The Greater Washington Ceili Club
(last updated Nov5, 2017)
Elected Officers and Board of Directors : (as of Nov 2017)
|Maintains a list of current GWCC members, reminds members when
membership needs to be renewed, collects membership fee and forwards to GWCC
and suggests ways to attract and retain members. Committee Members: Tom Scullen.
all monthly GWCC ceilis and New Years Eve ceili, arranging the venue,
scheduling the musicians, selecting set and ceili dances to be taught
at GWCC ceilis during the year, and the line-up of dances at each
ceili. Committee Members: Edie O’Donnell, Jane Twomey, Ann Marie
Breheny, Pat Twomey, Paul O’Donnell, Don Kaliher, Tom Scullen, Dixie
Baker, Dick deFreyre, Susan Krische, Emmett Murphy, Mimi Reilly, and Molly Rehbehn.
|Cape May Weekend||Paul O'Donnell||Organizes
the annual dance weekend (now held in Rehoboth Beach, DE), arranging
for publicity, registration of attendees, hotel accommodations, all
dance workshops and entertainment, qualified instructors, and a
concert. Committee Members: Edie O'Donnell, Michelle Yam, Molly
Rehbehn, Dick deFreyre, Bridget Curran, and Pat Twomey.
||Publishes the monthly club newsletter “In Step” in electronic and paper format. It contains articles on dance, music, travel and culture as well as schedules of local dance lessons, ceili dances, sessions and performances. The newsletter is distributed to club members, Irish associations and local establishments. No advertising is accepted. Committee Members: Tom Scullen.|
||Arranges for limited scholarships for young musicians and dancers who
are going to Ireland to compete in world competitions. Also includes travel grants for GWCC members
who are going to Ireland to study or to visit for the first time.
|Outreach||Edie O'Donnell &
|Arranges for interested GWCC members to perform Irish dance, music and entertainment at regional Celtic and Irish festivals, assisted living and senior citizen centers, and hospitals. Committee Members: Paul O’Donnell..|
|Publicity||Molly Rehbehn||Arranges for the widest dissemination of advance notices of all GWCC classes, events, and ceilis in as many media as possible, continually searches for new and additional resources for GWCC publicity and press releases.|
|Elections||Edie O'Donnell||Administers the annual elections of GWCC officers and board members each October. This includes petitioning for candidates from the general membership, announcing candidates, publishing election ballots in the newsletter, collecting and tabulating ballots, and announcing the elected individuals.|
|Arranges publicity, participant registration, hotel accommodations, venue, musicians, and qualified dance instructors for a spring/early summer weekend event within a 2-hour drive from DC. Committee Members: Tom Scullen.|
||Arranges for facilities and equipment required to conduct instruction in Irish ceili dances and country sets. Arranges for instructor and coordinates with Ceili Comm. Committee Members: Edie O'Donnell, Doug Ilg, Ann Marie Breheny, and Molly Rehbehn.|
These are the GWCC Bylaws: link