Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas



- SEPTEMBER 15, 2002

Vice President Al Gillen officiated in place of Lou Kelley, who
was out of town. The minutes of June 16 were read but
corrected by Al who felt that the motion regarding the
expenditure of funds over $500 was rendered null and void
because an "aye" vote was not called for. Therefore, Joan
Moody made a motion that the full board in face-to-face
meeting could agree on an expenditure up to $500, but anything
exceeding that must be approved by the general membership.
That motion was seconded and passed unanimously by a show of
hands. The treasurer's report reflected a balance of $9547.79.
Joan-asked for support of interested parties to petition
Continental Airlines to fly out of Houston to Ireland. She
can provide addresses of the airlines. Maxine Dulaney is a
docent at the Museum of Art. She announced an exhibit of
Mexican jewelry on Oct. 4, which will also spotlight the
collection of Irish silver. She would be pleased to conduct
anyone through the gallery. Kay Delaney asked that any mail
sent to her specify her name as well as that of the society.
Also, if anyone has not received a newsletter by a week before
the meeting, please call her, and she will mail one first
class. Dues are due now. Al announced that the site for our
Christmas party on Dec. 7 will be the Fort Sam Houston
Officers' Club. New members were introduced. Pat Jurman is
retired from USAA. Tom and Kathy Macken are returning
members. Guests Gene and Helen Logan moved here from
Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 18. They were involved in the St.
Patrick's Day parade there. Maura has flyers inviting vendors
to participate in Irish Heritage Day. These can be handed out
at fall festivals. The Feis San Antonio to be held Oct. 5
features 240 competitors from all over. Among performers at
the Accordion Festival at La Villita on Oct. 19 and 20 will be
an Irish band. Our speaker in October will be Dr. Steve
Wilson from San Marcos.
Sister Carmel told us that the Presentation Sisters will be
celebrating their 50th anniversary at St. Gregory's on Nov. 17
at 3 p.m. The program consisted of our librarian, Susan
Feeley, reviewing Bill Cullen's autobiography "That's a Long
Way from Penny Apples." It tells of a warm and supportive
family in contrast to the de­piction in Angela's Ashes. The
proceeds from book sales benefit the poor, said Maura. There
were appropriate comments from members who had also read the
book. Susan's e-mail address is ss_feeley@yahoo.com.
We adjourned at 5:22. There were 30 members attending and two
guests: the Logans.

Respectfully submitted,

Peggy Hill, Secretary