NOffLA membership even more important in ‘09

Having a strong voice and representation is even more important during these challenging economic times, says NOffLA

In times of crisis a strong trade voice is imperative and if ever there was a time for the off-licence sector to have the strongest possible voice it is now. Without a co-ordinated campaign to fight in the best interests of the independent off-licence the inevitable consequences will be highly detrimental.

So NOffLA asks all members to regard their annual subscriptions as an investment towards their own future success and asks all those who have not already done so to support their association by forwarding annual subscriptions in order that the association might continue to support them.

Continued membership is also a tangible form of appreciation of the outstanding commitment and effort, on an entirely voluntary basis, from the members of NOffLA’s executive who give so freely and so generously of their time. There are always very many calls on chairman Jim McCabe and members of the executive to undertake specific tasks or to speak publicly on the issues that can impact seriously on our members. Our sincere thanks are due to them.

At NOffLA’s recent AGM Jim McCabe also acknowledged the very valuable on-going support of NOffLA’s corporate associate members and sponsors. “We fully understand the pressures that our suppliers and industry colleagues are labouring under and we extend our thanks and our commitment to support those who support us in these difficult times.”


Dates for your diary


1     Public holiday
5     EU & local government elections
28   Irish Derby, Curragh
29   Off-Licence of the Year – judging starts


If you have any queries regarding NOffLA membership or services, please contact our Administrator, Reggie Walsh, at Block D, Unit 6, Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, by telephone on 01 296 2326, by fax on 01 296 2451 or by email at info@noffla.ie. The NOffLA web site can be found at www.noffla.ie.



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