February 2019 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on February 5th, 2019 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

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

Apologies for omitting the December minutes. The Christmas Dance was a success! Everyone enjoyed themselves!

The Annual Leitrim Society Mass will be held Sunday, March 3rd at 11a.m. at the ICC in Canton. There will be a breakfast buffet following the mass for $12 per person.

The 2019 Spring Dance is March 23rd at the ICC in Canton from 7-11pm. Music will be provided by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody. Please join us for a great evening. Tickets are $15. Donations for the Spring Dance raffle are greatly appreciated!

A donation was made by the society to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, a very worthy cause championed by Cloone man Andy McGovern, the world’s longest survivor of this disease. You can see more details on Andy’s story here.

If you are interested in becoming more active in the Leitrim Society, we will be taking nominations for all board positions at the April meeting. We’d love to get some fresh faces on the board! The general election will take place at the May meeting, with the swearing in of all newly elected board members in June.

Members need to renew their membership for 2019 for the Society. Dues remain the same – $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA. on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend and most of us arrive early for dinner. We’d like to thank the Adams Corner Café for the generous use of the back room for our meetings. They have been gracious hosts and the food is outstanding! You can have an Irish breakfast (with homemade Irish sausage) for dinner!!