Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas




President Lou Kelley opened the meeting at 4:08 p.m. followed by the
invocation by Sister Carmel. We were asked to remember Henry
McCann, our 1st Vice-President, in our prayers, as he faces knee surgery
on March 9th.
The previous meeting's minutes were approved as read.
Lou announced that Peggy Hill's son is back from Iraq, and the news was
met with applause.
At 4:16 program chair Gene Logan introduced Dr. Paul Cohen, today's
speaker. Background information was given on the writer born in County
Tyrone as Brian O'Nolan, but known by many pseudonyms during his
writing career. In Ireland he was better known as Myles nag Copaleen, the
columnist, than as Flann O'Brien, the novelist. As a columnist, the writer
was able to express himself in Irish, English, Latin, and French.
Dr. Cohen described several of Myle's most amusing columns and Flann's
unusual novels.

From 5:03 until 5:15 refreshments were enjoyed.

At 5:15 Bob gave the treasurer's report, a copy of which is filed with
the minutes of the meeting.
Kay announced that we had 33 members and six guests present, three
guests becoming members of ICS this day.
Gene let us know that invitations from the ITC would be received by ICS,
H & S, and AOH members through regular mail delivery. He also reminded
us that he and Eileen would be on Channel 20 Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. up
until mid-March reminding people of the upcoming Irish festivals, parades,
dances, and other activities.
Lou announced that the updated scholarship link is now on the ICS
homepage. I let the membership know that the second notices about the
ICS scholarship had been mailed out to area high schools, and that Nora
and I were looking forward to receiving this year's entries.
Brenda, our social director, requested help decorating St. Gregory's
community hall for the annual dance the first weekend in April. Several
members volunteered.
Maura, our public relations chair, reminded everybody to please put up
posters advertising the Irish Heritage Day wherever possible and as soon
as possible.
If you want to volunteer to help out on Irish Heritage Day at the Texas
Institute of Culture on March 20th, please see Bob about that.
The monthly raffle was held at 5:38 and the winners were:
Helen, who chose a music tape,
Elaine, who chose a book,
Merita, who chose the Paddy Doyle item, and
John, who won the teapot.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:41 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Susan Feeley /S/
ICS secretary,/librarian