Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - June 12th, 2011
At 3:10pm President Lou Kelley opened the meeting with the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read.
There was no treasurer's report as Bob B. was not present at this meeting. There was no
correspondence received by the ICS this past month.
Kay, membership chair, announced that we had 39 members at this meeting.
Sheila thanked everybody who helped at the Comhaltas back in March. She announced there
would be a launch dinner for the SAGAA on July 17th and further information would be
forthcoming. She announced that she would not be helping out with programs and plans
as in the past for health reasons. However, she does still want to be involved in having
an ICS float in the street parade next March.
Ethna had no report as social chair. Lou asked that we let Ethna know when an ICS member
is ill, so that she can send a card and let other members know about the illness.
Sister Carmel announced that Maria Hargrove had died a few days ago. She was a member of
St. Thomas More parish and her funeral will be this coming Friday.
Lucille Lindsay brought about twenty books to today's meeting and says they are free for
There were no library or public relations reports. At this point the winning scholarship
essay was read, and enlarged photos of the presentation back in May at Bob Barron's office
were passed around for the membership to view. Our winner wasn't able to be present at
today's re-scheduled meeting because she is in Ireland with her family.
Tyler Tully spoke at this meeting about the recently formed Gaelic football team. He says
practices are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30pm and on Saturdays from
8-10 am, if anybody would like to come out and watch. Olmos Basin Park at 500 Devine
Street is where the players practice and is also the location of their first home game on
July 30th. The team's sponsors are the Lion and Rose pubs and the Bharmacy.
Tom Macken spoke about the upcoming Ceili Mor and the groups that will be attending, and
he invited us all to come too. Tom also proposed that the ICS give $250 to the SAGAA and
approval was given by the membership present today.
Henry McCann and Brenda Tobey had completed the ballot counting at this point and the
election results were announced: Vice-President - Tom Ryan, Plans and Programs - Helena Ryan,
Public Relations - Greg Lewis, Treasurer - Dan White, Member-at-Large - John Donnellan.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.
Susan S. Feeley,