CU party honours John and Phil
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...