Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio Texas
IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING - June 22nd, 2008
The meeting was called to order at 3:12pm by current Vice-President Bob Slattery. President Gene Logan was not in attendance. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted as read. Tom Hyland made the motion and Henry McCann seconded it. The treasurer's report followed, with Bob Barron telling us that we lost several thousand dollars on this past year's activities. He passed out a few copies of his reportto interested ICS members. We can continue for a while yet at that pace, but he recommended that we need to either find a source of additional revenue beyond membership fees or cut expenses for our dance and Irish Heritage Day. Several board members did not attend this meeting. However, our membership chair, Kay Delaney, was present and reported that annual dues and an updated membership form should be turned in to her, by mail or in person, by October 1, 2008, soon after our first meeting of the new year in September. The form is in the newsletter. She added that we had a guest at today's meeting, Susan Krentz. The results of the voting were announced. The board for this coming year will include the following: Bob Slattery as President, Lou Kelley as Vice-President, Susan Feeley as Secretary, Kay Delaney as Membership Chair, and Sheila Carrola as Program Chair. Kay Delaney mentioned that the Member's Corner in the newsletter was a good idea, and the last one concerning carpooling brought some members to our activities who might otherwise not have been able to attend. She asked that we continue the Member's Corner in future newsletters with topics of benefit to our ICS members. Bob Slattery asked that we contact him for ideas in updating the newsletter. The general meeting was adjourned at 3:25pm.Additionally, there was an informal post-meeting meeting during refreshments at which suggestions were made to bring back the raffle and perhaps have a silent auction to bring in some needed funds. Also, an announcement was made about the Harp and Shamrock's get-together coming up on June 27th at 6:30pm at the American Legion Post on Fredericksburg Road. Sheila and others present encouraged our attendance there to show our camaraderie with other Irish in San Antonio. Following the break, a program was presented by Jane McDaniel, a wonderful storyteller, who entertained us for almost an hour with some of her favorite Irish tales.
Susan S. Feeley
ICS Secretary for the day