Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - June 14, 2009The June meeting of the Irish Cultural Society was called to order by
vice-president, Lou Kelley, at 3:03 pm. The invocation was given by
Father Griffin, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Lou.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read.
The treasurer was not in attendance at this meeting, so there was
no treasurer’s report.
Kay Delaney, our membership chair, reported that we had several new
members since April; however, they weren’t in attendance at today’s
meeting so they could not be introduced.
Program chair, Sheila Carolla, reported on the Irish Echo banquet the
previous week here in San Antonio. She also praised the support that
Irish groups have received from Waxy O’Connor’s on the Riverwalk.
There is talk of adding a second Waxy’s across the street from
Incarnate Word on Broadway. The day for the holiday dinner at Old
San Francisco Steakhouse is January 8th, 2010. More details as plans
come together. Nora will take care of reserving SACC’s Loftin Center
for us again for the Irish Heritage Day in 2010. There will be a
ceilagh on July 18th at the Cove, per Anastasia Mc Kenna, and it
will be a fundraiser for the SA Irish Dancers. Sheila is in contact
with Laurie Gallagher at St. Thomas University in Houston about
getting interesting Irish speakers for next year’s programs.
The results of the voting, ballots counted by our two members-at-large,
Henry McCann and Tom Hyland, are as follows: vice-president: Lou Kelley,
treasurer: Bob Barron, programs: Sheila Carolla, publicity: Nora
Olivares, and social: Ethna Torres. Jack Hoyle volunteered himself
as Scholarship chair at this June meeting, so his name was not on the
Kelly Niemec was announced as our essay winner for this year. Her
essay choice of an influential person of Irish decent was our very
own Bishop Thomas Flanagan. Kelley’s essay will be included in the
ICS newsletter for all to read. She and her parents and brother
were in attendance at our meeting, and stayed for the reception.
Susan S. Feeley