Young Volunteers

Does your club wish to increase the number of young people volunteering or are you a young person currently volunteering with your club? 

If so, GoldMark could be the programme for you. 

Ulster GAA is a proud delivery partner of the GoldMark Programme, which is a programme led by Volunteer Now aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for people aged 14 to 24 years old.

GoldMark is a simple programme which requires young volunteers to keep a Volunteer Record that is signed off by a club coordinator and Ulster GAA coordinator. It builds on the success of Millennium Volunteers and is part supported by the Department of Education.

Young sports volunteers are awarded for 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours of volunteering. The 200 hours award is an award of excellence signed off by the Minister of Education.

GoldMark awards can be used in job applications and for University/College applications.

To get involved in GoldMark or to learn more about the programme email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 028 3751 7180.

For further information on the GoldMark Programme, check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQnv8u2o4DA

Summer Scheme highlights - 25th July 2016

The Summer Scheme highlights were the sea animal models created by the children at the Jumping Clay workshop; the trip to the Butterfly House in Seaforde; and the visit by Carnival Puppet & Magic Show who put on a marvellous show. Meanwhile all week a group of pre-teen boys were away on a cross community residential at Glebe House.

 

 

Summer Scheme Magic Show

Magic Show put on a marvellous show at the KYC Summer Scheme

Kingdom Men’s Shed Annual General Meeting - Report

At the Kingdom Men’s Shed Annual General Meeting, Tom Cunningham was returned as Chairman, Martin McConville as Treasurer and Joseph Donnan as Secretary.

 

In his Chairman’s Address Tom commented that since our last Annual General Meeting, we have purchased a new polytunnel with help from the DARD Rural Micro Capital Grants Programme. It is now up and functioning, witness the abundance of window boxes etc around the Club, and now we await our first crop of tomatoes.

 

We also got support from Newry, Mourne and Down Council for tools, ground work and for horticultural advice and advice on health and safety issues. A Southern Health & Social Care Trust Small grant helped us pay room hire and for activities, equipment, insurance, etc. We were able to get outdoor protective clothing with a grant from the Department of Social Development Volunteer Small Grants scheme and this also helped with heating and other electricity bills.

This time last year we were carrying a boiler full of water back and forward across the yard in order to make a cup of tea. This year we have our own hot water system and sink where we can wash our dishes.

 

We were asked to tidy up the surround at the scoreboard. This we duly did and it is now a fine accompaniment to the new scoreboard. In May Grange Primary School asked us to help with a clean-up of the school/church carpark, during this clean up a large naming stone was found partially hidden in the hedge. This was given a more prominent position and the lettering was repainted. Then in June, St Colman’s Primary School was awarded the Eco Flag for their involvement in environmental issues and again we answered the call and the flagpole was raised and now the flag flies proudly.

 

On Mondays Claire Convery and then Thomas McStravick helped us with some keep fit work; this has now stopped for the summer but we would hope to have them back again in the Autumn.

 

I would like to thank Martin McConville for his work as treasurer. That involves looking after the £1 membership collected at each meeting and overseeing the lodgement of monies / cheques from the various awarding agencies. This year Martin looked after our ‘Savings Club’, these were monies paid in towards the Christmas Dinner in the Kilmorey Arms and then towards our overnight trip to Slieve League on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal. We also collaborated with Terry Ruddy and Men About Town in Newry to organise a day trip and cruise on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh. This was a worthy venture and something we should try to continue.  We also had Ronan McQuigan Solicitor here on ‘Making a Will’, and other speakers on First Aid and on Budgeting for Seniors.

 

Of course the one thing that makes life enjoyable is our health. Some of our members have had a challenging time but I hope that the Shed will offer some respite and will continue to offer us all the opportunity to socialise and keep our minds active as the years catch up on us.

 

Projects agreed to pursue in the coming year include installing a ramp to assist access to the Shed, a possible extension to the Shed, planting potatoes, IT equipment and workshops, more raised beds, a gardening equipment store and attendance at the Irish Men’s Shed Association Celebration Event in Belfast on Saturday 22nd October and more trips.

 

The Kingdom Men’s Shed supports the improvement of older people in a rural setting by strengthening connections to the local community and increasing opportunities. Kingdom Men’s Shed is a place where men can meet to socialise, learn new skills and hone old ones, share company, have a project to work on etc. It is a place to come together with other men, be yourself, engage at your own pace. It is a dedicated friendly and welcoming meeting place, new members are always welcome and can be assured that as the men have ownership of the project and decide their own programme of events that there is something of interest for everyone. Why not call out any Monday or Wednesday between 11am and 1pm.

Summer Scheme visit to Butterfly House Seaforde


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Monday 6 November

Kingdom Lotto

Jackpot £3,500;

Numbers 4-20-24-26;

No Winner,

No Match 3;

Sellers Prize £25 Danny Cunningham

Next Mondays Jackpot £3600

Upcoming Activities

Monday 13 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 14 November

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U12 Football Presentation; 8.15pm Basketball

Wednesday 15 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.45pm U14 Gaelic (born 04/05); 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 8pm Cards – 45 @ Dunavil

Thursday 16 November

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 8.30pm Activities for aged 4 to 8 boys and girls; 7pm to 9pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm to 9pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7pm Yoga

Friday 17 November

11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm P5 Gaelic; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7.30pm Deceased Members Mass at Dunavil

Saturday 18 November

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic; An Riocht Dinner Dance in Canal Court Hotel.

Sunday 19 November

10am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 20 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.15pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 21 November

 

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm Camogie Annual General Meeting, all players aged 15+, parents of younger players, coaches, other volunteers and supporters should attend; 8.15pm Basketball