CU party hon­ours John and Phil

Wexford People - - NEWS -

THERE WERE scenes of cel­e­bra­tion and ac­knowl­edge­ment in Whit­ford House Ho­tel re­cently when fam­ily, friends and col­leagues of John Rochford and Phil Keat­ing gath­ered to cel­e­brate their re­tire­ment from Bald­win­stown Credit Union.

Mr Rochford was a vol­un­teer on the Board for 18 years and fol­lowed a fam­ily tra­di­tion as both his brother and fa­ther were also Board mem­bers be­fore him.

Ms Keat­ing was in­volved with Bald­win­stown Credit Union for 44 years. She spent 30 years on the Board and 14 years as a col­lec­tor in the Kilmore Quay re­mote branch.

The Bald­win­stown branch Man­ager, Derek Mur­phy, told this news­pa­per that both were highly re­garded mem­bers of the or­gan­i­sa­tion and that was re­flected by the out­pour­ing of good­will ex­tended to them at their re­tire­ment party in Whit­ford House Ho­tel.

‘They spent a very long time work­ing on be­half of mem­bers and it’s all vol­un­tary,’ he said.

Board mem­ber, Paddy Byrne, made a speech on the night com­pli­ment­ing Mr Rochford and Ms Keat­ing on their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the Credit Union move­ment.

The cur­rent Board Chair­per­son, Cather­ine Ben­son, made a pre­sen­ta­tion to Ms Keat­ing while Tony Gee­lan made a pre­sen­ta­tion to Mr Rochford.

Pic­tured at the re­tire­ment party were, back, Ann Walsh, Elaine McGee, Ch­eryl Mar­tin, Enda Sinnott, Josephine Ka­vanagh, Tony Gee­lan, Eileen Cullen, Amanda Doyle, Mary Kielthy, Martina Fitzhar­ris, Patrick Byrne and Mary Cul­leton; seated, Deirdre...

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