Mary Pilon, Publicity Chairman
On October 5 at 5:00 p.m. on the clubhouse patio, the SunBird Irish Club congregated for its first meeting of the season. ‘Twas a hot afternoon, but we members were nonetheless excited about the list and times of coming events, outings, parties, etc., handed out by our new president Margaret O’Brien. There were 99 members present at this kick-off meeting, including 27 new members! Before the afternoon’s business, four candidates for the SunBird Board of Directors spoke briefly on their qualifications and desire to be on our board.
President Margaret then asked our new members to introduce themselves. They were warmly welcomed by everyone.
Coming up in November will be the annual Community Day on the 8th. Members were asked to volunteer to answer questions and provide information about the Irish Club at our booth. A bocce ball outing is planned for November 16 at 2:00 p.m., followed by pizza at 4:00 p.m. It is open to all members. BYOB.
Margaret briefly mentioned other upcoming events – our annual Christmas Party on December 10, the Laughlin trip to Riverside Casino in February, the Irish Dinner on March 11 and our third annual Walt Kinney Golf Parade on St. Paddy’s Day, March 17.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Ed Nowicki, and the $1.00 game was won by Stevie Simone. The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m., followed by pizza and beverages.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m. on the patio. Again, it will be a BYOB. Consider this article an invitation to everyone to join in the fun and become members.
In closing, I would like to kick off the season with this traditional Irish joke:
Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat, because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven, he said, “Lord, take pity on me. If you find a parking place for me, I will go to mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!”
Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, “Never mind, Lord. I found one.”