General Membership Meeting

The time has arrived for our annual meeting of the IAW&A general membership, a lively affair that takes place at the Irish Consulate in Manhattan, located at 345 Park Avenue. This is a great opportunity for members to meet one another and also speak their mind to the Board of Directors about the direction of the organization. This year there are a number of items on the agenda, including:

1)     Announcing this year’s selection for the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. Be among the first to hear who will be honored this year at our annual O’Neill Award fundraiser on October 15. Announcement to be made by Malachy McCourt.

2)     Forming members into committees. The general membership meeting is a time for members to step forward and become more involved by joining various committees (events committee, membership committee, fundraising committee, and a committee to explore the launching of a digital literary magazine).

3)     The Frank McCourt Scholarship Fund. One of our major new initiatives is to institute a regular scholarship, to be given out each year to a graduating student at Frank McCourt High School who has distinguished him-or-herself in writing. We will introduce this new initiative to the general membership and form a special committee to oversee the development of what will be one of our most important new undertakings.

The general membership meeting is open to ALL MEMBERS. We highly encourage all members who can to attend. Remember to bring ID, as you will be passing through building security to attend the meeting.


When: June 5, 2012

Time: 6 pm
Where: Irish Consulate/ 345 Park Ave/ 17th floor