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!