[arthrogryposis] 25th Anniversary celebration.

  • From: "Brian Dalton" <Brian.Dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <arthrogryposis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:23:05 +0100

Hi all, I would like to let you know that the Arthrogryposis Association is 
marking our 25th year anniversary, on Saturday 4th October at the Tullamore 
Court Hotel. This group was started by three parents in October 1983, In 
Athlone, and has grown considerably during the last 25 years. Our approach to 
the day will be very casual and informal. We will be concentrating on various 
activities that people with Arthrogryposis can get involved in. The one we have 
chosen this time out, is sports in your local gym. Brenda Hopkins, (who has 
just come back from the Paralympics in Beijing), and who is a Sports 
Development Officer, will speak about the various activities that can be done 
in the gym, as well as demonstrating equipment that can be used. We will also 
have various companies such as Tools For Living, who sell wheelchair 
accessories, demonstrating their various products on the day. It is hoped that 
Either An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, or John Moloney (Minister for Disability) will 
attend. We will then have our AGM, on Sunday 5th October. This is a good 
opportunity for our members to put forward ideas for the committee to get stuck 
into, for the next coming year. There will also be a great opportunity for 
people to mix and chat, be it over a cup of coffee or a pint, where many 
stories are told and ideas are swapped. It is this social aspect of our 
association that our members get most value from, so I would encourage as many 
of you to try and get along. Even if it means calling in for a few hours, you 
are all very welcome. We have arranged a special conference rate with the 
Tullamore Court Hotel for the weekend. If you need any further information, 
please feel free to contact:Chairman, Brian 
Dalton.Brian_Dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 0872363282 Secretary, Emmett 
Daly.emmettdaly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 0863506920Public Rewlations Officer, Gillian 
Duffy.gillianduffy1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 0879860310Looking forward to meeting you 
all. Brian DaltonArthrogryposis Chairman.

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