December 2014 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on December 2nd, 2014 at Gerard’s Restaurant in Adam’s Village, Dorchester, MA.

PRESENT – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Noel Murphy, Frank Gallagher, Jim Gallagher, Charlie Mawn, Connie & Mary McEleney, Tommy Byrne, Bridie McDermott, Phil Bohan, Maura Weir and Cathy Mawn

It is very sad to have to announce the Death of John “Jack” Lavalle, husband of Maura (McHugh)  Lavalle. The long time member died unexpectedly on November 21st.  Condolences go out to Maura and her family, RIP Jack.

The Christmas Party is December 14th from 4 to 8 PM at Sons of Italy (Upstairs at the Golden Lion Suite) 120 Quarry St., Quincy, MA. Tickets are $25 pp. and children eat free. Tickets must be purchased in advance- There are NO tickets sold at the door! Tickets may be ordered by calling Cathy Mawn at 617-696-1583 or 617-549-3230 and leaving a message. Kathy and the Irish Americans will be providing the entertainment. Please call to order your tickets by December 5th as we have to have a count for the caterer. Any donations for the in-house raffle at the dance would be gratefully appreciated.

Phil Bohan is trying to arrange to have some new Leitrim Guardian Magazines for sale at the dance. Frank Brady of Manorhamilton was the Guardian’s “Man of the Year.”

Membership for 2015 can be renewed at the Dance. Dues remain $10 pp or $20 per household. You can get the current membership form here – fill it out and give to any of the LSB committee members at the dance or mail it in if you prefer.

The New York Leitrim Society is running a weekend to the Catskills in June, 2015. Jim Gallagher will be providing further information if people would be interested in meeting some old neighbors and new friends from home!

Nominations the LSB Board will take place at the March 6, 2015 meeting.  You must attend in person to nominate and be nominated.

Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim won the top prize in the 2014 Pride of Place Award! The judges were especially impressed with the renovation of the Ballroom of Romance. Up Leitrim!

There will be no meeting per usual for January. The next meeting is February 3, 2015 at 8 PM at Gerard’s Restaurant in Adams Village, Dorchester. ALL ARE WECOME and encouraged to attend.

We are still working out the details of a Trip to Foxwoods in early 2015 and another volunteer opportunity at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

As a reminder, in the event of any news that any member would like to share with all members of the club, please contact 617-696-1583 or 617-549-3230 and leave a message.  You can also email the website directly.

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and A very Happy New Year!