RENO CHAPTER HOME PAGE
The Sons and Daughters of Erin is an Irish heritage organization which was created in 1969. The purpose of this chapter is charitable, educational, historic, and patriotic.
- To revive, foster and promote Irish cultural events, interests, and sentiments.
- To collect and preserve Irish cultural traditions relating to any of the Irish peoples.
- To encourage the study of the Irish language, history, literature, and music.
- To devote all net proceeds of chapter activities to charitable educational purposes.
- To generally do and perform any and all acts which may be necessary or convenient for carrying out these purposes in a non-sectarian and non political manner.
This chapter is organized exclusively for charitable educational purposes.
Over the years we have engaged in many community service projects which include the following activities: adopting Longford Park (named after Sparks' sister city in Ireland), memorial tree planting at St. Patrick's Grove in Rancho San Rafael Park, volunteer work at community events, youth sports sponsorships, local
high school scholarships, contributing to various community events sunch as the annual Reno Celtic Celebration and charitable organizations. We also sponsor Irish entertainment.
The Sons and Daughters of Ireland is an Irish heritage organization which was created in 1969. The first organizational meeting was held at the Holiday Hotel by the river. Charter members represented some of the more prominent Irishmen in the area: Jake Lawlor of the University of Nevada athletic and coaching fame; Ty Cobb, well known Journalist; Bob McDonald, attorney and Democratic Party politico; Charlie Springer, Nevada Supreme Court Justice; Bob Sullivan, Treasurer, prominent in Valley Bank of Nevada (now Bank of America); and about thirty-five other Irish enthusiasts.
We use every opportunity to promote the essence of Irish heritage, especially as it pertains to Northern Nevada. Each year we chose the Irishmen or Irishwoman of the year. We join with the Clampers in dedication to the many Irish miners who were responsible for Virginia City and who helped to rebuild San Francisco. We have dedicated a monument at St. Patrick's Grove, Rancho San Rafael Park.
Sat & Sun., Oct 5-6, 2013:
RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION
Click on "SPECIAL EVENTS" on the right menu bar for more information.
NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOMED
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Last Update: August 2013