The meeting was held on May 6th, 2014 at Gerard’s Restaurant in Adam’s Village, Dorchester, MA.
PRESENT – Derek Mawn, Jim Keaney, Mary McDermott, Theresa Wilson, Phil Bohan, Charlie Mawn, Mary and Connie McEleney, Jack Maguire, & Maura Weir.
The Volunteer Event at the Greater Boston Food Bank was a success!! We had 7 Leitrim society members attend and with the assistance of another volunteer team, we sorted over 6000 lbs of food. We will put together another event in the fall and will send additional information out in September.
The board voted to make a $100 donation to the IPC/IIC Collaborated Coalition for Suicide Prevention:
The Dóchas Suicide Prevention Coalition is a network established by the Massachusetts Irish community, local organizations and non-profits that offer education, support and referrals to assist members of the community who struggle with suicidal thoughts and to assist people who have been affected or bereaved by suicide. Their aim is to support and encourage a community led approach for the prevention of suicide and self-harm in Massachusetts, especially in the Greater Boston Area.
We have started to plan for the Annual Christmas Party in December and will provide details as they become finalized.
Deepest sympathy extended to the family of Ellen Fay, who lost her courageous battle with cancer on May 2, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.
It was decided that a meeting in June would not be necessary and it was voted to cancel this meeting. Have a safe, happy and healthy summer!
The next meeting will be held on September 2nd, 2014 at Gerard’s Restaurant in Adam’s Corner. ALL ARE WELCOME!