extend A Big Welcome to all the athletes taking part in the Special
Olympics. We wish them all the best of luck. We wish all students
in Ireland sitting State Exams the best of luck and hope that they
do not take them too seriously. Students and folks of Ireland you
are Guaranteed a good night or Day out or both if you wish at the
Derby Festival, Horse Racing Music and Fun and Irish Craic to be
had by All.
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It is with a great sense of achievement that we
received a certificate last month from the ICCD in Fountain House.
It states that Platinum Clubhouse is an accredited Clubhouse.
This certificate is the culmination of lots of hard work from
members and staff of our clubhouse and all involved are due thanks.
We are delighted to have reached this level and look forward to
maintaining the Clubhouse. Special thanks go to all those who
helped in any way, especially those members and staff who worked
on the self study and putting together the information on the
It is an achievement that can never be taken away from us… we
are the first Irish Clubhouse to receive international accreditation.
Congratulations to all involved.
Suddenly now I am Fifthly
How Swiftly the years fold
Feeling young and thrifty
Yet again I am getting old
I am going over the hill or
I am as young as I feel
Time will never stand still
No matter what the ordeal
One thing is in my favour
Old age pension not far away
Nothing to account for
Getting older by the day
Still time Has matured me more
No pain or ache
What lies in store Is what destined takes
What happens in time to come
Is Written in the sky
When all s said and done
At fifthly Not a bad looking guy
More and more graceful I vet Become
With wisdom shinning through
At fifthly it is so much fun In all I say and do.
Platinum Clubhouse purchased a mini bus in partnership with Estuary
centre in Swords Co Dublin Platinum was lucky they got €15,000 from
National Lottery The total cost of the bus was €40,000 It is fully
wheelchair Accessible with Ramp and step at side with quick release
seats It is a 16 seated capacity and driver. We at Platinum all
ready enjoyed a few trips in it We hope that every one using this
mini bus will have a safe and a happy time and enjoy many a trip.
Well what can any one say when it comes
to maintenance, Raymond will fix it, by hook or by crook
it will be done. This unit has taken off over the last
nine months. It is hard to keep up with it. Raymond and
members have done some amazing work in this area.
A new look to the coffee dock.
A new look to the employment unit.
A new look to the general office.
The dinning area has seen wall lights
dimmer switches and hanging plates.
A new look to the catering unit.
Ashtrays installed outside.
Spotlights in the information unit.
Members have learned a lot from Raymond. A new challenge
has now been taken on by Raymond. He has given his first
lesson in maintenance to two female members of staff,
Caroline and Mary. So their skills are soon to be tested
in this area, and if I may say it won’t be an easy test.
We will keep you up dated on this challenge in the maintenance
a while since we had an update on what is going on in the social
unit. Well things are really happening in this unit now. Members
and staff have been out on many a social evening and social
night. We have been to drama events, cinema, bowling, snooker.
Have had visits to Carlow, Tuallmore, Kilkenny, in which we
have seen the sights of these towns.
At Platinum itself we have enjoyed a few video evenings with
finger food and a chat and a laugh.
Members in employment and other members and staff have enjoyed
an employment dinner once a month. We have had dinner out in
the community at night in Newbridge, Kildare and Naas. We have
also enjoyed employment dinners in Platinum itself in candlelight
and soft music. Members at Platinum are really happy at the
ways the social unit has developed over the past few months
and are looking forward to the next line up of events. The social
committee are busy trying to organise events, welcoming new
members to help out in this area. All staff are very involved
in this unit in particular Ray our manager who drives us to
a lot of events up and down the county late at night.
Breda & David
The Social Outing to Kilkenny
social to Kilkenny well it was great .I think we all enjoyed
it I really enjoyed it because I had good memories been there
it was the first holiday I brought Patsy to. The members and
staff were in great form and the staff was very good to us anyway.
You could see that everyone really enjoyed it because we were
all laughing and we were slagging each other, it was a good
slagging, so all in all it was a great social, and there was
a great buzz to it.
We set of at 10 AM and when we got there we all went our own
way. At 12 25 we went and had a lovely meal. I brought my
camera with me and I took some lovely photos so there should
be some lovely photos coming out and then we went to Kilkenny
castle. We got some useful information and then when we set
of home. I thought we were going home but we had a lovely
surprise coming our way and the staff brought us to a hotel
and we got desert and other things. I think it was one of
the best socials that we had in a long time.
So thanks to the staff and the members for a good day out
and I hope the next is as good as Kilkenny was.
THEIR 10Th ANNIVERSARY ON THE 12TH June !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get Well wishes to: All our members who are unwell.
Birthday Wishes to: Martina Kieran Roisin Linda Desmond
Welcome to our new member: Mark
Idol: Celine Dion (part 3)
Celine recorded her first English language duet
in 1991. The song is called “Beauty and the Beast.”
sang the song with soul singer Paebo Bryson. It was a huge hit
in America and Europe. It reached No.3 on the Billboard Chart.
Celine’s next album, simply titled “CELINE DION,”
in 1992. The album sold aver 3 million copies worldwide. My favourite
songs on the album are “If you asked me to,”
from the moon.” "Beauty and the Beast”
on the album.
TO BE CONTINUED…
Join me in the next issue of the Newsletter
for part 4 .
views, opinions and beliefs expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily
the views of Platinum Clubhouse. Any articles, items or pictures in
this newsletter may only be reproduced following permission from Platinum
Tom ,Andrew,Paddy, Breda, Editorial Team: David, Breda,Tom, Caroline,
Breda and Caroline