Ratheniska Community Alert Area AGM

There was a large attendance at the Annual General Meeting.of the Ratheniska Community Alert Area which was held on Wednesday 16th January. Chairman Har Ramsbottom welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the residents of the area, who along with the help of the co-ordinators and committee helped with the success of Community Alert since its formation a year ago. He also paid thanks to the neighbouring community alert groupsfor their help and cooperation, local businesses for donations which helped fund the designing and erecting of community alert signs, Laois County Council Community Forum and Pat Buggy for help and advice in securing a grant in relation to the Text Alerting System. Those attending the meeting agreed that the setting up of the Text Alerting System was of great benefitto the community and also to the local Gardaí. The Community Alert Co-Ordinators will be calling to the residents in their area to help with any queries or suggestions that maybe useful in improving and benefiting the community alert area. The following Committee was elected for the coming year

Chairman Har Ramsbottom Vice Chairman Mervyn McGahey Secretary Kate Ramsbottom Asst Secretary Mary Finn

Treasurer Liam Wall PRO Betty Buggy

Park/Ratheniska GAA Club

Tickets are currently on sale for the Laois GAA All County Clubs Members Draw. The Annual Fund Raising initiative run by the Laois County Board, it is one of our Clubs primary revenue sources with Park/Ratheniska taking home close to 3/4’s of the purchase price. However only tickets bought from the Park/Ratheniska GAA Club benefit the Park/Ratheniska GAA Club, so please make sure to buy your tickets from a GAA Club member. Despite these difficult economic times, these tickets remain our single most important fund-raiser for the club and members are urged to support this in every way possible, be it buying a full ticket, or perhaps sharing

a ticket with some friends or family members. There are 4 draws in total with over €100,000 in prizes on offer. First

prize in each draw is €10,000, and then there are 19 other cash prizes ranging from €5,000 to €500 in each draw. Tickets are €130 each, and as always, your support is greatly appreciated. Club Calendars are still on sale, but we only have a limited number left. If you are interested in picking up your copy, please contact Jim Morrin at

087 2035537