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Irish Cultural Society

of

San Antonio Texas, Inc.

ICH LOGO

The Irish Cultural Society
of San Antonio TX
October 19, 1975
St. Gregory The Great Hall

First Meeting of the

Irish Cultural Society

of
San Antonio Texas, Inc

The first meeting was called to order by Father Nolan on October 19, 1975. He welcomed more than 100 people to St. Gregory the Great hall. Msgr. Patrick Murray gave the opening prayer. Fr. Nolan then gave a brief history of the society from its inception last March (1975) up to the present time. He explained the interest of the founding members who got together several times and worked long hours to develop a constitution and outline goals and objectives for the organization. Because of the program for the day, the chairman felt that a change in the regular agenda was necessary, so he asked the publicity chairman, Thomas Macken, to come forward to introduce our distinguished guest speaker. After a rather lengthily introduction, Dr. Eoin McKiernan, president and founder of the Irish American Cultural Society of St. Paul, Minn., was presented to the audience. Dr. McKiernan delighted all with a magnificent and scholarly speech titled "The Irish Experience in America." (Copies of the speech will be available upon request at the Nov. 16th (1975) meeting). Fr. Nolan thanked Dr. McKiernan for his presentation and for all he had shared with us during his stay in San Antonio. After a coffee break the meeting continued. The next item of business was the election of officers. Sister Anna Teresa, a member of the nominating committee came forward to present the candidates . After each person had received his/her ballots the candidates for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, were presented to the voters. Nominations were requested from the floor. There were none. Since there was only one name for the office of treasurer a motion was made and seconded to accept the name of Vera Ryan as treasurer. The motion was carried. While the ballots for president, vice president and secretary were being counted, the officers were presented to the voters to fill the following offices: Two members at large for the board, the standing committee of finance, membership and public relations. The chairman of the nominating committee asked for additional nominations from the floor. There were none. Fr. Conor McGrath then made a motion to accept the slate of officers as presented. Fr. Noel Brosnan seconded the nomination and the motion carried. The offices of president, vice president and secretary were announced: Fr. Terence Nolan - president, Fr. Michael McManus - vice president, Sr. Carmel O'Callaghan - secretary. Fr. Nolan thanked Sr. Anna for her efficiency in running the elections. He also thanked those who took registration, provided refreshments, and decorated the hall, Fr. O'Gorman for use of the hall, Tom Macken for the good job as publicity chairman and Sr. Carmel for her secretarial work. The date of November 16 (1975) was set for the next meeting. The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.