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MIKE RAFFERTY-JOE MADDEN

C.C.E. BRANCH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 tH 2022

CEILI CANCELLED

BERGEN IRISH ASSOCIATION Hall

41 OMAHA STREET, DUMONT, N.J.


A Chairde:

WISHING EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU A HEALTHY, HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR !

WE ARE CANCELLING OUR CEILI ON JANUARY 16 th DUE TO THE RECENT SURGE IN THE VIRUS AND THE PROJECTIONS THAT IT WILL INTENSIFY INTO LATE JANUARY. WHERE IT GOES FROM THERE WE WILL SEE AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE OUR CEILI ON FEBRUARY 20 th . I DON’T LIKE CANCELLING CEILIS HOWEVER BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY.

Our Christmas Ceili was a great one. WE MISSED EILEEN----she could not make it. Our thanks to John Kennedy for reaching out for musicians to temporarily fill Eileen’s place and getting Joseph Kelly on Uilleann Pipes and Michael Kelly on Flute. As the old saying goes “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” (their Parents are Willie & Siobhan Kelly)-----

Together with John Kennedy on Accordion, Brendan Fahey on Drums, and Gerry Kennedy on Bodhran--- WHAT A LIFT TO THE MUSIC !---BRILLIANT !! I want to thank you all for supporting our Ceili and for all the cakes and goodies. Also to Phil & Mike for their “generous gift of wines”. Thanks always to our Committee for all their help in setting and cleaning-up.

Our condolences to the Gallagher Family on the passing of Kathleen, May She Rest In Peace…. She was a great supporter of everyone and will be sorely missed.

Looking forward to our February 20 th Ceili. Until then stay safe and keep your kettle on ----

I’ll have mine on !!

Slan

Bridie


Bridie Dal Pizzol, Chair/ John Dal Pizzol, Co Chair/ John & Mary Carney, Secretaries/ Terry Rafferty, Treasurer/ Gerry Kennedy, Auditor/ Heather O'Brien, PRO/ Joseph Kelly Youth Officer/ Mary Higgins, Irish Officer/ Father Boland, Chaplan/Bridie Martin, Philomene & Mike McNamara Hospitality/ Tom Madden Webmaster