INTO Branches are organised into 16 Districts. Each District elects one representative to each of the National Committees (with the exception of the BFC).
A District Committee is established consisting of representatives of each of the affiliated Branches in that District. The officers of the District Committee, elected at the District AGM each June are Cathaoirleach, Leas-Chathaoirleach, Treasurer and Secretary.
The Branch is the basic unit of the INTO. Each school is assigned to one of the Organisation’s 180 branches. On joining the INTO, each member becomes a member of the branch to which her/his school is assigned.
Rule 93 states:
“Each Branch shall hold an ordinary general meeting, which shall be known as the AGM, in the month of December or January each year. It shall hold at least one other ordinary general meeting. It shall hold a special meeting at such time or times as the Branch or Branch Committee decides.”
Members are urged to attend their branch meetings in order to give their views, cast their votes and actively participate in determining the policies of the Organisation.
A Branch Committee, elected at the Branch AGM, is charged with directing the business of the Branch between general meetings. Branch Officers, elected at the Branch AGM, are: Cathaoirleach, Leas-Chathaoirleach, Branch Secretary and Branch Organiser.
Updated July 2017