Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - October 16th, 2005President Lou Kelley opened the meeting at 4:07 p.m., and followed
with the introduction of a special guest, Mae Kelley. Mae
announced that the Harp & Shamrock Society will be having a
Christmas Party for children at 2:00 p.m. on December 10th at
Eileen Faught's home. Phone numbers to call for more information
will be provided in the next ICS newsletter.
At 4:10 Gene Logan, our program chair, introduced Tom Macken who
gave a power point presentation on Gaelic, showing us everything
from signposts to proverbs, from the Irish constitution to a quiz
on Irish facts. We were entertained for 45 minutes before breaking
At 5:15 minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. The
minutes were followed by Bob Slattery's treasurer's report. Bob
expressed concern that we are currently losing over two thousand
dollars this year. He reiterated what donations we made this past
year, some being yearly and some being a one-time contribution. He
stressed the need to sell as many tickets as possible for next
year's St. Patrick's Day Dance to compensate for our lower budget
balance. Tom Sweeney suggested raising dance ticket prices by
$2.50/person for the 2006 dance. Doris suggested if tickets were
made available by mid-December they could be given as Christmas
gifts. No motions were made on these ideas.
Kay Delaney, membership chair, announced that 41 members and 3
guests were present, and that we have two new members - Diane
McDonald and Paula Carnes. Kay said dance tickets probably could
be available by December.
Program chair, Gene Logan, informed us that Bev LaFond would be our
speaker for the November meeting, the December get-together would
be the dinner at Old San Francisco Steak House with music by
Sally's Garden, and Boru will be performing at the January meeting.
Helen Logan, the social chair, reiterated the need to get
reservations and money to her by November 20th for the December
2nd Christmas dinner.
The librarian announced that four people had made generous donations
of books and videos to the library today. The scholarship and
public relations chairs were absent from today's meeting, so there
were no reports on their committees' activities.
New Business: Bob announced that a "Cowboy Ceilidh" will be held
October 26th at the Blue Cactus Cafe (the Old Wetmore Store) from
6-9 p.m. It is a fundraiser for the San Antonio Highland Games
Association piping and dancing competitions. Handouts are
available today with the information on the fundraiser and about
the upcoming highland games in April of 2006.
At 5:45 the winning tickets were drawn for the raffle. The winners
today included Mary Sweeney, Brent Macken, Helen Logan, Mae Kelly,
and Henry McCann. The meeting was then adjourned.
Susan S. Feeley