The Rotary Club of Tralee have had a Zoom meeting with some of their International members in the North Pole. Covid19 is causing a lot of nervousness around Christmas this year. Will Santa be able to come, will our letters get to him. So, Rotary have decided to help ensure your letters are going to get to the North Pole. The Rotary Club with the help of Santa and his elves will have a special Santa Mailbox in The Mall, Tralee from the 1st December until 6pm on the 23rd of December. The Rotary members will be forwarding the letters on to their friends in the North pole who will deliver them directly to Santa’s workshop. No need to worry Rotary International will make sure Santa gets your letter this year. “We hope the mailbox will bring a smile to peoples faces and reassure them that Santa will definitely get their letter this year.” Grace O Donnell PRO Tralee Rotary Club.
VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS MEMORY TREE
Tralee Rotary Club have had a Christmas Memory Tree in Manor West Shopping Centre for the last 17 years. Like all organisations this year created a challenge and Rotary had to go virtual with their Christmas tree. The Memory Tree is always a highlight of Rotary’s year, members get to meet people as they remember their loved ones and those that need their thoughts and prayers. Many a story is told, people remembered and emotions shared.
This year the Memory tree is in aid of Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge and other local charities. The virtual tree is on Go Fund Me under Tralee Rotary Club Christmas Memory tree.
Please donate every little helps and don’t forget to send email/comment with the name and or message for those you want remembered, prayed for or blessed.
There will be an ecumenical service in the new year for all those who donate and who are remembered. “I am delighted to partner with Adapt this year as our main charity for the Tralee Rotary Club Memory Tree.
Adapt provide a vital service for victims of domestic abuse, a service which has become even more important this year with shelters and service providers seeing a huge increase in demand all over the country. “ Sharon Hayes President of Tralee Rotary Club Adapt, are a specialist domestic violence service, who in partnership with TUSLA – the Child & Family Agency – offer’s a place of safety and a range of supports to women and children throughout the County of Kerry whose lives are affected by Domestic Violence.