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Moody Owners Association AGM Weekend

2024 Annual General Meeting, Prize Giving and Lunch 

Was held on Friday 9th – Sunday 11th February 2024

at The Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Updated: 13-Feb-24

AGM 2024
Weekend Programme


Friday 9th Feb

21:30
Commodore’s informal drinks in the hotel bar


Saturday 10th Feb

09:00 onwards
Registration

During the day
Visits to local attractions
(see separate information)

19.00 for 19.30
Evening Dinner (Menu)
with guest speaker
£25 pp (MOA subsidised) 

 

Sunday 11th Feb 

10:30 for 11:00
Annual General Meeting
(Papers)

13.30
AGM Lunch
Complementary

Giant’s Causeway

Titanic Centre

View of Plymouth Sound from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth. The foreground is a big green park with a tall memorial monument standing, and a red and white striped lighthouse standing slightly further to towards the waterfront.

Belfast City Hall

The next MOA AGM will be held on the weekend of 9-11 February in Belfast.  The venue is the Europa Hotel, situated right in the centre of the city.  We have managed to negotiate good rates for members attending.  For those not based on the island of Ireland, there are excellent transport links to Belfast with regular flights to the George Best airport.  Ferries run frequently from Cairnryan in Scotland, Birkenhead in England, and Holyhead in Wales.

Northern Ireland is a beautiful country and there are many places to visit; if you extend your visit, a trip to the Giant’s Causeway is heartily recommended.

Belfast is an attractive city with friendly people and plenty of attractions to explore.  It is the city in which the Titanic was built before her fateful voyage to America.  The Titanic Belfast exhibition is located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock – the very place where the vessel was designed, built and launched.  The exhibition tells the story of the Titanic from conception, through construction and launch, to the maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.

Close by is HMS Caroline where you can travel back in time and experience life at sea during the First World War.  You can witness what life was like during the Battle of Jutland, explore where the crew lived and slept, and hear their amazing stories; from the concert parties they performed on board to the incredible mascots that lived alongside them.

In the city centre, the perfectly manicured lawns surrounding Belfast City Hall contain a wealth of memorials to the history, people and events associated with the city.  Among the most poignant are the Cenotaph built in memory of all those who died in the First World War.  Situated to the east side of the City Hall, Titanic Memorial Gardens contain the names all 1,512 victims of the disaster. 

Visit Belfast have kindly produced a video to give us a taste of all that Belfast has to offer us during our visits.

The MOA weekend programme will follow the usual pattern of recent events.  Arrive at the venue on Friday, with drinks hosted by the Commodore and an informal meal. Visits will be arranged for Saturday followed by a formal dinner and an after-dinner speaker.  The AGM will be held on Sunday will be followed by lunch.

Please note the date in your diary and come along to an unforgettable AGM weekend with the opportunity to catch up with MOA friends and make new ones.

If you have any other questions about the AGM 2024 event, you can email the AGM team on agm2024@moodyowners.org

Saturday Evening
Guest Speaker

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Mark Doherty 

The Partner Ships – the Tall Ships of Belfast

Belfast is famous for creating the world’s finest passenger steam ships, particularly those for the premier route from Britain to New York. Of these, Titanic still captures the imagination. This talk will look at the forgotten tall ships made in Belfast during the late Victorian era, some of the finest to sail the seas. We will learn the fascinating story of five ships named after the business partners of Harland & Wolff – fine vessels that circled the globe.

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Local Attractions

Saturday 10th Feb

The following local attractions are available for members to visit during the AGM weekend.

Titanic Centre (& The Nomadic)
MOA exclusive tour
(Tour time: 11:00 TBC)
£21.95 each
https://www.titanicbelfast.com/

HMS Caroline
£8 / £7 (Adult / Over 65) each
https://www.nmrn.org.uk/visit-us/hms-caroline 

Bookings will need to be made via the AGM Registration form by 29th December 2023.

For any queries, email agm2024@moodyowners.org

HMS Caroline

Hotel Booking

Europa Hotel, Belfast

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The MOA has agreed a discounted nightly rate at the hotel of
£145 single occupancy / £165 double occupancy, including breakfast which is available until the 29th December 2023.

Bookings must be made by phone on 028 9027 1066, Option 1.
(If phoning from the ROI, use code 048)

Quote the reference number 498806 when booking to access the discounted rate.

Evening Dinner Menu

Saturday 10th Feb @ 19:00

£25 per person (MOA subsidised)

Appetisers

– Duck Salad (Vegan Tofu Option available)
– Ham Hock Terrine
– Potato & Leek Soup (with Chive Oil)

Main Course

– 12 hour Braised Blade of Beef (GF)
– Roast Hake (GF)
– Wild Mushroom Risotto

Desserts

– Clandeboye Cheesecake
– Vanilla Creme Brule
– Caramel & Coffee Delice (Vegan)

Please use the registration form to let us know about any food allergies / intolerances.

AGM Paperwork
and Proxy Voting

Sunday 11th Feb @ 11:00

Papers will be published as they become available.
You can view the individual papers using the links below.

AGM 2024 Agenda

AGM 2024 Calling Notice

AGM 2024 Notifications and Proposals

AGM 2024 Accounts and Treasurer’s Report

AGM 2024 Independent examiners report 

AGM 2023 Minutes (for approval)

AGM 2023 report

AGM Lunch

Sunday 11th Feb @ 13:30

– Mug of Soup

– Korean Chicken Bao Bun

– Crispy Chicken Sesame seed Asian Slaw

– Selection of Sausage Rolls

– Selection of Sandwiches

There is no cost for the lunch, however please do let us know on your registration form if you intend to attend the AGM on Sunday so that we can plan numbers for catering.

Cancellation Policy

Dinner and AGM Cancellations

Bookings for the Saturday Dinner must be cancelled by 22nd January 2024 to receive a full refund from the MOA.  

Please email agm2024@moodyowners.org to request cancellation.

You will receive a reply by email with confirmation of your refund.

Hotel cancellations

Hotel bookings are subject to the hotel cancellation policy – please contact the hotel directly.

Travelling to Belfast

Visit the Visit Belfast | Getting Here website for plenty of useful travel information.

Public transport

Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport have direct bus services to the Europa bus station at the rear of the hotel.

The rail service from Dublin goes to the Lanyon Station. Rail Travellers arriving at Lanyon Station can avail of a free bus to the City Hall (in central Belfast) which is approximately a 5 min walk to the hotel or may wish to take a short taxi ride at their expense.

Hotel parking

The Hotel does not have its own car parking but utilises the commercial car park facilities of the Great Northern Car Park BT12 5EE, (535 spaces) (accessed via Bruce Street & giving pedestrian access through the Great Northern Shopping Mall to the front entrance of the Europa Hotel on Great Victoria St (A1) (open 6.00am -1.00am Mon to Sat 9.00am -11.00am Sun).

Alternatively, Value Car Parks (575 spaces) located at 19-31 Grosvenor Road BT124GN, one block from the Hotel (2 mins walk) can be used (open 6.45am – 1.00am). Both venues offer identical discounted parking rates provided the ticket is presented to the Europa Hotel Reception & the discount code applied (approximately £18 per 24 hour  stay). 

 

This will register you (and your guest if accompanied) to let us know which days you are attending, your menu choices for the Saturday dinner if appropriate, and any local attractions that you are interested in attending.

Once you have made those selections and submitted them you will be redirected to the MOA AGM payment page to pay for the evening meal.