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(20/12/2015)  Another Great Night at the Christmas Quiz  

The Christmas Quiz took place last night and was a massive success. The Dockers Club was filled to capacity with over 80 in attendance. As ever our quiz master Paddy Pill put on a festive themed brain teaser which tested everyone. The supper provided was out of this world and the ballot prizes 50 of them were unbelievable. A great night was had by all and every table won something. A big thank you to our quiz master Paddy and to Ronnie who organises the quiz every month. Thanks also to our many friends who donated prizes for the ballot.

The smile on our treasurer William's face at the end of the night was like a Cheshire cat. The numbers in attendance, the number of ballots sold and play your cards right not won again what could be better. Seriously though thank you all for your generosity.

Don't forget next quiz Saturday 30 January 2016

(20/12/2015)  Christmas Wishes to all our members and supporters  

The NIPF would lie to wish all our members and supporters a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.

It has been another busy year for the Fellowship with our participation in the British Polio Fellowship Games for the first time in over 25 years. It was a great experience for all those who went to Leicester and in 2016 we are sending an even bigger team. This year also saw the start of weekly games of darts, boccia, new age kurling, draughts and scrabble on a Wednesday night at The Short Strand Community Centre. In the new year we also hope to introduce bowling to our list of games. A massive thank you to The Community Centre for making its facilities available to us. These games will enable us to field an even stronger team in Leicester in 2016.

The annual BBQ and dinner were more opportunities to meet old friends and recall many stories of our youth. It makes you wonder how any of us survived.

This year we held a major conference in Belfast with over 100 in attendance and it was a most informative day.

The monthly quiz continues to be a great opportunity for us all to socialise and is also a great source of funding for the Fellowship.

All these things just don't happen they are organised by a very active and dedicated committee and all members owe a great debt of gratitude to the committee of Bobby Doherty Chair, Christine Connolly Secretary, William Auld Treasurer, Jim Bailie, Heather Scott, Helen Chapman, Briege Torrans, Joe McVeigh, Eddie McCrory and Ronnie Connolly.

At this time of year we remember members who have passed away during the year. Tommy Kidd an John Short both died this year and we remember them at this time.

Being Christmas it would be remiss not to mention our very active and larger than life member Joe McVeigh who celebrates his birthday on Christmas day. Happy birthday Joe.

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