October Mona Newsletter

_____________October Editorial______________

This edition of the Newsletter (Oct.) marks our First Anniversary. From hopeful beginnings with mistakes along the way, we are now at the stage where the Newsletter is more professionally finished, with the information contained within right up to date. The success of the Newsletter is your success. Therefore, we would like to thank you all by inviting you to a "Community Gathering" with some light refreshments in St. Kevin’s Clubrooms next month November. The exact date is yet to be decided upon but will be included in November’s edition of the Newsletter which will be available to all the household by the end of the first week in November. Also in the November issue will be details to the fund-raising event to be held in December. The proceeds of which will enable the Newsletter to carry on for another year. We would ask all the households in the community to please take part in this raffle, because by doing so you keep the community link "Mona" alive. This limited (1000) raffle is being planned by the Newsletter Committee. The cost per month for publishing the newsletter is aprox. 100. Raising funds for forthcoming issues means that a sponsor is not needed to pay for each issue. (The last 2 issues were printed without sponsors.) Sponsors are actively sought but most have financial obligations elsewhere. Our raffle will take place in St, Kevin’s Clubrooms on Saturday Dec 12th at 10.30 p.m. Tickets are 1.00 per line and are available from :

Mary Murphy 869416

Bernadette Crean 869118

Bernard Owens 863676

Linda Condon 863588

Prizes include a T.V., Cheese and Wine hamper, Christmas Cake, Pudding and Spirits, Turkey and Ham and a selection of Mustards and Sauces and a 30 gift voucher from Joe Dunne Nurseries. Please support this worthy raffle as it means that the Newsletter will be partially funded for the next year.


Our Community Alert Signs are now in place in the following areas: Staplestown, Corkeragh, Ballinafagh, Dunmurraghill, The Range and Gilltown. Nine signs have been erected with a couple still relocated in the Garravogue area. A Community Alert Group meeting was arranged on the 6th October, where a member of the Garda was invited along to review the situation in our area and help plan future action. Please remember the signs are only half the "deal". It is important that you stay vigilant, know which Garda area you are in , keep their phone number handy and don’t hesitate to report anything of any suspicious carry-on in your area. If you have any idea / suggestions to help promote our activities please contact us. We are still awaiting news back from both the Dept. of Social, Community and Family Affairs and OAK Partnership with regard to funding for our community Alert work and security devices for the elderly. These applications are due to be processed this month, we will keep you posted. Finally, just a reminder, if you are or know a pensioner in our area, who may benefit from a personal security device / alarm please contact J. Egan, Staplestown & District Community Alert Group.

The Mona Committee


The views represented in this Newsletter are not necessarily the views of the MONA committee. While every attempt is made to print factual information, we are not responsible for third party information that may be incorrect at time of going to press. Where errors occur, every attempt will be made to redress and amend. All parties have the right to reply within the MONA Newsletter.

Thank you.


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