The Irish American Society held the annual meeting on June 28 at the Elks Lodge. Dinner was a potluck, with IAS providing brisket prepared by member Mike Fitzgerald. It was said that no one went away hungry.
Bill Dohm, Irish Person of the Year, was presented with a recognition letter from Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings. Entertainment was provided by musicians from Tim Kennedy’s School of Irish music. Additionally, they provided leadership for everyone to sing along with traditional Irish songs.
The following officers were elected for the year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
Co-Presidents Tim & Cynthia McDonald
Co-Vice Presidents Bill & Michele Burke
Secretary Donna Petrie
Treasurer Phil Ryan
Phil Ryan, Bill & Michele Burke; Cynthia & Tim McDonald
The book club met on Wednesday, June 3 at Trinity Hall Pub. Mary Pat Kelly, author of Galway Bay was guest speaker through skype, where she entertained with anecdotes of her life and excepts of the book. Mary Pat advised that her new book, Of Irish Blood, has been published.
Theresa Sternant; Debbie Perry; Phyllis Wells
Next month’s meeting will be July 1, with a presentation of Thomas Cahill’s book, How the Irish Saved Civilization.
Kathy Moore; Anne Brophy; Sue Faulkner; Pat Howell; Sheila Balagna
The GAA championship will be played at 11:45 on June 6 at Lake Highland Park. For time details, please click the following link: GAA
At 101, Mr. Matthew Crowley really gets around. Here’s to his good health.