|Wisconsin Irish News
By Brian Witt
Special to The Irish American Post
Milwaukee Celtic Soccer Club have completed its spring season, and
are setting up the fall schedule.
The spring season started a bit flat, and the side was outmatched in
the first games. However, the team came on at the end of the season, and
were on a streak when the season ended. They are looking forward to the
fall season, with new players, and healed older players. Milwaukee Celtic
plays in the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin colors.
Please join us for our meetings in the next few months. Our speaker
at the Aug. 12 meeting will be Prof. Jay Dolan of Notre Dame. On Friday,
Aug. 14, we will have the 3rd annual Irish Fest Golf Outing. Sept. 9: meeting
at 7:15 p.m. at ICHC. J.J. O'Leary, S.J., will be the speaker. Oct. 3:
Irish Mass of Remembrance. William Ryan Drew Spaghetti Dinner. St Rose
Parish. Nov. 11: meeting at 7:15 p.m. at Derry's. Bishop William Callahan
to speak. Dec. 9: Christmas party and new member initiation at ICHC. Mass
and Initiation begins at 6 p.m., dinner follows.
— Doug Smith, President
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin Annual Family Best Ball Golf and Dinner
Outing will take place on Sunday August 23, 2009. Golf takes place at the
Edgewater Golf Club, Grafton., 1762 W. Cedar Creek Road. (I-43 north to
Hwy 60, west 1.7 miles to 12th Avenue, right 1.4 miles to Cedar Creek Road,
left to course). There will be Door Prizes, a Putting Contest, and other
events too numerous to mention. Golf will begin at 1 p.m. - Carts Included,
The cocktail hour runs from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. There will be a buffet dinner
from 5:30-7:00 p.m. You do not need to golf to join us for dinner. Awards
will be presented during dinner. For information contact Ken Tehan: Home
(414) 762-2723 or Cell (414) 530-4692.
We are planning a whole series of interesting and fun entertainment
for the fall and spring meetings. These include a return to Irish Fest,
and our annual Christmas Party, with music by the Reilly Trio. Check
the September Reflections for more details. August - Jane Anderson
Attention all ye Irish Princes and Princesses
Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate a child's birthday or a
Christmas gift for a family member between the ages 5-16? Then, check this
out! The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin-Milwaukee chapter is pleased to announce
the opportunity for families with children ages 5-16 years, to march in
the Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 13, 2010.
You must be a current member of the Shamrock Club to participate in
this event. Interested participants can go to the website, (www.shamrockclubwis.
com)and download an Irish prince or princess application to
You can snail mail the completed Irish prince/princess application to
Vickie Byrne, 15417 West National Ave., #216, New Berlin, WI. 53151.
Please do not send it via email. Please continue to send your dues and
club membership applications to the Membership Chairperson, Heather Majusiak,
as listed in the Emerald Reflections newsletter.
If you have further questions or want more information, you can contact
Vickie Byrne at: (shamrockirishprincess@gmail.
com) after Aug. 1. Vickie must receive all applications by Saturday,
Dec. 5, 2009. This will allow us time to schedule an orientation for the
children and their parents in early 2010. Please help to spread the word
to family and friends so we can rock this town on Saturday, March 13, 2010!
Milwaukee Irish Fest
We will need people to staff the sales booth, as well as the Cultural
Tent information booth at the 2009 Milwaukee Irish Fest. If you would like
to work at the festival in the retail area, please contact Linda Tuescher
at [email@example.com], or (262) 549-7739. If you want to work in the
Cultural area, please contact Heather Majusiak at (414) 837-6790 or [firstname.lastname@example.org].
We offer four-hour shifts, and we feed you.
50th Anniversary Essay Contest
The 50th anniversary committee announces a once in a lifetime chance
for you and your family. We are sponsoring an essay contest for you to
tell us why your family should ride on our 50th anniversary float. This
is open to members only, and will be an adjudicated contest.
Tell your friends and family to join the club for this opportunity.
The essay may be accompanied with the membership fee if they are not enrolled
now. The contest commences immediately and the winner will be announced
at the January, 2010 meeting. You may enter more than once, and there are
no age restrictions on the essays. Deadline is January 2, 2010.
Send your entry to: 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
The 50th Anniversary committee meets the first Monday of most months.
if you have any suggestions, or wish to join the committee, please contact
Josh Walton at (414) 443-0446 or (email@example.com).
San Antonio Rummage Sale
The Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums is going to hold a rummage
sale on Aug. 22, 2009; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please donate your old "junk" to
the SCCGPD so we can raise money for our April trip to San Antonio.
Come out to purchase future antiques, as well. If you have items to
donate, call Heather or Allan at (414) 837-6790, and we will do pick up.
The rummage will be held at 2644 S. 19th St. Milwaukee, WI. 53215. We will
have a rain date of Aug. 29.
50th Anniversary Raffle
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin, Inc. 50th Anniversary Raffle is taking
place. The grand Prize is two Round Trip Tickets on Midwest Airlines. (some
Other Prizes Include:
2 Tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks Game (some restrictions apply)
$100 Cash, and Fado Silver Earrings
Drawing: September 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. o Milwaukee,
Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, 6 for $10. To purchase tickets, please
call Julie Smith at 414-384-4119, or look for us at Irish Fest or at the
Aug. and September meetings. Lic. No. R0000744A-03519 . You need
not be present to win.
Shamrock Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Upper Midwestern
For the most comprehensive calendars of Irish and Celtic events for
the Milwaukee area, the State of Wisconsin, or the Upper Midwest, (Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio), check the links at http://shamrockclubwis.com/midwest/html.
It lists concerts, gigs, plays, lectures, and more.
State Advisory Board Meeting Aug. 15 in Milwaukee
The Wisconsin State Advisory Board is a gathering of the various Shamrock
Club of Wisconsin state chapters to discuss ideas and and common concerns.
As a reminder, Milwaukee's Shamrock Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary
in 2010 and 40 years of the advisory board. If anyone have any historical
photos, please contact Brian Witt.
The Board finalized plans for the display that is being made. It is
reserved for the La Crosse and Milwaukee Irish Fests in August. Business
cards from each club should be sent to Linda Pfaff by Aug. 1. Linda's address:
1702 Jackson St., LaCrosse, WI, 54601.
La Crosse will be the first to use the display. Linda will get it to
Milwaukee for Milwaukee Irish Fest. The business cards will be placed in
business card holders attached to the board in the general location of
the club on the state map. If you have any brochures or other club information,
you may send it along to be placed in the location of the display. Clubs
may use the display at their activities by reserving it with the Secretary.
Milwaukee Hurling Club
The Shamrock Griffins are having a great season. We are in first place
in the Jameson Division, with a record of 6-1 through our July 19 games.
With one game to play, we are looking forward to
a good seed for the finals. On August 2, we have the first round of
playoffs. On Aug. 9, there is the second round of playoffs, and on August
23, we will have the finals. The matches had to move from Brown Deer Park
in July, due to the US Bank Open golf tournament. We are now back at Brown
Deer for the rest of the season.
Look for us at Milwaukee Irish Fest. We will be in the Cultural Village.
We are also excited to have hurley maker Philip Doyle, Senior, making sticks
during the weekend. Philip is from Wexford city, and he and his son have
been making sticks for decades.
Stop down for a match. Check our website, (http://www.hurling.net),
for the times of the playoff matches.
(Through July 12):
Tracks . . . . . . . . 5-1
The Irish Pub . . 5-2
Trinity . . . . . . . . 3-3
McBob's . . . . . . . 2-4
All Tool Sales . 1-6
Shamrock Club . 5-1
Packy's . . . . . . . 4-2
County Clare . . . 2-4
Ale House . . . . 1-5
- Dan McAullife, Griffins Captain
La Crosse Irish Fest is scheduled for Aug. 7-9. (http://www.irishfestlax.org)
Milwaukee Irish Fest is scheduled for
Aug. 13-16 [http://www.irishfest.com/]
Volunteers are needed to help staff the Irish cultural tent for the
Shamrock Club. If you are able to volunteer any time, please let Brian
Witt know when you are available to work. His email address: [firstname.lastname@example.org].
MadCelt Fest will take place on Sept. 18 at the VFW on Hwy CV north
of the airport in Madison. Madison Celtic Festivals, LLC was organized
in October 2007 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing
vibrant annual Celtic music and cultural events to the Madison area. This
annual event will include the best local Celtic musical, dance, story-telling
and other talent to provide visitors a memorable Celtic cultural experience.
Volunteers are needed for this event. For information, check out the site
To check out the various club's events, please see their websites. You
may get to hem all through the Milwaukee website: [http://shamrockclubwis.com/page11.html].
The next meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 in Milwaukee. Brian Witt
will host the meeting. It will take place at the Trinity 3 Irish Pubs,
135 East Juneau, at 10 am. and will notify us of the meeting place and
Irish Fest Summer School Announces New Schedule and Workshops
Now in its 23rd year, the Irish Fest Summer School returns to the Milwaukee
School of Engineering (MSOE) campus, Aug. 10-14. Featuring new evening
classes and one-day music workshops, participants can experience all that
Irish culture has to offer from music and language lessons to art and history
courses. Students of all age and skill levels are invited to explore a
variety of classes including:
* A Friday Morning Sampler for children, which features craft and culture
classes, and a concert given by legendary Northern Ireland singer/songwriter
* Three genealogy topics in three days, showing participants the many
records available in church-related sources, how to use deed indexes, and
resources to help solve naming issues
* Intermediate and advanced Aran knitting led by Rosaleen Hegarty,
who formed Cranaknits, a major supplier of hand knits to Irish stores such
as O'Maille's o Irish social dances, including ceilis, sets, figures and
country dances of Ireland
* Beginning Irish language lessons, taught by Ray Mac Mánais,
the principal of Gael Scoil in the Dublin area and speech writer and Irish
language advisor to Ireland's president, Mary McAleese
* An assortment of beginning, intermediate and advanced music classes
in bodhran, fiddle, flute, guitar, tin whistle, Sean Nós song, and
For more information, visit [irishfest. com] or call Barb Breed-Heidt
at (262- 227-6538).
20th Annual Milwaukee Feis - Aug. 8, 2009
20 years ago, the Milwaukee Feis started with 400 dancers at Carroll
College in Waukesha. The Milwaukee Feis is one of the largest, and is the
longest running feis in Milwaukee. The 2009 Feis will be held at the Student
Union at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
There is plenty of room to spread out, and many venues to eat.
Madison Hurling Club
The Madison Hurling Club is looking forward to
its match against the Milwaukee Hurling Club's traveling team on Aug. 1
at 12:30 p.m. The venue will be at Madison Memorial High School. Other
matches include league games on Aug. 2 and 9 at Memorial High School. Also,
we are looking forward to the Midwest Hurling tournament on Saturday, Oct.
3 at Madison's Olbrich Park.
Irish Language and Culture Weekend
Oct. 2-4, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin
The Celtic Cultural Center of Madison
presents the annual Irish Language Weekend. This weekend brings together
Irish speakers of all levels, from folks who have never heard the language
to native speakers. This event is a fun and casual way to get introduced
to a very beautiful language, and one that may even have been spoken by
your grandparents. In addition to language classes, the weekend will entertain
you with music, dancing, and meeting new friends.
This gathering will take place at the Lowell Center
on the UW-Madison campus. If you are planning on lodging, it is important
that you make your room reservation early. It's not easy to find a room
in Madison during football season.
To make a room reservation, please contact the
Lowell Center directly by using the "book a room online" link there. Then
you will need to click on the option for "Conference or Event Block Reservations".
The group number is IRISH. We have a block of rooms reserved until that
Tuition for this weekend will be $120 ($110 if
you register by Sept. 12, 2009). Tuition will cover all instruction, evening
socials, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. Please note: Friday
night meal will be on your own. If you are not planning on having meals,
the cost for the weekend is $50. Full payment is due by Sept. 20, 2009,
to guarantee participation.
To register for the weekend, please mail the completed
registration form along with payment in full to guarantee your reservation
to attend the program. Payment is due by Sept. 20, 2009, unless
special arrangements are made by contacting Dineen (email@example.com).
Checks should be made payable to the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison
and mailed to: Celtic Cultural Center, PO Box 260037, Madison WI 53726-0037.
Sorry, there are no refunds available after Sept. 20, 2009.