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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Friday, November 28 2014 @ 08:26 AM MST
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SUMMER HOURS FOR THE ICC & MCCLELLAND LIBRARY

Public Opening Hours
Tours, Library and Genealogy
June 3 – August 14
10am – 3pm  Wednesday & Thursday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday evenings (Library only)
Closed August 15 – September 1

Open for Scheduled Events, Classes, Meetings & Rentals
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GREAT CELTIC EVENTS IN MARCH

March 21, 22, 23Caledonian Society of Arizona
To help with the 50th Annual Highland Games and Scottish Gathering, go to:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084FABAF2BAAFA7-50th
Contact Person is Maggie Brewer (azscottishvolunteers@gmail.com)

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THE NEW PLAN FOR HANCE PARK

enHANCE/The New Park Plan
A Community Celebration
TIME: March 27
5PM music, food and family fun
6PM Design Team Presentation of the new PLAN for Hance Park
LOCATION: Hance Park East Side McDowell Mountain Music Festival Pavilion
COME ON OUT to see and celebrate   THE NEW PLAN FOR HANCE PARK
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THE CELTIC CRAFTERS AT THE ICC

The Celtic Crafters at the ICC. For dates and further information call Patricia Prior at 480-242-3500 or iccpr@cox.net
New members always welcome.
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ICC ON FACEBOOK

The Irish Cultural Center  Facebook page now has 400 members.  We use the Facebook page to report or repost the newsletters, events and things of Celtic interest, this includes Scottish and Welsh happenings, that I find out about  to the members. For those interested you can find the Facebook page by going to Facebook.com and doing a search for “Irish Cultural Center Phoenix AZ” or https://www.facebook.com/groups/365254884335/ if you're so inclined.
There is a separate Facebook page with 160 members for the musical side of our culture at “AZ Irish Music”  or https://www.facebook.com/groups/247019138674060/ that is used to announce where they will be playing or new CDs they may be coming out, this was originally started by our good friend the late George O'Brien.  The ICC would sincerely like to thank Ed Cunningham and Jim Daugherty for updating our Facebook page.
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ORDER YOUR CERTIFICATE OF IRISH HERITAGE AND HELP BENEFIT THE COLLEEN PROGRAMS

The Certificate of Irish Heritage makes a wonderful personalized gift for your family.  Anyone of Irish descent and born outside of Ireland is eligible.
Buy one Certificate for €40.
New E-Gift Card

The Certificate of Irish Heritage e-gift card is a unique gift that can be e-mailed instantly to your loved ones. It costs €45 and entitles you to one unframed Certificate and includes shipping worldwide. All you need is:
•    Name of the Recipient
•    Gift message eg:’Happy Birthday Jane, Love from the O Reillys in New York'.
•    Your e-mail address
E-gift cards can be e-mailed immediately making it an easy but thoughtful gift.  The recipient can redeem the e-gift card on-line, once they have their ancestor’s details.   A unique gift for those proud of their Irish Heritage that will be passed onto future generations
Background to Certificate of Irish Heritage
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ICLF BOARD MEETING MINUTES

ICLF Board meeting minutes are available at the office of the ICC
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FREE CANCER CAREGIVERS SEMINAR FEBRUARY 22ND

Presented by The Arizona Myeloma Network Presented by The Arizona Myeloma Network
Free Cancer Caregivers Seminar
Practical knowledge, skills, strategies & resources for dealing with cancer
Open to patients, caregivers, families & interested allied professionals
What it Means to be a Caregiver What it Means to be a Caregiver
Roles, tasks, feelings & emotions
Caring for the Caregiver Caring for the Caregiver
Caring for yourself – your social support system, Learning to laugh & accepting help
Community Resources Community Resources
Guidelines/strategies for navigating the system, Lists of resources
Insurance- Insurance-related Issues related Issues related Issues
Affordable Care Act-What you need to know
Saturday, February 22ndnn, 2014
Franciscan Renewal Center Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 5802 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85253
8----9 am Check 9 am Check 9 am Check----in, 9 am ----1pm Seminar 1pm Seminar 1pm Seminar ---- light refreshments served light refreshments served light refreshments served
REGISTER NOW - --- Limited to 50 attendees. Seminar fills quickly.
Online: Online: www.azmyelomanetwork.org E E----mail: admin@azmyelomanetwork.org
Questions? Phone AZMN Office: 623 – 466 – 6246
We welcome sponsors, donations, and volunteers
For more information about our cancer programs and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Barbara Kavanagh, AzMN Founder and CEO, azmyelomanetwork@cox.net or call her at: 623.388.6837; fax: 623 243 6580
We are an Arizona 501©(3) nonprofit corporate organization and are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Tax ID#32-0169742
Presented by The Arizona Myeloma Network Presented by The Arizona Myeloma Network
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2ND ANNUAL SMILING IRISHMAN CONTEST ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Arizona is looking for the Best Smiling Irishman
St. Patrick’s Day "season" is fast approaching! Please mark your calendars with the following event for
The Second Annual SMILING IRISHMAN CONTEST
Saturday, February 8, 2014  7:00 pm  Doors open at 6:00 pm
It’s all for ‘Glory and Story’ as the Irish Cultural Center hosts and benefits from the 2nd Annual Arizona Smiling Irishman Contest. This friendly competition started by the United Phoenix Firefighters Emerald Society will certainly be entertaining as the Celtic Community unites to put their best men on stage to support the Irish Cultural Center and the great work it does in Arizona.
Contestant Requirements: You do not have to be Irish but you must be male and 21 years old or older. You must compete in all four events listed below.
Blind-folded Irish Whiskey Tasting Contest.
An Irish Trivia Contest
An Irish Talent Contest
“Why I should be The 2nd Smiling Irishman” Contest.
Doors open at 6pm! Campaigning ahead of time is suggested!
We dare ye! For there is more to win than the coveted ride in the Phoenix St. Patrick Day’s Parade, a Black Thorn Walking Stick and a GAS Hat that all goes to the winner.  Door prizes will also be handed out between rounds, live music will be on hand with The Brazen Heads and plenty of food & drink will be available!  Our MC will again be Channel 3's very own Ryan O'Donnell.
We implore you, come, compete, bring your foldin’ money, vote, and vote often!
Voting will be done the CHICAGO (Irish) Style.
$1 = 1 vote.
Remember, your “vote$” and only your “vote$” will determine the winner of the 2nd Annual Arizona Smiling Irishman!
For more information or to Register your Candidate please contact:
Event Contact, Mary Moriarty (602) 258-0109 or e-mail mary@azirish.org.
Irish Cultural Center 1106 N. Central Ave
Cover: $5 Donation. Food and Drink specials, Door prizes and Live Music with The Brazen Heads
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TIME RUNNING OUT TO PURCHASE ENTRY STONES FOR THE MCCLELLAND IRISH LIBRARY

The McClelland Irish Library at the Irish Cultural Center is complete!  What an exciting day this is for the Irish community of Phoenix as well as the community at large. 
We still have a few engraved stones left to purchase to complete the entry way into the Library.  Make sure you go down in history by claiming your historical space on the steps of the McClelland Irish Library.  The stones are 1' square and are available for $500 each. They make the perfect gift to acknowledge and honor loved ones, past and present.   Simply download the  attached form to order your engraved stone today or visit this link https://secure.qgiv.com/for/icclesc/  
Don’t miss being a significant part of Arizona’s Irish history!! Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!  For more info contact, Bridget Costello – 480-217-1806 bridget@emeraldconsulting1.com
The McClelland Irish Library is dedicated to preserving the Irish and Celtic cultures. The library will feature an extensive collection of Irish and Celtic books, manuscripts, paintings and photographs spanning from the classics to modern writers. Our hope is that the library will educate, inspire and connect you and other visitors to this rich heritage. The McClelland Irish Library will also be the leading Irish genealogical research center in the country with tools and resources to discover your heritage