrifice.
· To aspire to his life principles.
· To extend the influence of Michael Collins by promoting an interest in his life, his work, his writings, primarily among the youth of Ireland.
Our ethos philosophically reflects that of Michael Collins. We are non-sectarian and non-denominational. Michael Collins short life offers us a vision of a healthy Society based on our God-given human dignity. END
The foregoing represents the Society’s Mission, due to the prevailing ideology and value system – modern politics is failing people in so many ways.
We acknowledge the hosting of our nights of History and Heritage by the Elected Representatives and Constituency Organisations of Fine Gael for which we are very grateful.
Officers & Committee members
PATRON: Nora Owen
PRESIDENT: Noel Coonan TD. 0504 32544
HON. SEC: Gerard O’Connell 087 9801785
CHEQUE SIGNATURIES: Gus Maher, Annemarie Meehan, Bill Martin
NATIONAL ORGANISER: Bill Martin, Glengall, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Mob: 086 382284, email firstname.lastname@example.org
UK ORGANISER: Martin Dunne
UK SECRETARY: Peter Duffy
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: John Fitzgerald, Michael Doran, Jim Greene, Jim Nevin, Paddy Kavanagh MCC. John Paul Phelan TD, Noel Scannell, Tomás O’Cadhain, Denis Lenihan James Langton, Paul Fleming, Ron Daly.
GLASNEVIN GRAVE, FLOWER MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE: Denis Lenihan, James Langton, Paul Fleming, Ron Daly, Rod Dennison and Paul Callery.
To enquire about the Collins 22 Society, please contact Bill Martin, National organiser at email@example.com.