What’s on this week!

RAMSGRANGE COMMUNITY NOTES

Week Beginning 2nd July 2018
Penny Bank
The penny bank operates every Friday at SWWFRC. The Pay 0ut date is Friday 30th November 2018. New savers are always welcome. Bank transfers are also an option. This is a great way to save a little every week - and get ready for Christmas (or other plans) by reducing the headache! Every bit counts and before you know it, a nice sum is waiting for you by the end of the year. Please contact reception at 051-389418 for more details.

Volunteers Needed Urgently
At SWWFRC we run projects with a group of core staff, a team of CE workers (of which there is always space to join) and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are asking for people to join us - simply by offering their time. A few hours a week can make a huge difference to the services we can offer. Full training (if necessary) will be given. WE NEED YOU!!! If you can help, contact reception for more details. We look forward to having you on board.

Family Support Worker @ SWWFRC
The Family Support Worker Service offers practical and emotional support to families during difficult times. The service offers support to families for an agreed number of hours per week in some of the following areas:

• Parenting Skills
• Confidence and Personal Development
• Home Care Management
• Diet, Nutrition and Health Care
• Budgeting and Family Finance

For Further information or to make an appointment please contact our Family Support Worker Denise Farrell on 087 7685930 or Reception on 051 389418.

Food Cloud
SWWFRC are recruiting for volunteers to help with our weekly food cloud collections. Food cloud at present supports many family with our community. Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418 to express an interest

Getting Citizens Online at SWWFRC
Avail of 10 hours free training to enhance your digital skills by Getting Citizens Online. Next class commencing shortly. Please call reception at 051 389418 to secure a place.

Yoga
Yoga classes are running every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Community School
Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget on 051-389211 to book.

St. Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange
St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange Assisted Home Living for the Elderly provide the following services: Meals on Wheels (daily delivery), Day Care Service, Home Baking Service, (Sweet & Savoury Orders can be catered for), Medical Service and Counselling services, including Bereavement Support, Chiropody and Hairdressing. Services by appointment. For more information ring the Centre on 051-389509.

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 pm to 4pm in “The Tea Room” at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross
The Bluebell Café is open to people with dementia, their partners, Carers, families and friends.
• Meet others with similar experiences
• Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat
• Speak with health and social care professionals and other experienced volunteers
To find out more:
Contact us on 051-389509
Or email stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com
2018 Café Dates
May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th
Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Yoga with Bridget
Yoga classes are running every Thursday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridget on 089 4549029 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting 2nd July
Monday 2nd July in St. LOUIS Day Care Centre. start 2-15pm,
Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun.
New members welcome.

Mystery Tour on Monday, 9th July. Cost €15, non-members €20. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 9.00 am sharp. Deposit €10. Pick-ups at Ballymitty/Wellingtonbridge 8.30, Elm tree X/Balliniry 8.40 am and Campile 9.10 am. To book, please phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Jack Meads and Tramore 25th July. Cost €20. Sit down Bar-B-Q. Visit Tramore then onto Jack Meads for Sit down Bar-B – Q.
Leaving Ramsgrange 11am Sharp. Normal pickups on the way. Names and deposit at the July Meeting. Please call to book 087 637 2084. Or 051 593836.

Slimming World
Slimming World Classes here in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
New Personal Training business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due with the aim to increase Strength and Fitness over a number of weeks. Contact Gary on 087-2223450. Please see 'garywatersfitness' on Facebook for up-to-date information on the classes or if you have any further questions.

Hook Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
A Counselling and psychotherapy practice has been established in Duncannon. Working with clients who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction, from her base in Duncannon, Ann Cadogan can be contacted by phone or email. annpcadogan@gmail.com phone 089-7055256

Campile Hall
There is a weekly game of Bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm in aid of the ongoing development of the Hall, with prize money of €1,250 approximately being paid out each night with a rolling in House Lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

Danescastle Music Group Seisiún
Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiún, an evening of traditional music, song and dance in Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola on Tuesdays in July and August commencing on Tuesday 3rd July at 8.30pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of entertainment.
Ramsgrange Community Market An opportunity for crafters/food producers to take part in Ramsgrange Community Market on Friday mornings in the Community Hall Ramsgrange. Limited spaces available, for further information contact Anne on 085 – 7555844.

Ballyhack NS Parents Association
Ballyhack NS Parents Association and Ballyhack NS would like to thank all the local businesses and everyone who made donations and came along to support our field day, 10 June 2018. It was a great success. Many thanks to you all.

St James GAA Lotto
There was no winner of the €5,900 jackpot in the draw held on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The winning numbers were: 6, 17, 19 & 31. St James Club had one match 3 winner; Rosanne Nolan, Clonsharragh who won €30.Jackpot for the next lotto draw on 10th July 2018 will be €6,200. Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops & pubs.

Abbey Ladies Golf Society
In glorious sunshine 31 Abbey Ladies played their 6th competition in Abbey Par 3. There was a great turnout despite clashing with the Captain’s Mixed in New Ross and other competitions. The golf course was in superb condition, true to form, thanks to Frank and Ned. After enjoyable golf, ladies returned to the clubhouse to the whiff of BBQ food catered for by Frank yummy, delicious. Thanks to Frank and Kylie his helper serving the food. Great scores were returned to the excitement of all.
1st Eileen Mullally, (36) 45pts. 2nd Esther Finn (22) 39pts. 3rd Eileen Wallace (17) 38pts. Category 1 Dympna Molloy (15) 36pts Category 2 Mary (H) Murphy, (27) 38pts. Category 3 Pauline Byrne (35) 34pts Visitor’s Prize Mary McNamara 33pts Nearest Pin: Hole 6 Eileen Wallace 15ft.3ins. Nearest Pin Hole 18 Pauline Byrne 17ft. 6ins. Congratulations and well done Girls !! Next competition Saturday 10am 7th July in Blackwater. Match Play running smoothly with round 3 finishing 15th July. Enjoy your golf.

Penny Bank
The penny bank operates every Friday at SWWFRC. The Pay 0ut date is Friday 30th November 2018. New savers are always welcome. Bank transfers are also an option. This is a great way to save a little every week - and get ready for Christmas (or other plans) by reducing the headache! Every bit counts and before you know it, a nice sum is waiting for you by the end of the year. Please contact reception at 051-389418 for more details.

Volunteers Needed Urgently
At SWWFRC we run projects with a group of core staff, a team of CE workers (of which there is always space to join) and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are asking for people to join us - simply by offering their time. A few hours a week can make a huge difference to the services we can offer. Full training (if necessary) will be given. WE NEED YOU!!! If you can help, contact reception for more details. We look forward to having you on board.

Food cloud
SWWFRC are recruiting for volunteers to help with our weekly food cloud collections. Food cloud at present supports many family with our community. Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418 to express an interest

Getting Citizens Online at SWWFRC
Avail of 10 hours free training to enhance your digital skills by Getting Citizens Online. Next class commencing shortly. Please call reception at 051 389418 to secure a place.

St Louis Stitchers
St Louis Stitchers Group meets every Wednesday 11am-1pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange. New members very welcome. For more information contact SWWFRC Reception on 051 389418.

Yoga
Yoga classes are running every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Community School
Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget on 051-389211 to book.

St. Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange
St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange Assisted Home Living for the Elderly provide the following services: Meals on Wheels (daily delivery), Day Care Service, Home Baking Service, (Sweet & Savoury Orders can be catered for), Medical Service and Counselling services, including Bereavement Support, Chiropody and Hairdressing. Services by appointment. For more information ring the Centre on 051-389509.

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 pm to 4pm in “The Tea Room” at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross
The Bluebell Café is open to people with dementia, their partners, Carers, families and friends.
• Meet others with similar experiences
• Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat
• Speak with health and social care professionals and other experienced volunteers
To find out more:
Contact us on 051-389509
Or email stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com
2018 Café Dates
May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th
Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Yoga with Bridget
Yoga classes are running every Thursday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridget on 089 4549029 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting 2nd July
Monday 2nd July in St. LOUIS Day Care Centre. Start 2-15pm,
Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun.
New members welcome.

Cinema Wexford. Date and film to be confirmed Trip to Omniplex cinema, Wexford, Cost €12. Lunch in Kelly’s café before (optional) Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 12.00 pm sharp. Usual pick-ups from Ramsgrange to Wexford.
To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Slimming World
Slimming World Classes here in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
New Personal Training business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due with the aim to increase Strength and Fitness over a number of weeks. Contact Gary on 087-2223450. Please see 'garywatersfitness' on Facebook for up-to-date information on the classes or if you have any further questions.

Hook Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
A Counselling and psychotherapy practice has been established in Duncannon. Working with clients who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction, from her base in Duncannon, Ann Cadogan can be contacted by phone or email. annpcadogan@gmail.com phone 089-7055256

Campile Hall
There is a weekly game of Bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm in aid of the ongoing development of the Hall, with prize money of €1,250 approximately being paid out each night with a rolling in House Lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

Danescastle Music Group Seisiún
Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiún, an evening of traditional music, song and dance in Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola in July and August commencing on Tuesday 3rd July at 8.30pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of entertainment.
Ramsgrange Community Market An opportunity for crafters/food producers to take part in Ramsgrange Community Market on Friday mornings in the Community Hall Ramsgrange. Limited spaces available, for further information contact Anne on 085 – 7555844

St James GAA Lotto
There was no winner of the €5,600 jackpot in the draw held on Tuesday 12th June 2018. The winning numbers were: 6, 26, 27 & 30. St James Club had one match 3 winner; Jason O’Leary, Mersheen who won €70.
Jackpot for the next lotto draw on 26th June 2018 will be €5,900. Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops & pubs.



Our Progress to Date

 Our Progress to Date 2016-2017

In looking at where we have come from as an organization and where we are wanting be in the future I think that first and foremost we need to acknowledge that it has been challenging for us , at times, to ensure that the kind of work we do here at SWWFRC and why we do it is understood and valued.

Our direct experience has shown us that this work has been a mix of community development, community education , social inclusion and now family support work .

Trying to place a value on the impact of this work in our community cannot be measured only in units or targets or numbers . It is how local people see us, feel about the work that happens here that affects them and their families and also that they understand how much poorer this community would be if this organisation and this building were not at the heart of it.

Learning from this we hope that we can meet the challenges set out for us in the ambitious long –term outcomes as set out in our Strategic Plan 2016-2018 by taking practical steps to showcase our work in the local and national media and on the relevant social media platforms.

Alongside this however we as members and Directors must also contribute to strengthening this understanding of our work locally and countywide at every opportunity.

Every staff member of SWWFRC, volunteer, Director and member here must take responsibility for spreading a positive and reinforcing message that SWWFRC is strong , resilient and there for our local families.

We need this commitment at every level in the organization to begin to repair relationships and restore public trust and confidence in charities like ourselves given the barrage of bad media in the press in recent years.

Internally at SWWFRC, in the last year we have been managing the change into the FRC Programme with much work gone into consolidating the organisation’s understanding of family support as well as implementing actions agreed in the Annual Plan. This has paid off and there has been a good start in providing a strong wrap around service where people can progress through programmes and also receive individual support.

Through the delivery of the Childcare Service, youth supports, in schools and the Glor Project the FRC has also built up greater access to parents. This has led to trusting relationships being built so that needs can be better identified and met.

 

There has been a great deal achieved despite:

  • the hidden work of additional administration / reporting / accountability structures and systems for different funders;
  • Managing changes to programmes such as ETB / Pobail – Childcare / CE etc.
  • Changes of staff within the Glor Project
  • The fact that an FRC this size only has 2 full time FRC positions with will never be enough to cover all that needs doing;
  • Making the transition into the FRC Programme;
  • Have a large building to maintain and clean with very little resources

 

On the positive side, to help get through the challenges above the Project also has:

  • Up-dated and developed Policies in 2016 through the FRC being on the Governance Code Journey;
  • Maintained and developed existing internal management  practices and procedures;
  • Has a very competent Project Manager who deals with all the day to day issues;
  • Has a strong Board with a hands on Chairperson;
  • Has a professional, committed and creative staff team who want to see new opportunities and supports available to children and their families in the area in which they serve.

 

To enable us as a company to provide the community services to this rural part of Co. Wexford requires a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff, and we as a company are very fortunate to have such a team. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the board of management to thank Sharon as manager and all of the staff for the way they have coped with the demands made ­­of them by this ever changing environment.

There has also been a visual transformation in the makeup of the board of management over the past few years and 2016 followed this trend with four new directors joining the board Pat Kent, Carole Faulkner and Tim and Dawn Bradley.

Alan Ryan and Mary Lawlor, will also retire at this AGM as Directors and members of the Company.

Rachel O’Connor, Don Kenny and Nuala Murphy stepped down from the board during 2016/2017 and are also due to retire at this AGM Directors and Members of the Company and I would like thank all of these board members for their many contributions to SWWDCG during their tenure as Directors.

Without underestimating the challenges ahead I believe that we are now in an era at SWWFRC that is transformational and that opportunities exist that if we embrace them with passion, openness, ambition and bravery can bring to us dynamic programmes and projects to ensure we are around for a long time to come .

I thank you all for your continued support

Jack Butler

Chairperson

SWWFRC

 

28th August 2017

@ SWWCDG 2016 AGM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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