Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - September 17, 2006The meeting of the Irish Cultural Society was called to order at 3:15 PM
by President, Gene Logan. Minutes of the June meeting were read by
Susan Feeley and were approved as read. A suggestion was made by Gene
to begin the regular monthly Sunday meetings at 3 PM instead of 4 PM
whenever possible. The membership voted in favor of this. The meeting
time will be stated in the regular newsletter, as it may vary depending
upon the availability of St. Gregory's hall.
Gene gave a brief overview of the goals for the coming year, which
include possible fund raising and possible programs.
The Christmas Party will be held Dec. 1st. in the Phoenician Ballroom at
St. George's Marionite Church. Details will be forthcoming at a later
Several vacant officer and chair-person positions were filled:
Lou Kelley was nominated and approved for the office of Vice-President.
Joan Moody graciously volunteered for the position of Public Relations
chair-person, as did Santos and Rosemary Delaney for the position of
Program and Plans chair-persons.
Bob Barron brought to our attention the removal to storage of the
British, Welsh, and Irish objects and artifacts that were on display at
the Institute of Texan Cultures. The display and storage of the Irish
Cross is of particular concern. He was informed the ITC will be going
to a "functional" mode of display, such as grouping objects by function,
such as transportation, farming, etc. A petition was made available for
the membership to sign to have these objects put back on display.
A brief mention of some of the events which will be on our forthcoming
calendar was made as follows:
Noel Henry Dance-will have name change March 24, 2007
Irish Heritage Day March 11, 2007----tenative date
St. Patrick' Day Parade, Festival Highlands Day, and San Antonio
Founder's Day dates will be given at a later time.
Lou Kelley gave www.irishculturalsociety.com as the (society's) official
A new member, Mary Carpenter joined the Society.
A motion was made and approved to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 3:50 PM, followed by the program, a performance
by the Inishfree Irish School of Dance.