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August 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the revised Sons of Erin monthly newsletter (Click here for PDF). I am John Flaherty, your newly elected president, and in each newsletter I will be sharing some of my thoughts and ideas, as well as some of the many happenings going on at the Club.

My vision for the Sons of Erin is in line with the what the founders of this Club intended — the Sons of Erin should be a fun place to go and to share our Irish heritage, meet new/old friends, have a pint, enjoy good food, and listen to great music. Since its founding the Club has grown significantly to over 1,700 members strong. To keep membership costs low, the Club operates on a shoe string budget and relies heavily on membership involvement. The members drive the success of our Club and make the Sons of Erin community to be so strong.

To that end, if you have web skills, we could use your efforts to organize the Club’s website. If you are a lawyer, we sure could use occasional legal advice. If you like to cook, the kitchen can always use a helping hand. None of these have to be a full-time commitment, but a few hours here or there. If you like to meet people, help the membership committee by conducting Club interviews which is an easy fun task to perform.

It would be great if every member could volunteer a few hours per year helping out in the kitchen, spring and fall Club clean ups, or working with our entertainment committee in helping promote and run events.

The easiest way to contribute is to attend the monthly general membership meeting. Currently, this meeting is attended by approximately 25 members, which is unfortunate as this is the best way to know what is going on at the Club. We are working on ways to make attending this meeting easier, however, we need ideas from the 1,700 members to figure out the best way to do this. So please consider joining the next meeting on August 13th and sharing your ideas while enjoying the terrific Irish breakfast buffet.

Again, enjoy the latest newsletter and see you at the Club!

John Flaherty, Club President