The New Castle Count Irish Society presents the “Erin Award” each year to a member to honor his or her dedication and service within our Club. The “Erin Award” for 2020 has been awarded to George and Eleanor Williams for their dedication and contribution to the promotion of Irish Heritage and Culture. They have been dedicated volunteers for our Irish Society. For many years George has donated one of his cars to drive the Erin Award winner in the St. Patrick Day parade. This year his son will drive them in the parade. Eleanor is one of our Irish dancers who attend dance class every Wednesday night at the club. She is also a baker who donates wonderful bake goods for our Irish Festival and St. Patrick Day Dinner. They both volunteer their time to help decorate our hall for whatever event we might have. George and Eleanor are both here to promote Irish culture and this is the motto of our Irish Society. Congratulations, George and Eleanor, and thank you for all you do for our Irish Society. Since the St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled The Erin Award plaque will be presented to them at a later date. Congratulations, George and Eleanor, and again thank you for your time and dedication to the Irish Society.
The New Castle Count Irish Society presents the “Erin Award” each year to a member to honor his or her dedication and service within our Club. The “Erin Award” for 2019 has been awarded to Eugenia Sparks for her dedication and contribution to the promotion of Irish Heritage and Culture. Eugenia and her husband Tom have been members and our Vendor for many years and since Tom’s passing, she has continued to be our Vendor; bringing a fantastic variety of Irish merchandise to all of our events. She has fulfilled Tom’s dream of opening an Irish gift store a few years ago – “Irish Rose Unique Irish and Celtic Gifts” in Milford, Delaware. Eugenia has for many years been very generous to the Irish Society by donating all of the decorations for our Fest and St. Patrick Day events. Congratulations, Eugenia, and thank you for all you do for our Irish Society. The 2019 Erin Award was presented to Eugenia at our After Parade Party on March 16.
The New Castle County Irish Society “Erin Award” is presented each year to a member to honor his or her dedication and service within our Club. The “Erin Award” for 2018 has been awarded to Theresa Meren for her dedication and contributions to the promotion of Irish Heritage and Culture Theresa is a Charter Member of the NCC Irish Society and has served on the Club’s Board of Directors and many of the Committees in the past. She enjoys taking Irish Dance lessons on Wednesday evenings, is a regular at our monthly Ceili and has been a volunteer for many years in “Annie’s Tea House” at our Fest. Theresa always has a smile and a cheerful greeting for everyone she meets and shares this with Ed, her husband for over 60 years, and their 6 children and 8 grandchildren.
Theresa Meren (center) surrounded by her family when she was presented
the 2018 Erin Award at the NCCIS “After Parade Party” on March 10, 2018.
On March 1, 2018, John Carney, the Governor of Delaware, declared March "Irish Heritage Month". All of the Irish organizations in Delaware were invited to the Governor's office for the reading and signing of the Proclamation. Representing The New Castle County Irish Society were our President, Phyllis White Pini, Secretary, Cathy Jones, and Bill Hickey.