Jake Carter and Karen Byrne winning Dancing with the Stars Ireland
Dancing with the stars winners to judge Lily of Killarney 2018
The Lily of Killarney organising committee today announced that RTE Dancing with the Stars winners Jake Carter and Karen Byrne will be the 2018 celebrity judges of the competition.
The Lily of Killarney competition which is in its 45th year will be hosted in the Gleneagle Hotel Ballroom on Friday June 8th where 33 girls will compete to become the 2018 Lily of Killarney.
Geraldine O Neill, Chairperson of the Lily of Killarney Committee stated, “we are delighted to announce that Jake and Karen will be our celebrity judges this year, we are very honoured that they have chosen to attend our event, and we look forward to welcoming them to Killarney’ she concluded.
The country was gripped every Sunday night watching Jake Carter and Karen Byrne dance their way into the final and waltzing off with the glitterball trophy.
The Lily of Killarney is being sponsored by Killarney Credit Union once again this year and is delighted to once again support this local event.
The Lily of Killarney is run by Spa GAA Club Ladies Committee and the current holder of the Lily of Killarney title is Mary T Moynihan who represented Jimmy Brien’s Bar.
Geraldine added “Tickets for this prestigious event are €30 and are available for purchase from the Spa GAA Ladies committee members. Keep an eye on the Lily of Killarney Facebook page for details of ticket sales in the coming days”.
WHAT IS THE GDPR?
The GDPR is a piece of EU legislation which will overhaul our current data protection legislation. It aims to strengthen and unify data protection for all EU individuals and in some cases those outside of the EU. It brings with it further obligations for organisations (like your credit union) who process your personal data in order that your personal data is fully respected. Processing is basically doing anything with, even storing, your personal data.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
The GDPR enhances your rights in respect of your personal data.
You have a right to:
- Information about our processing of your data, this is detailed in our Privacy Notice.
- Access your data, information, and copies of your data.
- Object to processing, including profiling/direct marketing.
- Restrict our use of your data while you challenge our processing.
- Erasure of your data in certain circumstances (aka ‘to be forgotten’).
- Rectify your data where it might be incomplete or inaccurate.
- Portability: Be sent a copy of your data in a machine readable format.
- Automated Decisions: Know about and intervene in automated decision making including profiling.
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We are pleased to advise you that credit unions have been voted as the most reputable organisation in Ireland in the 2018 RepTrak® study.
In total, over 7,000 members of the public were surveyed for the annual study which examines the emotional connection between people and the different companies and organisations they interact with. There were 17 different categories of organisations, with credit unions claiming the top spot overall. RepTrak stated that credit unions won for their ‘role in providing trusted financial services to local communities and being at the heart of communities in Ireland’.
Companies were ranked on a Reputation Pulse score from 0-100, based on levels of trust, respect, esteem and admiration. With a RepTrak® score of 82, credit unions were one of four organisations to fall within the ‘Excellent (80+)’ category. The average RepTrak® score was 66.0, with the an average score of 57.5 amongst financial services organisations.
KILLARNEY CREDIT UNION LAUNCHES YOUTH FINANCIAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE
GR8 SAVERS WEEK RUNS FROM 7th – 13th MAY 2018
Killarney Credit Union is embarking on a financial education initiative for children in the South Kerry area. A savings and spending awareness week, known as GR8 Savers Week, will run between 7th and 13th May. The event aims to encourage parents and teachers to educate children about the importance of responsible money management and saving for the future. Experts agree that adult money habits are typically set by the age of seven*, so it is never too early for children to start learning positive money behaviour.
During GR8 Savers Week, Killarney Credit Union will have in branch give-aways, colouring competitions and activity sheets for younger savers, while staff will be on-hand with helpful tips and guidance for parents on financial education. The awareness week is designed to be fun and enjoyable for young people, while also highlighting the value of money and the benefits of prudent spending.
Speaking about the initiative, Karena McCarthy (Marketing Officer) Killarney Credit Union said: “We see it as part of our commitment and responsibility to the South Kerry community to help ensure that our young people are taught how to become financially independent. Sound financial planning and prudent money management are skills that can be nurtured from a young age. Encouraging children and young people to develop a regular savings habit during GR8 Savers Week can assist them greatly in the future, especially when they need to manage budgets while at college or in their first job.”
Killarney Credit Union operates a schools savings scheme in a number of national schools throughout the Killarney and Kenmare area. Parents and guardians are encouraged to call in and find out about joining up their child as a junior member of the credit union. The credit union is offering special prizes for regular savers through the school savings scheme from now until the end of the school year. Further information on what is required to join the credit union is on www.killarneycu.ie.
Karena continued: “All parents, children and teenagers are welcome to call into our credit union throughout the week to enjoy the fun and activity, and pick up some great tips on starting a healthy savings habit. It’s also an opportunity for young people to learn about the not-for-profit ethos of their local credit union and the fact that we will always be there for them in the future, offering fair and affordable loans for whatever they might need, be it college, a new car, a holiday or their wedding day.”
Killarney Credit Union has also put together some of their top tips for teaching children how to develop a healthy and responsible attitude to money.
1. Consider rewarding children for regular saving. Don’t focus on the amount saved, but the fact that they are developing a savings habit. Supporting and rewarding them to save even very small amounts on a regular basis will help to imbed the habit.
2. Help young people to decide on a savings goals – it’s good for them to have both a short term and a long term goal. They will find it much easier to save regularly when they are savings towards something they really want.
3. Dissuade young people from spending their savings on impulse. Remind them of their savings goal and what they originally wanted to save for. Share with them a story of something that you would have saved for when you were younger.
4. Help young people to develop a savings plan, calendar or mood-board to highlight when their goal will be achieved. Having a visual prop or a visual ‘countdown’ can also encourage them to stick to their target.
5. Give pocket money or allowances in small denominations and encourage them to put a little aside. Having a piggy bank, or better still a transparent jar so they can watch their money physically increase, is also a good idea.
6. Consider linking pocket money and allowances to chores or responsibilities in the home. This helps to embed the idea that money must be earned. The more effort required to earn their money, the less likely they will be to spend on impulse or all at once.
7. If pocket money and allowances run out at an early stage, don’t rush to replace them. Providing additional money at the drop of a hat will defeat the purpose of giving a set allowance.
8. Why not bring them in to Killarney Credit Union to open their own credit union account. This will give them a sense of independence and responsibility.
GR8 Savers Activity Sheet
Junior Membership Information