Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas




The business meeting of the Irish Cultural Society was 
called to order by President Lou Kelley at 3:15PM on 
April 12th, 2015.  Sr. Carmel gave the invocation, 
followed by Lou leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved 
as read, with Bob Barron making the motion and Bob Walsh 
seconding it.  There are 13 members and no guests at today’s 

Bob Barron presented the treasurer’s report. He said we lost 
almost $1500 on Irish Heritage Day and over $1800 on the 
annual dance, both held in the month of March.

Lou reported that we had had some correspondence in the 
previous month.  A student at Madison HS wrote to us about 
their upcoming Culture Fest, and asked if we’d like to 
participate, although she did not tell us what date to expect 
to participate in the fest.
A jewelry company in NY that makes its jewelry with materials 
from Ireland wants a link from our ICS homepage to their 
homepage.  Bob Barron moved that we do so, and Georgine 
Meyers seconded.

It was reported that several of our ICS members still need our 
prayers and thoughts as they struggle with ill health - the 
list included Maura, Moya, and Jim D.  Also, Joe Ruffin’s 
birthday was missed in our March list of birthdays in the 
newsletter.  We took a moment to wish him the best. 

There is no publicity report at today’s meeting.  Under 
scholarship, Susan reported that we do have a winner for this 
year’s scholarship essay contest.  Next month we will present 
her the $1000 check. 

Under new business, Lou explained the problem about the 
dancing platform not being used at IHD on March 1st.  He 
strongly suggested that we find a new venue for IHD.  Sister 
Carmel suggested joining forces with other Irish groups for 
events, and discussion followed, but no decision was made.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15pm, with Bob Barron making 
the motion and Bob Walsh seconding.  Refreshments followed, 
and the limerick writing contest was conducted after that.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan S. Feeley