Over 50 Years Of Celebrating Wisconsin's Irish Life and Pride
In 1960, The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin started a revolution in the life of Irish Wisconsin. The organization started small, but eventually became the wellspring of Irish life and culture for much of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Where there was a void in the cultural side of life, soon the Shamrock Club would fill it with parades, Irish dancing, an Irish festival, scholarships, and so much more.
The Shamrock Club is the oldest and largest Irish American membership organization in the State of Wisconsin. In 2010, we celebrated our 50th anniversary. It was founded on March 17, 1960, in Milwaukee. Currently, there are chapters in Milwaukee, South Central, Dane County, New London, Fox Cities, and Lafayette County. Statewide chapters hold monthly meetings, organize St. Patrick's Day parades, change the city of New London to New Dublin for the week, raise the flag over the State Capitol, as well as other Irish related activities. All of our chapters are involved in fund-raising and have donated thousands of dollars to numerous causes in the past five decades.
Membership includes our monthly publication, the Emerald Reflections. .
The b<>December 2013 issue of the Reflections is online. Ireland has been a Christian nation for
sixteen hundred years. Even before the arrival of Patrick, missionaries from Gaul and Britain had brought the religion to the Emerald Island, often joining with the native Irish who had traveled to other
lands, returning with this new God. Poetry has been a part of this island for even a longer time. The two combined to produce some amazing works about Christmas. Learn more at I<>Scenes of Irish Christmas in Poem. Join us for a display of Irish culture.
Shamrock Club Christmas Party - December 5, 2013
Join the Shamrock Club on December 5 at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center at 6.30 pm.
This our annual Christmas Potluck and Party.
Please Bring the following if your last name start with A-I Desserts; J-R Side Dish; S-Z Salad. The Shamrock Club is providing beverages and the main dish.
Caroling and • Irish Christmas songs by Patti and Dan Stotmeister with Rand Harteau.
Santa Claus and a special guest
For more information, please contact party chair Kim Nowak at 414-466-8060, Home/Fax, 414-940-9032 Mobile or at GANowak@wi.rr.com
Thanks to our Volunteers at Folk Fair
The Shamrock Club was again be the face of the Irish at the 70th annual Holiday Folk Fair, this year held November 23-25 at State Fair Park.
Thank you to all who helped in our retail, food and cultural areas, and in set-up and take down. . We will also need help for setting up on Thursday, November 21, and take-down on Sunday evening.
48th Annual Parade - March 15, 2014- Downtown Milwaukee - Noon
Our St Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The 2013 event was a grand day for a parade, if not a bit chilly, as we were looking at rain an hour before. Since its return to downtown Milwaukee, the Shamrock Club and Westown have produced the greatest family friendly event of the season.
Check our parade site at Saint Patrick's Parade. The Shamrock Club, and our partners, Westown, and George Killians, thank you for joining us in what has become one of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in North America.
Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums
The award winning SCCGPD is the honor, color guard and pipe band for the Shamrock Club. The unit has marched over the past decades in Dublin, Ireland, (for the city's Millenium Parade), New York City, San Antonio, Savannah, and New Orleans. Go to our page, The Shamrock Club Color Guard Pipes and Drums, and find out more details.
There you can find our entire schedule, and much more.
If you are in need of a piper for special occasions, such as funerals, weddings, or other events, please contact Noel Tylla at 1-414-241-6472, or email her at Color Guard Booking and Info
Here are some SCCGPD appearances:
Start A Chapter of the Shamrock ClubIf you don't live near any of the listed chapters, you can start your own. We will help you in your desire to join in the celebration of Irish American Life that the Shamrock Club offers.
Irish Music in WisconsinNeed to find where your favorite Irish band in Wisconsin is playing this or any other weekend? Need to book some Irish music? Go to Wisconsin Irish Bands for the most complete listing of groups in the state.
How to Reach Us
Via U.S. mail: 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233.
Or you can contact us at info-at-shamrockclubwis.com
Come and join us. Celebrate Irish American Life.
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Meetings and Events
November 7 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 7 pm
November 14 -- Shamrock Club Honoree Dinner; Alioto's on Mayfair; 7 pm
November 22-24 -- Shamrock Club at Holiday Folk Fair; State Fair Park
December 5 -- Shamrock Club Christmas party; ICHC; 6.30 pm
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