DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT PROJECT
A vacancy for a Youth Support Worker (19.5 hours per week) has arisen in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Applicants must be eligible for FAS Community Employment (terms and conditions apply). For further details or an application form please contact Lee Stephenson on 074 9129630 or send CV (with PPSN) to Lee Stephenson, FAS Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny or call into the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th May 2012.
The Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.
For each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796.
Safe TALK Training
The Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.
For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796.
WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LIST
Raphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.
Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.
RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES
Tuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm
5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pm
Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Café 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pm
Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Café Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pm
Registration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.
LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMS
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from
10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.
A BIG THANK YOU:
Liam and Jean Reynolds wish to thank all those who baked, attended and helped in anyway, at our coffee morning on 12th April 2012, in aid of Relay for Life. The total to date: €1,515.
The gardens at Oakfield Park will be open again for the summer from Wed 2nd May. As always the trains will be running every weekend. The gardens are open from 12 – 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays. Come along with the family & friends and bring a picnic. Maybe you’ll meet our new Black Swans on the lower lake! See the website, find us on facebook or call our enquiry number 9173068 for more info.
Mixed Boxercise Fitness Class @ Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Thurs 6-7pm. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups (16+). Female Instructor. Excellent all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 cals in one hr session? More info @ 086 3238437.
This course will take place from Monday 14th May – 1st June 2012
(10.30am – 1.30 daily.) in Raphoe Family Resource Centre Ltd,
William St., Raphoe
Contents: will include
C.V Preparation & Letter Writing, Interview Preparation & Techniques,
Identify Your Individual Skills and Strengths, Confidence & Assertiveness Building, Targeting and Sourcing Jobs, Career & Progression Planning,
Explore Training Opportunities, Basic Computer Skills & Use of the Internet,
Develop Effective Communication Skills and Progression Paths
Talks from Support Agencies – Regional Employment Service, Donegal Local Development Co Ltd SYOB and the Dept Social Protection,
Telephone 07198 58959 for more details or to book a place.
Training is voluntary, FREE and totally confidential.
An allowance of €20 per week is given for out of pocket expenses
Social Welfare Payments will NOT be affected.
Job Club is an initiative of Donegal Local Development Co. Ltd and the Dept of Social Protection
RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2012
The National Tidy Town Application for Raphoe has arrived and as in past years the Tidy Towns are seeking your great help and support as always. In recent weeks the Tidy Towns community employment scheme workers have collected over 124 bags of litter from 7 of our approach roads with a number still to do for Spring Clean 2012. You can help us this year again by keeping your properties/businesses and gardens to a good and tidy standard, donate paint, shrubs or flowers, tidy derelict properties, put out window boxes or hanging baskets & keep your area litter free.
If you intend painting please consider doing so during April and May. The success of Tidy Towns each year is community effort by all in Raphoe from children right through to our seniors which is very much appreciated. If you can help us in any way it will be very much appreciated. Special thanks to FAS DSP, Donegal Co Council, RCIA Ltd The Volt House, all local Schools, businesses, Churches, & our entire community for their ongoing support over many years. If you can help this year by way of financial sponsorship it would be a great help. Further information on Tidy Towns activities please contact the office on 9145692 email email@example.com or call in to the Office at the Volt House.
SELF MANAGEMENT COURSE
The HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries are welcome.
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
The Raphoe boxing club are staging a fundraising draw at the moment with tickets on sale for a Manchester United signed football jersey and tickets are keenly priced at €5 each and the draw will take place in the club house on Friday 11th May.
On Saturday night last, club boxers Cody Lafferty, Liam Crawford, Liam McMonagle and Oran Devine were all in action at a major boxing tournament in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran and all these promising young boxers gave very impressive performances in front of a 600 plus crowd.
Anyone wishing to purchase a DVD of the clubs recent boxing tournament in the Cathedral Hall can do so by contacting Simon Barr on 0870532480 and DVD’s are priced keenly at €10 with all funds going to the boxing club.
On Sunday evening last Raphoe’s middle-weight kingpin John Sweeney turned in an explosive display of power-punching when he out pointed Convoy’s Tom McDonagh at a major tournament in St. Mary’s Hall, Convoy.
GLENMAQUIN NATIONAL SCHOOL
It’s still not too late to enroll at Glenmaquin NS!
We are a 2 teacher school with one part-time Teaching Assistant and one part-time Learning Support Teacher. We are located conveniently to Raphoe, Convoy (3.5miles) and Letterkenny.
As we are a small school, all our children get great individual attention alongside the ability to take advantage of lots of trips, e.g. theatre, workshops, libraries, cooking, gardening, crafts and lots more! These trips are all funded through the schools various fundraising activities e.g. Christmas Bazaar.
Please call into the school for a brochure or call 074 9147599 to arrange a visit with Debbie Browne our Principal or Sandra Curran Deputy Principal. We are very much a community based school and welcome children of all faiths or none.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTER
Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at email@example.com or to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You.
Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to email@example.com every Thursday to meet the print deadline.