Text-a-parent is a service used by schools to send messages to a large group of parents at one time. RTAI Cork has adopted this service for sending text messages to our members. It is a streamlined, cost-effective system.
The beauty of the service for our members is that all RTAI text messages are held in one place – no more scrolling through your text messages to find a message you know came in a week or more ago!
To use the service you need to download the app. It’s free, and it takes less than a minute to install on your iPhone or android phone.
On your iPhone, download it from the App Store. On your android phone, download it from Playstore.
After that, you need do no more. All future text messages from RTAI Cork, will be delivered to your Text-a-Parent app, and neatly stored in one location on your phone. You will get a notification each time a message arrives, and you can read the message at a time convenient to you.
At our AGM on 22nd November, our new committee was elected. Special tributes were paid to Marie Dennehy (Secretary), Marie Power (Deputy Chairperson), Claire Bradley (Treasurer) and Mags McCarthy, who were stepping down from the committee.
Pictured above are the new committee members, with RTAI President Luke McGinley.
Back Row: L – R: Derry Keogh (Leas Chathaoirleach), Seán McCarthy, Claire Shelley, Pat Crowley, Frank Tobin.
Front Row: L – R: Mary Fitzgerald, Kathleen Lowney (Cisteoir), Pádraig Ó Conaill (Cathaoirleach), Luke McGinley (Uachtarán RTAI), Marian O’Callaghan (Rúnaí), Mary Cahill. Missing from the photograph: Seán Radley.
On Thursday 29th June, a group of avid gardeners visited the garden of Hester Forde in Glounthaune. Summer arrived early for Hester’s garden and she explained how that affects one’s colour display. Hester was more than helpful and was on hand to answer all kinds of questions.
Her garden has featured in many publications, including Irish Garden magazine, May 2017. The photos below give a little flavour of the wonderful views. Many a tip was shared, and notes compared over the cuppa agus cáca!
Our choir have recently returned from a very successful and enjoyable trip to San Marino! Don’t they look swell in those summer outfits? A picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures can’t capture the beautiful music, but we know they did us proud!