Federation meeting: An enjoyable and successful Federation meeting was held on 14th October at Na Gael GAA club in Tralee. Caroline O'Sullivan of the ISPCA spoke on the importance of the forthcoming referendum on Children's rights. Thanks to all who attended, and to the Guilds of the western cluster who hosted the meeting. Congratulations to Nora Rohan, of Castlegregory guild, who won the competition for a blackberry and apple pie.
Mary Connolly Kenny, the competitions secretary, has planned a great variety of competitions to tempt you to enter. A newsletter has been sent to all Guilds. The Federation Cup for Craft is to make a cushion cover in any medium, for example patchwork, cross stitch, black work or crochet. Entry fee €3 per entry. Closing date - Spring Federation Meeting, which is due to be held mid February 2013. Any queries please contact Contests Secretary, Mary at 087 2607301. Guilds should now all have received details of the National competitions also.
The Treasurer reminds all members that the current plastic membership card is not replaced annually, and should be kept for good.
ICA COOK BOOK
This is now available from National Office at a reduced price for members of €17.99. it has been widely advertised, and would make a good Christmas present!
CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE
The ICA Christmas dinner and dance has been booked for 9th December at Ballygarry House Hotel. The cost is €25, and numbers and money must be with the Treasurer, c/o Mary Connolly Kenny, by 30th November. There will be no tickets available at the door.
Bowling: The next bowling night will take place in Tralee on Friday, November 30th at 7.30 pm. Contact Geraldine O'Sullivan or Mary Connolly Kenny if you wish to participate.