Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Happy Spring! Finally the days are longer, some temperature fluctuations, but the signs of warmer days ahead are here. To say that it has been a busy time of year would be an understatement. Since the middle of February it has been like being on a Merry-go- round. The dinner at Traditions was as wonderful as ever. Irish Days at St. Thomas’ was great the ladies did a great job as always. The Mass at St. Mary’s was such a spiritually moving tribute to St. Patrick and our de- ceased members. The Parade, Seton Party and Pat Kane at the hall all went very well. St. Patrick’s weekend at the hall was wonderful as well. Our “Old Friends” and Shambles provided the music and dancing. Finally, our annual Pancake Breakfast to offset the cost of the mass was held on March 10th. WOW I didn’t realize how much we did in 30 days. Thank you to everyone for their help. It takes a team effort.
Thanks to all of our members who have paid their 2019 dues. Those who have not yet paid, please bring your dues up to date as soon as possible. Arrears letters will be going out in April and an increased cost for dues thereafter is $40.00. These monies are necessary to make us the service organization that we are, and to offset some of our operating costs. Also, please let Mark Kadlecik know of any address changes.
We are in need of someone to help with our Golf Tournament . The outing will be held the first weekend in August, and is our primer fundraiser for the year.
Here is some great news! In the last month or so we have received 13 applications for new members. That has to be some kind of record. Please try to attend our next meeting on April 9th at 7pm for our next induction of new members.
Without getting mushy or mentioning anyone by name, (for fear of not counting all of you), I would like to thank each and everyone for your support throughout the St. Patrick’s season. Weather you helped in some way or even participated in one or all the events or just spiritually offered support I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I will leave you with this little ditty the was sent to me several weeks ago “I was always taught that being Irish is not about drinking beer or whiskey. It’s being a person of faith, forgiveness and fortitude, strength and passion that comes from this unforgiving yet beautiful culture.”
God Bless all of you! May you and your families have a safe and Holy Easter Season.
In our Motto:
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
JW ALKER@STNY .RR.COM