Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas




The February 2015 meeting of the ICS was called to order 
at 3:12pm by President Lou Kelley.  Invocation was given 
by John Donnellan and the Pledge of Allegiance was led 
by Lou.  Lou asked if there was any correspondence, and 
Mickey said he had heard from a woman who runs a dance 
school who is looking for contributions to help out her 

Bob Barron, treasurer, was present to give the quarterly 
report on our budget.  He let us know how much the 
Christmas dinner cost the society, and that he anticipated 
losing money on our upcoming events, both Irish Heritage 
Day and the annual dance.  We have enough money in our 
coffers to keep going for a few more years.

Kay said that we have a new member this month, Georgine 
Meyer.  Kay also reported that Tom Molloy, a long time 
member,  passed away yesterday, so she had no details 
yet on services.  She reminded us that if you have 
difficulty accessing the online newsletter, she can 
always send you a hard copy through the mail.  Today 
we have 26 members and one guest present.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved 
as read, with Bernadette making the motion and Jane 
seconding it.

Under Plans and Programs, the chair went over the schedule 
for Irish Heritage Day, reminding members to sign up to 
volunteer that day.  There is no Irish Heritage Day without 
our volunteers.  Sign up sheets are at the front table at 
this meeting.

Jane reported that vendors are being particularly slow in 
getting back to her this year.  Susan is experiencing the 
same thing with those people being contacted to provide 
entertainment for IHD.   Both expect everything to be 
settled in time for IHD, but a little later than either 
of us is really comfortable with.

Publicity chair Helena told us who she had contacted, 
amongst newspapers, radio, and other media, to publicize 
our Irish Heritage Day and the dance.  Rick Ortiz is 
taking care of Current, and Joan Moody has already 
paid for advertising for all the Irish groups in 
Today’s Catholic.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:53, motion being made 
by Jane and seconded by Helena, so that we could 
enjoy some refreshments before listening to this 
month’s program, a series of love songs sung by 
the San Antonio Gold barbershop quartet.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan S. Feeley, 
ICS secretary