Columbus Irish: Shamrock Club Meets Again! New Officers Elected

Columbus Irish: Shamrock Club Meets Again!
New Officer Results

by Molly Truex

July 12th marked the first General Membership Meeting for the Shamrock Club of Columbus since the state shutdown before St. Patrick’s Day.  President Shuman greeted everyone in person (and live feed) warmly and was met with great response. Social distancing guidelines were followed per the CDC and the Ohio Board of Health regulations and masks of all design were on the much-missed faces.  Further meetings and events were discussed as well as how everyone’s safety was of the utmost importance with the reopening of events. 

Andy Shuman greeting the members at the beginning of the meeting

It was a little different voting in candidates while in shorts and tank tops this year, but 2020 is all about adaptation and flexibility and that’s what the Shamrock Club of Columbus has managed to do so well since the state shutdown in March. Delaying elections meant current board members continuing their duties until the new were voted in, and everyone did an outstanding job making sure that things were done in a detailed and safe manner for the reopening. 

New Officers L to R Andy Shuman President Karen Komatsu Vice President Nancy Murphy Secretary and Mnsgr John Kelly Cody

Shamrock Club New Officers Elected
This year saw 6 candidates for Executive Board Director: Pat Conley, Doug Eakins, Christina McConahay, Scott Robinson, Devin Stearns and Molly Truex; and 2 candidates for Secretary: Jay Fulton and Nancy Murphy.  Added to the normal voting procedures was a Vote & Go option for drive thru voting, which had been used in the past for members unable to manage the stairs to the voting room.  This option was held mainly for people with underlying health issues, those that were healthy and able were encouraged to cast their vote inside the building. 

After the regular business of the August General Membership Meeting Past President Bob Irwin presented the results to President Andy Shuman.  Please congratulate Nancy Murphy on

 winning the office of Secretary and Pat Conley and Christina McConahay for the position of Executive Board Director. 

If you live in the greater Columbus area and would like to have a shamrock painted on your driveway as a way to honor your Irish heritage, please visit www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com. It was a little different voting in candidates while in shorts and tank tops this year, but 2020 is all about adaptation and flexibility and that’s what the Shamrock Club of Columbus has managed to do so well since the state shutdown in March.  Delaying elections meant current board members continuing their duties until the new were voted in, and everyone did an outstanding job in making sure that things were done in a detailed and safe manner for the reopening. 

Pics by Karen Fahy

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