President: Theresa Anaya
Vice President: Mary Bongiorno
Treasurer: Marilyn Couture
Financial Treasurer: Erin Keem
Recording Secretary: Jesse Anaya
Board of Directors:
Board of Auditors:
From the President…
Yes it’s true – time flies!
As 2009 rolls down, there is plenty of bustle at the club. Hope that you have a chance to stop by & join in some of the events or classes that your club has to offer. Your involvement is the key to our success!! Don't forget that the Gaelic League meetings are held on the fourth Monday every month and it is imperative for all dues paying Gaelic League members to attend and help make the decisions that keep the Club up and running. There have been months when membership attendance was lacking and decisions had to be deferred. Keep in mind that your attendance and opinions do count.
Interested in becoming more involved? The UIS (United
Irish Society) is responsible for putting on the annual St. Patrick's Day
Parade, and is made up of members from the communities Irish organizations.
The UIS delegates select the Grand Marshal and choose the Parade Theme. The
Gaelic League and the Irish American Club are entitled to ten delegates and
four alternates. If you would like to
be part of the Parade planning and fund raising, please call and leave a
message (313)964-7474. Meetings are
held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00pm and alternate between the AOH on
As we move into the
The following weekend is the annual Tin Can Raffle to benefit the Irish Radio Program.
Again this year we will have a Pre-Thanksgiving party on Wednesday, November 25, featuring the Codgers. The party starts at 8:00pm so you can kick off the holiday weekend early.
On Saturday, November 28 (Thanksgiving weekend) bring your decorating skills down and help decorate the bar, lounge & hall for Christmas.
On Sunday, December 6, Santa & his friends will stop by. So why not make a family day of it. Crafts, games, clowns, and lunch included. Just call (313) 964-7474 and make a reservation for any child 10 & under.
The night of a hundred Santa’s’ is sure to be a holiday stress reliever so make plans to Santa Watch on Saturday, December 19.
Of course the plans are in the making for the New Years Eve party. Check the web site at www.gaelicleagueofdetroit.org for details.
May your holidays’ be bright & your New Year be happy!
Theresa Anaya, President
Pub Quiz News from Sheila Maloney
September 20, 2009 saw the return of the Pub Quiz after a summer hiatus. Once again Fierce Warriors in the quest for knowledge gathered to slay opponents who stood in their way of glory and the title of:
"September 2009 Pub Quiz Winner"
Tony Johnson, Jane Bryan, Maureen Fernandez, Scott Fernandez and MaryAnn Dunmire managed to come out on top!!!
People came down to the Club and answered questions like:
1) what is the only substance capable of cutting a diamond?
2) Which two sports comprise a biathlon?
3) And how often are brain cells replaced?
Come on down and enjoy an afternoon of trivia. Join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Quiz starts promptly at 4 p.m.
You can bring a team of up to 5 people or the hosts will be happy to place you on a team.
The entry fee is still only $5 and the quiz is followed by a "Pot Luck" style dinner.
The club provides the main dish and you may bring a dish to pass if you wish.
We look forward to seeing our old friends and welcoming new ones.
October 25 quiz proceeds go to the Children's Christmas Party fund
November 22 quiz proceeds go to the Irish Radio Show.
** Answers: 1) another diamond, 2) cross country skiing and rifle shooting & 3) never
Radio Show News from Kathleen O’Neill
It’s that time of year. Our yearly tin can raffle event is fast approaching. This annual event helps to defray the Irish radio show cost of $375.00 weekly. Raffle tickets will be available from November 19th through the 22nd. The drawing will occur after the pub quiz on Sunday, November 22nd. You do not need to be present to win. Donations of items (new or slightly used) to be raffled are currently being accepted (Until November 14th).
Our weekly Irish radio program airs every Sunday from 1:30-3pm. Tune into WNZK
or listen via the internet at www.gaelicleagueofdetroit.org.Our program aims to provide
the latest in Irish music, news, and announcements from the Metro Detroit
Previously recorded shows can be heard via our website for up to a month after broadcasting.
This weekly Irish program is the ONLY local Irish radio show.
Your input is always welcomed. Want to hear a special tune and/or celebrating a special event
(Birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, retirement, etc.) let us know. Send news to email@example.com, call 313-96-IRISH, or call the radio station during show time at 248-557-3300.
This program belongs to all of us. Financial donations from individuals, businesses, organizations or as memorials are welcomed throughout the year.
(Make checks payable to WNZK and mail to: Gaelic League Attn: Kathleen O’Neill
IN CONCERT AT
THE GAELIC LEAGUE / IRISH AMERICAN CLUB
Saturday, November 14, 2009
8pm doors open at 7:30 pm
Available at the Gaelic League
*lighted guarded parking available.
Santa is coming!
Santa will be visiting the Gaelic League on Sunday,
December 6, 2009!! So if you know any good
little boys and girls, 10 years and under, call the club at (313)964-8700 and
make your reservation. Just let us know your child’s name & age.
This party is a wonderful day filled with crafts, clowns and of course a
visit from none other than Santa himself. Make this day your families’
Party starts at 2:00pm.
Tickets for a special raffle (to help defray the cost of the party) with a Christmas Prize will be available for purchase at the bar.
Join us on October 18 at 4pm for the Pub Quiz –October’s pub quiz funds support the Children’s Party.