Great news! The forest green full-zipper hoodies have been selling like hotcakes! There are (5) left, and Nancy Smith, who chaired the Festival IHSM Merchandise tent last year, has listed the remaining sweatshirt inventory. Cost $40 each:
(1) 2XL (Nancy believes someone asked about one this size, and it’s the last one!)
There are also a number of hats, in khaki, pink, navy, and green, $20 each.
Any of these would be perfect for the March 12th parade! Contact Nancy Smith at 203-937-6330, or see her at the club.
The first major event held at the IHSM Clubhouse was a great success! The event was a sell-out, with 100 members and guests enjoying our beautiful club, with dinner, drinks, and dancing, with the atmosphere of a big house party. Ryan Trevethan, chef/owner of The Plate, catered a delicious dinner and appetizers, and the event committee provided desserts and coffee, and a midnight champagne toast. The Kathy Thompson Band entertained us with cool jazz during dinner, and then kicked it up and had people up dancing all evening. Thanks go out to the following committee and members who volunteered to help on event night: Kathy Kraffmiller, Steve Kraffmiller, Joan Savage, Kathleen Stern, Brian Murphy, Dawn Murphy, Eileen Potkay, Tom Murphy, Maureen Richetelli, Kathy McGuire, Frankie Breban, Norma Kahl, Jennifer Hussey, Lynn Chesnel, Nancy Smith, Karen Plaveck, Mary Neschke, Tracy McCabe, Mike McCabe, Maureen Moore, and bartenders Noeleen Nelson,Tom Neeley, and Ed Cleary. Due to the efforts of the committee to manage costs, the event returned a profit of $437.
Our beautiful clubhouse is nice and new and spanking clean….but help is needed immediately to help keep it that way! The IHSM Housekeeping Committee needs more volunteers to join crews to clean on a rotating schedule. Men and women are equally welcome, volunteer solo and you’ll be paired up with another volunteer, or sign on as a duo – best friends, sisters/brothers, you and your spouse – any combination of workers will do!
The building needs to be cleaned twice a week, once on Saturday morning, and once between Monday – Wednesday. A minimum of a two people are needed for each shift/crew, and it takes about two hours to dust, sweep, clean three bathrooms and vacuum. The larger the pool of volunteers, the less often each person would be scheduled! The goal is for each person to not have to clean more than ONCE a month, and to have a few substitutes to cover for illness, vacations, etc. Please help to keep our Clubhouse a place of which we can be proud. Please contact Jenn Hussey at 203-605-7743 or email@example.com.
Any Milford woman ages 16-21 are invited to submit an essay for consideration to be named Miss Emerald Isle at the 2016 Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12. The essay must describe your Irish heritage, school activities and community service as well as why you would like to be Miss Emerald Isle. The winner will not only be featured in the parade but will also be expected to have an ongoing commitment to furthering the interest of the Irish community in Milford and participate in fundraisers to support the annual parade. Each entrant will be contacted for an interview upon submission.
Essays are due by January 18, 2016 and should include the applicants home address, phone number and photo. Please send the application materials to: Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, P.O. Box 2154, Devon, CT 06460. Please contact Marty Hardiman, Parade Chairman, at 203-878-2865 or 203-415-6288 with any questions.
Please do not mail or leave payment at the Club House for 2016 dues renewals until you receive your statement. The statement will contain a mailing label so that we can forward to you your 2016 Membership Cards. The statement MUST BE RETURNED with your payment so that we can get your cards mailed to the proper address.
Congratulations to the 2016 honorees, Jane McSally and Mike McCabe! Nominations were received from a number of members, and in addition to Jane and Mike the following members were nominated: Kathy Kraffmiller, Joan Savage, Nancy Smith, Debbie Mead, Paula McGill, Declan Conway, and Steve Kraffmiller. The dinner in honor of Jane and Mike will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Costa Azzurra, and details will be available at upcoming general membership meetings, so SAVE THE DATE!
On November 18, IHSM hosted a Milford Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the new clubhouse. Members of the local business community enjoyed getting a sneak peak of the club, they were greeted by club officers and Board of Directors. All attendees enjoyed refreshments provided by Off the Hook. This event was an excellent opportunity for the Milford community to get to know more about the club and talk about future collaborations.
Volunteers needed! Terri Flynn and the Bar Management Committee are coordinating the scheduling of greeters to check membership cards and ID’s during the hours the bar room is open. Normal schedule for greeters will be Thursdays, 5 p.m. on; Fridays, 5 p.m. on; Saturdays, 12 p.m. on; and Sunday, 12 p.m. on. The hours for greeters will be divided into shorter, consecutive shifts. Please specify your preference for either an afternoon or evening shift. Signup sheets will be available at the clubhouse on the weekend for volunteering to serve as greeters. The same few members have been helping, so we would be grateful for more volunteers. To volunteer click here or contact Terri Flynn: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-868-4505.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Slainte Milford Inc. Click here, search and select Slainte and every time you shop you will be supporting our fundraising efforts. Slainte is the charitable organization through which our three scholarships, as well as Irish cultural and educational events and activities are funded.