The Welfare Centre is now up and running, serving refreshments at a very reasonable cost. For the time being, the centre will be open from 8am to 1pm every day.
The annual subscription per person is €20, from which will be deducted the €2 already paid. Registration, for those who have not yet registered, and subscription for those who have already registered, can be carried out at the welfare centre every morning. Please call in for a coffee or soft drink when you are passing. Once the cooler weather is with us, there will be bingo evenings and a coach trip will be organised. Further information will be provided in due course.
A number of people have suggested that the welfare centre become a drop-off point if anyone has excess produce [fruit and vegetables] which they cannot use themselves. Members will then be able to help themselves to any produce available and make a small donation, or recycle the products taken and produce cakes, pies, jam or marmalade for the centre. If you have spare produce, please only leave it at the centre when it is open. Similarly, as there are jam and marmalade makers in Tala, if you have spare jam jars [cleaned please!] these too can be left at the centre.
In addition, if you have suggestions for activities or outings, or wish to volunteer your services, please let me know and I will pass on your details to the Welfare Committee. Please remember that your support is essential if the project is to succeed. Thank you.