• Nominees to be sworn into office on June 25th are…

  • IHSM President

  • Tim McNamara
    I have been a member of the IHSM for five years. I have volunteered and participated in several club activities including:

    Vice President 2017-2019
    Bar Management Committee
    Finance Audit
    Irish Festival Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    Milford Veteran’s Day Parade
    Milford Oyster Festival Beer Tent
    Set up and clean up of St. Patrick’s Day and Parade Day Festivities at our clubhouse
    Substitute trivia host

    Irish Heritage: Clare and Galway

    I have been employed by the Bridgeport Board of Education for 39 years, currently in the position of Assistant Director of Human Resources. I am also in my 18th year serving as a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association Executive Board. I believe it is important to continue the good work started by our charter members 13 years ago. I look forward to the continued growth of our club and would be honored to serve in the position of President of the IHSM Board of Directors. I will continue to be involved and support the club as I continue my own growth as a member.

  • IHSM Vice President

  • Patti Shea
    Patricia Shea has been an active member of the IHSM for 3 years, and is co-chair of the Club’s Irish Festival for the second year. She was attracted to the IHSM because of her love of Irish music and Irish people. Her ancestors immigrated during the great hunger from Kerry and Cork. She did a college semester at University College Dublin and remains close to the family with whom she lived in Rathfarnham. Patti is an attorney and has her own Government Relations firm. Her clients include businesses and police unions. She lives in Milford with her husband Peter Lovell. They have two grown children. In her spare time, she likes to ski, paddleboard, play golf and beach tennis.

  • IHSM Secretary

  • Jennifer Hussey
    I am currently running for the Office of Secretary for the IHSM. I have held the office before, for full terms and also replacing those who could not fulfill their terms. I am a Charter Member of this club and have served on the EBoard as well as many committees. I have Chaired the Children/Family Activities Committee since its inception. I have been very active in our Annual Festival, Co Chairing it for several years. I am also Vice President of our non-profit group Slainte and served as Secretary for many terms. I have Irish heritage on both my Maternal and Paternal sides. With my Mother being 75% Irish and my Father 50%, the Irish cultural has always been a part of my life. Through the IHSM I’ve been able to connect and learn new things about Ireland and Irish culture and my heritage. I was born and raised in Milford and own a small business here, Great Beginnings Preschool. I look forward to serving the IHSM and its members for the coming term as Secretary.
    Jennifer Hussey

  • IHSM Sergeant at Arms

  • Glenn Chizmazia
    My name is Glenn Chizmazia and I am running for the position of Sergeant at Arms. I have been a member of the IHSM for 3 + years. I am married to Sheila Danehy, a previous IHSM Board member. We have two children, Jack (17) and Helen (13).

    I have volunteered at and supported many IHSM events throughout my time as a member including annually working at the Milford Oyster Festival and Milford Irish Festival as well as helping out with various programs and events on a regular basis. I enjoy coming to Trivia Night at the club every Thursday and I occasionally fill in as Trivia’s host.

    My hope is that this new position will let me further help the Club. Thank you in advance for your support.
    Glenn Chizmazia

  • IHSM Second Year Trusttee

  • Patrick Cornelio
    Patrick Cornelio is happy to be on the executive board of the Irish Heritage Society of Milford for his second year. He’s learned so much as the First Year Trustee and is ready to go further as the Second Year Trustee. Patrick is also on the Activities Committee, involved with The Tara Theatre Company, loves volunteering at different IHSM events, and is looking to support more committees. Aside from being an active IHSM member, Patrick works full-time with Outdoor Ventures group as their Group Sales Administrator for their six zipline parks around the country. He is a professional company actor with Big Apple Playback Theatre based in NYC and he is starting a business with his brother to help others around the world. Stay tuned. “I’m still your trustee so you can trust me!”

  • IHSM First Year Turstee

    Sheila Olcott
    Hello fellow IHSM members! My name is Sheila Olcott and I am running for the position of trustee. I have been an IHSM member since 2016. I currently serve on the cultural committee and recently assisted Maureen Moore with the planning and organizing of the NYC Bus trip. I also volunteer as a bartender and have also volunteered my time during the Irish Festivals and St. Patrick’s Day parade along with numerous other IHSM activities and events. My mom was born in County Cork and immigrated to the U.S. along with her 12 siblings and parents when she was a small child. My mom was so proud of her Irish heritage and I am very grateful to belong to IHSM where I hope to gain more knowledge of the Irish culture. I am an insurance agent at Merit insurance in Shelton where people and businesses place their trust in me to protect them and their assets. Please know that you can have the confidence in me to do the same for our organization. I have been a Milford resident for 25 years and have raised my two grown daughters in our wonderful city. When I’m not at the clubhouse, I may be found at home, snuggling with my two dogs and two cats.