Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas




Henry McCann presided in Lou Kelley's absence.
Liz Smith opened the meeting with prayer.
Gene Logan introduced Eamonn Grant whose topic was "Behind the
Scenes of Texas Public Radio." Originally from Northern
Ireland, he became a U.S. citizen in 1961. He currently works
for classical music station KPAC, 88.3 FM. Its library contains
12000 CD's and 2000 LP's. Go to www.cmc.ie to learn all you
might want to know about Irish composers. He played a selection
composed by Sean O'Riada. Ask for CEFCDO80 to hear this beautiful
composition. Sister station KSTX, which gets 90% of its
programming from network, will go automated for the most part,
but KPAC will not.

The minutes and treasurer's report were read and approved.
There is a checking account balance of $10,150.71.

There were 51 members attending and 3 guests: Willie Fahey, and
Frank and Alice Barrett, who moved here from upstate New York.
The Barretts became new members today.

The deadline to pay for the Christmas party is Nov. 30.
Brenda brought up the idea of buying blocks of tickets for
upcoming Events "Lord of the Dance" and "The Chieftains".
Librarian Susan Feeley has a new phone number: 210-694-6060.
Her e-mail remains the same.
Bob (Slattery) asked for a vote on the annual budget, and it was
unanimously accepted.
Sister Carmel said that the details about the March 27 dance at
St. Gregory's, featuring Fenton Stanley, would be in the January

NEW BUSINESS: Joan Moody asked for support for a plan to
rehabilitate St. Mary's Church cemetery off South New Braunfels.
Twenty-one headstones have been vandalized.

Jane McDaniel has tickets for the Storytellers' Tellebration
Nov. 22 at the Blue Star Complex.

Sean Connolly broached the subject of hosting 12 Olympic athletes
and their coach from Ireland in training for the Summer Olympics in
Athens. They would be here (in San Antonio) from Dec. 28 through
Jan. 10. The request includes room and board, help with car or van
rentals, and some financial help.

Bob gave a verbal okay to the proposal and possibly a $500 donation
pending the firming up of plans.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Peggy Hill, Secretary