Councillors of the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have renewed calls for an increase in their monthly stipend.Presently, Councillors are seeking a $25,000 per month increase on the existing $10,000 per month which they receive.At the most recent statutory meeting of the Council, Councillor Charles Sampson moved a motion for Regional Chairman Renis Morian to make the relevant representation and facilitate authorisation of payment of the increase.This move was well supported by Councillors, with a few calling for $40,000 instead of $35,000. The Councillors have been trying to have their stipends increased for years but to no avail.“For years we have been talking about the stipend that is given to Councillors – the $10,000 stipend… We have been asking from time to time to have our stipends increased… I have noted recently that some salaries and benefits have been increased for certain specific people… the Municipal Council of Linden, theCharles Sampson addressing a section of the CouncilCouncillors are paid a stipend of thirty thousand dollars per month. They are, in my opinion third tier… we’re second tier. And if the Municipal Councillors can get thirty thousand, I think we in a very stingy way we can start with asking for thirty-five thousand,” Sampson said.Adding that he has already done the calculations himself, Sampson said for a total of 16 Councillors that would be $400,000 more per month and $4.8 million on a yearly basis.He further urged the Regional Chairman to consider utilising a particular account to facilitate the increase.“I feel that we need to step up and get more. I think Councillors deserve more than ten thousand dollars… I think it’s an insult to Councillors to be getting that kind of money… I think we should be asking for sixty thousand dollars a month, but we break it down,” Sampson continued.The recommendations for the increase were also supported by Morian and Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph. Morian said while the money is available, the Council cannot authorise such payment.Nevertheless, he said he will put forward the recommendation to the subject Ministers.
The Minor Boys Footballers had another good win last night over MacCumhaills to continue their good start to the season, winning by 3-14 to 2-02.Tonight’s Minor Board Meeting set for 7pm has been cancelled. Our Football and Hurling / Camogie Academies begin this week, see highlighted below for details. The Seniors went down to a narrow defeat at home to Naomh Conaill on Monday, 1-12 to 1-10. The Reserves had another good victory winning by 3-11 to 2-09. Both teams travel to The Bridge to face St. Michael’s this Sunday. The Juniors got their League campaign underway with a good home win over Naomh Columba on a score of 1-09 to 0-07. They are at home to Glenfin this Saturday. The Minor Footballers got their league off to a good start last Friday when they travelled to Gaoth Dobhair and came away with full points winning by 4-09 to 2-07. They have 2 home games this week, first on Wednesday (11th) they take on Sean MacCumhaills and then on Friday they play against Buncrana. Both games throw-in at 7pm..The Minor Hurlers opened their league campaign with losses to Setanta and Aodh Ruadh despite strong defensive displays in each game. They play MacCumhaills at home this Thursday, where hopefully we will be able to put out a stronger side.U16 and Minor Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. All new hurlers welcome. U14 & U16 Camogie training every Monday 6pm.Congratulations to Grainne Gallagher who came 3rd in the U14 County Camogie Féile Skills Competition at the weekend.The U-14 Boys footballers are awaiting a date for their Féile Final against Aodh Rua.The U-14 Girls footballers defeated Termon last Wednesday and they travel to Milford this Wednesday (11th). Bus leaving the Station Roundabout Car Park at 5:15pm sharp. The girls also claimed the Northern Féile crown and will contest the Co. Final shortly.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy gets underway this Friday evening (13th April) at 6:30pm. The Sunday Morning Football Academy begins this Sunday (15th) at 11am. Both Academies cater for children from U-6 up to U-10 and all new members are welcome.The club have launched a “Lotto +1” Campaign for April with the aim of doubling our lotto direct debit membership, see the club Facebook page for details. If you do one thing for our club this year, join our Lotto. Members enjoy free Buses to all Official Co. competition, family membership is also included as well as 3 chances to win our weekly Lotto jackpot and also a €1,000 holiday Voucher for 1 lucky member. It will run throughout the month of April.There was 6 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They matched 3 numbers and win €20 each. John Gallagher, Drumoghill; Barry Daly, Ballymacool; Cathal McGettigan, Long Lane; Joe Hurley, Galway (all Adrian); John Curran, Glencar Scotch and Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill (both card). Next week’s Jackpot is €1,775. Winnings can be collected from Blake’s Bar, Main St.Remember to visit the new website and upload your pictures and info: www.steunansgaa.com GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA NOTES