The International Day of Families was officially launched by the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Social Services on Tuesday focusing on ‘Families and inclusive societies.’Being the agency with responsibility for social services in Guyana, the ministry has designated one month (May 15 to June 15) as International Month of the Families. During this period, the ministry will embark on a series of activities to encourage and strengthen families.A section of the participants of the eventIn her remarks at the event held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Chairperson, National Commission of the Family, Sandra Hooper said that the family unit is the lynchpin of any society. Its main responsibility is the socialisation, education and protection of its members, particularly children and the elderly. She noted that in today’s ever-changing societies, the family often faces challenges in the execution of its role.Meanwhile, Director of Social Services, Whentworth Tanner explained that a functioning family is a microcosm of a functioning society, and that “parents and children have to work together in order to build a functioning family, Similarly, each of us has to do our part to create and sustain a functional society.”Tanner added that the family is the first school in which a child receives the basic values of life, that moulds his/her character and lays the foundation for their analytical capability. He noted that the ministry is cognisant of the changing complexity of the modern family – nuclear families are reducing and extended and single-parent families are on the increase.The International Day of Families provided an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and can become a powerful mobilising factor on behalf of families in all countries, allowing them to lobby for the protection and support of family issues appropriate to each society. A series of panel discussions will be held throughout the month with key stakeholders deliberating family-related issues. The event will culminate with a march for elderly awareness on June 15.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – Group Leader Nora Grimes, Accompanied by Fr. Nigel Gallagher & Fr. Christy McHugh. Sept 19th 2012 – 7 nights board in Pansion Dubrovnik €699pp includes full religious programme Day flights ex – Knock Airport including return airport transfers to Medjugorje. For more info Tel: Nora 071 9851275/Annette O’Donnell 074 9736059.St. Crona’s Primary School: Names are now being taken for enrolment in September. Traditional Irish Music: In Cloughwally School 30th March, Tea/sandwiches served. Come along for the craic.Used Clothing appeal In Aid of St. Luke’s Hospital: will take place in St. Crones Church car park Sat 24th March 10.30am-3.30pm. Used clothing-clean men’s, womens,children’s, curtains, towels, shoes (paired) & bed linen. If anyone requires bags please call or text 0879703266. NYP Youth Project: Next 10-12yrs variety event in our multi mania Quiz, test your brains and knowledge in our themed quiz with prizes up for the winning team, next Tues 20th March 4.30-6.00pm. Prior booking essential Tel 9561931.Notes to follow next week about our Easter activities & Camps. Continued success to Active Zone Members in their last leg of the challenge to increase the overall amount of weekly physical activity, sport and exercise they carry out. Press Gang is running an Art competition, themed ‘Easter Spring’. All entries should be on an A4 page, in either paint/colouring pencils. Send in pictures to Rosses NYP, Quay Rd, with name and contact number on the back. Tel: 9561931Men’s Shed: This is a place for men of all ages, to learn new skills from each other and maybe also learning something about life from the men they are working with. Meeting every Wednesday morning from 11am-1pm in Cois Locha Hall, all welcome. Contact Rosses CDP on 9561686.Green Prescription: Greene Prescription is a health professionals written advice to a client to be physically active in the natural environment, as a part of the patients health and quality of life management. We are looking for a leader who would commit to taking a group for a walk once a week. Training will be provided, Contact Rosses CDP before Tues 20th March on 0749561686.Spraoi Le Chéile Carnmore Rd are offering a free pre school year for over 3yrs. Registration between 11am-1pm before end of March on 9522804.Choir: Would you like to be part of a singing/choral group? If so why not come along to a choir workshop in Ionad an Mhachaire on Mon 19th March from 12noon-3pm. This is open to both male and female participants over 18. Places are limited, booking required.Dungloe Tidy Towns Community Lotto 17th March winning No’s 4, 6, 15, 17. No Jackpot winner: €50 winner’s. Nikisha Gallagher, Burtonport and Ann Marie Wallace 33 Cois Locha. Congratulations to you both. Next draw March 24th .New Jackpot €7650.Easter Sports Camps: This 3 day camp start on Mon 2nd April to Wed 4th April at Rosses Community School. Boy & Girls 5yrs-13. Fee is €30 per child & €10 for any additional child in a family. Contact John 086 6036406 for bookings.Womens Weekend 2012 Programme: Easter Weekend: Fri 6th-April Official Opening at Ionad Teampall Chróine with Nell McCafferty. Refreshments served. All welcome. Sat 7th A day of Workshops on Womens Health & Well being-Reiki, Angel Card Readings, Yoga, Hypnotherapy, etc, held in Sat night ‘A night at the Grand Ole Opry’ A must for country music fans. Tickets €12. Easter Sunday 8th Marching Band Competition and then Mon 9th Womens 5k Mini Marathon Main St, @ 2pm. €5 registration fee. Check us out on facebook.Ionad Teampaill Chróine is now taking names for the following classes commencing shortly Marine Engine Fetac Level 5, Stone building, Driver CPC and many more. To register call us on 074 95 22198.LOCAL NEWS: ROSSES COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Rosses Community notes