April 2020

Dear UICC Member, “You never miss the water till the well runs dry” There is no doubt that the last few weeks have been one of the most unpredictable and surreal times of our lives. Nobody could have predicted the broad scale impact that the coronavirus could yield on...

March 2020

Dear UICC Member, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! March is the month that we take the time to honor our Irish Story. We dust off our green shirts, ties, and hats and make plans to eat corned beef and listen to our favorite Irish music. We have extra pep in our step as the...

February 2020

Dear Members, Sláinte- We all could all use a health toast during this cold and flu season and not just when we are toasting with a drink. On January 13th, I flew to New York City to spend an entire day with the 501c3 Irish Cultural Centers across North America and...

January 2020

Dear Members, Welcome 2020! A year to be THANKFUL. This year marks our 45 YEARS on 45th AVENUE. Please mark your calendar – April 25th, 2020 to honor the celebration. THANK YOU to our amazing team at the CENTER- Ligia, Angela, Marvin, Mina. We are grateful to...

December 2019

Dear Members, Happy end of 2019! What a year? It’s more of rhetorical question, but seriously what a year! We have had our milestones and challenges this year and I am grateful to the support of those that believed in this board to render what needed to be fixed. We...

November 2019

Dear Members, I wrote an article for the Herald and it was titled “The Irish Center: the seanchaí (storyteller) of San Francisco Irish.” I do hope you get a chance to read it. The final paragraph says: How do we make the Irish Center the seanchaí of the San Francisco...