The National Federation of Arch Clubs, Ireland

Arch Club Governance

National Federation of Arch Clubs is a volunteer led organization with our governing board made up of volunteers from various clubs and two staff. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance. We do this by being transparent and accountable to all our funders and with the delivery of quality services and supports to all our Arch Clubs and members.


In maintaining these standards the National Federation of Arch Clubs is committed to:

  • Signing up annually to and being compliant with the voluntary ‘Governance Code for Irish Charities’ as a type B organisation.
  • Being compliant with the Guiding Principles of National Quality Standards Framework.
  • Adhering to charity best practice with regard to the preparation of financial statements. and registering Audited Accounts with the companies office annually.
  • The National Federation of Arch Clubs is committed to Equality of Opportunity for all staff and volunteers irrespective of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disability, nationality or ethnic or national origin, or membership of the travelling, community.
  • The National Federation of Arch Clubs is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all our members who wish to participate in club activities. We aim do this by safe recruitment procedures offered to clubs ( Garda Vetting ) and good practice guidelines for clubs such as face to face interviews, verbal and written reference checks, identity verification , child protection policy and offer a support process. Health and safety policy and Child/Vulnerable person policy.
  • Our Constitution known formally as our "Memorandum and Articles of Association ("Constitution" under the Companies Act 2014 ) is part of the governing documents of our company and it is this document that reflects the objectives of our Federation.



Memorandum & Articles of Association

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Latest News & Announcements 2017


Laois Arch Club is a very vibrant active club which caters for between 70-80 members at our monthly disco in The Heritage Hotel Portlaoise. Every year we bring a group of approximately 40 of our members for a weekend away and we also bring some of our members on a day trip.

This year our day trip was to Dublin Zoo. The excitement was catching as we headed off in June and we all had a wonderful day exploring all the different areas and seeing all the animals in the zoo.

The high light of the day was definitely when we went to have lunch in the restaurant and some of our members spotted Gerry Creighton, Operations Manager, who appears on The Zoo TV Series on RTE. They couldn’t believe when he joined our table and chatted to us all about his work.....


This is Gerry with Melissa, his No 1 Fan!        

The rest of the group quickly stepped in to have their photo with Gerry too.


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