All 54 people who signed up for the NYC bus trip on Saturday, October 18th, have paid in full, so the trip is sold out. Thanks to everyone for getting their payments in, so that ferry tickets could be booked early. Final trip details will follow to attendees after the festival, and orders will be taken for dinners, etc.
Sponsor a Shamrock Become an “owner” in this year’s festival!
This year the Festival Committee is pleased to offer a “Sponsor a Shamrock” banner program for our members, friends and families, and loved ones.
For only $15, for 1 Shamrock or 2 Shamrocks for $25, you can proudly display your family heritage, recognize that special someone, or memorialize a late family member by purchasing a
Shamrock that will be displayed during our event. All requests must be made
by the Aug 26th general meeting. (A 2- line maximum per request please). Forms will be available to fill out at the June, july, and August meetings. Information required is your name, phone #, and email, along with the 2-line maximum message you want on the shamrock. If you’re not paying at the meeting, you’ll need to send your information and payment (checks made out to “IHSM”) to our mailing address: I.H.S.M., 58 River St, #111, Milford, CT 06460
We have our new home! The process of the purchase of the Star Cafe property on Bridgeport Avenue was completed on July 30th, with the closing. Exciting times are ahead, with lots of work, but it will be a labor of love. Demolition work in the barroom and existing bathrooms is nearly complete, and new construction will commence as soon as city permits are granted (expected before end of August). Helpers will be needed to do work in the rental house while our member professionals are starting the clubhouse building renovations. Contact Kevin Kiely re: adding your name to the volunteer list for the house; Kevin will be the Project Manager. Contact Ed Mead for helping in the clubhouse, he’s overseeing that work. Schedules will be made up, and all are welcome to help! Let them know what days/hours are best for your schedule.
Kevin’s email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed’s email:email@example.com*
DON’T FORGET TO CLICK ON Non-IHSM Events FOR ACTIVITIES NOT SPONSORED BY IHSM, BUT AVAILABLE LOCALLY! MONTHLY INVITATIONS FROM COMHALTAS ARE POSTED HERE AS WELL!
August 28th, 2014
NO HAPPY HOUR IN SEPTEMBER,SINCE FIRST MONDAY IS LABOR DAY, AND SO MANY ARE BUSY WITH PREPARATIONS FOR FESTIVAL AND WORK ON THE CLUBHOUSE. NO MONTHLY LUNCHEON IN SEPTEMBER, SAME REASON AS ABOVE. BUT FEEL FREE TO SPEND THOSE FUNDS AT THE FESTIVAL!
Friday 9/19, 6-11pm, Saturday 9/20,11am – 11pm, Our Annual Irish Festival.
Volunteers needed to pack truck TBA, and Thurs 5pm, Friday 8-5pm, all day Saturday through breakdown at 11:00, & Sunday morning. You may sign up directly on the website, milfordrirish , festival page, or contact Kathleen Stern at 203-877-3319 or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Postcards and yard signs to promote and advertise the festival are available. Please take some, place them around Milford and surrounding areas. Please do your part in boosting attendance for this year’s festival, which is our major fundraiser. Contact Marty Hardiman at 203-415-6288 or 203-878-2865 to pick up either item.
Saturday, October 18th, New York City Bus Trip, 8 am – 9 pm Only SIX spots left to reserve !
The Activities Committee has planned a cultural/historical trip to New York, and has secured partial funding from the Slainte Board to allow for the reasonable pricing. Included in the day are visits to the Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, ferry to Ellis Island, and a stop for drinks and dinner at Rory Dolan’s on McLean Avenue in Yonkers. Bus rules: No alcohol, no glass containers, no smoking.
Cost per person is $65, and includes coach bus from Milford, ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island and back, full dinner, with choice of (7) entrees, coffee/tea, dessert (tip included, but drinks are not). Limited to 54 people (49 have signed up already), first come, first served. Reservations must be paid in full by September 15th at the latest, preferably sooner, to allow for cancellation of our bus reservation if attendance is not sufficient. Payments can be made at the July and August general meeting, or by contacting Maureen Moore, 203-877-1016, or email@example.com
If you have not paid by the August meeting, you will receive a phone call with instructions on sending your payment.
Flyers on the trip are available at our meetings, or you may request an emailed copy of the flyer. Access this website to read about what’s currently available at Ellis Island
New Year’s Eve Party at the clubhouse! The Activities Committee voted to have a New Year’s party this year instead of a Christmas party, to usher in 2015 in our new home. Members have listened to some bands, and inquiries are being made on pricing and availability. Signup sheets to determine interest in attending and in helping with the planning are available at our meeting.
Additional Happenings Info! added 8-30-14
COLLECTION OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO BE HELD AT SEPTEMBER 30th IHSM MEETING
With all the activity preparing for the festival, and on the new clubhouse, we nearly missed our opportunity to contribute to needy children in Milford, with our school supplies donations. It is not too late, however, so bring any items to our general meeting on Tuesday, Sept.30th. Any items are welcome (pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, folders, notebook paper, erasers, rulers), and most retail outlets are having great sales on them now.
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE TO START IN SEPTEMBER
Nancy Smith will again be heading up the collection of non-perishable food items for our annual donation to the Milford Food Bank, which is housed at the Milford Senior Center, but open to the community-at-large. There will be collection containers at our September 30th and October 28th general meetings.
WAGON RIDE WITH SANTA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30th
Yes, it is only Labor Day weekend, but think about jingling sleigh bells for a minute! The farm where we do our Wagon Ride with Santa is only doing it one day this year, so we need to book it now! This event has become an annual IHSM tradition, and it is a charming family event, with the jolly old elf himself riding with us on the horse-drawn wagon ride, complete with sing-a-long. Excellent photo ops for your Christmas cards, too! This a very popular event, open to the public, and they were advertising it at the Milford Farmer’s Market this morning, so it will fill up and sell out quickly!
Here’s the info: Sunday Nov 30 3:00 & 3:30 rides with Santa at Mapleview Farms, 603 Orange Center Road Orange CT. $5 per rider, infants 1 and under FREE. Reservations are required and payments due at or before the September 30th IHSM meeting. The final head count is needed before that day, however. To reserve your spots, please contact Jenn Hussey firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-605- 7743.