COMMUNITY ALERT - The Annual General Meeting of the Glenmore community alert group was held recently in Glenmore hall. In attendence was local Garda, Conor Cleere along with people from all parts of the parish. The outgoing Secretary, Nicholas Kelly read the minutes of the previous AGM and the Treasurer’s report was read by Julie Hoynes. In her report the outgoing Treasurer noted a closing balance of €1,200. The outgoing Chairman, P.J. Griffin gave his report and expressed his thanks to all the outgoing officers of the committee and thanked the local gardai for their support, advice and guidance. He thanked all who attended each of the meetings held during the year and wished the incoming committee the very best. The fundraising cabaret raised €1,800 from which community alert signs were purchased, the arrangements for the putting up of these signs is currently being finalised. Garda Conor Cleere spoke of the part time opening of the Glenmore Garda station, which is to be greatly welcomed. He said he was glad to see the garda station is being used more and that he will give as much time as possible there. The phone number of Glenmore station is 051 880122. A sincere word of thanks to Julie Hoynes for all her hard work in organising the purchasing of the pendant alarms for the elderly and vulnerable sector of our community. To date there are now more than 60 persons on the pendant alarm system. In its first year of re-enactment, the Glenmore community alert group has carried out a large body of work by making contact with each of the households of the parish and sheets showing emergency numbers were distributed to each household. A word of thanks goes to the outgoing P.R.O., Katrina Foley who kept the message of community alert out there and is thanked for same. On the election of the new committee for the coming year, duly elected were, Chairperson Nicholas Kelly; Secretary Katrina Foley, Treasurer Julie Hoynes and P.R.O. Jackie Walsh. The group has purchased a mobile phone for community alert news and updates and persons interested in receiving messages or alerts are invited to pay €5 to any of the committee members in order that they may received this information. A discussion regarding community alert projects for the coming year was held and the subject of emergency lights was discussed, these lights will be available early next year. To date 70 personal alarms and 31 smoke detectors/ emergency lights packages have been installed. The chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting was closed.
ICA- The Glenmore ICA guild are up and running following the summer break and new members are welcome.
COFFEE MORNING- The annual Hospice coffee morning will be taking place in Glenmore hall on Thursday September 20th from 10am to 12 noon. Your support for this fundraiser would be much appreciated and all are welcome.
FIT FOR LIFE - The athletics Ireland Fit4Life programme is designed to give people the opportunity to get fit and enjoy walking/running in a structured environment and is organized in a network of athletics club across the country and the St. Joseph’s AC Fit4Life programme started just six months ago and is proving very successful. A new group of walkers has just started up and everyone is welcome to come along each Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.15pm, so, if you’re thinking of joining, come along whenever it suits you, the group meet at the hump back bridge and walk the two miles to the Pink Rock and back again to the bridge. The runners make their way via Forristalstown and Ballyverneen and finish at the bridge. This location of the Pink Rock is not only beautiful, it also lends itself completely to the needs of the Fit4Life group and is brillant for people who like and wish to have that support mechanism and also there is safety in numbers and it’s great fun as well and very sociable. It’s open to men and women, costs €20 for the year which includes membership to the Athletics Association. On a point of information, it was been shown, in evidence from the Copenhagan City Heart Study that regular jogging increases longevity.
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE- The Glenmore legion of Mary are organising a day trip pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday September 23rd. The bus will depart Murphy’s Motors garage at 6.20am and the bus fare is €25 per person and the cost of your meals being extra. If you wish to travel please contact May Cashin or any of the legion members as soon as possible or you can phone 087 7098336 to book your place.
DANCE CLAsSES - Ballet and Hip Hop dance classes are resuming in Glenmore hall on Wednesday 12th September( today) . For more enquiries please phone Ann at 053 9122940
SCHOOL SPORTS - The annual national school sports for the schools of the area are being held on Saturday at 2pm in the Rosbercon parish hall sports grounds and all are welcome to come along.