Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - November 21, 2004President Lou Kelley opened the meeting at 4:14 p.m. followed by the invocation
by Mary Jo Quinn. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The
treasurer's report was given by Bob, noting that the ICS ended the month of
October with a balance of $8,645.67. A copy of his report is included with the
At 4:25 program chair Gene Logan introduced our speaker for the meeting, retired doctor
Richard Dulaney, who is an ICS member. Dr. Dulaney shared some personal background
with us before relating his participation in and observations on November 22, 1963 as a
resident in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Room in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Dulaney spoke
for approximately thirty minutes, keeping us on the edge of our seats with his first-hand
account of that day. His talk was followed by a ten minute question and answer period.
Announcements were made during the next few minutes: last call to buy tickets for the
drawing, beautiful Irish-made jewelry available for purchase from Margaret Moreno and
Bernadette Hough, and last chance to purchase tickets for the Christmas dinner to be
held the first Saturday of December at the Fort Sam Houston Officer's Club.
There was a refreshment break from 5:08 until 5:34, at which time committee reports
were given. Kay Delaney, membership chair, said that 30 members and two guests
were present today.
Program chair, Gene Logan, reiterated the need to buy tickets that day for the Christmas
dinner on December 4th, and reminded us that music would be provided by Betty and
Eric at the dinner.
Library - copies of maps to Fort Sam Houston and Maura's article on Bram Stoker are
available at the library table. No new books this month. Books checked out this month
may be kept until January of 2005.
Social director Brenda Tobey is sadly still out of town because of a family crisis.
Public Relations - relevant topics will be covered at the January meeting.
Scholarship committee chair , Nora Olivares, had left the meeting. Her assistant
noted that scholarship information has been sent to the schools in a timely fashion for
the March 1, 2005 cut-off date. Another mailing will go out in January of 2005, in
hopes of securing more entries for the scholarship competition.
Old Business: The general membership approved a change to the Constitution to
add homeschoolers to the invitation to compete for the ICS scholarship. The matter
had been discussed at the most recent meeting of the ICS board.
There was no new business
Frances Fair asked to announce that the Institute of Texas Culture will be having an
exhibit of miniatures, including dollhouses, from November 24th through January 16th.
Raffle winners today were Brendan Halloran - linen towel, Helen Logan - Dubliners CD,
and Kay Delaney - plate set.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:07 pm.
Respectfully submitted by
Susan S. Feeley