From the World Manx Association ~ Message from John Quirk

To mark the centenary of WMA this year, and to coincide with the celebrations during Tynwald week, we’re looking to publish a booklet charting the history of the WMA. I’m approaching each of the societies asking if they want to say a few words of congratulations etc to the WMA. Jim Corlett has kindly sent a message over on behalf of NAMA as a whole.

Also, we’re running a few pieces from Manx around the globe with particular memories of the WMA, either of the homecomings, or their connections with the WMA. If you, or anyone you know, wants to jot down some memories, please email me  We need these by May 6th.

Finally, as part of the celebrations, the annual WMA dinner is being held at the Sefton Hotel in Douglas on Saturday, July 2. During the night, we’re looking at possibility of doing a video link-up with a few of the societies. It will most likely be about 9.30ish GMT (4.30pm ET). Manx Telecom can sort us out at this end, using the video conferencing facilities at the Sefton, but obviously for any society that wanted to get involved, they’d need video conferencing equipment at your end.