first_imgNorth West 10k Chairperson James Boyle presenting a cheque for 6,940euro to Donegal Youth Service committee members Marina Carlin(Chairperson), Lorraine Thompson (Regional Director) and CharleneLogue (Chairperson). At back are North West 10k Committee membersNancy McNamee and Bernie Brennan with the Mayor of the LetterkennyMunicipal District Cllr Gerry McMonagle and Frank Dooley (DYSDirector)Despite stiff competition from the upsurge in athletic fundraising events the 19th North West Run and Walk has raised €27,760 for four charities.The cheques were handed over to Down Syndrome Association, MS Ireland Donegal Branch, the Donegal Youth Service and Blood Bike North West last night in the Mount Errigal Hotel.In his address Chairperson James Boyle said that this year’s event had once again been a big success.For the first time there were four benefitting charities who each received €6,940.Mr Boyle praised the work of the Gardai, Irish Red Cross and all the stewards who had ensured that the 2,000 walkers and runners got through the event safely which is the number objective of the organizing committee especially with such large numbers now taking part.The invaluable support of sponsors and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure and was also acknowledged while the backing provided by Letterkenny Chamber was described as key to the success of an event that will be celebrating its 20th birthday in 2016.Among the special guests at the cheque presentations was the new Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Gerry McMonagle.CHARITIES RECEIVE CASH WINDFALL FROM NORTH-WEST 10K was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chequesdonegalNorthwest 10Klast_img read more

Bill would mandate repaying scholarships if recipients dont graduate quicker

first_imgLawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years of starting their programs. Members of the House Education Committee on Monday questioned Rep. Tammie Wilson (R-North Pole/Fairbanks) about her bill.The measure would put the time limit requirements on students who receive money from an Alaska Performance Scholarship or an Alaska Education Grant. Wilson says students who accept the state’s financial gifts have an obligation to finish their programs within a reasonable time.But critics worry that the bill has no provisions for students who must leave school for health or family issues.The House Education Committee will schedule another hearing on the measure.last_img