Club Committee 2020
|President||Pat Fanning||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chairperson||Derek Tierney||087 email@example.com|
|Vice chairperson||Kevin Doran||086 0741606|
|PRO||John O’ Dea||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Roisín Doran||085 email@example.com|
|Treasurer||Mervyn Eager||086 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Club Notes – Spring 2020
Club AGM and Stock Judging Awards Presentation
The Club held its 2019 AGM in Clane GAA Centre on Monday 2nd December. Club Secretary and PRO, John O’Dea, said that the Club had another very successful year. Most events were well supported and he thanked all the sponsors of the various competitions. He stated that the silage quality this year was the best in the history of the club.
The election of officers followed with Derek Tierney as Chairman, Kevin Doran as Vice-Chairman, Róisín Doran as Secretary, Mervyn Eager as Treasurer, and John O’Dea as PRO.
After the AGM, World Wide Sires presented a talk on the importance of minerals and trace elements for good fertility. The invited speakers were Conor Morley and John Cook.
The annual Stock Judging Awards were presented by Kenny Garry of FBD, sponsor. First was Anthony Kealy, second was Pat Fanning and third was Kevin Doran. Next item was the Club’s charity raffle which yielded €850. A donation will also be made from club funds as in previous years and this will be presented to a deserving charity shortly.
Our Club’s spring meeting took place in Toughers, Naas on Wednesday 26th February. The meeting was presented and sponsored by Progressive Genetics. It was a most informative meeting, the following speakers and topics – Shane Leane (Progressive Genetics) on milk recording; Ann-Maree Manley (AgriNet) on HerdApp and Moo-Call heat and Trevor Hanley (Progressive Genetics) on the new sire spring catalogue.
An ‘Early Bird’ draw took place for 30 AI straws which had the desired effect, as most of the very good attendance were present for it.
The meeting was preceded by a presentation of the proceeds for the Club’s annual raffle to the Comfort Fund of Baltinglass Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of our members, it amounted to €1,200. The meeting concluded with a minute’s silence for our founder member Mrs. Joan Lambert. Joan was our first President and Secretary over many years. Our sympathies to her family and many friends. RIP.
The late Joan Lambert
It is with deep regret that we learnt of the passing of Mrs. Joan Lambert, who was a founder member of our club back in 1980. Joan was a very active committee member, holding the positions of President and Secretary over many years. Joan and her late husband, Noel, had a very good herd of Friesian-type dairy cows on their Easton farm near Leixlip. That farm was zoned for housing development so they purchased Baltreacy House and farm near Clane, where they kept pedigree beef cattle. In spite of being out of dairying, Joan kept up her interest and was totally dedicated to our club until her health failed in recent years. In recognition of her services to the herdbook, Joan was honoured with the Hall of Fame Award by the Irish Holstein Friesian Association in 2010. Our sincere sympathies to her family and many friends. May she rest in peace.
John O’Dea, PRO