President’s Message: A Cold Pint and Wee Bit O’ the Dew

As the new President of the Friendly Sons, I want thank you all for the privilege of leading such a fine group of Irishman. I also want to welcome you to a new season of Friendly Sons events and to make sure your calendar has all of our key dates.

But before we start marching into our new year, I want to take a second and look back over the past few months. We have had some great times together at the luncheon, dinner, parade and at the Songs of Freedom, which was a musical extravaganza celebrating the Easter Rising. We toasted each other and our forefathers. We thanked the brave leaders of the Easter Rising for their courage. We sang a song or two, and marched in step once or twice.

Now, looking forward, I wanted to provide you with the big dates for next year, so we all have them on our calendar. Please add these events to your calendar now, and make sure your wife or significant other has them on their calendar too, so they don’t start planning ski trips, spa weekends, etc. As soon as the specific locations and times for the other traditional events are nailed down, we will let you know.

Don’t forget you can always check the website (and your email) for the most up to date information, as well as check out pictures from our past events.

The Board of Directors and I are committed to working hard for you again this year to ensure that you always have a great time at these events. If you ever have any questions about an event, feel free to contact me, the event chairman, or any one of the board members.

Looking forward to seeing you out there for a pint and a song for a purpose!

James Ryan
President, The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick San Diego

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