American/Irish Club news

Mary Pilon

November’s meeting of the Irish Club was held on the patio on Thursday, Nov. 7. President Jack opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag, followed by Treasurer James’ report. Our treasury has $6,062.00, plus $117.00 petty cash in the bank. It was suggested that we donate $10.00 per member towards the cost of the Christmas Party, plus add a $500.00 check to the Hartford School for Christmas gifts for the students. This will lessen the load at the bank.

Many Irish snowbirds are back, and President Jack welcomed them. Since the membership is below 150 now, new members are now welcome.

Two candidates for the HOA Board spoke next. Bill Ley and Jeanne Johnson introduced themselves and provided some pertinent background skills necessary for the office.

Big news! The following Irishwomen were nominated, seconded, and accepted the following positions for the 2020-2021 season.

A happy welcome to Deanna Calvert, president; Stevie Simone, Secretary; and Irene Treese, Vice President. And, you know, I think we have a new Treasurer to relieve James of his long-standing job. Sorry that I am unclear about that. Will clarify next month, hopefully.

The Laughlin trip will be on Feb. 2, 3, and 4. There are still some seats available for members who want to join us on this totally fun trip, which is the highlight of our season.

The December meeting was discussed. We will be donating gifts for Hartford School, along with the aforementioned money donation. Yours truly suggested that each member also donate just one pair of white socks for the homeless people here. The need is great, so I hope the donations will be many. Also in December, we will still be signing up old members and also taking new members. Cutoff date for membership is Jan. 1. Finally, we still need a chairman or co-chairmen for the Christmas Party.

Before we adjourned the meeting and enjoyed delicious chicken from Albertson’s, we had the 50/50 drawing. Lara Thomas and Ruth Ann Hobbs both won. Woody won $52.00 in the Dollar Game. That’s all folks. See you next month…

But wait! Here’s a great Irish joke for you:

A pregnant Irish woman from Dublin gets in a car accident and falls into a deep coma. Asleep for nearly six months, when she wakes up, she sees that she is no longer pregnant and asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor tells her that she had twins! A boy and a girl. He also told her that her brother from Cork came in and named them.

The woman thinks to herself, “Oh, no, not my brother… he’s an idiot!” She asks the doctor what their names are. “Well, what’s the girl’s name?” “Denise” “Wow, that’s not a bad name. I like it! What’s the boy’s name?” “Denephew.”

Reminder: At December’s meeting, please bring canned goods and/or travel-size cosmetics for St. Vincent de Paul Society and also $1.00 if you want to play the Dollar Game and money if you want to participate in the 50/50 drawing. Thanks.