Greetings from the President
The County Roscommon Society of New York, Inc. brings together people with Roscommon heritage. The Society was organized July 16, 1931 and led by its first President Andrew Trimble. Today our organization is strong and active as we continue to promote and foster our Irish culture and traditions in the New York and surrounding areas. Our organization also provides our members with an opportunity to keep in touch with old friends as well as keeping current on events in County Roscommon.
Thank you to the staff of Michael's Roscommon House, 531 Joralemon St, Belleville, NJ 07109 for hosting our September meeting.
At our next meeting on October 28, we will have nominations for officers for 2019. This is an important meeting, so please make every effort to attend. If you are a member in good standing and would like to serve on the Committee, this is your chance to be nominated.
Thank you Maureen Murphy Quinn who made a wonderful presentation at our last meeting on the Famine. She performed a one act play titled “The Telling of the Hunger” It was enjoyed by all.
Also, at our last meeting we celebrated a special birthday for Michael Lyons, our past president. Congratulations Mike and we wish you many, many more.
In the past two newsletters we have enjoyed an article on Dr. Douglas Hyde contributed by our member Jim Abrams. Jim is unable to contribute this month, due to a heavy workload but promises to be back with us in November and December. ThanksJim.
Items of Interest:
We are planning on putting a booklet together for our 90th Anniversary and need some information from you. Please share any memories you have of the society’s annual dinner dance, parade, weddings, funerals, etc. Also photographs much appreciated. Please e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have set a date for our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance. This year it will take place on a Friday – March 1, at Riccardo’s. More information to follow.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of John J. Kenny- Longtime Tenafly resident Jack Kenny passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2018. Jack and his wife Mae met in Rockaway Beach in 1955, married in 1958 and moved to Tenafly in 1962. Jack was the father of our former Recording Secretary Sheila (Jonathan Simmons). Donations may be made to the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913, Attn: Development Office, or The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976.
Congratulations to Geraldine O’Brien Massey and her husband Joey Massey on the arrival of their third son, Dermot Gerald on Friday, October 5.
As always, if you have an item of interest for our future newsletters, please let me know.
Change of Address: If you move or have a new e-mail address, please notify us as soon as possible. We may be contacted at email@example.com or by mail at County Roscommon Society of New York, Inc., 16-49 212 Street, Bayside, NY 11360.
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The following is a list of the Committee for 2018:
Chaplain Msgr. Kevin Flanagan
President Mary C. Montgomery
Vice President Bernie Sharkey
Treasurer John Kenny
Recording Secretary Geraldine O’Brien- Massey
Financial Secretary William F. Montgomery
Corresponding Secretary Mary Scally O’Brien
Sergeant-At-Arms Martin Dowd
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Sunday October 28th 2018
McKeon's Bar & Restaurant
996 McLean Ave, Yonkers NY
Effective May, 2016, meetings will take place on the Third Sunday of each month, excluding July and August.
Where: Location to be determined.
Time: 2:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Welcome new members:
Michael Byrne, Noel G. Byrne, Michael Morris, Aiden Smyth, Ann Flynn, John Cox, and Patrick Garvey.