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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES (OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS)

Tuesday 12 February 2019

The Mid-Ulster Branch would like to invite you to lunch in the Otter Lodge, 26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown at £16 per person. We assemble at 12.30 pm, dining at 1pm. The restaurant isn’t open to the public on Tuesdays at lunch time.  Come along, enjoy the food, the company and the craic. Feel free to bring a friend. There is a wide selection of choices for the meal. Please contact Mrs. Maureen Clements, 14 Springfield Lane, Dungannon, BT70 1QX or telephone 02887 723601 or 077 4510 9468 for further details.

Thursday 7 March 2019

Belfast Branch Annual General Meeting and Lunch at the Ivanhoe Hotel and Inn, 556 Saintfield Road, Carryduff, Belfast BT8-8EU, Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 10:30am for 11:00am. Complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits will be available from 10.30am followed by a short AGM comprising Secretary’s/Treasurer’s Report and Election of Officers. Members wishing to raise any matter with the Secretary should do so before the meeting. Mr. Clive Scoular, Historian and Author, will be addressing us on some aspects of Irish History between the AGM and the lunch. The 2-course lunch, at £20.95 (generously subsidised), will be served at 1.00pm. Members of the Belfast Branch will have received their personal invitations, but, if you would like to attend, please contact Secretary Belfast Branch, Mr. Eugene Magill, 1 Bellevue Park, Newtownabbey, BT36-7QD. Telephone 02890287704. Looking forward to seeing you and don’t forget that guests and friends are also very welcome.

Monday 25 March 2019

The Fermanagh Branch would like to invite you to join them in a Carvery Lunch in our private room at the Riverside Suite of the Killyhevlin Hotel, Dublin Road, Enniskillen BT74-6RW on Monday 25th March 2019 at 12.15pm for 12.30pm. The Executive Committee is heavily subsidising this lunch (costing £16.95) so that all you pay is £10 per person. The menu for this Carvery Lunch, from which you may choose on the day itself, comprises Mains of either Roast Beef, Chicken or Salmon (all accompanied by seasonal vegetables and potatoes etc.) and Dessert plus tea/coffee. As always, your friends are also very welcome. For further details, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Brendan McGlone by e-mail: info@rtani.co.uk.

Thursday 4 April 2019

Mid-Ulster AGM Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown with Guest Speaker; Sheila Henderson, Crime Prevention Officer. Accompanying her will be a representative from Ulster Bank’s Community Banking Team. They will advise us on personal safety in our homes and on line and will be happy to respond to questions. This topic is relevant to us all and we would urge you to attend and invite your friends especially other retired teachers. We meet for lunch at 12.15. Lunch, at your own expense, will cost approximately £14.25 per person for 2 courses + tea/coffee. The AGM will begin at 2pm. Please contact Mrs. Maureen Clements, 14 Springfield Lane, Dungannon, BT70 1QX or telephone 02887 723601 or 077 4510 9468 for further details.

Tuesday 9 April 2019

The committee of the North Down Branch invites you to join the branch members at The Pirates of Penzance at the THEATRE AT THE MILL MOSSLEY where THE FORTWILLIAM MUSICAL SOCIETY once again presents a musical not to be missed. Cost including coach travel will be £24. We are departing from the McKee Clock, Bangor at 6.30pm sharp and Holywood (Bangor Road Church) at 6.45pm. Members of the North Down Branch will have received their invitations but if you would like to join us, please contact Mrs. Sandra Savage. 4 Seymour Avenue. Bangor. BT19-1BN before Friday 8th March. Tel. 02891272207. Numbers are limited to 50.

Monday 29 April 2019

On behalf of the Craigavon, East-Down and South-Down Branches you are invited to a lunch in the private Clanrye Bar Suite (1st floor but lift available if needed) of the Canal Court Hotel, Newry on Monday 29th April 2019 at 12.30 for 1.00pm. The menu for this lunch (heavily subsidised by the Executive Committee and costing you only £10 pp) is;

Honey Baked Ham
Roast Sirloin of Beef
served with a Selection of Seasonal Salads

Beef Stroganoff
Chicken with Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Sauce
served with Balsamic Rice and Creamy Garlic Potatoes

Home-Made Apple Pie & Cream
Fresh Fruit Pavlova

Tea/Coffee

For further details, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Brendan McGlone by e-mail: info@rtani.co.uk.

Thursday 2 May 2019

The North-West Branch would like to invite you to join them in a Carvery Lunch in our private room at the Writers’ Suite of the City Hotel, Queen’s Quay, Derry, Co. Londonderry BT48-7AS on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm. The Executive Committee is heavily subsidising this lunch (costing £15.95) so that all you pay is £10 per person. The menu for this Carvery Lunch, from which you may choose on the day itself, comprises Mains of either Beef Bourguignon, Chicken à la King or the Vegetarian Option (all served with baby boiled potatoes, rice, a selection of three salads and bread rolls) and Dessert of Homemade Bailey’s Cheesecake with Toffee Sauce plus tea/coffee. As always, your friends are also very welcome. For further details, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Brendan McGlone by e-mail: info@rtani.co.uk.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Annual Outing to Fermanagh, to include a visit to Enniskillen, a boat trip on Lough Erne and a meal in The Manor House Country Hotel. Full details to follow later

Thursday 16 May 2019

Following the very successful lunch last November, Mid-Antrim Branch now invite you to a lunch in the Rosspark Hotel, 20 Doagh Road, Kells, Ballymena BT42-3LZ on Thursday 16th May 2019 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm. The Executive Committee is heavily subsidising this event so that all you pay is £10 pp. The menu for this lunch (from which you may choose on the day itself) will be:

Beef Bourguignon or Chicken à la King with sweet peppers and onions,
both served carvery-style with rice, bread rolls, mixed leaves and salads.

A vegetarian option of Roast Mediterranean vegetable pasta is also available on the day.

There will be a choice of two fresh home-made desserts.

Tea or Coffee.

For further details, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Brendan McGlone by e-mail: info@rtani.co.uk.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

The 77th Annual Conference of the Retired Teachers' Association Northern Ireland will take place at 11.00am on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 in the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, beginning with complimentary tea/coffee & scones from 9.30am. Following a very brief AGM, our guest speaker, Mr. Seamus Lynch, Public Affairs Manager, Age Sector Platform, will address us on the journey and future direction of the Northern Ireland Pensioners’ Parliament, followed by a Question & Answer Session.
The President of UTU, Chair of the Northern Committee INTO, Retired Members’ Rep. NEU and NAS among others, will also be present. The Ulster Tatler magazine will be taking photographs for publication in November. A generous lunch, (subsidised) at £12.50 only, will be served at 1.00pm. The Annual Report containing details of the conference, lunch and speakers will be posted out to all members around the second week of September. We hope to continue to encourage more recently-retired teachers, our newer members particularly, to attend this popular event in our calendar.