I. The Cape Coral Irish American Club was founded and incorporated on April 7, 2003. Our purpose is to advance the knowledge of Irish Culture in our community by educating members and interested parties in such areas as Irish history, art, dance, music, poetry, folklore, and others.
II. The Irish Harp, the national symbol of the Republic of Ireland, is the emblem of the Cape Coral Irish American Club.
III. The Cape Coral Irish American Club is open to anyone interested in learning about Irish culture.
IV. The Cape Coral Irish American Club is dedicated to enhancing the cultural diversity of our community by producing an annual Irish Festival. This Festival is made possible because of the support of community churches, businesses, organizations, individuals and festival-goers.
V. As a way of "giving back" the Cape Coral Irish American Club sets aside a portion of the proceeds to contribute to local groups and charities. This year our recipients are Organ Transplants Recipients of Southwest Florida, Inc., Operation Open Arms, the Cape Coral Caring Center, the ALS Association Florida Chapter, the Boy Scouts of America Troop #34, Cape Coral Special Populations, Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, Inc., Cape Coral's Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc., the Knights of Columbus Councils at St. Andrews Church and St. Katherine Drexel Church in Cape Coral, Bishop Verot High School, and the Mahigan Scholarship Winners.
VI. Six years ago the Cape Coral Irish Club established the Richard Mahigan Scholarship Fund in memory of our loyal member, Richard D. Mahigan, to encourage young people to promote Irish culture. The following talented young members of our community who have earned scholarships are Montana Allen, Delaney O'Shea, Jennifer Guttieri, Catherine Gorman, Claire Gorman, Shelby Morgan Ernst, Alex Danza, Anna Clare McMahon, Charlotte Newell, and Paige Stevens.
VII. The Cape Coral Irish American Club holds general meetings from September to April on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm. The meetings are currently held at the Elk's Lodge at Club Square in Cape Coral.
VIII. The Cape Coral Irish American Club participates in community events.
IX. The Cape Coral Irish American Club holds picnics, pot-lucks, hoolies, and half-way to St. Patrick's Day and St. Patrick's Day parties.
X. The Cape Coral Irish American Club attends social and sporting events as a group.
XI. The Cape Coral Irish American Club holds its Irish Festival annually on the first weekend in March.
XII. The Club's mailing address is Cape Coral Irish American Club, PO Box 101511, Cape Coral Florida 33910.