Hilary Dee Koreeda

I have been a member of the Gaelic American Club for twenty-six years.  I’m a Connecticut native, with roots in counties Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, and Galway, and I live in Fairfield with my husband Tatsu, daughter Kerry, and granddaughter, Rowan.  I graduated from Georgetown and Wesleyan Universities and work as Operations Manager for Haddad & Partners. Over the years, I have participated within the club in various capacities: as Director, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Recording Secretary; on Social Committee, Good and Welfare, backstage for Clan na Gael, with the Bowling League, on the Feile board, and on the Irish Festival Committee.  I worked on the Oral History Video Project, and when my daughter was younger, helped with children’s events.

Being involved is a good way to meet other members and to make the most of our wonderful club. It’s important to move toward the future, mindful of the people who founded the club, with an eye toward stewarding it for future generations.  Especially coming out of the social isolation of the past couple of years, it’s important to maintain the warmth of our organization, and to support and create programs that perpetuate Irish culture and celebrate the shared heritage of Irish-born and Irish Americans.  I respectfully ask for your support as I seek the office of Sergeant-at-Arms.  “.