CAFNBO Visits Bru na bhFiann

Pictured are members of Cumann Arachais Fear na mBuan Oglaigh (CAFNBO), who visited our main Veteran’s Home Brú na bhFiann (Home of the Brave) in Smithfield Dublin for a brief on our services and support for struggling veterans of the Defence Forces.

CAFNBO is a society set up to provide insurance and distress funds for serving members of the Defence Forces from Private rank to Sergeant Major. The committee is made up of volunteers from within the Defence Forces.

CAFNBO has been a great supporter and partner of ONE for a long number of years, for which we are extremely grateful.

Objects of the society:
The objects of the society are to provide by the voluntary subscriptions of the members for the following purposes:
1. The insuring of money to be paid on the death of a member or spouse member
2. The insuring of money for the payment of funeral expenses on the death of a spouse or child of a member in necessitous circumstances.
3. Providing relief of poverty to members when in distressed/necessitous circumstances by way of the Distress Fund.
4. The granting of other assistance to members in necessitous circumstances as decided by the members of the society.

The Committee consist of 19 members including a Chairman and Vice Chairman who are elected at the AGM. All the major barracks including Air Corps and Naval Service are represented. The committee meet monthly to transact the societies business. The management, control and direction of the policy and affairs of the Society are vested in the committee subject of course to any statute and the Rules of the Society. The committee keep the members briefed on all developments in the society and encourage personnel to join the schemes. The day to day running of the society is entrusted to the Secretariat who implements the decisions and policy of the management committee.

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