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April 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on April 4th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Noel Murphy, Phil & Peggy Bohan, and Jim Gallagher

The Spring Dance will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 7-11pm at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.  Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Coffee, Tea, and desserts will be provided.  Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

There are some copies of the Leitrim Guardian available to purchase.  They can be purchased for $20.00.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you would like to purchase a copy. It can be mailed to you, or delivered locally.

Irish Hearts for Orphans Annual Dance will be held on April 9th from 4-8pm at the Quincy Marriott.  There will be Irish step-dancing, traditional music, Erin’s Melody and Noel Henry’s Irish Show band.  There will be a silent auction and the Grand Prize Raffle is a Gertrude Byrne’s Irish Cruise for 2!  Please support this worthy cause.

We are looking into dates in the Fall 2017 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

It is time to renew membership for 2017 for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member. There will be a membership table at the Spring Dance to renew membership for 2017.

There is a member from the Somerville area who would be interested in attending our Monthly meetings.  If anyone is available to give her a lift to the meetings, please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 for further information.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop 782 Adams Street Dorchester Ma on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm.

March 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on March 7th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Mary McDermott, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Charlie Mawn, Jim Keaney,  Bridie McDermott, Noel Murphy, and Cathy Mawn

The Spring Dance is booked for April 8th, 2017 from 7PM to 11PM, at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Tea, coffee and desserts will be provided.  Please put the date in your calendar!  Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

The Mass of Remembrance has been re-scheduled for March 19th at 11am at the ICC in Canton.  A full Irish breakfast is available following the Mass and is $12 per person.  We would love to have all members join us.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle and Irish Tenor Ciaran Nagle will be performing at the ICC at 1:30pm  after the mass.  Tickets are $20.  Call 1-781-821-8291.

There are still copies of the 2016 Leitrim Guardian available for sale.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you are interested in purchasing a copy for $20.

We are still collecting membership dues for 2017.  Membership remains at $10 per person or $20 per family

Irish Hearts for Orphans Annual Dance will be held on April 9th from 4-8 PM at the Quincy Marriott  Hotel. There will be Irish step-dancing, trad. Music, Erin’s Melody and Noel Henry’s Irish Showband. There will be a silent auction and the Grand Prize Raffle is a Gertrude Byrne’s Irish Cruise for 2!  Please support this worthy cause.

Mary McDermott is looking into setting up a new volunteering appt. for the Society at the Greater Boston Food Bank in the Spring.  Details will be shared once a date is confirmed.

The Irish Music Club of Greater Boston is having their dance at the Viking Club, 410 Quincy Ave., Braintree on April 1st.  There will be a special Mass held at the club prior to the dance. Mass starts at 6:30 PM.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street Dorchester MA on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30PM. Meeting start times have been moved up 30 minutes as the restaurant is closing at 9 PM.

February 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on February 7th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn,  Kevin & Ita McGrath, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Bridie McDermott, Charlie Mawn, Noel Murphy, and Cathy Mawn

The Spring Dance is booked for April 8th, 2017 from 7PM to 11PM.  Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Tea, coffee and desserts will be provided.  Please put the date in your calendar!

Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

The Mass of Remembrance has been re-scheduled for March 19th at 11am at the ICC in Canton.  A full Irish breakfast is available following the Mass and is $12 per person.  We would love to have all members join us.

There are still copies of the 2016 Leitrim Guardian available for sale.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you are interested in purchasing a copy for $20.

We are still collecting membership dues for 2017.  Membership remains at $10 per person or $20 per family.

Mary McDermott is looking into setting up a new volunteering appt. for the Society at the Greater Boston Food Bank in the Spring.  Details will be shared once a date is confirmed.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop 782 Adams Street Dorchester MA on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm.

December 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on December 6th, 2016 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Jim & Julie Keaney, Charlie Mawn, Mary McNulty, Phil & Peggy Bohan, Jim Gallagher

We have ordered the plaque in recognition of Tom Concannon’s generosity for donating the raffle barrel. It will be attached to the barrel as a tribute.

There are some copies of the Leitrim Guardian available to purchase.  They can be purchased for $20.00.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you would like to purchase a copy. It can be mailed to you, or delivered locally.

The annual Christmas party was a success!  There was a lovely meal of turkey and salmon  with Chicken fingers for the children. Santa paid a surprise visit as well!

We are looking into dates in the spring 2017 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The Spring Dance will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Irish Cultural Centre from 7-11pm.

Condolences to Vincent Donohoe on the passing of his devoted longtime partner, Sandra S. Bardwell.

The Society will be having a Mass at the ICC in memory of all past members. The 2nd Annual Memorial Mass will be at 11 AM, Sunday, January 8th, 2017.

It is time to renew membership for 2017  for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member. There is a renewal/application form enclosed with the minutes.

Wishing all of our members and their families a Happy, Healthy Christmas and New Year!

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester Ma on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 8pm.

November 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on November 1st, 2016 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Kevin & Ita McGrath, Mary McDermott, Mark  & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Bridie McDermott, Charlie Mawn, Jim Keaney, Noel Murphy, Peggy & Phil Bohan and Cathy Mawn

The Christmas Party is booked for December 11, 2016 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Keep the date in your calendar!  The Party will be held in the room on the first floor of the ICC.  Tickets will be $25 per person and children are free.  Kathy Mawn and her group will provide the entertainment. Donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.  Tickets must be ordered in advance.  Please order tickets through Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230.

There will be a Membership table at the Christmas Party to renew for 2017. Dues remain $10 pp.  or $ 20 per family.

The Spring Dance is booked for April 8th, 2017 from 7PM to 11PM.  Please put the date in your calendar!

The IPC had a very successful evening on October 29th.

Phil Bohan will look into the possibility of obtaining Leitrim Guardians for the Christmas Party.

Mary McDermott is looking into setting up a new volunteering appt. for the Society.

Tickets for the Christmas Party must be ordered by December 4th as we have to give a  final number to the caterer. Call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230.

Wishing all our members and their families a Happy, Healthy  and safe Thanksgiving!

October 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on October 4th, 2016 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Bridie McDermott and Cathy Mawn.

The Christmas Party is booked for December 11, 2016. Keep the date in your calendar!  The Party will be held in the room on the first floor of the ICC.  Tickets will be $25 per person and children are free.  Tickets must be ordered in advance.  Please order tickets from Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230.

We are still working on determining a date for the Spring Dance.  More information will be provided when the date is finalized.

Longtime Leitrim member, Joe Gaffney, was honored with the “Fr. Dan Finn Award” for his contributions to the Irish community for over 50 years at the Cork Banquet on Saturday October 8th.   Joe’s son, Joseph, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.  Leitrim was well represented at the dance!  Congratulations to Joe and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

The Irish Pastoral Centre Dance will take place on Saturday October 28th at Florian Hall.  Limited tickets are still available.  Please reach out to the Irish Pastoral Centre directly for any ticket information.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 1st at Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams St., Dorchester.  You must walk through the shop to reach the room at the back.  They serve food and Irish breakfast is served all day!!  We would be delighted to have you come!

September 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on September 13th, 2016 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Bridie McDermott, Ita McGrath, Cathy Mawn

The Christmas Party is booked for December 11, 2016 at the ICC. Details will follow. Keep the date in your calendar!

Longtime Leitrim member Joe Gaffney is being honored with the “Fr. Dan Finn Award” for his contribution to the Irish community for over 50 years at the Cork Banquet! The Cork Banquet is being held on October 8th at the American Legion Nonantum Post #440, 295 California Street, Newton. The music will be provided by Erin’s Melody. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 per table. There will be a cash bar/cocktail reception from 6 to 6:30. A Family-style Dinner of Roast Beef and Turkey, provided by Hart Caterers, follows at 7 PM.  Dancing will be from 8-12. Come see Joe being honored! Please call Richard Archer at 781-326-0388 if you are interested in getting tickets.  Tickets must be ordered/purchased by September 30th.  There will be no tickets sold the night of the Banquet.

The Irish Pastoral Centre will be hosting their Annual Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, October 29th at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester. Details to follow.

It is with deep regret that I inform you that longtime member Ann McKiernan, wife of John, died on May 17.  Our prayers and condolences go out to John and his family.  Philip Doherty, brother of Philomena Keaney, died on September 2nd.  Our prayers and condolences go out to his family. May their souls rest in peace.

The next meeting is October 4th at 8PM. It will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.  You must walk through the shop to reach the room at the back. They serve food. We would be delighted to have you come!

May 2016 Meeting Minutes

May 2, 2016

Present– Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Mark Fitzpatrick, Ita McGrath, Cathy Mawn, and Jim Keaney.

Derek Mawn and Jim Gallagher represented the Society at the Mass of Commemoration for the Easter Uprising at the ICC on April 24th. There was also a very stirring reading of the Proclamation.

The IPC is sponsoring a Golf Tournament and dinner as a Fundraiser on June 13th. The Leitrim Society is donating $250 towards all their good work.

The Christmas Party is booked for December 11, 2016. Keep the date in your calendar!

There will be no June meeting. The next meeting will be held September 13, 2016. You will be notified of the venue prior to the meeting.

Membership forms for 2016: If you have not paid please update the form (click here to download) and mail back to the society with a check for the dues. We are a small club who depends on our dues paying members for survival. Thank you in advance.

The ICC is having The Irish Fest of Boston on June 4th and 5th, 2016. Details can be found on the ICC website http://www.irishculture.org/.

Tom Concannon from Concannon’s Village of Norwood, a longtime friend of the Society, has kindly donated his wooden barrel for raffles to us. We are very grateful.

As you may know, they are renaming Lower Main St., Manorhamilton in memory of Sean MacDiarmada. The town, as a fundraiser, is offering commemorative certificates if you symbolically purchase 1 square meter of the road. Details may be found here. The LSB has purchased one square.

There is a small house just outside Mohill that is available for rental this summer. Please contact Cathy Mawn if interested at 617-549-3230.

 HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE SUMMER!!

April 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on April 12th, 2016 at Blasi’s Café (the Fat Belly Deli) in Adam’s Village, Dorchester, MA.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Connie & Mary McEleney,  Bridie & Mary McDermott, Cathy Mawn, and Julie Keaney

The Spring Dance will be held Saturday April 16th at the Irish Cultural Centre starting at 7:30pm.  Music provided by Noel Henry’s Irish Showband.  Tickets will be available at the door and are $15.  Coffee and tea will be available.  Donations for the raffle are gratefully appreciated.

There will a membership table at the spring dance for anyone who has not renewed their membership for 2016.

There are 5 copies of the Leitrim Guardian available for sale for $20 and we will have the copies at the dance.

The Irish Cultural Centre is sponsoring weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising of 1916 at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on April 23rd-24th beginning with a lecture and dinner detailed on the enclosed filer.  The Leitrim Society will be sponsoring the Mass on Sunday at 11am.  There will be events from 12pm thru the evening on Sunday.

Condolences were sent to the families of long time Leitrim Society members Bill Lincoln and T.C. Cummings.

The One Year Anniversary Mass for Cathal Mawn will be held Saturday, April 30th at 4pm at St. Mary’s Church in West Quincy.

Next month’s meeting will be Tuesday May 3rd at our new home, Blasi’s Café (the Fat Belly Deli) across the street from Gerards in Dorchester, at 8pm.