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.
The next meeting of the County Roscomon Society will take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Sissy McGinty's, 27-67 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY
Please note new time 3:00 PM
Happy New Year! Hope this is a peaceful, happy and successful year for everybody.
Thanks to Terry Connaughton and staff at the Riverdale Steakhouse for hosting our November meeting.
Our 90th Anniversary Dinner Dance is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019 at Riccardo’s in Astoria New York. Cocktail hour begins at 7:30 pm followed by dinner and dancing. You can register and pay online for your tickets and journal ad (click here). Make sure to get your journal ads in as soon as possible. The deadline is February 15, 2019. Please make every effort to attend this special occasion. Our guest of honor is P. Christopher Tully. Chris represents the 38th Legislative District in NJ General Assembly. Our distinguished service award will be presented to Aoife Elizabeth Butler. Aoife is an IP attorney in NYC. We will also acknowledge our past chairs for their dedication and commitment to the society including: Patrick Leyden, T. Vincent Geelan, Alfred Sharkey, Meta Brady (in memory of Kevin Brady and Fr. Coman Brady); Stephen P. Groarke, Thomas P. Giblin, Michael A. Lyons and Kevin P. O’Connor.
We are unable to bring you the last installment on Dr. Douglas Hyde in this issue. Our contributor, Jim Abrams will have it for us in February. Thanks Jim.
One of our past honorees, Carol Sharkey Corcoran has been appointed Grand Marshal of the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Congratulations Carol!
Membership Dues: It’s time to renew your membership for 2019. Annual membership is $20, for multiple years it’s $15. Senior membership is $10.00. Please make check payable to County Roscommon Society of New York and mail to William Montgomery, Financial Secretary, 16-49 212 Street, Bayside, NY 11360. You can also pay online, via Pay Pal at https://crsony.weebly.com/membership.html
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The officers for the Roscommon Society for 2019 are:
Chaplain: Msgr. Kevin Flanagan
President: Mary Montgomery
Vice President: Bernie Sharkey
Treasurer: John Kenny
Secretary: Bill Montgomery
Secretary: Katie Kenny
Secretary: Bernadette Connor
Sergeant-at-Arms: Rosaleen Gormley
Of course March is St. Patrick’s month, but don’t forget about that other great Irish Saint – Saint Bridget. Her feast day is February 1. How many of you remember how to make a St. Bridget’s cross?
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The County Roscommon Society of New York, Inc.
Sunday January 27th, 2019
25-67 Steinway St, Astoria 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.