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About sbalagna

IAS Vice President 2012-2013; IAS President 2013-2015; 2016-2017

December Book Club

The December book club was a little different — we didn’t review a book.  Instead, several people took part in discussing one of our favorite topics — IRELAND — with pictures, places to visit, trip reviews and geneology.  We also … Continue reading

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Book Club

The late 2017 book club schedule has proved very interesting.  In October, Phil Faulkner presented his book, “Chicago Freight Tunnels”.  November’s book was “The Life and Times of Eamon De Valera”, who was the first President of Ireland presented by … Continue reading

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During September, 17 members of the IAS and friends did the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland.  All agreed that it was a great trip, and the rain didn’t dampen anyone’s fun.    Traveling through Donegal or Belfast, Westport or Dingle, there … Continue reading

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On August 1, the book club welcomed Marcus Blake, the author of the THIRTY MINUTE series.   He discussed not only his first book, “Trust and Lies“, but the sequels.  An enjoyable hour later, we were eager to read more about … Continue reading

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The first combined event of  IAS, SCMA, GAA and Texas Rose was considered a success.   Held at St. Rocco’s in Trinity Grove, the view of downtown Dallas was spectacular.  Beyond the Pale performed music for the event, and the Harrisons … Continue reading

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