At our International Conference in September last, The Pioneer Association launched the Ten Year Emblem and Certificate for Pioneers who have completed ten years unbroken membership from the time of enrolment in the Full/Life Pioneer Membership category. Pioneers eligible to wear this emblem should be at least twenty-six years of age.
The emblem was struck to mark the ‘Year of Faith’ that coincided with the Association’s 115th anniversary and the International Gathering Conference hosted by the Pioneer Association as part of the government’s Gathering 2013 initiative.
The first two awardees of the Ten-Year Emblem and Certificate on Saturday 28 September 2013 in All Hallows College, Dublin, were Patricia Gallagher, Chairperson of the National Youth Committee, and John Dowling, Mountmellick Pioneer Centre, Chairperson of the Leinster Provincial Activities Committee and member of the Board of Management of the PTAA.
The emblem and certificate are now available to order on-line - http://pioneertotal.ie/pioneer/fc?action=shop - or directly from Central Office. The emblem is €15.00 and the certificate is €1.50.