Roscommon Town Twinning Committee has issued an appeal for assistance from anyone interested in helping to rejuvenate the twinning project. Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the twinning between Roscommon town and Chartrettes, a town outside Paris, and to mark the occasion the local committee is seeking to recruit new members who will liaise with the committee in Chartrettes on organising visits and other twinning events. The people of Roscommon have been invited to visit Chartrettes in June of next year and the new committee members will assist in the organisation of that visit. ‘We have had very successful exchange visits and exchanges between students going to Chartrettes and French students coming to Roscommon and these have been hugely successful,’ explained John Earley, chairperson of Roscommon Town Twinning Committee. ‘But now we are seeking new blood for the committee to drive the twinning forward. We will be holding a meeting in early January and will be seeking at least five or six new people to join the committee, anyone interested in France or with a knowledge of French would be particularly welcome. We would also encourage local teachers who are interested in exchanges to join the committee. John Earley added: ‘It is vital that we attract new members if we are to keep the twinning alive. We will also be accepting a delegation from Sicily early next year with a view to twinning with a second town and the new committee members are also needed to work on this issue as the project is dependent on new blood. If there is not sufficient interest it will not be possible to go ahead with this initiative.’ Anyone interested in joining Roscommon Town Twinning Committee is asked to contact John Earley on (086) 2551380.