West Side Irish American Club News Archive

Archive for January, 2014

News January 2014

FOREVER YOUNG
Wow what a great party – good friends, good food,
wonderful raffle and door prizes; thanks to all who
donated. We offer special thanks to our bulletin
advertisers who donated wonderful door and raffle
prizes. Please think of them for all your needs. A big
thank you to the Christmas Party Elves: Marge Lavelle,
Mary Napier, Mary Ellen Grealis, Mary Ellen McFarland,
Bea Ginley, Mary O’Grady, Kay Carey, and Janet
Saringer; hope I did not miss anyone. Marilyn Farrone
is having two trips: one to Soaring Eagles with a stop
at Firekeepers on April 29, 30, and May 1st; and a trip
to Seneca Alleghany on June 17, 18, and 19th. More
information on the trips will be provided at our Jan 9th
meeting.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

MEMBERSHIP  A big THANK YOU goes out to the membership mailing crew. In less than two hours, on Saturday November 23rd, this crew folded, stuffed, sealed and stamped over 2500 membership application envelopes. The crew members were Kathleen Murphy, Ann Murphy, Jim Stanton, Kathleen Stanton, Maureen Cseh, Nancy Sheehan, Dick Zahn, Noreen Zahn, Eileen O’Brien, Mary Duffy, Janice Luther, Buddy Luther, Maureen Rice, Jack Flynn, Cathy Franzinger, Rose Franzinger, Bill Luther, Mary Ellen Grealis, Mary Kay McGuirk, Jim McGuirk, Midge Gannon and John O’Brien, Sr.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

Dianne Luther & Marge Flynn

THE TRIM-A-TREE STORY starts with all the tree branches having to be fluffed up by the “fluffer” girls, L to R: Cathy Franzinger,
Nancy Csorey, Rose Ann Franzinger, Kay Bowman, Mary Ellen Grealis & Nancy Sheehan. The Angle & Top section of the tree were
put on next, followed by T. Regis Cooney & Doreen Dever Papjcik adding branches and lights from the bottom up. The follow were
also present to help decorate with the ornaments and all the other decorations throughout the club: Carol & Steven Andrews,
Dawn Andrews, Dick Bowman, Leo Fox, Carol Ann Kennedy, Maureen Lavelle, Sara McLaughlin, Mary Ann McNella, Eamon, Lillian,
Maria and Mark Owens, Peggy Patton, Mary Ryan. Before all this happened the decorations had to be brought out of storage by:
John Clark, Chris Flowers, Jack Flynn, Shawn Lowery & John O’Brien. Pat Campbell & Kevin O’Malley stopped at the Club one day
and helped hang the Big wreath over the fireplace and replace lights in the Pub. That same day the bows were fluffed and put on
the wreaths and all the small wreaths were put up. This work was done by Maureen McGinty Cseh, Mary Catherine Falle, Cathy
Lally, & Maureen Lavelle. I am VERY THANKFUL for all the help these volunteers gave me in getting our Annual Trim-A-Tree Party
to be a success again this year. I have enjoyed doing this for over 12 years and hope to be able to help the new Decorating Chairpersons
when they take over for me. Doreen Dever Papjcik and T. Regis Cooney will hopefully be those chairpersons.
JOHN A. LAVELLE