Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas



- NOVEMBER 18, 2001

The treasurer's report read in Bob Slattery's absence showed
$7191.58 in the checking account Membership chairman Kay
introduced three guests: Mae Kelly from The Harp & Shamrock
Society, Mary Margaret Pitts, and Willie Fahey. Twenty-seven
mem­bers were present. The Scholarship Committee has sent
guidelines to schools; follow-up calls will be made in January.
Program chairman Pauline gave a short history of The Chieftains
who will be in concert January 31, 2002. Their goals are well
aligned with our goals as an organization. In view of that, she
presented slides citing the tangible and intangible benefits
of sponsoring the reception after the concert as we did a year
year ago. A spirited discussion followed. As there seemed
to be some qualms about the outlay of $1800, Tom Sweeney
made a motion for a show of hands. There were more against
it than for it, so the matter was dropped. Pauline Forbes
next introduced Mae Kelly who spoke about the Irish Flats.
Her organization is seeking an okay from the city to
identify the area with green street signs at the expense of
The Harp & Shamrock, which is also preparing brochures for
those who might want to tour the area. She had maps and
pictures of the houses which were built between 1843 and
1900. Pauline has books of raffle tickets, 6 for $5,
prepared by Maura, the proceeds to benefit Irish Heritage
Day. The drawing will be at Irish Heritage Day on March 10.
First prize is two round-trip tickets from Southwest
Airlines; second is dinner for four at Bullpepper's; third
is a Tara brooch. Elaine Hyland recommended the Cherish
the Ladies' concert on Dec. 21st as wonderful entertainment
and worthy as it will benefit Sisters Care. Moya announced
that our member Jerry McKenna invites our group to see the
statue of Frank Patterson he has almost finished. One will
be placed in New York City and the other in Ireland.

Respectfully submitted

Peggy Hill, Secretary