Report on the A.G.M 1 st February 2023
There was a large attendance at the A.G.M of the Ballinasloe Active Retirement which was
held in Gullane’s Hotel on 1 st February 2023.
Outgoing Chairperson, Margaret Brennan welcomed everyone especially new members
As Covid ’19 had taken its toll on our group, it was nice to see so many new members in
We had a most enjoyable function in Gullane’s in March to celebrate our 20 th anniversary.
Anne Duffy, secretary of the Social Committee, reported a very busy and successful 2022.
The trips to Liverpool, Clonakilty and the “Ara-Go-Festival” in Westport proved to be most
enjoyable . The summer Day Trips continue to be very popular. The year ended with the
“Young at Heart” Christmas Dinner in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Music by the
“Young”man himself Brendan Shine.
There were good reports from all our various clubs. However, Noelle Rohan said we would
like to see more members return to the walking club/Exercises on the walking track on
Tuesday mornings 10.30 – 12 oc. The knitting /craft group would welcome more members
to join them in Gullane’s Hotel on Monday mornings 10.30 -12 oc.
The hard-working Social Committee have a very exciting list of trips and activities already
planned for 2023. So book early !!!
The following Committee members were then elected –
Chairman : Michael Walsh.
Secretary: Deirdre Hogan
Treasurer: Michael Colohan
P.R.O - Chris O’Flynn
Social Committee members – Martin Colleran (Chairman) Bridie Whelan (Treasurer) Anne
Duffy (Secretary) Maura Rafter, Maureen McIlvenny,
Afterwords, David Dully introduced himself as our newly appointed Community Garda. He
spoke briefly about security and scams. We were pleased to hear he will be our speaker at
the March 1 st monthly meeting in Gullane’s 3 oc. Also, we look forward to welcoming Fire
Officer ,Jamie Ward who will be our speaker at the monthly meeting on April 5 th
The meeting concluded with the usual friendly “cuppa” and chat.
New members are welcome to come along to Gullane’s Hotel any Wednesdays at 3 oc. or
contact Secretary Deirdre Hogan at 086 3824556 or any Committee member. Visit our
website at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O) February, 2023