SunBird Irish Club plans for a busy April


Mary Pilon, Publicity

Our last official meeting of this season was held on March 1 in the ballroom. Since there is not much more to discuss this spring, the meeting lasted only 15 minutes.

The new business included an update on our annual Game Day, Chairmen Mike and Maddy Maloney, to be held on March 7. Horseshoes, Bean bag toss and Shuffleboard precedes the hotdog/BYOB party on the patio. Next, Janet Rosenstock reported on the St. Pat’s dinner on March 13. Tickets are selling fast. Irish dancers will provide entertainment, followed by dancing. Corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie are the choices for dinner.

On March 17, the third annual golf cart parade will be held. This year, we have many more carts than in the past years. Walt Kinney is in charge of the event, which is always one of the highlights of the year. Again, after the parade, we will enjoy fun and food on the patio. Subs, chips, cookies, BYOB.

April 5 will be our Patio Party, marking the end of this season. Mel and Chris Terechenok are in charge of this gathering. BYOB – food will be furnished.

April 12 will be the final Thursday lunch, hosted by George Shiel. This month, we will be going to The Harp, Irish restaurant.

After the short business meeting, we had the 50/50 drawing which was won by Pat Wilford, who contributed $20.00 of her winnings to the club. The Dollar game was won by Mary. She took home $54.00. Yours truly neglected to get Mary’s last name. Nonetheless, congratulations to both ladies for their winnings.

Margaret O’Brien has resigned as president, and as of this writing, we have not elected her replacement. George Richardson will take over the vice president duties, James Gascoyne remains treasurer and Irene Treese will be our new secretary. George gave a quite enjoyable acceptance speech to the delight of the members.

Here’s the Irish humor for the month:

Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie, the bartender, “Pour me a stiff one – just had another fight with the little woman.” “Oh, yeah?” said Charlie, “And how did this one end?” “When it was over,” Mike replied, “she came to me on her hands and knees!” “Really!” said Charlie, “now, that’s a switch! What did she say?” She said, “Come out from under the bed, you little chicken.”