Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas




The meeting of the Irish Cultural Society was called to order at 3:15 PM
by Gene Logan, President. A prayer by St. Patrick was given to start the
meeting. There were 36 members present. No guests were in attendance. The
minutes were read and approved. Bob Slattery, Treasurer, reported that the
ending cash balance thru October is $6493.77 {see attached treasurer's
report}. (Not included in Minutes)

Suggestions were given regarding the scholarship committee in regard to
the problem of plagiarism involving essay writing for the purpose of
awarding s financial prize for the best essay. Suggestions were to
restrict the subject to one specific book or subjects, persons, etc.

Old business included a reminder that the date for the combined Irish
Cultural Society and Harp and Shamrock Christmas party is December 2,
from 6 to 10 PM at the Old San Francisco Steak House.

Lou Kelley reports that the ICS website, www.irishculturalsociety.com
is "up and running." Speakers are needed for the Jan. and Feb. meetings.
Activities for March include the St. Patrick's Day parade and Irish
Heritage day which needs presenters, vendors, entertainments, etc.
Maura volunteered to contact vendors and entertainers.
Sister Carmel suggested that we choose a theme for the Irish Heritage
Day event.
Kay Delaney, membership chairman, reported that members Gene Youngston
and Kay Chamberlin passed away. Jim Lovell is ill with cancer.

New business included ways to possibly attract more members. Suggestions
included identifying Irish surnames in the phone book and possibly
sending them letters inviting them to meetings of the ICS. Other
suggestions were to have "greeters" at the meetings and perhaps reminders
by the telephone committee. Also we were reminded of a fundraiser on
Sunday, March 25 to benefit the Brigideen Sisters. A letter giving this
information will be sent out in January. The "Green Santa" event will be
held on Jan. 7.
The meeting adjourned at 4 PM.

A program given by Paul Cohen on the plays of Martin McDonagh followed.

submitted by,

Maxire Dulany
ICS Secretary