Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas




The January 2016 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society was 
brought to order by President Lou Kelley at 3:15pm.  Sister 
Carmel did the invocation and then Lou led us in the Pledge 
of Allegiance.

When the minutes were read, Jane McDaniel had a correction.  
When she spoke of the Tell-a-thon for storytelling at the 
last minute, the minutes should have read 16, not 46, 
countries.  The correction was made.  After that the minutes 
were approved as revised.

Our treasurer, Bob Barron said we have no outstanding bills 
now.  The latest expense was the Christmas dinner in 
mid-December at just under $600.  Jane questioned why her 
husband’s check was returned to him, and the situation was 
explained to her.

There are no bills or claims this month.  Under correspondence, 
Lou said that the British Society of Texas wants to be 
included on our webpage as a ‘friend’. Discussion followed 
about the old and new British societies in town.  It was 
decided to include them on our website, which takes you to 
their Facebook page.

Under membership, Kay noted that the same 2 new members that 
didn’t come to November’s meeting didn’t come again today.  
She would like to do an updated roster quite soon, so please 
get your information/check to her ASAP, or let her know if 
you are not rejoining.  21 members are present today.

The plans and programs chair reviewed the upcoming programs 
for the next several months.  Social chair was not present.   
The scholarship chair had nothing to report, and the library 
had a number of items checked out today.

There was no old business.  Under new business we went over 
the March calendar of Irish events to show the difficulty 
in scheduling an IHD for this year.  Lou went over the form 
to use when looking for new venues for IHD and the March 
dance.  Merita had a detailed list of suggestions for 
combining IHD and the dance in one day.  Jane volunteered 
to check out Blessed Sacrament, John will look at St. Paul’s, 
and Henry will see about VFWs.  After more discussion, it 
was determined and agreeable to those present that a weekend 
in April would better serve us than trying to ‘shoehorn’ our 
activities into the month of March.  However, a motion was 
not made nor was a vote taken on this subject.  

The business meeting was adjourned at 4:12pm, to be followed 
by refreshments and a musical program by Mark Stone on 
the bodhran.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan S. Feeley
ICS Secretary