Irish Club News

Mary Pilon, Publicity

The March meeting of the Irish Club was held on March 2 in the ballroom. President Val brought the meeting to order at 5 p.m. The pledge to the flag followed. There were 88 members present at the meeting. Committee chairpersons for Sunshine, Social, and Entertainment were absent, along with Boston Mary, our treasurer. President Val gave the Treasurer’s Report.

There was no old business reported. The volunteers for our various programs were recognized and much appreciated by our officers. President Val said we should change our name to Irish American Italian Club. Hmmm …

On March 12 we had our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage (and Shepherd’s Pie) dinner in the ballroom. Rusty Parts provided music for dancing after dinner. There were no baskets for sale this year. Instead, we are planning a Casino Night in October featuring poker, Black Jack, roulette, and craps.

A nearly on-pitch rendition of “Happy Birthday” was sung to the celebrants after remarks by President Val that half of our members probably don’t know the words, so chocolate treats were given out instead. (Personally, I think we did a stellar job of singing, even some four-part harmonies at times.)

Our annual Golf Cart Parade was on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, followed by a meal prepared by the Horizon Room staff. This was the last gathering of the Irish Club until October.

Before the meeting was adjourned, Sharon’s granddaughter was thanked for furnishing delicious cookies and ice cream for our dessert.

Also, Hank won the $$$ game. The four winners of the 50/50 game were Laurie, Ann W., John, and Rick. The meeting was then adjourned.

Here’s a little Irish humor to enjoy during our recess this summer:

1) This drunk goes to court. The judge says, “You’ve been brought here for drinking.” The drunk replies, “Great! Let’s get started.”

2) Here’s a little Irish Blessing: “As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.”

3) And, finally, “May you have love that never ends, lots of money, and lots of friends. May health be yours in whatever you do, and life’s many blessings given to you.”

Happy Summer, everyone. And, again, a big thank you to President Val and all the others who made this year such a success. God bless you all.