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RCG | Newsletter 22/08/2012

Ray Community Group Newsletter Autumn 2012

Ray Community Group Newsletter
   Autumn            Vol Number 7            Issue No 3                 Aug 2012

 

Clean Up at Ray Community Centre

There will be a final clean up at Ray Community Centre on Thursday 23rdand Friday 24thAugust at 7pm to get it ready for the official opening on Saturday. Anyone wishing to help please come along or contact any committee member for details

Opening of Ray Community Centre

The official opening and Family Fun Day is on Saturday 25thAugust at 2pm.

There will be

Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Games for the children, Basketball in the main hall for people to try it out, ‘It’s a Knockout’ so be sure to bring a change of clothes (for children and adults),  Video of the first football game at Ray in 1987 and a free BBQ and music throughout the afternoon.

The Ray Community Group would especially like to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point in our fundraising campaign for the new Community Centre and this is our way of saying thank you.

Email Address

If you have an email address can you please forward it to fibboyle@gmail.comor that we can send the newsletter electronically.

Website

Check out our website www.raycommunitygroup.comfor details of all current and future activities planned.

TUS Workers

The Ray Community Group is delighted to continue to have the assistance of Dessie Crerand and Sean Griffin in their  roles of Caretaker and Office Administrator under the TUS scheme until the autumn. We are delighted to have them both on board and they are both doing vital work in helping to get the Ray Community Centre ready for opening.

Further Applications

The Ray Community Group submitted a further application to LEADER for funding to install a lift, kitchen and signage and we hope to hear from them soon.

In May the Ray Community Group also forwarded an application for the 2012 Sports Capital Programme from the National Lottery for sporting equipment for the main hall including lining it out for various sports, drainage of the football pitch, resurfacing of the tennis court and a new fence for the tennis court. We are due to hear from them in November.

Request from Community Members

As part of our long term fundraising strategy the Ray Community Group committee have decided to concentrate on one main fundraiser and we are asking  everyone in the local and surrounding community to consider contributing €5 per week to the ‘Take Your Pick’ which takes place every Sunday night in the Beachcomber Bar in Rathmullan. This would entail picking 3 numbers and these numbers would be entered weekly for the ‘Take Your Pick’ draw where you have 3 chances of winning the jackpot.

This will have 2 benefits

 1.  Allow the committee to plan for the long term  financial security of the Community Centre

 2. Give participants the chance of winning the jackpot which is currently €400 and has been won 15 times

     since ‘Take Your Pick’ commenced in October 2010.

We would particularly like to thank everyone who has signed up to our database and would be delighted to hear from other members of the community who would like to participate as the Community Centre is for everyone to avail of.

Classes and Activities

The committee are now interested to hear from community members with ideas for classes or activities for the new Community Centre so that we can plan for the Autumn.  Please contact any committee member with details

VEC funding

We may be able to avail of partial funding from the VEC to run some courses. Suggestions include Basic Computers, First Aid, CPR, Basic Photography. If interested in any of the above courses can you let Fiona know on 0872514790.

Children’s Arts and Crafts Classes

Children’s Arts and Crafts classes with Lisa Mullin continue every Tuesday in August in the Community Centre and are proving to be very popular with 40 children attending last week. Classes run from 12-2pm and cost €4 per child.

After Schools Club

An ‘After Schools Club’ will be starting in the Ray Community Centre in September for all primary school children on a Monday. For further details or to register please contact Marie on 0876779597 or Marianna on 0863654135.

Parent and Toddler

The committee are interested to hear from anyone interested in forming a ‘Parent and Toddler’ group at the community centre.


 
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