July 2004 Newsletter
Our Official opening will take Place on Thursday
the 8th of July this will be a day to celebrate for all who have
been associated with Platinum for the last five years . We hope
that all members will attend on the day as they will be the V.I.P’S.
Summer is here and lots of people are going on Holidays so we wish
you the best, have a great time and send us a postcard.
If anyone has any articles or comments they would
like to submit please e-mail them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I Dream of my childhood along a river
so old Swimming, Laughter with my silent thought.
The sun was hot but the water so cold, such natural ecstasy my Liffey
I fished on the river for trout and Pike a cherished time soon with
a surprise catch, with fish on the river I so much like such god
given food you cannot match.
Clear White swans float on a river
so free Building their nest on an Island of their own These graceful
creatures meant much to me One day soon signets be fully grown a
world of mine to a river of peace. Destined to its homeland at the
sea its constant hushing tumble never cease A river of destiny forever
What makes my ever lasting river
flow A force carrying its way all the time to its destination onward
it go In rippling waters so busy but fine. I sit at the riverside
without a care Echoing its peaceful tone to my ear Both senses of
river and myself to share Constantly calming to get rid of fear.
Kilcullen has changed a lot since I last visited
it as a child. It was a very old town untouched by development
this has all changed. There are many new estates which have been
built over the last couple of years these include Castle martin
that is opposite Tony O’Reillys Caste martin estate Behind this
is the expansive Cnoc Na Greine estate where I live, it is broken
up into different streets the view is one, I find it very modern
and stylish I am a proud member of Kilcullen golf and tennis club,
they are great amenities The Credit Union opposite An Tear Mann
coffee shop is almost built so if you really want something in
Camphill you know where to get your funds. You can get to Dublin
in an hour but beware you have to be very patient sometimes as
the buses are not always on time.
Employment Education Unit
All members are going well in employment. Some
members have enjoyed to their summer break . Patrick is enjoying
his first T/E job from Platinum. Anna & Chris are on vacation
from V.T.O.S. But both members were accepted back for second year
in September 2004. Darren, Patrick, & Clive, are also enjoying
their break, after completing their first computer course . All
three await exam results in Sept 2004.
I hope you are in Good health. The reason I am typing this letter
is to ask you to attend Platinum clubhouse on a more regular basis,
then you have been . The Clubhouse is funded by the number of
members who attend the Clubhouse. Members who are out at work
are asked to attend the Clubhouse on the day you are off. Remember
only for the clubhouse you would have no work . Within the Clubhouse
each week day there are Employment, Standard and House meetings,
where vital issues are discussed regarding the running of the
Clubhouse Your voice is needed at these meetings. I hope you will
take the above issues to heart and make an extra effort to attend
the Clubhouse on a more regular basis. Remember membership of
the Clubhouse for life and with that membership comes certain
obligations to the Clubhouse community.
Staff and Members
Firstly I would like to say, to me sport should
be about entertainment, giving people passing through the turnstiles
something that will lighten their load from the pressures of
modern day life. The game between Offaly and Kildare in Newbridge
on Saturday afternoon certainly had that and more, already post
mortems, autopsy's etc are taking place throughout the county
in pubs, clubs and betting shops and so forth. Everyone has
their own opinion here’s mine. Before discussing the match in
Newbridge on Saturday last, I would like to write about the
history of Kildare football from about the time I started watching
them which is something about the early eighties from what I
can remember was that more often than not Kildare made first
round exits from the Leister Championships year after year.
It didn’t matter who they played, Wicklow, Wexford, Laois, half
fit Dublin teams all recorded victories over the Lilywhites.
The situation was very bleak indeed and was getting worse with
every passing year. Something had to be done and quickly. At
that time a group of wealthy and influential people in Kildare
including a chap named Osbourne and Gus somebody or other decided
to take action and form what was to be known as Kildare Supporters
Club.. Huge amounts of cash and they went about looking for
the best in the business, someone with pedigree both as a player
and a manager to entice him to Kildare. Enter Mick O Dwyer .
O Dwyer had won All Ireland medal As a player and managed the
greatest football team of all time in the seventies and early
All members and staff input are welcome
in the Kitchen. We have a change in staff for the next two months.
Salads and light meals are going to be on the menu for the Summer.
Thanks to Lydia for her fresh herbs from her Garden. Any suggestions
for menu for June/July Please put forward to catering unit.
Try out our Recipe for this month:
Ingredients: 225g/8oz Odlums Self
125g/4oz Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder.
300ml/1/2 pint Milk 1 Banana (diced).
Method 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350
F/ Gas 4. Grease a 12 muffin tin or line each with a muffin paper
2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Beat
in the egg.
3. Add flour, baking powder and milk. Gently stir until all ingredients
are combined. Do not over mix.
4. Finally, stir in the diced banana.
5. Spoon mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until muffins are “Springy” to the
7. Cool on a wire tray
- Day Trip to Midlands:
Leaving Newbridge @ 9-30am.
Stop in Kinnegad for tea/coffee
2nd stop Mullingar bronze+ pewter centre
3rd stop Belvedere house
4th stop (if we have time Johnathan Swift park-(lilliput Lough
Lunch @ Bloomfield House hotel
3-4 Shopping in Mullingar town
Cost per member €5
4th July –Sunday –BBQ America Day Clubhouse
23rd July –Friday Employment Dinner in Town House Hotel Naas
31st July –Saturday Shopping Trip to Dublin
Tip of the Day: Polish brass doorknobs
with HP Sauce. Vinegar’s the main ingredient of HP sauce so
I could see the logic in this. It did work after a fashion although
the door handle was a bit Stickysticky afterwards, P
Get Well wishes to: All our
members who are unwell.
Birthday Wishes to: Jackie,
Eleanor, Reg, Breda, Aileen, Dennis, Bernie, Shane.
Welcome to our new members:
Disclaimer: The views, opinions and beliefs
expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of Platinum
Contributors: Editorial Team: Paddy, Carmel,
Breda. Lydia, Patsy, Robert, and Philip., Patricia
Editorial Team: who again
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may only be reproduced following permission from Platinum Clubhouse.