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Winter 2012

Tar Éis Óir The Gaisce Alumni Association

CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME I am delighted to welcome you to the volunteered for the seminar series across winter edition of our newsletter. I hope Ireland. you all had a fantastic Christmas holidays and are geared up for an exciting year with us in Tar Éis Óir. A lot has happened since our last edition. We had an AGM in December where I was elected Chairperson with an 18 strong committee!

This

gives

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an

extraordinary opportunity to achieve a huge amount this year with committee members from across Ireland having fantastic potential to contribute to a growing alumni organisation.

Lastly I would like to offer my greatest thanks and warm wishes to Christine Carty, our former chairperson, who has done such a fantastic job guiding this organisation over the past year. She is an inspiration and did a fantastic job in growing TÉÓ over the past 12 months. Christine will be travelling the world next year and I hope she will have time to check in with us periodically! Thank You to all those who made 2012

This December we attended the Silver Award Ceremony in Trinity College Dublin where we supported Gaisce in what was a great evening of celebration. Well done to everyone! We also attended

such a success and I really hope you will join with us in the year ahead to make Tar

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Association,

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an

Gaisce

organisation

Alumni which

continues to grow and develop for YOU!

the conclusion of President Michael D. Finally I want to wish you all a very Higgin’s seminar series ‘Being Young happy new year. I hope to see you soon! and Irish’ in Áras an Uachtaráin. I

wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all Karen x

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Inside this issue Gold Award Ceremony 2012

Page 2 International News

Page 8

TÉÓ Merchandise

Page 3 Leinster Silver Award Ceremony Page 9

Chairperson’s Report 2012

Page 4

Upcoming Hike

Page 10

Committee 2013

Page 5 International Scout Moot

Page 11

Upcoming Events

Page 6 Until Next Time

Page 13

Being Young & Irish

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GOLD AWARD CEREMEMONY 2012

Gold Award Ceremony 2012, Dublin Castle The Gold Award Ceremony for 2012 took place on Thursday 27th September in St. Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle. This was President Michael D Higgin’s first Gold award ceremony as Gaisce Patron. 70 Gold awards were presented to young people from all over the island for their endeavours in completing the hardest of all challenges set by the President to the young people of Ireland. Participant activities included volunteering in charity shops, hiking part of the Camino de Santiago, volunteering in a Belorussian orphanage, attending a Gaeltacht course, training with the Reserve Defence Forces and learning how to cook. Prior to the ceremony, entertainment was provided by the band of An Garda Síochána. In his address, President Higgins said that “Today I am reminded of the great wealth of talent and creativity that our young citizens have to offer...

determination to see a task through to the end still lives on." Some participants were interviewed by national media with articles appearing in the Irish Independent, Irish Times and report featured on The Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. TÉÓ had a strong presence at this year’s ceremony with volunteers assisting with seating guests and escorting dignitaries to their seats. TÉO members were also on hand to answer questions regarding the alumni network and gold award recipients had the opportunity to sign up to our newsletter and our mailing list on the day. The President met with all recipients and TÉO volunteers afterwards for a reception in Dublin Castle. TÉO also organised our own reception for gold award recipients later that evening in the Trinity Bar and Venue where a good night was had by all! Report: Peadar Ó Lamhna

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HOODIES

Tar Éis Óir Social Night TÉÓ are organising their next social night on Saturday 26th January in Solas, Wexford

Street. We will be there from

9pm and we hope to see you there!

Breaking News: London Fashion Week reveals must have accessory for 2013 London Fashion Week revealed this TÉÓ Hoody and/or T-Shirt, email tareisoir@gmail.com with Hoodie in week that the latest must-have the subject line and we will send fashion accessory for 2013 is none you an order form. Hoodies Hurry! other than our very own Tar Éis Óir cost €35 and t-shirts €20. If you Limited Stock would like us to post your items hoodie! available to you, please advise us via of We're giving you all the your postal address and include opportunity to have a little piece of an additional 5 Euro towards TÉÓ to wear in your day.. that is.. we postage and packaging. Alternatively, have a limited number of TÉÓ Hoodies collection may be arranged by contacting and T-shirts available for you all to any committee member. purchase. If you would like to purchase a Have you a picture of you wearing your TÉÓ hoodie or t-shirt in a far flung destination? If so, send it on to tareisoir@gmail.com and we will publish some of them in the next issue!

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Chairperson’s Report 2012

Below is an extract of our annual report presented by TÉÓ

Chairperson 2012 Christine Carty to the board of Gaisce In 2012, TÉÓ focused on creating a

leaders to Independent PAL requests

concrete base for development by

received by Gaisce.

introducing a central committee structure -Representation by our

Christine Carty

of core volunteers. The goal of our

Chairperson as an NAA Youth

new central committee is to give

Delegate at the Duke of

a focal point of contact for

Edinburgh’s International Award Forum

all Gaisce and International Award

2012 in Malta in conjunction with both

profit to allow for continued growth

stakeholders now and into the future. It

the CEO of Gaisce (Barney

and activity of the network.

is my intention that the Central

Callaghan) and Chairman of

Committee will also help develop a

gaisce Council (John Concannon).

succession plan for award volunteers to

the cost of our merchandise is

For our 2012 rebrand to Tar Éis Óir – Gaisce Alumni, we also enlisted

“continue their journey” with both Tar

-Running Royal Geographical Society

the help of award-winning advertising

Éis Óir and Gaisce.

accredited “Off Site Safety

team Rob Frewand David Higginbotham.

Management” Training and American

With their help, we have now a full range

Heart Foundation accredited “CPR

of promotional literature at our

We have had an extremely

successful 2012, highlights of which Training” for our members

disposal from business cards and flyers,

include:

to pop up stands, all of which allows us

-Representing and volunteering for, and

-Holding voluntary days at the Dublin

to more readily promote ourselves and

on behalf of Gaisce at the “Being Young

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to

market our brand effectively.

and Irish” Presidential Initiative at both a Animals shelter in Rathfarnham, Co. regional and national level

Dublin

Our vision for 2013 and beyond is to continue to grow and give back

-Active rebranding of our association

-Creating an active social media

to Gaisce. Although currently a small

to Tar Éis Óir – Gaisce Alumni to

presence through Facebook, Twitter,

group of dedicated and extremely hard-

allow for a more inclusive brand across

LinkedIn and Issuu to both build our

working volunteers, we continue to strive

all award levels and encourage buy-in

network and ensure a two-way

to help Gaisce become a household

from a wider range

communication process with

name; to create a central focus for

of Gaisce stakeholders.  

all Gaisce stakeholders

enthusiastic volunteers who hold the Gaisce ethos closely; and most

-Providing more than 20 volunteers for

As a voluntary group, TÉÓ is entirely

importantly, develop TÉÓ into a world-

the annual Gold Award ceremony to aid

self-funded and relies heavily on

renowned and respected Alumni

with the smooth running of

the efforts of members for

Network.

Gaisce’s yearly flagship event.

funding. We do not charge for membership of our network. With this in

Congratulations to all newly award Gold,

-Creating a President Award Leader

mind, we set about formalising revenue

Silver and Bronze award holders for

Coordinator position to provide

streams through the sale ofTÉÓ branded 2012 and we look forward to

assistance in processing the

hoodies and T-shirts, which are for

many committed long-term award

general sale throughout the year. Part of

welcoming you all at events in 2013.

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COMMITTEE 2013

Our AGM took place on Saturday 1st December, 2012 in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street. It was an excellent opportunity to review the activities we engaged in during the year. We were fortunate in that we had Barney Callaghan, Chief Executive of Gaisce in attendance and two Gaisce executive council members. We had a number of presentations and then we had an election of officers. Barney Callaghan spoke briefly to those in attendance and thanked TÉÓ members for their support of Gaisce during the year. Cian Timmons, Gaisce Council representative spoke about TÉÓ’s important role in supporting Gaisce and award participants. The following were elected to serve on the committee for 2013.

1. Chairperson: Karen Doyle 2. Vice Chairperson: Benny King 3. Secretary: Oliver Clare 4. Head of Events: Ronan Friel 5. Treasurer: Steven Cull 6. PRO/Social Media: Rachel Hearne 7. P.A.L. Liaison Officer: Helena McGee 8. Webmaster: Barry Kennedy 9. Munster Rep: Karen O’Sullivan 10. Expeditions Officer: Neil Ledwith 11. Ulster Rep/Newsletter Editor: Peadar Ó Lamhna. 12. Photographer/ OCM: Lorna Sweetman 13. Merchandising/OCM: Orna Collins 14. Ordinary Committee Member: Christine Carty 15. Ordinary Committee Member: Aideen Fallon 16. Ordinary Committee Member: Deidre O’Rourke 17. Ordinary Committee Member: Sean O’Brien 18. Ordinary Committee Member: Kathleen Foster

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during the course. Evening Gaisce   Residential covered activities include a traditional UPCOMING 23rd-   28th    music and dance night. EVENTS This residential is aimed at

September   2013

As part of The Gathering 2013 festivities, Gaisce have organised

Gold participants over the age of 18 and a certiďŹ cate of attendance will

an international residential to take be provided to verify completion. place next September in Swords Co.

Registration fee is â‚Ź200 and further information can be

Dublin.

A full programme of activities is obtained from John T Murphy, planned to stimulate the mind and Director of Development, in the body. Themes relating to Being

Gaisce Head OďŹƒce or by emailing

Young in the modern world will be

johntmurphy@gaisce.ie

discussed. The Residential will

CPR Course Our next CPR course will take place in Foxrock Dublin on Saturday February 2nd at 11am. This is an Irish Heart Foundation and American Heart Foundation certified course. The course lasts approximately 4 hours. For further information and to book your please email tareisoir@gmail.com asap as places are limited

explore subjects such as leadership, teamwork and group dynamics. Expedition safety will also be

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BECOMING A PAL? Our PAL Liaison Officer Helena Mc Gee is on the lookout for new PALs that would be willing to help develop the award in 2013. A PAL offers guidance and support for those that are participating in all levels of the award. Being a PAL is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the award. A PAL can be absolutely anybody from all walks of life who enjoy working with young people and can offer guidance, support and motivation throughout the participant’s award journey The next PAL training session will take place on Saturday January 26th 2013 in Ratra House in the Phoenix Park. Cost is free and places are booking up fast. To book, email mail@gaisce.ie as soon as possible

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Ulster & Munster events This year, two committee members will oversee organising TÉÓ events in both Ulster and Munster. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and the next edition of the newsletter for further details.

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BEING YOUNG AND IRISH

Being Young & Irish National Seminar, Áras an Uachtaráin On the 17th November, 6 Tar Éis Óir volunteers from all over the country volunteered to help with the running of the Being Young and Irish national seminar in Áras an Uachtaráin. Four regional workshops had been held in Dublin, Monaghan, Cork and Galway and from these 100 participants were selected to help draft the “Take Charge of Change Declaration”. The declaration was presented to President Higgins, Minister for Children, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD and other senior policy making figures in Irish politics. The following are some of the key priorities that young people in Ireland want to see acted upon as soon as possible. 1.A renewed dual approach to teaching Irish at Leaving Certificate level; the first (compulsory) subject focused

on speaking, the second (optional) subject focused on literature, driven by the foundation of Gaelscoileanna. 2.Legislate for the X Case and hold a referendum in abortion 3.Make marriage equality and adoption rights a reality 4.Legislate for absentee voting for citizens outside of the constituencies and abroad. After the declaration was published a reception was held in the Áras for all participants and volunteers. Everyone had the opportunity to meet with President Higgins and his wife Sabina. Ryan Sheridan performed a private concert for all present. It was a very

enjoyable evening and was a wonderful opportunity for young people to come together to share their ideas for the future.

Some of the TÉÓ Volunteers at Áras an Uachtaráin Report: Peadar Ó Lamhna

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International News Round up International Award Social Media links The International Award is on Twitter @intaward & on Facebook http:// www.facebook.com/ intaward Like and follow these pages to keep up to date with our award family spread throughout the world!

International Award Forum 2012 - Malta The 11th Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Forum, held in Malta from the 21st to 25th November 2012. The Award Forum covered a selection of themes over the course of the 4 days with a focus on the new updated constitution changes for ratification, including workshops on the new licensing agreements, and the unveiling of the new international award symbol. Life after gold and award holders networks For award alumni members, the most relevant workshop was held on life after gold by award holders Felicia Pickard from Canada and Katie Hulmes from Australia. The life after gold workshop allowed for group interaction and group work on the current interactions of alumni with their national award programme. Ideas were shared on what has worked in certain countries such as Singapore, and Challenges that are faced by those wishing to either grow or be set up. The workshop came from the growth at IGE Kenya for a linking together of global award networks and was a follow on of the innaugural Gold Award Holders Network forum in Singapore in 2012. Positive aspects to this

L to r: Christine (Ireland), Sophie ( Netherlands), Katy ( UK), Elena ( Finland) at the International Award Forum in Malta

workshop was a strong motivation from all present Youth reps to link and grow globally in a global award holders network. Many felt a strong global connection through the international award will give a renewed focus to NAAs to aid the set up of Alumni. Online media and presence Of ever increasing relevance to award authorities and award networks worldwide is the usage of online communication methods. The newly designed international award website was briefed to the attendees; more intuitive and user friendly interactive web experience in conjunction with the importance of a clear and strong online message. Attending the International forum on behalf of TEO and Gaisce was not only a privilege but also a fantastic opportunity to network with our international family and in turn spread the good news of the work of TEO internationally. My sincerest thanks must be expressed to the international award family for a well thought out programme. Christine Carty

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We  really  hope  they  will   conEnue  their  journey  and  go   for  Gold!

Leinster Silver Award Ceremony, Trinity College Dublin

VOLUNTEERING As part of Tar Éis Oir's

commitment to helping in the

On  the  evening  of  13th  of   December,  Tar  Éis  Óir   volunteer with the DSPCA in supported  Gaisce  at  the   February. Silver  Award  Ceremony.  It   The Dublin Society for the was  a  great  evening  where   Prevention of Cruelty to Animals more  than  one  hundred   is a registered charity, Silver  Award  parEcipants   from  across  Leinster  received   established in 1840 to prevent their  Silver  medal  from  the   cruelty to animals and is Gaisce  CEO  Patrick  Callaghan.   now Ireland's largest animal We  were  lucky  to  have  a   welfare organisation. Their number  of  TÉÓ  volunteers   centre is located in who  were  there  to  lend  a   Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 where hand  and  the  evening  went   they look after neglected, illvery  well.  Well  done  to  all   treated and abandoned animals Silver  Award  holders!   community we are hoping to

including dogs, cats and horses.

Report: Karen Doyle

Keep an eye out for further

details about this event on our facebook page! 

If you know of other charities which you would like us to

volunteer with please let us know by contacting us at

tareisoir@gmail.com.  As with all TÉÓ events, you

must be over 18 to attend. This is for insurance purposes.

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Tar Éis Óir Upcoming Hike Ate  too  much  turkey  over   Christmas?  Has  the  4n  of  Roses   been  reduced  to  a  4n  of  empty   wrappers?  If  so,  why  not  join  Tar   Éis  Óir  on  our  first  hike  of  2013   through  the  Wicklow  Mountains!

A  full  kit  list  for  the  hike  will  be   posted  on  the  TÉÓ  Facebook  page   but  the  essenUals  for  this  trip   include:

Hillwalking  Boots Waterproof  Jacket  with  hood Walking  trousers  /leggings    Light  or  Mid  weight  hiking  socks  Sock  liner  Spare  top  or  fleece TÉÓ  Head  of  events  for  2013,   Rucksack  (size  25ltr  –  35ltr) Ronan  is  organising  a  10km  easy   Waterproof  Over  trousers Gaitors  (recommended  for  all  but   trek  through  the  Wicklow   the  driest  condiUons) Mountains  for  Saturday  26th   Hat January.  It’s  planned  to  start  along   Gloves Food the  river  and  climb  up  to  Art’s   Cross  which  commemorates  the   Water  (about  1  litre) Compass infamous  prison  break  by  Art  O   An  ability  to  navigate Donnell  and  Hugh  Red  O  Donnell.   Watch A`er  that  it  is  hoped  to  head  back   Whistle Personal  First  Aid  kit down  the  opposite  side  of  the   Spare  gloves  (if  weather  is  wet   steep  ground  to  the  river.  The   and  cold  and/or  windy) walk  is  mostly  on  pathed  areas   *N.B.  If  you  wish  to  aMend   but  there  will  be  some  mucky  and   muddy  areas  that  will  soak  feet  if   please  email  tareisoir@gmail.com   before  January  17th.   not  prepared  for.   Saturday January 26th Meeting at the Kilmacanogue Petrol Station on the N11 (Southbound)@ 9am sharp

Ronan Friel

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Ian Mc Keever 1970 -2013

The Committee and members of Tar Éis Óir would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Ian McKeever, a Gold Award Holder who was involved in the early days of Tar Éis Óir and who passed away while climbing Kilimanjaro on January 2nd 2013. He contributed so much of his time to engaging with young people and sharing with them his love of the outdoors. Ian presented Silver Medals to participants in Trinity College Dublin a few years ago. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

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Important details -Participants must be between 18-25 on 01/08/2013 -No experience of Scouting/ Guiding necessary -The total cost of the trip before fundraising is €1950this includes return flights, transfers, meals and full 8 day Moot programme

Scouting Ireland & Gaisce seek Irish Delegation for World Scout Moot 2013 Are you looking for a potentially life-changing Gold Residential project in 2013?

So  if  you  choose  to  join  us  you  will  be  at  once  part  of   the  Irish  conUngent  but  also  part  of  an  internaUonal   patrol  in  which  you  will  do  your  acUviUes.

ScouUng  Ireland  has  offered  a  limited   A  copy  of  the  iUnerary  is  on  the  next  page. number  of  places  to  Gold  Award   Closing Date parUcipants  and  Gold  Award  holders  to   25th January join  its  delegaUon  to  the  14th  World   2013 Scout  Moot  to  be  held  in  Canada  from  the   I’m interested – What do I do next? th th 5  to  the  18  of  August  2013.  This  event  is   Send  an  email  to  rovermoot@scouts.ie  and  one   one  of  World  ScouUng’s  two  flagship  events  and   will  gather  over  5,000  people  from  around  the  globe   of  the  team  will  send  you  an  applicaUon  form.  If  you   for  a  profound  intercultural  experience  in  a  breath-­‐ wish  to  travel  to  the  event  you  will  need  to  return   this  form  and  a  deposit  (refundable  if  not  selected).   taking  locaUon. If  there  are  more  applicants  than  places  then  a   selecUon  process  will  take  place.  Applicants  should                        What is the World Scout Moot? register  their  interest  as  soon  as  possible  and  not   An  internaUonal  event  for  18-­‐15  year  olds,  months   later  than  25th  January.   ahead  of  their  arrival  in  Canada  for  the  event,  each   parUcipant  will  create  his/her  own  Moot  experience   by  making  a  series  of  choices  individually  or  with   their  internaUonal  patrol.  

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The itinerary: •

A  few  days  to  seMle  in  to   Canadian  life  before  the   opening  gathering  at  the   University  of  OMawa.

2 days  to  welcome   parEcipants  to  the  base  camp   at  Awacamenj  Mino  hMp:// www.scouts-­‐est.on.ca/ camp_awacamenj_mino/ index.html:  opening   ceremonies,  team  meeEngs,   workshops  and  technical   training,  and  conferences   where  you  can  prepare  for   your  urban  expediEon   challenge;

3 days  when  half  of  the   parEcipants  will  head  for   their  pre-­‐selected  desEnaEon   –  Toronto,  Montréal  or   Quebec  City  –  for  their  urban   expediEon  challenge,  while   the  other  half  of  the  group   remains  at  base  camp  to  take   part  in  a  series  of  outdoor   acEviEes  and  adventures;

1 day  of  travel,  as  all   parEcipants  head  for  base   camp  for  a  cultural  acEvity;

3 days  when  the  other  half   of  the  parEcipants  take  their   turn  heading  for  Toronto,   Montréal  or  Quebec  City  for   their  expediEon  challenge,   and  the  first  half  of  the  group   remains  at  base  camp  to  take   part  in  a  series  of  outdoor   and  adventure  acEviEes;

2 days  when  everyone   gathers  at  the  Awacamenj   Mino  base  to  share  their   discoveries  and  for  the   closing  ceremony.

“The Paths” Each  parEcipant  will  choose  to  spend   three  days  in  either  Toronto,  Quebec   or  Montréal  for  an  urban  service   project.  In  each  city  parEcipants  may   parEcipate  in  one  of  four  “paths,”   here’s  what  to  expect:

The  Life  Path  is  a  partnership   with  the  Messengers  of   Peace.  The  Messengers  of   Peace  Program  is  a  10  years   iniEaEve  of  the  World   OrganisaEon  of  the  Scout   Movement  aiming  to  involve   Scouts  in  projects  that   promote  peace  in  the  World.   With  this  partnership,  the   Messengers  of  Peace  will   undertake  their  first  large   scale  project  together  with   hundreds  of  parEcipants  to   Life  Path  to  spread  a  message   of  peace  in  the  World   through  a  collecEve  acEon  in   ciEes  visited  by  the  Moot.     Those  choosing  the  Culture   Path  will  parEcipate  in  a   discovery  acEvity  in  the   Canadian  Aboriginal  Culture   with  Aboriginal  groups.  It  will   be  a  great  opportunity  to   exchange  and  enhance  each   other’s  culture.  The  NaEonal   AssociaEon  of  Friendship   Centres  is  a  network  of  119   centres  from  coast  to  coast  in   Canada.  Friendship  Centres   enable  the  provision  of  a   wide  range  of  cultural   programs  to  urban  Aboriginal   people.  For  more  than  50   years,  the  Friendship  Centres   have  helped  Aboriginal   People  from  the  North  and   from  reserves  to  make  the   transiEon  to  urban  life  while   preserving  their  culture  and   values.  

ParEcipants  who  choose  the   Eco-­‐responsible  Path  will   parEcipate  in  an  awareness   acEvity  related  to  the   conservaEon  of  water.  ONE   DROP  Canada  develops   access-­‐to-­‐water  and   sanitaEon  projects  in   counEes  where  access  to  this   vital  resource  is  lacking.  ONE   DROP  is  involved  in  raising   awareness  on  water-­‐related   issues  to  create  a   mobilizaEon  for  universal   access  to  water  and   encourage  people  to  adopt   sound  habits  for  preserving   this  precious  resource.  

ParEcipants  to  Adventure   Path  will  have  the   opportunity  to  take  part  in   deployment  of  a  Shelterbox   Village  in  an  urban   environment.  Shelterbox   provides  a  roof  and  material   to  those  who  are  in  need   when  a  disaster  occurs  in  the   World.  Since  its  incepEon,   Shelterbox  has  lead  200   urgent  missions  and  brought   help  to  more  than  1,000,000   vicEms  in  more  than  75   different  countries.  Each   green  Shelterbox  supplies  the   equipment  needed  by  a   family  to  survive  aier  a   disaster  (tent,  blankets,   water  containers,  kitchen   equipment,  etc.).  

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UNTIL NEXT TIME... We hope that you have enjoyed the latest issue of the TÉÓ newsletter and we look for ward to seeing you at some of our events in the near future. Remember to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you wish to order a hoodie or t-shirt, place your order soon as stocks are limited.

hesitate to contact us with suggestions for what you would like to see organised.

We are constantly on the lookout for new, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help us expand If you have a story that you want throughout the country. You can help to share with TÉÓ members for the in many ways from simply attending next issue of the newsletter which one of our events or help organise an will be published in the spring, email event in your area to keep the spirit your article to tareisoir@gmail.com of Gaisce alive and kicking not only at with “Newsletter” as the subject. a national level but also in our local Don’t forget to include a picture (or communities. ten!) Many thanks for reading, We hope to have an action packed Peadar 2013 and would love to see as many of you get involved as possible. Remember that we are a net work for everyone associated with Gaisce, whether they be bronze,silver or gold award holders as well as PALs.

The Small Print

It is important that when

attending events run by TÉÓ that you are aware of your own

personal safety and that you take

all possible steps to minimise your

risk. It is important that you obey

the instructions of the dedicated

leaders and organisers. You may be

turned away from an event if the leader/organiser feels you are a

danger to yourself or the success of

the event. You must be over 18 to attend Tar Éis Óir events. We cannot an will not entertain

Many thanks to all the contributors to this edition of the newsletter and to those who have attended our events in 2012. All the hard work we do throughout the year is for you, our members, so please don’t

Editor Peadar Ó Lamhna Contributors Karen Doyle, Ronan Friel, Steven Cull, Christine Carty,

individuals below 18 for safety and security reasons. Any questions on

the above please contact us. Thank You

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