FALL 2020 - CV19 UPDATE:
The EIC will not be
holding any Ceili Dances this fall. We are planning for our first dance for February 2021 (subject to change)
We are planning a few alternative on-line events – please check back to see what may be scheduled.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR ANY EVENTS TO CONFIRM IF CANCELLED.
A New Word From Our EIC
President - Clara Finnegan
It is hard to believe, but we are now more than seven months into the "new normal" that is the age of Covid19! As the results of our survey con-
firmed, social interaction, the ability to maintain contact with friends, is very important to our members. It is one of the reasons for the existence
of the Emerald Isle Club, but itís also what is most difficult to continue in semi-quarantine.
The Board has been looking for many ways to avoid going "dark" while we wait for a vaccine. We are cautiously planning a combination of in-person and virtual events to slowly open up and move away from isolation. Here is a brief summary.
Rick Herbig has been working hard to arrange for a Fall Concert at the Atlantic Ballroom. Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrickís All Stars will be
performing our first one in November. While
the event is free for EIC members, attendance will be limited to observe social distancing. Additional details are elsewhere in the Newsletter.
On the virtual front, we are excited to have Shaileen Beyer, Treasaís sister, join us for an overview of contemporary Irish literature. We are
hoping that this program will generate sufficient enthusiasm so that an EIC book club could be in our future! Also, anyone who has been a part of
Ralph Wilson's informal Set Dancing Classes is welcome to join a monthly virtual Happy Hour to catch up, listen to some music, and maybe
even try to remember a few "figgers."
We will post our upcoming Ceili, parade and events scheulde as soon as we are able. We do have word the Baltimore Irish Festival, and the Maryland Irish Festival in Timonium, Maryland in November 2020 are CANCELLED. Both are planning on 2021 dates.
More events are planned, but if you have any suggestions or would like to help, please contact me with an email to email@example.com.
In the meantime, please stay safe and guard your health!
President, Emerald Isle Club
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