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Our friends at Sober St. Patrick’s Day® are partnering with the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. to launch Rediscovering St. Patrick’s Day™ Livestream Book Club.
The run up to March 17th is a great time to learn about the life of St. Patrick and what he did for the “isle of saints and scholars. This new, free book club will help you do just that — it is designed for participants to learn more about the saint and grow both intellectually and spiritually.
The Letters of Saint Patrick – a Historical New Translation by Marcus Losack has been recommended by Dr. Tim Campbell, Director, Saint Patrick Visitor Centre, Downpatrick, NI, one of a number of experts on the life and legacy of St. Patrick. The book is 100 pages and in large print.
In-person Zoom meetings @ 2 p.m. in NYC and 7 p.m. in Ireland on (3) Sundays: January 22nd, February 5th, and March 5th
Venue for in-person meeting is 33 Club, 323 East 33rd, NY, NY 10016.
All registrants will receive a Zoom link.
Sign up to receive book club registration details and Zoom link for online participants here: https://www.soberstpatricksday.org/livestream-book-club.html
Purchase the The Letters of Saint Patrick hard copy and/or Kindle version on amazon here: https://a.co/d/7mSWbDK
My Ireland presents a factual and descriptive account of Ireland in the 1950s from the perspective of the author and IBO Member Margaret Connor looking back on her early life in the country of her birth. My Ireland is a historical and cultural walk down memory lane. It is more than a memoir. Rather, it is a loving and earnest conversation with Ireland’s rural past and its people.
Margaret Connor grew up on a small farm outside the town of Ballina in County Mayo. She left home as a teenager to work in Dublin in the hotel business. From there, she immigrated to the United States where she earned a B.A. from Harvard University followed by an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. This led to a career in Silicon Valley as a finance officer in the technology industry. Margaret currently lives in Greenwich, CT where she remains involved in her profession by consulting with early-stage ventures.
My Ireland is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon. Click here for a link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/My-Ireland-Margaret-Connor/dp/B0BMT39BNM
With Giving Tuesday coming up, members might consider giving supporting the Irish Business Organization of New York (IBO), by supporting us in one or more of the following ways:
The IBO is an entirely voluntary organization, and we have considerable operating expenses - everything from the hosting of our membership platform, to storage fees, to the professional services that all organizations need. We've been in existence since 1973 and we're gearing up for our 50th anniversary celebrations next year.
Ireland-based member Kathleen Fanning is giving us a special deal for Thanksgiving: a great offer on the "Female Leaders Burnout Survival Kit : Tools to Help You Support Your Team (and Family) Without the Stress and Overwhelm". Kathleen was a great guest speaker at one of our Networking Breakfasts in the spring.
Here's the scoop from Kathleen:
In honor of Thanksgiving, I decided to do something special to thank you for being part of my Irish American community... that also gives back to those in need.
If you dream of finding more balance in your life and to know how to stop reacting to the many stress triggers life doles out to us, I've put together something special for you...
Check it out here:
Thanks + Giving = 93% OFF
Female Leaders Burnout Survival Kit: Tools to Help You Support Your Team (and Family) Without the Stress and Overwhelm. It features 5 of my best trainings, worksheets, books and more that will help you pull back from Overwhelm and Burnout to find the calm and balance you desire.
AND $15 from each purchase goes to Médecins Sans Frontières- Doctors Without Borders.
The Female Leaders Burnout Survival Kit : Tools to Help You Support Your Team (and Family) Without the Stress and Overwhelm
The Survival Kit is valued at over $1,319 but your investment is only $97... which means you save 93%...!
PLUS... $15 of your investment will go directly to Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders, and their courageous work supporting those in greatest need in famine and war torn regions.
This special ends MONDAY 28th November at midnight, so don’t wait: Get Your Female Leaders Burnout Survival Kit now and SAVE 93%
Here’s everything you get and how you’ll benefit when you get my Thanks + Giving offer the Female Leaders Burnout Survival Kit TODAY...
Value of all the above is $1319
Your Total Investment: $97 of which $15 goes to Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders to support their amazing work!
Book here now!
Member Brian Moran is offering a great discount for members to join his Bricks or Sticks class, which he is conducting with colleague Jocelyn Ring. Here is a link to the registration page - www.bricksorsticks.com.
IBO members interested in joining should use the code word FAMILY (in all CAPS) in the promo code box. That will make the class $250 instead of $497. Classes start December 5th. In January, the workshop price will go up to $997.
A testimonial from Paul Finnegan, IBO President 2022/23:
Having recently committed to a new business venture of my own in recent weeks, I have found the Bricks or Sticks course to be extremely foundational to my thinking, and that is what the course is all about, building a solid foundation. IBO member Brian Moran and his associate Jocelyn Ring cover everything from determining what kind of business person you are, to various mindsets, to GPS planning, to 'what-ifs', to branding, and much more. The course can be taken in the stride of your busy life (and it also discusses time management at length). I highly recommend it to our members, especially at the discounted rate Brian is offering IBO members.
More details on the workshop from Brian:
During the workshops, we will:
Each week, we will release new content which will include a series of videos and a PDF workbook.
We will have a one-hour live discussion with everyone in the workshop on Thursdays at 11:00 am ET.
There will be a private Facebook group where participants can network with one another and ask us questions. We’ll be very active in the discussions there.
The members were treated to a fascinating discussion between two of the most prominent women working for the island of Ireland in America, and afterward mingled and enjoyed refreshments and some lively interaction.
If you missed it, catch up with the video on our Facebook page!
A member has passed along news to us of the Irish government's new registry for birth information, which may be of interest. Here are a few notes from the government's press release:
A new law provides a right of access to birth certificates, birth and early life information for all persons who were adopted, boarded out, the subject of an illegal birth registration or resided as a child in a mother and baby home or county home institution. Additionally, it allows for access to information by a child of a relevant person where their parent has died, and for access by the next of kin of a child who died in an institution.
For the first time these people will have a clear right of access to their full birth certificates, and birth, early life, care, and medical information.
The law also established a new tracing service, enabling affected persons and those connected to them to actively seek contact or share information. The Act also introduced a wide range of new measures to address issues arising for people affected by illegal birth registration. A broad spectrum of counselling and support is available, on request, to persons affected. All of these services will be free of charge.
Information and Tracing services are now open to applications. Applications can be made through www.birthinfo.ie.
The Tracing service will enable affected persons and their relatives to actively search for each other, either for contact, or to request or share information, including vital medical information.
For more information, see the government press release and visit www.birthinfo.ie.
Ogham Art, a unique specialty gift business celebrating the Celtic alphabet of Ogham, is celebrating their 12th anniversary! On October 25, 2010, IBO Member Colleen Berry Conway and her husband Chris launched OghamArt.com which has also included hundreds of appearances at Irish festivals and artisan marketplaces across the Northeast.
Ogham Art was built out of a love of Ireland and the hidden corners of its history. At Ogham Art, you can find art, jewelry, home decor and custom work featuring Ogham - the first written form of the Primitive Irish language. Colleen and Chris continue to expand their offerings through a deeper appreciation and knowledge of Celtic culture.
Colleen also lectures about the history of Ogham and a brief outline of the Celts and their languages. She will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey as guest speaker at the November 29, 2022 IBO Breakfast Meeting on Zoom.
IBO Members save 20% at OghamArt.com with coupon code IBO20. Follow Ogham Art on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and connect with Colleen on LinkedIn!
Member Brian Moran sends along this note about his upcoming workshop - and a special deal he's offering to IBO members:
Hi Fellow IBO Members,
I’m writing to let you know about a monthly workshop I am launching in October with Jocelyn Ring, a branding and leadership expert.
It’s called Bricks or Sticks: Build a Foundation For Your Business That Lasts. It’s a play on the three little pigs and the big bad wolf.
In the past two years, business owners who built their companies with hay or sticks witnessed firsthand what happens when calamities strike.
On the other hand, business owners who built their foundations with bricks may have gotten knocked down, but they didn’t get knocked out.
Today, those companies are back on their feet; some doing even better than before the pandemic.
Our four-week workshop will show business owners how to properly build their companies on strong foundations that provide solid platforms so they can set and achieve growth goals, focus on work that moves the needle and handle external circumstances in a calm and purposeful manner.
The price for the inaugural workshop in October is $497. After that, future workshops will cost $997.
Through the IBO, we are offering a special discount for either the October or November workshop. Your rate is $250! In order to get it, you have to type FAMILY (all caps) into the coupon code box
Go to BricksOrSticks.com to register TODAY!
We will have 20 business owners for the October workshop. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions.
I hope you can join us for our workshop!
We've gotten notice of an event that may be of interest: it's a FREE WEBINAR Event called the World Hope Forum - Ireland
The World Hope Forum is an organisation founded by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano in spring 2020, as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The World Hope Forum’s main goal is to create a holistic global platform for the exchange and expansion of knowledge, innovation of business practices, resetting of making methods, invention of alternative models, and the rethinking of rituals for selling, sharing and bartering – as well as other initiatives yet to be discovered.
Ireland has a deep tradition of sustainable textile making, from its crisp linens to its wooly tweeds. As part of this year’s NYTM (New York Textile Month), World Hope Forum ambassador for Ireland, Antonia Reilly-Parker, has curated a special lineup of inspiring speakers. The webinar spans fashion, home, craft, folklore and national identity.
The speakers will be presenting from both Ireland and New York.
The program begins via ZOOM at 9AM EST in New York. Registration is FREE.
See all the details at www.edelkoort.us/world-hope-forum-ireland.
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