Rotary Club of Navan president, Dr Amin Louli, Marie Mullooly, James Connell (St Patrick’s CS.) Geraldine Honan, Sharon Carolan (Navan Credit Union Plus).

St Patrick’s CS student wins youth leadership award

The Rotary Club of Navan has announced the winner of its Youth Leadership competition. Transition Year student James Connell of St Patrick’s Classical School, Navan will represent the Rotary Club of Navan in the regional final from which one student is selected to attend a six-day team building tour of Belfast, Stormont and Dail Eireann. The tour culminates in the regional winner joining 500 students from all over Europe in debating a variety of issues at Euroscola at the European headquarters in Strasbourg.

The Navan club has been involved with this competition since 2005 and this year's organising committee of Geraldine Honan and Marie Mullooly are extremely grateful for the sponsorship and support of Navan Credit Union Plus each year. The standard was extremely high this year with students from Loreto Convent Navan, Dunshaughlin Community College and St Patrick’s Classical School making the final round.

Now in its 42nd year, the Rotary Club of Navan, with this year’s president, Dr Amin Louli, continues with its long tradition of supporting local charities and community projects through its fundraising and voluntary work. The club was delighted to present the proceeds of the rescheduled ladies luncheon and fashion show held at Tankardstown House. The organising committee of Jacqui McCormack, Marie Mullooly and Rob Callaghan were delighted with the response from all those who honoured their sponsorship and attendance, in particular, main sponsor Valerie Moran of eComm. Music was provided by the wonderful Red Hurley, and the fashion show from Ribbon Rouge, Trimgate Street, Navan, and Merrion, and Tony McDonnell Menswear of Navan and Dundalk was an enormous success. The committee extended a thank you to all sponsors, including artist Patsy Reel and Shanley Interiors.