The inaugural meeting of the Avoca Co-operative Housing Society took place in Rathnew Community Centre on a sunny evening in late July.
Although members had to wear masks and socially distance due to restrictions, we were delighted to see a great sense of curiosity and excitement among the group. Kieron Brennan, CEO of Co-operative Housing, welcomed everyone to the meeting. During his address, he spoke about the co-operative model and the unique position of Members as shareholders in their co-operative, particularly emphasising their democratic power. It is our hope that we will be able to engage and mix more with the new Members in the not too distant future.