membership in the smaller county associations. Also, the results of the 2009 Middle Grades Research Essay Contest will also be announced at the reception. The topic for the contest was Saint Brendan the Navigator and his trip to America.
According to UIC president, Joe McManus, the association is busy preparing for its 106th Annual Dinner Dance to be held on Friday, January 29th in Antuns of Queens.
Seamus Boyle, National President of The Ancient Order of Hibernians, will be honored as Gael of The Year at the dinner while Chris Burke is to receive The Anna V. Mc Elroy Distinguished Service Award. The dinner chairman is Garrett Doyle at (917)656-0674; journal chairman is Michael Prunty (212)289-1136, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, while reservations are being handled by Katie Barrett at (718)326-1854.