From the President:

On July 8th, I will be leaving the office of president of the SOECC. It has been a great honor for me to have served the 1600+ members of the club. I would like to thank Elizabeth Lynch, the outgoing Vice President for all her support she has given me as president. She has made my life so much easier and the club a better place to go. I also want to give a shout out to Rodger Christiansen who is stepping aside as the club treasurer after 4+ years of dedicated service to the club. Through Rodger tireless efforts, the club is prepared for a long and successful financial future. I want to acknowledge the entire BOD for their hard work and dedication to the club. Without them, there would be no SOECC. Lastly, I want to acknowledge and thank 3 club members who put in yeoman work making the club better: 1) Kathy Hegarty who heads the entertainment committee which runs all the special club events; 2) Dianne Duffey who publishes the club newsletter each month informing everyone of the happenings at the club; and 3) Susan Christiansen who is the face of the club to all new members and who is responsible for the renewal process of all current members. I don’t know what the club would do without their hard work.

The Sons of Erin CC is a great club and is a place where members can go, catch up with old friends, make new friends, have scrumptious food, listen to great music, and dance the night away. Besides being a place for members to come and socialize, the Sons is also active in supporting local events and charities such as the Yarmouth Police Department Foundation, the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Wounded Warrior project, as well as other numerous charitable events. In the function area of the club, members have been able to hold bridal showers, baby showers, fundraisers, graduation parties, birthday parties. For the club to remain successful, it takes a concerted effort by all members to participate in events and happenings at the club. The incoming officers and returning Directors have years of experience with the Sons of Erin CC and were instrumental in bringing the club to where it is today. But they cannot do it alone. The club is in a good position right now but for it to continue to be successful all members, from long time  members to new members,  must work together and become involved. Even though I am leaving office, I will stay involved and work towards keeping the Sons successful.

John Flaherty