table Quizzes have gained a momentum of their own. We
now have presenters queuing up to book their slots and
the schedule has been fixed for the next three months.
The October Quiz, due to be held on the last Friday as
usual, has been deferred to November 2nd ,to accommodate
the Poker Classic being organised by Timahoe Parents'
||Ger Cosgrove + Tom Fox ( The Timahoe
||John Boylan + Billy Doran
John Roddy and Emily Cosgrove have
both volunteered their services. Ger Kelly enjoyed his
September debut as Quizmaster so much that he immediately
enlisted for another quiz.
All our presenters during the past year were acknowledged
The proceeds of the
November Table Quiz have traditionally been in aid of
Children's Christmas Party, in Timahoe N.S. It is a
tradition we are happy to continue and are pleased that
the Parents' Association have invited us to be associated
with this seasonal event.
ATTENTION TIMAHOE PARENTS!!!
Timahoe Community Development Council
are liasing with Kildare V.E.C. to provide an 8 week Course
in the Spring. This Course is specially tailored to suit
parents of children aged 3 years to 8 years.
- Parents and Children's needs
- Developing Self-esteem
- Choosing Reading Materials
- Child Development
- TV. Viewing
- Homework Help
THE COURSE FOCUSES
The maximum number on the Course is 15. Further
details will be available in the December "Mona", but if you
are interested in reserving a place now, contact Margaret
- Building Skills
- Building Confidence
- Sharing ideas
- Having fun
Our very successful, first course in Personal
Development is nearing its completion, and the ladies are
now putting into practice what they have been learning over
the last few weeks, thanks to the Co-ordinator, Mary Jo
Hannah. We shall be running another set of seven classes,
in January/February. Anyone who is interested in taking
part can contact Pauline Finnegan on 045/ 863615, as there
are still places available.
Our next monthly meeting is Thursday 1st November, in Kelly's,
Timahoe when we will be deciding on our Christmas outing,
which will probably be an outing with a difference. New
members are very welcome.
On Wed 24th October, the members of Timahoe
Community Development Council.. (long serving and newly
elected)met to endorse / elect executive officers and subcommittees
for 2001-2002. We wish them every success and lots of energy
in the coming year.
||Margaret Kane, Shirley Higgins, Pat
Flaherty, Ger Kelly
||Pat Flaherty, Mick Carroll
|ENVIRONMENT & SERVICES:
||Shirley Higgins, Margaret Kane, Gail
Maher, Catherine Butler
|WOMEN' S GROUP:
||Mary Fallon, Pavinee Moran
|TIR na MONA REPS.:
||Pauline Finnegan, Gail Maher, Gerry
Kelly, Pavinee Moran
We regret that due to family and work commitments,
Paula Mc.Evoy is stepping down from our committee this year.
She has been with us since our foundation in 1997 and has
enthusiastically supported our aims, and our efforts to
achieve them. We hope her sabbatical will be a short one,
as we will miss her greatly. Enjoy the break, Paula, but
don't stay away too long.
The fourth A.G.M. of Timahoe Community
Development Council was held in Kelly's Lounge, on 17th
October. Colourful posters strung across the room (held
in position by Ger Kelly's impressive air-conditioning system)
displayed the many, many events, functions and services
successfully undertaken by the committee during the past
year. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these posters
We were pleased to welcome so many distinguished guests:
Mr. Wilson Wright, Michael Fitzpatrick, Brendan Weld, Tessie
Curry, (B.R.E.D.A.) Sean Flannery (N.W. Kildare), Gerry
Woods (N.W.K.E PG.), two representatives from Bus Eireann,
Aileen Saunders (Credit Union), Feargal MacEoin (Tir na
Mona). Indeed, the strong representation from Tir na Mona
was greatly appreciated.
Apologies were received from Fr. Ramsbottom, Bernard Durkan
and Gail Maher, who were unable to attend, due to prior
Pauline Finnegan presented a positive Treasurer's
Report, showing a healthy balance and included a fundraising
The first ever Timahoe Active Age Report
was presented by Margaret Kane, as it was only during the
past year that this group was formed and has flourished.
Music sessions, Table Quizzes and two fantastic summer outings
were among the group's activities The people of Timahoe
were acknowledged and praised for totally funding the trips
and for supporting the weekly Lotto, the proceeds of which
are for this newly formed group.
Pat Flaherty presented the Community
House Report, outlining the progress to date and the
goals to be achieved, in the coming year. She thanked all
who have helped us reach this point on our journey towards
building a meeting place within our own area.
The Environment & Services Report
was read by Shirley Higgins. The highlight was undoubtedly
the arrival of Bus Eireann to Timahoe.
Paula Mc.Evoy began her Report on the Women's
Group by outlining the background of it's predecessor
"The Movement" and how it's revival became renamed "Timahoe
Ladies Club". The month-by-month account of their activities
Four new members were warmly welcomed aboard
the committee: Catherine Butler, Mags Dunne, Mary Fallon
and Ger Kelly. Mick Carroll was welcomed back as a committee
Speakers from the floor congratulated the committee on a
very successful year and offered their help, guidance and
For any committee, an A.G.M. is a pivot
point a time for reporting, evaluating, reviewing and planning.
It is a time to:
- report on it's progress
- evaluate it's performance
- plan it's goals for the coming year
Perhaps the most important aspect of an
A.G.M. is ACCOUNTING. The committee ACCOUNTS
for it's decisions, actions and finances. Timahoe Community
Development Council is accountable to the people of Timahoe,
the community it represents.
It was disappointing that so few of our community attended
our A.G.M. To move in the direction YOU would wish,
to develop Timahoe as YOU would like, we need to
hear YOUR opinions, suggestions, comments and criticism.
It is regrettable that more people from our community did
not avail of the opportunity offered by the A.G.M. to attend
and make their opinions known.
ACTIVE AGE A.G.M.
The first A.G.M. of "Kelly's Heroes" will
be held In Kelly's Lounge, on Wednesday, 28th November,
at 8.00 p.m. During the year 3- monthly financial statements
were presented at the meetings. At the A.G.M. a Financial
Report for the full year will be presented. An overview
of the year's activities will be also discussed. We are
delighted to report that Eithne Herbert has accepted our
invitation to attend, as guest speaker. Remember to put
a red ring around WEDNESDAY 28th NOVEMBER on your
calendar. We need your opinions. We value your suggestions.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE
An information Presentation on the Euro
Change-over will be made by Karen Glennon (O.A.K.), on Wednesday,
7th November, in Kelly's Lounge, at 8.00 p.m. Resource packs
will be available, provided by the Euro Change-over Board,
This presentation is open to all who
wish to attend.
The Active Age Get-Together will follow Karen's
presentation, at 9.00 p.m., when we will have the chat and
the craic. New members are always welcome, so encourage your
friends and neighbours to come along. There will be a Raffle
& Refreshments, as usual.
Dont forget that it
is up to all of us to look out for the more vulnerable in
our neighbourhood. If you see something suspicious phone
your local community alert contact or Paddy Maher at 086
| Kildare Community Network