Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
MINUTES 16 NOV 2008
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - Nov. 16, 2008At 3:14 the attendees at todayís meeting were greeted by President
Bob Slattery, followed by the invocation by Sister Carmel and the
Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice-President Lou Kelley.
Minutes of Octoberís meeting were read and approved as read.
Treasurerís report was presented by Bob Barron. Please see the
attached report for details. We were given an update on the AOH
member who has been in jail in Raymondville for the past ten
months and has finally had a hearing.
Program chair Sheila Carolla introduced Inga Gregory who spoke to
us about the Fisher House program. She gave us a history of the
Fisher family who started the Fisher House, initiated the Hero
Account, and their influence in getting the Center for the Intrepid
built. The Fisher House at BAMC can house 57 families at one
time. Most of the patients are amputees and/or burn victims.
There are 42 Fisher Houses in the U.S. and 2 in Germany.
Occupancy at this time is about 80%. Our program chair
reiterated what a good cause the Fisher House is and
encouraged us to donate what we can by the end of the evening
of the Christmas party so that we are able to present a generous
check to the Fisher House on Ft. Sam Houston. She said that
Harp and Shamrock members have decided to donate toys to
the place on Lackland AFB.
Membership chair Kay Delaney said that only a few members
havenít paid their dues yet this year. At todayís meeting we
have 33 members and 12 guests.
Our social chair, Ethna Torres, encouraged us to get in our
reservations, money and dinner choices as soon as we possibly
can, as the deadline is almost upon us.
Bob Slattery says that we have SACís Loftin Center reserved for
the first of March of 2009 for our Irish Heritage Day, but need a
date for the St. Patrickís Day dance. Father Mike called
Tommy in Boston, but we still donít know. Sr. Carmel said she
would take care of it.
Jane McDaniel announced the upcoming Tell-abration and
invited us all to come and hear the storytellers.
The business meeting ended at 3:47 pm and was followed
by refreshments and a very informative PowerPoint
presentation by ICS member Helena Ryan
on Belleek china.
Susan S. Feeley