We have a long association with manageress, Dorothy Barrett (above) and her staff at Newmaket Credit Union. We participate in the Credit Union's activities which inclued the Art and Quiz competitions.
Last year 2007-2008 one of our entries made the National Final of the art competition. This year 2008-2009 we once again made the National Final with another entry.. This year's theme was entitled: "CU at Your Place."
We have done extemely well at the Credit Union promoted quiz. We always enter. We have won the local quiz on no less than 8 occasions. We have reached the National Final in the RDS, Dublin on 2 occasions. in 1998 when we finished fifth and last year when we finished tenth in the country. Both outings were massive events. Quiz master for last year was RTE personality Brian Ormond and we also got to meet the President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, Samuel Adair. We made a DVD of last year's event. and it is circulating in the community. At the moment we are training for this year's local quiz which will be held in Newmarket on the 2nd of February 2009.
The scene in the RDS, Dublin, IRELAND as teams from all over Ireland settle down for questions.
Giant electronic scoreboards are ready to document the scores and positions of teams as the quiz progresses.
President of The Irish League of Credit Unions, Mr. Samuel Adair and Mr. Brian Ormond, Quizmaster and RTE personality visit our team's table before the event.
Dorothy giving last minute words of encouragement to our team as the event gets ready to begin.
Quiz 2009 takes place in Newmarket on Monday 2nd February and once again we will enter one Junior Team and one Senior Team..
Training is in full swing at the moment.