THERE was a good turn-out of members in the Irish Whip Bar for the first AGM of the Mizen Vintage Club.
John Madden, Upton, president of the Irish Vintage Society, was in attendance and he presided at the election of officers and committee. The principal offers to lead the club for the coming year are: chairman, Martin Swanton; vice-chairman, Dan Collins, hon secretary, Shane O’Keeffe and joint treasurers, George Whitley and Barry O’Brien.
The membership fee, €30 for the new year, is now due and can be paid to any of the above officers and also to committee members. Among the many benefits that membership of the association brings is competitively-priced insurance from FBD Insurance for cars and tractors over 25 years old.
Following the conclusion of the Mizen Vintage Club AGM, a €600 cheque, the proceeds of a vintage charity run held last year, was presented to Róisín Walsh, clinical nurse manager of Schull Community Hospital, by John Madden. Ms Walsh thanked the club on behalf of the hospital and assured the audience that the presentation is greatly appreciated and will all be used for the benefit of the patients.
The hospital caters for the elderly population of the Mizen Peninsula and also offers palliative in a new state-of-the-art facility. Currently the hospital has 16 long-term beds; teo community support beds; two respite beds and oje palliative care bed. Sixteen rooms are single en suite.