A Message from the new organizer of The Irish in New York Meetup Group

From: Sean M.
Sent on: Thursday, September 2, 2010 4:59 PM
Greeting to all members of The Irish in New York Meetup group.

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Sean Murphy, and I was recently appointed Organizer of this group. I want to give a special thanks to our previous Organizer, Christopher. Although he has stepped down as Organizer, he is still active with the group as an advisor and Assistant Organizer. He will be planning some events for us in October in his role with the NY Irish Center in Long Island City. A testament to his devotion to the group is the fact that he did not step down as organizer until a replacement (me) was brought up to speed.

I also want to thank the team of assistant organizers that will continue to help host events for our group. In addition to Christopher, we have Patrice, Mary, Ria, Helen and introducing new Assistant Organizer, Rachael (who will serve as our liaison with The Irish Arts Center).
Mary and Patrice are also Assistant Organizers of the Celtic Music Meetup Group while Ria is Organizer the Irish Film & TV Lovers Meetup. We will continue to hold joint meetup events with these two groups, and I encourage you to join these groups if they are of interest to you.

If anybody else is interested in becoming an Assistant Organizer for our group,
please feel free to contact me at: [address removed]

There are lots of great things happening in the Irish community in New York.
We have an active calendar of events for the month of September.

Here are some of the Meetups planned:

Saturday, September 11 & Sunday, September 12
Stephen's Green in Westchester

Group member Siobhan S. is hosting a live music night with the group Stephen's Green.
Saturday, Sept. 11 at Stephen's Green in Tuckahoe, NY
Hosted by Patrice
(This is a joint meetup with New York Celtic Music Meetup Group)
Sunday, Sept. 12 at Rory Dolan's in Yonkers, NY

Friday, September 17
The Craic Fest - short film festival

at Tribeca Cinemas
Hosted by Assistant Organizer Ria
(a joint meetup with Irish Film & TV Lovers

Sunday, September 19
All-Ireland Football Finals

Cork vs. Down
Game watch gathering at McCormack's Pub
Hosted by group member Patrick

Tuesday, September 22
"Rat in the Skull" at The Drilling Company Theater
Part of First Irish - New York?s annual First Irish Theatre Festival
Hosted by Assistant Organizer Patrice

There are several other interesting events on the calendar.
If you look at it, you will see some events posted in yellow, which may be of interest to members of this group. The official Meetup events are posted in blue. Please RSVP to those events. Some of the events posted in yellow can become official meetups provided that we have somebody to host our group.

I look forward to meeting everybody, and helping this group continue to grow.
I welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.
Feel free to contact me any time: [address removed]


Sean Murphy
Organizer - The Irish in New York Meetup

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