• The News

  • The Milford Irish History Project Needs YOU!!

  • Please consider joining other Irish history enthusiasts and support this amazing project. A few hours a month is all that is needed along with one meeting a month and we will be on our way to document our Milford Irish roots!

    Some of the tasks we are involved in:
    - Interviewing founding members
    - Setting up appointments
    - Following up with phone calls
    - Mailings

    A sign-up sheet will be available at the club house at our monthly meetings. Current members are excited to welcome new members to further our progress toward documenting the creation and founding of our beautiful club and to record the early immigration of our Irish ancestors to the Milford area.

    We would love to add your name to the list! Email Amy or come to our next meeting! TBD (Check Calendar)

  • Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club

    IHSM Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club ~ This new activity will be held Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Clubhouse. Learn to knit traditional Aran patterns while enjoying social time with other knitting enthusiasts. Important skills will be taught including how to cast on as well as two classic stitches known as stockinette and ribbing. All ages and ability levels welcome!

    The Knitting and Cniotála Club will resume in September.

  • IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Noeleen Nelson, July 2018 recipient of IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Paula McGill, June 2018 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Maureen Moore, May 2018 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Amanda Potkay, April 2018 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Sheila Danehy, March 2018 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Eileen Craig, February 2018 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Mark Morse, January 2018 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month Award

    Congratulations to Linda Fera, December 2017 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

    Congratulations to Brian Murphy the November 2017 recipient of the IHSM Volunteer of the Month

  • In Memoriam…

  • It is with a heavy heart that I inform the membership of the passing today of Steve Kraffmiller, charter member and Chairman of the History Committee. Details for services will follow.
    Téigh le Dia, mo chara.
    Respectfully,
    Michael McCabe, President

  • 2018-2019 Executive Board Election Results

  • Mike McCabe, President
    Tim McNamara, Vice President
    Jane McSally, Treasurer
    Jennifer Hussey, Secretary
    Marsha Ziebell, Membership Chairperson
    Loretta Pirc, Parliamentarian
    Patrick Cornelio, Junior Trustee
    Mike Flyte, Sergeant-at-Arms

  • Bylaws: Revised Bylaws Document Posted on Website

  • The latest revision of the Bylaws document can be accessed from the green Bylaws tab on the left side of the “About” page of of the website. This document includes all the proposals that were adopted by the 12/27/16, 3/28/17, and 4/25/17 votes of the general membership.

  • Congratulations to our IHSM Scholarship Winner!

    Thank you again for Kristina’s scholarship and the invitation Tuesday night so she could thank you all in person.
    Attached is a picture from Tuesday.
    Thank you!
    Enjoy the day,
    Heidi & Ben Lazdauskas

  • We’re in the News!

    Check out the fantastic article in the
    New Haven Register about IHSM!

  • IHSM Wins Award!

  • Congratulations to the Irish Heritage Society of Milford for winning the the Community Beautification Award, presented by the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce! Accepting the award on behalf of the club was Ed Mead, past President.

  • Housekeeping Volunteers Needed

  • 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 Kathleen Stern – see Contact page of website.

  • Clubhouse Greeters Needed

  • 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: terirish15@gmail.com or 203-868-4505.

  • Help Support Slainte with Amazon Smile Purchases!

  • 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.

  • Bylaw Amendment/Revision News:

  • Bylaw Amendment/Revision News:
    A new form to use for submitting Bylaw Amendments/Revisions will be available at the October 24th General Membership meeting, and copies will be at the clubhouse after that. Submit proposals to Parliamentarian Maureen Moore at maureenmoore, or leave with bar staff to put in the Parliamentarian folder. Envelopes in which to seal proposals will also be in the folder.

    Following is a proposal – to be voted upon at November 28th ihsm general meeting:
    Title and full text of current Bylaw Article and Section to be amended: Article iii Membership
    B.Categories of membership as of April 1, 2015:
    Single – Individual membership 18 years & older Single Senior – 65 and older Family – Members of an immediate family, including children under age 21, residing in the same household. Exceptions at the discretion of the Board. Senior Family – If one of the two adults is 65 or older
    Text of Section with proposed change: Single – Individual membership 18 years & older
    Single Senior – 65 and older Family – Members of an immediate family, including children under age 24, residing in the same household. Exceptions at the discretion of the Board.
    Senior Family – If one of the two adults is 65 or older
    Full explanation of the reason for this proposed change: To update Bylaws to reflect the practice currently in effect and to agree with the criteria of “Family Membership” as shown on the current Membership Application.