Eanair 2020. January “The Seanchai”

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The Seanchaí

Eanáir 2O2O


Next Meeting – January 15, 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Christmas Dinner December 18
The craic was grand the the Division Christmas party at Carolina National.  The Irish Whiskey raffle by Jim O’Reilly and Bob Clune raised $115 for Freedom for All Ireland.  The 50/50 raffle conducted by Steve Thomson and Vinnie McLaughlin was very successful.  We sold all the tickets.  The winner was Vinnie’s son-in-law who donated a $100 back to the Division.  The net profit will be reported at our next meeting.  We will be able to purchase flags and a banner for the Wilmington St. Patrick’s Parade.  Here are few pictures from the party.

(l-r) Jim O’Reilly, Helen O’Reilly, Patti Clune, Bob Clune, Linda Clayman, and Brian Triplett.

Bob Murphy shows off our new Charter.

(l-r) Gloria Thomson, Vinnie and Belinda McLaughline, Mary Jane and Ray McQuade, and Steve Thomson

(l-r) Dennis Ryan, Mary Jean Adlon, Shelia and David Lurix, and Deborah Ryan.
The Division plans on marching in the Wilmington St. Patrick’s Parade.  We will need flags and a banner.  The estimated cost for these is $250.  Our first fund raiser will be a 50 / 50 raffle.  The drawing will be held at our Christmas dinner on December 18th.  Plan on bringing your checkbook and being charitable.
Celtic Music Session at the Harp
January 11th
Join in a road trip to The Harp, 1423 S 3rd St, Wilmington, to enjoy a celtic music session.  Every Saturday a 2 p.m. musicians that enjoy playing Celtic music gather for a traditional session.   Parking can be limited, so get there early.  If you would like to carpool, send an email to pnaughton09@gmail.com.
Calendar of Events 2019-2020
The following events are planned for the coming year:
January 11, Irish Traditional Session, The Harp 1423 S. 3rd St. Wilmington 
January 15 Business meeting
February 15 Wilmington St. Patrick’s Parade fundraiser, Waterline Brewery

February 19 Business meeting
March possible Irish music at the Elks, Oak Island
March 14 Wilmington St. Patrick’s Parade, Division will march

March 17 Mass at Sacred Heart 6:00 p.m.  possible dinner afterwards in parish hall or restaurant
March 18 Business meeting we may omit this if we have a St. Patrick’s Day event
April 1 Social outing at a restaurant or pub
April 4 Southport Day of Service breakfast at Sacred Heart, community project to be determined, lunch at Sacred Heart 
April 15 Business meeting
May fishing outing Calabash
May 11 possible An Gorta Mor Mass at Sacred Heart celebrated by Fr. Bill Lesak, lunch afterwards in parish hall or restaurant
May 20 Business meeting
June golf outing Oak Island golf course
June 17 Business meeting
July 4 Southport Fourth of July parade, possible Division watching site with potluck appetizers
August 23 Lady of Knock Mass at Sacred Heart and picnic at Waterway Park St. James
September 12 Halfway to St. Patrick’s Party and fundraiser
September 16 Business meeting, presentation on John Barry
October 7 Social outing possible trip to Wilmington for Celtic Session
October 21 Business meeting
November 18 Business meeting
December 16 Christmas dinner in place of meeting
Division Website
We now have a presence on the internet.  The site is located at

Tom Galligan is the webmaster.  It is still under construction.  Comments about the website can be sent to thomas.galligan@me.com

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