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74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. 06824



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Latest Club News...
Last Updated: 02/25/2014

Upcoming Events...

  • 03/07 - Trivia Night 8:00 pm
  • 03/09 - Wolfe Tones Concert 7:00 pm
  • 03/12 - Cultural Night 6:30 pm
  • 03/15 - Children's St. Patrick's Day Party 11:00-1:00 pm
  • 03/16 - The Druids in Concert 3:00 pm
  • 03/17 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration
  • 03/28 - Family Fun Night 6-9pm
  • 04/04 - Trivia Night 8:00 pm

Visit the Calendar for more information!




2014 Executive Committee...

President: Jude Fitzgerald
Vice President: Gerry Forde
Recording Secretary: Aoife Rinaldi
Treasurer: Judy Sullivan
Financial Secretary: Walter Keating
Sergeant-At-Arms: Jay Dunn
Director 1 Yr.: Joe Campbell
Director 2 Yrs.: Tommy Moran
Director 3 Yrs.: James Carolan



CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Monday, March 17th
9:00 a.m. GAA Finals
10:00 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony
Light fare follows
12:00 p.m. Pub Opens

12:00 p.m. Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade Kick-Off

Special Menu (in place of regular menu) starting at 3 pm on Sunday March 16 and Monday March 17, which includes corned beef sandwiches, fish & chips, chicken fingers, fries and tuna sandwiches. Irish potato chips and Irish chocolates will be available.

Volunteers are needed for the door on Sunday, March 16 starting at 4 pm and on Monday, March 17 starting at 12 noon. Please sign-up at the front desk, see Sue Allen, or call the Manager at 203-254-0673. We also need help making sandwiches and serving food on Sunday, March 16 and Monday, March 17. Please sign-up at the front desk or call Mary O'Driscoll at 203-414-9462.

PUB
1:30-3:30 St Joseph's Ceili Band
3:45-6:00 Acoustic Kevin of Co. Cavan Band
6:15-8:45 Across The Pond
9:00-Close Camac

CAROLAN ROOM
1:00-3:00 The Shamrogues
3:15-5:30 Ceol agus Craic
5:30-6:30 Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band & Lenihan School of Irish Dance
6:30 - 9:00 TBA

$5 Guest Fee
Sunday, Mar 16 at 4 pm & Monday, Mar 17 at 1 pm





Check out our *NEW* Membership Website!

The GAC Membership Committee has completed the transfer of all GAC membership records to our new on-line membership system.

Beginning January 1, 2014, membership renewals will be able to be processed on-line using a credit card or check.

Current GAC members can log-in and update their records such as new address, phone number or email address.

New GAC applicants should now submit their applications via this website.

Visit the new Membership website for full details by clicking the "Membership" button above or going to membership.gaconline.org.




Proposed By-Law Amendment...

An amendment to the Bylaws was proposed at the Membership Meeting on December 13th and will be presented at the Membership Meeting on March 14th. At that time, it may be discussed, withdrawn, or adopted by two-thirds or more of the members present and voting in favor of the adoption. The bold text is indicative of the proposed amendment to clarify that a monthly Membership Meeting will not be held in August.

Article VIII - Meetings and Elections
"8.1 The regular monthly meeting of the GAC shall be held at eight o'clock in the evening on the second Friday of each month except the month of August, where there will be no meeting.





From the Manager...

As we turn the new year, please reserve dates for 2014 activities and events by calling (203)254-0673 or send an email to "Club Manager" via the Contact Us page of this website.

Applications for Bartenders and Bar Backs are now being accepted. Submit an application or see Permittee Mark Darcy.




1916-100 Anniversary Easter Rising Committee...

Our 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Fund is well under way. To date, 67 members have made a donation to our fund, for which we are graciously appreciative. We have 6,000 members in our Gaelic American Club. If 2,000 members made a donation of $25, we could reach our goal of $45,000. Please consider our request for a monetary contribution. This memorial, a monument which will be placed on the GAC grounds, will teach our children and grandchildren the sacrifice made by seven brave heroes and many more who gave their lives so Ireland could gain their independence from England. The GAC has a great library where you can find plenty of information about the 1916 Easter Rising. The year 2016 will mark 100 years of freedom. We have a commemorative pin to help with our fundraising. Pins are $5 and can be purchased at the Club on weekends. Please see one of the committee members. Don't forget your donation to honor our fallen heroes who sacrificed themselves for independence. We need every member's support. Contributions can be made payable to the "100th Anniversary Committee" and mailed to: Tom Keane, Treasurer, 310 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, CT. 06824.

This committee is independent of all other organizations.




Please Note...


  • The tables in the Pub are arranged specifically to allow fire door access as well as member and staff accessibility.
  • Tables are NOT to be moved to accomodate large parties. The small dining room is available for larger parties.
  • Children are not allowed to dine unsupervised in any room.
  • For safety reasons, children are not allowed on the elevator or on the second floor of the club.
  • Baby changing stations are provided in the Men's and Women's Bathrooms as you enter the building, in the Handicap Stall.
  • When parking at the GAC, please pull your car fully forward and keep between the lines so as not to hinder other members.

Your cooperation as a Club Member is appreciated.





Irish Music Radio...

We have put together a list of Irish Music Radio resources that are available in our area. Please visit www.gaconline.org/irishmusic.html for more information!




Job Applications...

The GAC accepts applications for kitchen, waitstaff, bartenders and custodial positions on an on-going basis. Should a vacancy occur, applications on file will be considered. Applications may be found in the GAC Manager's mailbox in the lobby stairwell and should be returned to the Manager.




Just a reminder...

IMPORTANT!
DO NOT THROW OUT YOUR GREEN COLORED SCRIP CARD WITH THE GAC LOGO ON IT!

When you renew your membership each year, your Scrip Card Account will be refilled with the necessary funds automatically, so it will be possible to use the same card for years to come.

Even if you have used all your current year's scrip, please keep your card in your wallet or in a drawer at home for safe keeping. If you wish to purchase additional credit for convience, a Gift Card can be purchased by contacting the Club Manager.

* COPY THE NUMBER ON THE BACK OF THE CARD AND KEEP FOR FUTURE USE IF THE CARD IS LOST OR STOLEN
* USING THAT NUMBER YOU CAN CHECK YOUR BALANCE ON THE WEBSITE
* IF YOU LOSE OR THROW AWAY THE CARD, A FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE CARD
* PLEASE REPORT LOST OR STOLEN CARDS WE WILL BE ABLE TO TRACK AND MONITOR IT FOR IMPROPER USE.
* IF LOST OR STOLEN THE VALUE CAN BE REESTABLISHED ON A NEW CARD FOR A FEE.

* YOUR CURRENT YEAR'S SCRIP IS GOOD UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY.




Irish Old Age Pension...

Anyone who is 66 years old and worked in Ireland for any period of time and has stamped a card, is eligible for the Old Age Pension from the Republic of Ireland. For information, contact Pat O'Connell @ (203)644-9073 or poc6575@att.net.




Gift Cards Available...

Gold GAC gift cards are now available to members. Please inquire at the Bar if you are interested in purchasing one.




Lost or Broken Key Card?

If your Key Card is lost or broken, please follow the directions below to have it replaced:

Broken Cards
Individual Members: Send the broken card to us and we will send you back a new, working card.
Family Members: Send us the the broken card PLUS your spouse's working card. Once we know which one to replace, we will send both back to you.

Lost Cards
Individual Members: Send us a check for $9.00 (made payable to GAC) to cover the cost of the card replacement.
Family Members: Send us a check for $9.00 (made payable to GAC) along with your spouse's card (so we know which card to replace). We will make you a new card and send both back to you.


NOTE: Please mark "MEMBERSHIP" on the outside of the envelope.




Membership now has a Phone Number!

If you have questions on someone you are sponsoring or where you are on the Waiting List you can now call Donal or Jean on the Membership Committee. If they aren't in, leave a message and they will return your call. The number is 203-256-0380.




It Is The Law...


The State of Connecticut requires that all club members sign-in any and all non members they are bringing into the club.

If you do not comply with this law, you are putting the club's liquor license in jeopardy and you are also jeopardizing your own membership.

The sign-in book for non members is on the desk at the front entry.

Although we have a group of dedicated volunteers on the Failte Committee that greet and assist people entering the club, it is not staffed at all times. More volunteers are needed. It is a great way for new members to meet people. If interested, contact Sue Allen.



 

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