Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - OCTOBER 19, 2003
Sister Mary Theresa opened the meeting with prayer.
The minutes and treasurer's report were read and
approved. Guests were introduced: Sister Imelda Phelan
from Kilkenny, Gerardine Kelly from County Clare,
Abraham Holland from Pleasanton, Eric Desmond from
Boston, Joann Nielson, and Ken Edwards.
There is a full list of our library resources on
our website: http://home.swbell.net/lpkelley/ICS.
Nora, scholarship chairman, announced that 50 packets
have been sent to high schools and will be followed up
in 30 days. Bob will go to FSH Officers" Club on
Tuesday noon to finalize plans and menu for our
Christmas party, to be held Dec. 6, from 7-11 p.m. Be
sure to have picture ID and all stickers and insurance
current to get in the gate.
We have been asked to join other Irish organizations in
writing Governor Perry to declare March as Irish-American
Heritage Month. The business meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
The refreshment break was followed by the showing of a
video: "Celts: Ancient Myths and Rich Traditions,
Part I. This was an hour-long history of the Celts from
their first identification as a separate people by the
Greeks (Keltoid=stranger) to the discovery of ancient
Celtic relics in areas such as Austria, Hungary,
Switzerland, Germany and England throughout the past few
hundred years. The Celtic origins of the people and their
artifacts found in all these sites were confirmed by the
very similar burial rituals and designs on jewelry and
other belongings. The video features a score by Enya,
which lends an evocative feeling to the film.
There was no general discussion of the video at its
conclusion and the meeting ended just before 6 p.m.
Peggy Hill, Secretary