Annual Dallas IAS General Meeting, June 12th, 1pm

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE DALLAS IRISH AMERICAN SOCIETY:

I am hoping everyone is enjoying the spring and getting ready for the summer months.   Getting through the Covid 19 challenges over the past few years has been a challenge for everyone.  The past year the Dallas IAS has had many events and tried to keep the past traditions alive and well.   All of your support and participation have been very much appreciated.  The Dallas IAS is looking forward to another year of fun, fellowship, and friendship. 

It is now the time of the year for the Annual Dallas IAS General meeting.   So please SAVE THE DATE OF JUNE 12, 2022!   The meeting will be held at The Londoner Pub, 14930 Midway Road, Addison, Texas 75001 Phone: 972-458-2444.  If possible please arrive 1pm – 1:30pm so everyone can get settled in for The General Meeting which will begin at 2pm.  The agenda for the meeting will be available and presented at that time.  For the meeting, please collect a name tag upon arrival.  

IMPORTANT:  It is the time to pay the annual membership dues.  

Dues & Membership Levels

Membership dues are paid for calendar year and are payable each year in June.  Paid members receive special member discounts at featured events and allow us to maintain the website and offer sponsorship to a variety of Irish cultural & community events throughout the year. Family Membership is $25 per year for individuals that reside within the same household and at the same physical address.  Individual Membership is $20 per year for individuals, regardless of familial relationships, that reside at separate physical addresses.

Robert Hull, Consul General of Ireland – Austin, has contacted me this past week, and he will be in the Dallas area the weekend of June 11.  During his visit he would like to meet some of the Dallas IAS community.  He has accepted to come to the start of the meeting and take a few minutes to introduce himself to our members.  I had the pleasure of having a nice lunch with Robbie and Niamh Clarke, Vice Consul General during my visit to Austin a few months ago.  He was in the process of relocating his wife and children to Texas at that time.  Hopefully we can give him a warm welcome to Dallas. 

 As President and as written in the by-laws, I have had the task of creating a Nominating Committee Chairperson for the four Officer roles which will lead the organization over the next year.  Thanks to Eve Dunnigan for accepting to be the Nominating Committee Chairperson.  Eve has selected Anne Brophy and Joan O’Brien to assist in selecting the Officer Nominees for the next operating year.  The newly elected Officers will assume their offices on July 1st.  The Nominating Committee has selected the following individuals as the 2022 – 2023 candidates.  The nominees are as follows:  Ron Tamplin has accepted to remain in the role of President.  I have served on the Board for the local Nephrology Nurses Association and am presently on the Board for several Home Owners Associations.   Patti Winston Frank has accepted to be the nominee for the role of Vice-President.  Patti is the current Irish Person of the Year.  She has served on many IAS event committees and a nominating committee.  John Hebley has accepted to remain in the role of Treasurer.  John is the current Treasurer and on the Board for the Southwest Celtic Music Association and the North Texas Irish Festival.  Betty D’Arcy has accepted to remain in the role of Secretary.  Betty has served many years as an officer for the area Toastmasters, for her Home Owners Association and previously on the IAS Board.  Once again:  As the by-laws state additional candidates may be nominated by any member of the Society at the annual meeting.  All of your support and participation has been very much appreciated. 

The Dallas IAS is looking forward to seeing you all at the up-coming meeting.

Ron Tamplin, President the Dallas IAS

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