IRO - Andy Ventress

During my first year in the role as IRO I have visited Germany, Romania, Hungary and Switzerland for their AGMs as well as attending both the International AGM in Brussels and HYM in Malta. I was also able to attend the European Capitals Meeting in London. All these events enabled me to represent GB&I and take our good wishes to other countries.

In the second year I have already booked in or I am planning to attend the AGMs of Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, France, Austria, South Africa, Poland, Cyprus, Belgium. I will also be attending the International AGM in Verona and HYM in Brasov. If you wish to join me on any of these trips please feel free to get in touch, also look out for the information in our Newsletters, on the website and also Facebook.

A big part of the year will be the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) tour to GB&I in the summer. I very much look forward to welcoming 10 youngsters for other 41 club nations for a tour around GB&I. We will again be able to send children/grandchildren of 41 members on tours to other countries.

If your club is interested in travelling to or twining with international clubs and require contacts, then get in touch and I will help as much as possible.