West Side Irish American Club News Archive

Archive for January, 2013

February 2013 News

FOREVER YOUNG Can you believe that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner? Forever Young will have two buses: 1) pick up at the Club for $15, or 2) pick up at St. Colman’s for $10. Reservations will be taken at the Feb 14th meeting. Marilyn Farone still has a few seats on her Feb 12th trip to Rivers Casino. The cost is $23.00. Marilyn also has a trip going to the Hollywood Casino in Toledo on March 6th. The cost is $21.00, and you get back $20.00. If interested, please call Marilyn at 216-267-3215. Coletta Schwartz still has a few seats available for the Soaring Eagle trip running April 7th-9th. Please contact Coletta or Bill Schwartz at 440-888-8547 for more information and the itinerary. Tickets for our St. Patrick’s Day Party will go on sale at the Feb 14th meeting. The cost is $11.00 per person. Please call Jean Kessler at 440-743-8729 or Pat McCarthy at 440-845-2147 for reservations. Mary Ellen Grealis, Chairperson 440-235-6528 Janet Saringer, Vice-Chairperson; Mickey Grealis, Treasurer; Mary Ellen McFarland, Secretary; Carol Trego, Sergeant-at-Arms Please contact Rosemarie Houlehan, Health and Welfare Chairperson, at 440-353-0925, to send a card to Forever Young Members who are sick or have lost an immediate family member.


Irish American Chorale Seeking Singers:  The Irish American Chorale is currently looking for new singers. The IA Chorale sings a variety of Irish and Religious music and we welcome suggestions. Our next rehearsal will be Monday, February 4 at 7 pm at St. Thomas More Church in Brooklyn (4170 North Amber Dr., Brooklyn, OH 44144).  Please contact Katie Cooper (216-470-6520) with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

January 2013 News

St. Augustine’s Hunger Center Fund Raiser

On November8th, we had a successful fund raiser for St. Augustine’s Hunger Center at the club. Mary’s Lane played to the enjoyment of everyone. When all the donations were counted we were able to give Father Joe McNulty and Sister Corita $3,500.00 for Thanksgiving. St. Augustine’s served over 17,000 meals throughout our five counties on Thanksgiving Day.  We hope to make this an annual event.

Congratulations to our Honorees!

Woman of the Year, MARGE FLYNN

Man of the Year, JOE KILBANE


Learn Ceili Dancing and the Social Dances of Ireland

Enjoy Good Company, Exercise, and Tradition
Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM January 3, 10, 24  February 14 &
Maire Manning TCRG / An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha
For more information call: 216.228.5352


Wasn’t that a great party? Good food catered by P.T. O’Malley. Thanks to all who donated door prizes. The committee did a wonderful job of collecting donations from various vendors. Thanks to the committee chaired by Mary Ellen Grealis, Kay Carey, Mary O’Grady and Mary Ellen McFarland. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 1pm. Hope to see you there.


Christmas Decorating

A BIG THANK YOU to the following members who were involved in getting the Club decorated for the Christmas season. Starting with those who helped move the decorations from the 3rd floor of the storage barn to the first floor, to be loaded on the truck for delivery to the main building: Eddie Campbell, Dan Chambers, Dan Chambers III, Emmett & Liam Chambers, John & Michael Mangan. Those who fluffed the wreaths and bows & hung them on the walls and pillars: Mary Catherine Falle, Cathy Lally, Maureen Lavelle & Doris Murphy. Then, in Nov. these ladies were joined by Carol & Steve Andrews, Kathy Barrett, Dick & Kay Bowman, Nancy Csorey, Bridget Dever, Maureen Dorsey, Leo Fox, Sheila Fox, Anne Gallagher, Mary Ellen Grealis, Carol Ann Kennedy, Sara McLaughlin, Mary Ann McNeela, Peggy O’Neill-Mulcrone, John O’Brien, Doreen Papajcik, Mary Ryan, Nancy Sheehan & Sam Tacchite. A Special Thank You to Kevin McDonough who, with the help of Fred Mertes, provided the delicious dinner for the decorators. John Lavelle, Decorating Chairman