Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETYMEETING - September 11, 2016
The September 11th, 2016 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society was called to order by President Lou Kelley at 3:18pm. Lou provided the invocation and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, as no religious were in attendance to lead the prayer. The minutes of the June meeting were read by the secretary, but before they could be approved as read, Joan requested that the words, “her father”, be inserted after the name Tom Ryan, so the relationship to Sister Eilish would be clear. So noted. The minutes were then adopted, with Henry making the motion and Bernadette seconding. Treasurer Bob Barron had a handout for us today with the income and expenses from 8/1/15 to 7/31/16, and went over the figures with us. Essentially, we can go on as we have been doing for about five more years. Under bills and claims, Bob said he’d be taking the $750 check to St. Anthony’s this next week as our donation to the church, because they provide us a meeting place. Also, Susan mentioned that she had contacted the church about the problem with the building not always being open for us, and that we had our June meeting in the parlor room of the nuns’ residence. The nuns saw how overheated our members were becoming, waiting for someone to open the building for us, and they graciously offered their place. As a result, Susan now has a key to open the building and parlor room! Under committee reports: Kay, our membership chair said that we have 18 members in attendance today. She explained the theater and theater with dinner deals that are available to us in the coming months at the Tobin and Majestic theaters. The flyers are included in this month’s newsletter. Dinner would be at the Biga on the River, with free parking. It would cost $99 for two dinners and two tickets to the Majestic, and the Five Tenors concert coming up is one of the available evenings. She thanked those who have already paid their dues for the coming year. Plans and Programs chair, Susan, reported on the programs at our meetings for the next few months, and that the Outback already has our reservation for the December Christmas dinner on the second Sunday. There were no newsletter, scholarship, or library reports. Joan reminded us of the two upcoming viewings of the 1916 movie, the first showing at UIW on September 25th. The second will be at Central Library on October 1st. Under new business the Plans and Programs chair announced our meeting days through June of 2017. Dates for Irish Heritage Day and a possible dance have not yet been decided. The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 with Henry making the motion and Merita seconding. Respectfully submitted, Susan S. Feeley ICS Secretary.