Happy New Year to you and your families from the IAM Board of Directors. 2018 just zoomed by with so many exciting events at the club this past year. We have several events already in the planning stages for 2019 so please watch the webpage to keep up to date on the goings on at the club as we will no longer be sending out the newsletter.
I have been President of the Association for just over a year now and I can tell you honestly that I enjoy my role and the challenges it presents both positive and negative. I have been very lucky to have an incredible people on the board to work with. We may not always agree but in the end, we respect each other and get the job done.
Most of you who have been long time members and even some of our newer members understand that running the club takes a lot of time and commitment from the board members often giving up valuable family or personal time to come out and ensure the club is kept running smoothly. I also want to add that we could not do it without the incredible support of our volunteers who also give of their time. This includes the Tara Players, Thursday night Trad Musicians, Choir, Hammer Music, Folklorama Committee, McDonnell School of Irish Dance, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and all the other musicians and individuals who come out to ensure we have traditional music and activities for the whole membership to enjoy. Thank you one and all!
We have a lot planned for this coming year, so I hope you block off some time to come down and enjoy the club and its activities. I would just like to remind everyone of the Upcoming ST. Patrick’s Day Gala coming up on March 9, 2019 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. Watch the website for more information as we get closer to the date.
So, I wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous new year and thank you all for being members of the association.