CONGRATULATIONS to the 2024-2026 IAS Board, officially installed

It’s a new month, and it’s a new era! CONGRATULATIONS to the 2024-2026 IAS Board, officially installed last night!
All office candidates ran unopposed, so the entire outstanding slate was accepted by a motion and second.👏👏👏☘☘☘🎉🎉🎉
☘☘☘President — Maureen Cahill
☘☘☘Senior VP — Tracy Lynn Fearon
☘☘☘Junior VP — Aimee Musicant Corbitt
☘☘☘Recording Secretary — Terri Garand
☘☘☘Treasurer — Angela Tumwa
☘☘☘Financial Secretary – Deneen Chaloupka Keegan

There’s a new sheriff in town, as they say, so please direct all IAS comments, questions, and other input to Maureen Cahill going forward. I know she has a lot of cool new ideas and initiatives to implement, and she will appreciate your support and assistance. She will also be setting up her various committees and tapping chairs for those in the near future. She and the new board will also be deciding how monthly meetings and other IAS events will be handled going forward. Message her if you have anything you would like to see added to the IAS 2024 summer or fall schedule! 🙂

As per the IAS By-Laws, I remain on the IAS Board as Immediate Past President, which is a voting and advisory position. I would be remiss, however, not to thank several very dear friends and longtime IAS members for their service on the 2022-2024 IAS Board, Katie Morse (Recording Secretary) and Danielle Rose Donovan (Financial Secretary). Both will remain active members in the IAS, but they have exciting family and/or career changes going on right now that require their full attention. Thank you to Michael J. Lawler who has been our webmaster for many years and checked the IAS post office box and updated our official membership list, all crucially important tasks. Thank you to our Sgt-at-Arms, James Hagerty, who has always been my go to guy and sounding board when I needed advice about the IAS. Thank you also to Willow Ariana Wegmann, one of our excellent Chairs from the previous board. We already miss her and her husband James; they recently moved back to Japan, his current USN duty station.
Last but not least, MANY THANKS to Christopher Piett who was, as always, such a marvelous host last evening!!! His backyard is an absolute paradise, and we are so appreciative of his opening up his beautiful home and pool to us! 🧜‍♂️🧜‍♂️🧜‍♂️🌺🌺🌺☘️☘️☘️

It has been an honor serving the local and regional Irish community as President of the IAS, and I look forward to joining all of you in supporting our new President and our new board!
Slán go fóill,
☘☘☘Immediate Past President — Lynnette Elizabeth Fitch