November 2019 Newsletter
Club AGM Happenings
We’re delighted to say that we were able to present cheques for €1,700 each to our three chosen charities at our AGM, which was held on Tuesday 1 October in the Park Hotel. We presented them to John Moran of West Waterford Hospice, Erich Baumann, representing Dungarvan Lions Club and Richard Dykes, represented SEMRA. We’d like to thank John Moran for coming to the meeting to collect his cheque.
A few committee changes were also announced. Tony Fitzgerald stepped down as chairman of the club at the AGM, and we’d like to thank him for his commitment and thoroughness over the last three years. He was replaced by Neil Fitzgerald. Marcus O’Halloran is our new website coordinator and Michael Daly is our new B walk coordinator. The others are remaining in their roles, and we wish our new committee the best of luck.
Club Fees Increase
Technically, our fees are not increasing, but we have removed our early payment discount and our couples discount. That means all members will now pay €40 each per year, regardless of when they pay or whether their partner is in the club too. The increase is happening because Mountaineering Ireland are increasing their fees for membership and they supply our insurance.
Club Christmas Party
Ronagh Baumann is now taking names for the club Christmas party, happening on Saturday 7 December at 7pm in Merries Restaurant, Dungarvan. We will have the upstairs area to ourselves this year, with space for 40 people. The price is €31.50 for a three-course meal and €26.50 for two courses. You can pick up tickets at the November club meeting on Tuesday 5 November or you can contact Ronagh on 087 7986753.
Spring Weekend Away
On the May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2020, the club will be heading to Kilkeele in Co. Down, close to the beautiful Sliabh Donard area, where we will be able to enjoy lots of beautiful walks. We will be staying in a place called Kilmurray Lodge. Mary Murphy will be revealing more details in the coming weeks.
Dates For Your Diary
SEMRA Long Way Round Walk, Saturday 23 November, Clonmel
Mulled Wine Christmas Walk, Sunday 15 December, Ardmore
If you have any news or walk reports you’d like included in the club newsletter, please contact club PRO Derbhile Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org.