Missouri News

The Easter Rising was commemorated by a march to the Republican Monument in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Past National President George Clough was joined by Missouri State President John Wilson and Ladies Missouri State President Loretta Sheerin and members of Divisions from St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, Missouri and St Clair County, Illinois.

The program included the reading of biographies of some of the men and women who participated in the Rising and the reading of the Easter Proclamation.

The Monument was built to commemorate those who are buried there who participated in the wars for Irish Independence. The Commemoration has been held each year and plans are already being made for the special Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary in 2016. Those attending the 2014 National Convention in St. Louis will be able to visit the Monument while at the Convention.

Illinois News

The Michael P Keeley Division 1, St. Clair County, Illinois, held its 31st Annual Irish Open Golf Scramble on June 11. There were a total of 68 golfers. The division raised over $3,200 — their most successful tournament ever — which will be donated to local charities and the Illinois Special Olympics. Richard “Foz” Ryan, the event originator, was unable to attend due to health reasons.

Division President Pat Hickey, left, and Golf Chairman Bob Simpson at the Division 1, St. Clair County, Illinois 31st Annual Irish Open Golf Scramble on June 11.

Illinois News

The Michael P Keeley Division 1, St Clair County, Illinois held its 30th Annual Irish Open Golf Scramble on June 12, 2010.  There were 13 four man teams participating.  The event raised more than $2800 which will be distributed to local charities and the Illinois Special Olympics.  We were fortunate to have Richard (Foz) Ryan the event originator attend and socialize with the players.

President Gish Johnson (left) and Pat Hume (right) welcoming the players.