Rathdowney

A.G.M. - The A.G.M. of the Hawthorn Social Club was held in the Hawthorn Lounge, Ballacolla on Wednesday, June 9th. The Chairman welcomed everyone and declared the meeting open. The Secretary read the minutes from last year. Due to the recession the Socials had gone down and the fall in attendance was causing problems. The main discussion was the future of the social. The Chairman and committee paid glowing tributes to Breda Dunphy, Secretary / Treasurer who did an excellent and impeccable job in a difficult year and kept the club in an very sound position. A vote was taken on the views of everyone which resulted in three quarters in favour of going on. It was then decided that the club would run on a trial basis for three months and certainly would decide the future so we have until September to decide. The Chairman thanked especially these who helped, Breda, Avril, Martin Ryan and also the Kennedys who retires. Votes of sympathy were passed with all those who suffered bereavements. He recalled all the members who had passed away over some years.

A.G.M. - The A.G.M. of the Hawthorn Social Club was held in the Hawthorn Lounge, Ballacolla on Wednesday, June 9th. The Chairman welcomed everyone and declared the meeting open. The Secretary read the minutes from last year. Due to the recession the Socials had gone down and the fall in attendance was causing problems. The main discussion was the future of the social. The Chairman and committee paid glowing tributes to Breda Dunphy, Secretary / Treasurer who did an excellent and impeccable job in a difficult year and kept the club in an very sound position. A vote was taken on the views of everyone which resulted in three quarters in favour of going on. It was then decided that the club would run on a trial basis for three months and certainly would decide the future so we have until September to decide. The Chairman thanked especially these who helped, Breda, Avril, Martin Ryan and also the Kennedys who retires. Votes of sympathy were passed with all those who suffered bereavements. He recalled all the members who had passed away over some years.

The trip to Lisdoonvarna will take place in September. The next social will be held in the Hawthorn on Saturday night, June 25th. We appeal to you all out there to come along and support this social and help the club to carry on. The election of officers for the coming year is as follows, Presidents, Peter Killeen, Canice Carroll, Joe Barry, Pat Rock. Chairman, Donal Deegan. Vice Chairman, Jimmy Gilmartin. P.R.O. Betty O’Brien. The committee all present at the A.G.M.

Spiritual Direction - Take time out to reflect on your journey in life and its faith dimensions. In confidence on a one-to-one basis, each Wednesday in the room beside the sacristy of the Parish Church, Rathdowney. To arrange an

appointment contact Sr. Ita, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on (086) 1679263 (Monday to Friday).

Fund Raising - On Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th there will be two days of a fun weekend for all the family. The purpose of the fundraising event is in aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital. The event will be held in the Ossory Show Grounds at Coolfin Cross. A great team have organised this weekend and we hope it will get very good support from everybody. Temple Street Childrens Hospital does fantastic work for sick children.

Condolences - Sincere sympathy is extended to the White families of Graggygarron and Rapla on their recent bereavement. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.