American/Irish Club news


Mary Pilon, Publicity

On November 1 at 4:00 p.m., the Irish Club held its second meeting of the season. As of this date, we have 150 paid members. Deadline for renewing existing memberships is January 1, 2019. Also, anyone interested in joining the club can add their names to our waiting list. We are limiting members to 200 this year.

Tickets were sold for the Christmas Party to be held on December 18. Bar opens at 5:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m. Jamal will provide the music for dancing, etc. It proves to be a totally fun event. Jamal played for us in the past, and we all enjoyed the singalong (12 days of Christmas), dancing to The Stroll, etc. I’m sure he will provide much entertainment again this year.

Reservations were taken for the February bus trip to Laughlin. We will be staying at the Tropicana this time. The reservations went quickly – there are only four seats left on the bus.

A big thank you was given to our past president Walt Kinney for a generous donation of $200.00 to the club, followed by treasurer’s report, committee reports, old business and new business. Mel is taking orders for shirts and will order them when he has a sufficient number of orders. Lots of new shades of green, styles and sizes are available!

The NEW 25/25/25/25 drawing, replacing the 50/50 drawings of the past, was won by Cheryl Moore, Juanita Harbut and Ann Wodarczyk, with the remaining 25% added to our treasury. Ron Davis won $50.00 in the Dollar Game.

Our December meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13. Please remember to bring new, unwrapped gifts for the children of Hartford School, which is tradition for our club.

Sorry there was no article for the November issue of SunBird News. Yours truly was out of state and had missed the first meeting in October. So, I am making up for being remiss with another wonderful tidbit of Irish humor. Here goes:

Mary Clancy goes to Fr. O’Grady after Mass on Sunday, in tears. She says, “Oh, Father, I have terrible news. My husband died last night.” “Oh, Mary, that’s terrible! Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?” asked the priest. Mary replied, “That he did, Father. He said, ‘Please, Mary, put down that gun!’”

See you next month! Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!