October Newsletter

Creative Competition 2013We have launched the 2012-13 Anti Racism Creative Competition. There are categories for youth clubs and services, Youthreach centres and primary and post primary schools. Last year we over 160 registrations from all over the country from Dunmanway to Raphoe and everything in between. The prize day held in the Aviva was a great day out with over 400 entrants addressed by President Higgins. Prizes for the winners included an iPad, laptop computer and hi spec digital camera and course. Register soon athttp://www.theredcard.ie/competition_register.php. More information from Garrett at 016453096 or info@theredcard.ieStand up Against Racism Comedy nightThe preparations for the much anticipated comedy night are in full swing. Karl Spain will be poking and prodding fun at everyone and everything along with guest comics including Ross Browne, star of RTE2s The Fear.The venue is the same we used for the highly successful table quiz back in September. Tickets are €10 in advance from Brian (brian@theredcard.ie)  Football Against Racism in Europe This year FARE fortnight will take place from 12th to the 26th. In partnership with the FAI’s Development Officers, 120 schools around the country will take part in sports anti racism workshops. Watch out for SRTRC cards at local and League of Ireland games.   New Interactive DVD Education pack in productionWe started filming the first of five days as part of the preparation for our new DVD education pack.  We would like to thank the Community Foundation of Ireland, Ireland Funds, Department of Education (Irish Language Section), Equality Authority and hopefully a few other sponsors.On Tuesday 9th October, we interviewed players from Ireland soccer and Leinster rugby.  We also filmed some street scenes so as to capture a picture of a diverse Ireland in 2012.Our next day of filming will see us up in Belfast to interview among others Northern Ireland manager Michael O’ Neill.  According to the latest census, there were over 500k people living in Ireland who were born in another country. The pack will have exciting updated activities and real life stories.  Watch this space…Jeff the Ref got a chance to meet some of the stars too.  Pictured is Ireland striker Simon Cox morphing into Jeff aka Usain Bolt.New Board MembersSRTRC extends a warm welcome to a number of new board members who attended their first meeting on Tuesday 2nd of October. They are Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD, Des Tomlinson (FAI Intercultural Co-ordinator), Eloise Tan (Lecturer in Intercultural Studies DCU), Emmet Malone (Irish Times), Emily Mc Ginty (Accountant Lone Star), Eoin Mc Cafferty (Fitness instructor), Eugene Delaney (European Rugby Cup), Martina Quinn (Account Director DHR Communications), and Peter Mc Devitt (Chief Financial Officer Self Help Africa).  The new members have diverse backgrounds and will augment the existing strengths of the board particularly in corporate and communications. We now have a mix of high profile individuals and specialists in communication and corporate affairs which will compliment the expansion of SRTRC.Friends of SRTRCFriends of SRTRC is an initiative to partner corporate sponsors and SRTRC in the fight against racism. Benefits for sponsors will have the prestige of being associated with SRTRC and fulfilling CSR goals while having close links with sporting bodies and individuals through SRTRC. The full structure will be detailed in the soon to be launched Friends of SRTRC brochure. 

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