Having resumed activities in line with government guidelines, the Cork RTAI committee decided to defer the Charity Coffee Morning and the Christmas Lunch in Hayfield Manor. This was to limit social interaction and to ensure the safety of our members. While we did not go ahead with our planned December events, we were delighted to resume contact with members in the months of October and November. We look forward with hope and enthusiasm to the coming year.
Outdoor events had resumed in October 2021 with a number of walks and ambles and the keen interest of the participants is well documented in the blog reports.
In November we held a well-attended AGM and lunch, organised Dermot Goode’s talk on Health Insurance, a two day trip to Tralee and the Remembrance Mass.The Choir also resumed rehearsals for the month.All events organised were conducted in strict observance of the regulations that applied to indoor events at the time. We were happy that we were successful in ensuring the safety of those who attended.
In keeping with the Branch’s practice of assisting those less fortunate than ourselves, we have decided to donate a sum of €1,000 to each of two charities. The charities nominated by the committee for this year are Marymount Hospice and Cork Penny Dinners. We are pleased to make these contributions on behalf of the members of Cork RTAI.
We wish each of you and your families a very happy, peaceful and safe Christmas. We wish you all the best for the New Year 2022 and look forward to being in a position to plan an exciting programme of activities for the coming year. We hope you will participate in as many of our activities as possible. You can be confident that best practice will be employed at all times to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
Beimid ag tnúth le buaileadh libh san athbhliain!
Nollaig shona is Blian Nua faoi mhaise daoibh go léir,
Le gach dea-mhéin,
An Coiste, Craobh Chorcaí, Cumann Múínteoirí Scortha na hÉireann