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 2016, we celebrate our 56th 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 June 2016 issue of the Reflections is online. Arthur Henry Ward was born to working class Irish immigrant parents in Birmingham in 1883. In 1886, the family moved to London. Later in life, he adopted the name Sax Rohmer, wrote songs for vaudeville, mastered the serialized novel and the short story, and created the villain, Fu Manchu.

Learn more about Sax Rohmer in the May, 2016 issue of the Shamrock Club's Emerald Reflections lead article, Sax Rohmer - Fu Manchu's Irish Father
Maybe grow a mustache while you read.


June 2, 2016 General Meeting

Join the Shamrock Club for our June 2 meeting at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 22 and Wisconsin, at 6.30 pm.

Dinner is served at 6.30 pm. It will be a potluck.

Congratulations to Our New Board

Elections for officers and other board members were held at the May meeting, as required in the by-laws. Members who will be serving newly elected terms beginning on July 1, 2016, are as follows:
  • President - Joe Hughes
  • Vice-President - Ron Danielson
  • Secretary - Pam Canon
  • Treasurer - Taffy Anderson
  • Sergeant-at-Arms - Jackie Konkol
  • Membership - Maggie Blaha
  • Trustee - Mary Moze
  • Parliamentarian - Josh Walton

These members will serve on the 2016-17 Board of Directors along with our junior Trustee, Nick Nowak, plus one additional Trustee who will be appointed, and Past President Mary Culver.

Shamrock Club Officer's Installation Dinner - July 7, 2016


Join the Shamrock Club for its annual Officers Installation Dinner on Thursday, July 7, 2016. It will be at the Meyer's Family Restaurant, 4260 South 76 Street, Milwaukee, WI. Cocktails at 5.00 pm, dinner at 6.00 pm.

Dinners are $22 per person. Reservations to Kim Nowak -- via email: kmnowak@att.net by June 25


Welcome the 2016 Irish Honorees

We welcome our 2016 honorees. They are Jacob Nowak, Parade Marshal; Irish rose Peg Hamill; and Irishman Denis Donohoe.


left to right: Jacob Nowak; Peg Hamill; and Denis Donohoe

Congratulations.


Thanks for joining us on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for our 50th Annual Parade.

The Shamrock Club 50th Annual Parade took place on March 12, 2016.

The Shamrock Club, and our partners, Westown, and Miller Brewing, thank you for joining us in what has become one of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in North America. It seems we had record crowds for the afternoon.

To learn more, go to Milwaukee St. Patrick Parade.


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.

If you are in need of a piper for special occasions, such as funerals, weddings, or other events, please contact Malkin Wallace at 414-234-0653, or email her at Color Guard Booking and Info


What to Do In Irish Milwaukee And Wisconsin Any Day Or Weekend of the Year

For the most complete listing of Irish events for both Milwaukee and Wisconsin, visit our events calendars at Milwaukee Irish Events Calendar or Wisconsin Irish Events Calendar .


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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June 2 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

July 7 -- Shamrock Club Officers Installation Dinner; Meyer's Restaurant; 6.30 pm

August 4 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

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May 29 -- Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade; 6.30 pm

June 2 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

July 7 -- Shamrock Club Officers Installation Dinner; tba; 6.30 pm

August 4 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

Upcoming
Shamrock Club Griffins Events

Sundays -- Hurling; Matches start at 9 am; Brown Deer Park

June 5 - Shamrock Club vs Winchester; 2 pm

June 12 -Shamrock Club vs McBob's; 3.30 pm

June 19 - Shamrock Club vs County Clare; 11 am

June 26 - Shamrock Club vs Three Lions; 2 pm

July 17 - Shamrock Club vs Silver Spring House; 2 pm

July 24 - Shamrock Club vs Ale House; 12.30 pm

July 31 - Shamrock Club vs Irish Pub; 12.30 pm

August 7 - Playoff matches 10 am


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