The Monthly meeting of Clough ICA was held on Thursday April 9th Their was a good attendance Votes of Sympathy was expressed with the Costigan Family and Maureen Dobbyn on their recent sad bereavement.
A report on Laois Federation Dinner dance in Manor Hotel was given. Members were presented with Long Members Certificates at the Function. Three members will attend the Federation AGM in Abbeyleix Golf Club on Wednesday April 22 at 8 pm.
Trevor Stanley attended and displayed the prize he received at the Community awards night in Portlaoise, Trevor was the winner of unsung Hero Award. Also Joan Broderick attended and gave a very interesting talk on life in Saudi Arabia. Joan who is nursing out there spoke about the climate, the strict rules and regulations with regards to what you wear and where you can go - it was very interesting.
Sheila Coonan incoming treasurer was welcomed and outgoing Treasurer Kathleen Walsh was thanked for all her work as treasurer. Competition winners Nora Hyland Sheila Coonan Breda Bolger Noreen Byrne Josie Mc Cartney Kitty Hogan Kathleen Walsh. Raffle winners Josie Mc Cartney Maura Mc Evoy Competition for May Rhubarb Tart Next Meeting on May 14
Members will be going on a short outing on April 29 to Emo Court. Bus in Clough at 2pm with walk at 2.30 - Meet at Coonan Lane. Names to Sheila Coonan as soon as possible.
Painting workshop at Rathdowney Library on May 13 with Lorraine Walsh (paint will be supplied, bring your own canvas & table-top easel). Phone the library on 0505 46852 for further information. Admission Free