Following will take place:
Guest speaker from Irish Arts Center in New York City will address our group.
The Shamrogues, traditional Irish music group, will entertain during the social hour from 6:30 to 7:30.
Voting on By-law revisions – you must be a paid-up member in order to receive a ballot for this vote.
Nominations for upcoming Board of Directors and Officer Elections – to be accepted at 3/31 and 4/28 general membership meetings. Member making the nomination must be paid up member. Member accepting nomination have been a member in good standing (dues paid in full by February 28th) for a minimum of one year prior to time of nomination, and must be present to accept the nomination when it is made. Voting will take place at May 26th general meeting.
Please start carrying your IHSM membership cards, as they will serve as proof of membership for admittance to meetings from now on, even before the clubhouse opens.
The Bylaws Committee and IHSM Board are pleased to advise that the 2015 Bylaws revisions are complete and are available for your review on the website, www.milfordirish.org. Just go to the Welcome page, or News and Happenings page, and then scroll down the left hand column, and click on the green “Bylaws” tab. The February 2015 revised By-laws are posted first, with the existing By-laws, last revised June 2013, following.
Please take a moment to review the entire 2015 document and come prepared to vote on if you accept the new version in its entirety or would like to keep the current bylaws in place without any revisions. The voting will take place during our March 31st meeting. Submitted by Hilary Schorsch,IHSM Parliamentarian.
“Shamrock Salutes” update: We packed 200 care package bags for 100 deployed Service Members Sunday March. 22!!! Our packing crew quickly became a fine-tuned machine, completing the task in less than 2 hours. A great big shout-out goes to: Nancy Smith, Maureen Craig, Eileen Craig, Sally Carter, Priscilla Crouch James, Norma, Karen Fox, and Sgt. David Kogan who served in the Air Force! Many thanks for all those who supported this project so generously through donations of comfort items, packing materials, postage and supply funds, notes of support and artwork from adults and kids, and such a positive spirit of community that was heart-warming to witness. USO Camp Arifjan in Kuwait is eagerly waiting for our shipments, and was extremely helpful in answering questions and offering suggestions to make sure the packages make it there without a hitch. Will update again soon. Thanks and warm fuzzies to all!
Even more great “Shamrock Salutes” news: The American Red Cross (Camp Arifjan, Kuwait) just got back to me and, as the only Red Cross Distribution Point in the Middle East, they are very happy to receive the treat bags for the children in harm’s way which were assembled by Foundation High School Students! Oh, happy day!!!
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR WILLIAM MCNAMARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH. This scholarship is for students planning to pursue further education in September 2015 in a full-time study program in a 2 or 4 year college, vocational, or technical school. Applicants must be child, grandchild, stepchild, nephew, or niece of IHSM member in good standing (member for at two consecutive years and dues paid in full for all years, including current year). If you are unable to pick up an application at a meeting, please contact Debbie Mead at 203-877-9446. All details and criteria are included in application information.
DON’T FORGET TO CLICK ON Non-IHSM Events FOR ACTIVITIES NOT SPONSORED BY IHSM, BUT AVAILABLE LOCALLY! MONTHLY INVITATIONS FROM COMHALTAS ARE POSTED HERE AS WELL!
Friday April 3rd 7:00-8:30pm
Irish Heritage Riders – first meeting Friday 4/3, 7-8:30, at IHSM Clubhouse
The Meeting is open to all IHSM members and prospective members who have a love for riding motorcycles and a love for Irish Heritage. Meeting at IHSM Clubhouse 131 Bridgeport Avenue Milford ,CT. Contact Kevin Fox 202-606-4779 or email Kevin for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Happenings 2/24/15
SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH, 1:30-3:30 PM, ANNUAL IHSM CHILDREN’S EASTER PARTY AND EGG HUNT, Wildemere Beach Congregational Church Hall, 133 Broadway, Milford. Bring all your children, nieces, and nephews for an egg hunt, craft project, snacks, and a visit with the Easter Bunny! *Admission is free, but reservations are required. Contact Jennifer Hussey 203-605-7743 or email Jenn.
MONDAY, APRIL 6th, 5-7 pm, HAPPY HOUR AT CASEY’S IRISH PUB, 2019 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Enthusiastic owner and IHSM member Kristine Casey wants to welcome all of us to share in the hospitality of Milford’s only Irish Pub! Come and enjoy complimentary appetizers and discounted drink prices.
MONDAY, MAY 18TH , 11:30 AM, ANNUAL IHSM / SLAINTE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING , Mill River Country Club, $175 per person, includes carts, BBQ lunch, post-golf generous hot hors d’oeuvres buffet and one hour open bar. Golfers, sponsors, and workers needed !! $100 tee signs – sponsor your home county! Foursomes encouraged, but not mandatory. You do not have to be a golfer to help out that day or in advance! Each year the proceeds from this event fund all our scholarships, the two Lyle James Memorial Scholarships and the William McNamara Memorial Scholarship. Please contact Mike McCabe to help with the event or to make reservations. Email Mike, email@example.com or speak to any member of the golf committee at monthly membership meetings.
SAVE THE DATES! TUES, JUNE 23rd – THURS. JUNE 25th, IHSM’S TARA THEATRE ANNUAL PRODUCTION, at Milford Fine Arts Council Theater (New Haven-bound side of Milford Railroad Station) – DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
THURSDAY JULY 16TH, BUS TRIP TO BROOKLYN CYCLONES BASEBALL GAME AND IRISH NIGHT. Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees, Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm, $40 members, $45 non-members. Price includes round-trip coach bus transportation, ticket to the game (field box seat), and a free Cyclones cap. First 3,000 guests in attendance will received a FREE Brooklyn Irish Jersey. The IHSM will be presenting our County Flags on the field during the National Anthem. The game will be televised on SNY, the official channel of the New York Mets. Contact Lisa Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org or sign at February meeting. Deadline for reservations and payments is March 31st meeting.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH, ANNUAL IHSM FAMILY PICNIC, 12-5 PM, WALNUT BEACH PAVILION, committee will be formed to plan the event, and details will follow. SAVE THE DATE!