Dear members of AAfA,
We are holding various monies for classes not yet delivered to some 125 members. The majority of these are for approximately 25-30 euro. On Tuesday last the Committee met on a Zoom meeting to decide how best to deal with this. The following proposal was decided.
1. We notify members to let them know that our plan is to retain this money as a credit against classes when they restart. We will be working with DPCC to see how we might deliver our classes.
2. In July we will send individual emails to each member so they know what amount they will have towards their next registration for classes.
3. We will review everything in late summer to respond to the situation at that point.
We also decided at the meeting that we will now send out our emails every 2 or three weeks. We want to stay in touch and will keep you updated on any relevant information changes too.
Here are the links and items of interest for the week…
AAfA offer on Donabate Dexter beef –https://www.donabatedexter.ie/content/about The Donabate Dexter Beef team are led by Peter Bryans and Natalia McDonagh. Living locally, Peter is originally from Northern Ireland and Malahide and Natalia from Argentina (where they also know something about cattle!) They raise Dexter cattle, the oldest breed in Ireland, locally at the old Turvey golf club – so it is organic, top quality and delicious (Keeling’s Pub also use this Dexter meat in their burgers). They also sell other meats and free-range eggs when available. You can go on the website to see their full range and prices. At present they offer FREE delivery to all BUT for the next 3 weeks (on a trial basis) they have a SPECIAL OFFER for AAfA members ONLY. Check out their website for what you can order. If you order the following –
€50 of produce you will receive a FREE 500g Dexter Mince Beef pack (value €6)
€100 of produce you will receive a FREE 500g Dexter Sirloin (Rump) pack (Incl. 2 x 250g pieces to the value €12).
Remember this offer is for 3 weeks only as a trial, so get stocked up for the summer! Assuming this incredible sunny weather continues, it is great to be ready with the burgers, steaks etc., for the barbecue (which also enables us to adhere to the proper social distancing guidelines) – Phone Natalia 085 8621205or email@example.com
Art Competition. “Freedom in a time of Constraint”, for the artists among us. Check it out at https://www.artmaterials.ie/art-competition/ For every entry they will contribute to Alone and the Jack & Jill Foundation.
Face Masks – The ladies from the ICA thank you for your orders for masks and your generous contributions to Brother Kevin. These are still in production and delivery.
Fed up cooking?Keeling’s Pub have now opened for Takeaway Food & Drink – from a special menu of really good food. For AAfA Members ONLY who are unable to collect food they have offered a FREE delivery service on Wednesdays to Saturdays inclusive. (Please note it is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and on Sundays they are too busy, so it is by collection only for everyone). If you want pints or wine, it is by law, collection only. See attachment for the menu and to order: phone Stephen 01 8436601
Street Feast have been in touch to introduce Tea-At-3; a national weekly event that invites you to (appropriately!) check-in with your neighbours at 3pm every Saturday. Tea-At-3 is a physically distant activity that takes place from your doorstep, in separate gardens, over the phone or across a video call! Because of physical distance we thought some people in your neighbourhood might like to form ‘mini-groups’ and to set this up. Stick on the kettle, pour a cuppa, reach out to neighbours and support communities. Ideally you should register your group so it might be AAfA Turvey Grove or AAfA Corballis or AAfA Seaview (for example) Register your group here: http://streetfeast.ie/neighbourhood-network/
The Senior Times / Age Friendly Ireland – 4 copies attached.
Also attached is 2 documents relating to a World Health Organisation survey that was done about 6 weeks ago to look at what countries were finding/experiencing at the early stages of the pandemic – with a view of sharing this with other countries as the virus moved around the world. Out of 180 responses, 90 were from groups from Ireland – and enormous response. Active Age for All was one of those groups.
If you come across anything that you think would be of interest to members, please send it on to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That is all for this week. We would like to say a big thankyou to all the suppliers in the area who have been going that extra mile for the AAfA members.
Stay home (mostly), take your exercise, and stay safe.