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  • IHSM Volunteer Appreciation Day – 11/5/17

  • IHSM
    Volunteer Appreciation Day
    Sunday, November 5th
    5pm at the Clubhouse

    Volunteerism is at the core of IHSM. Without the dedication of Members, none of what we enjoy about IHSM would be possible.
    The Executive Board would like to recognize the Volunteers and Members who have helped make IHSM the wonderful, welcoming Club it is today.

    Please join us on Sunday,
    November 5th at 5pm.

    Light fare and a champagne toast will be served.
    Traditional Irish musicians
    will entertain us.
    All Members are welcome!

  • 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.
    Michael McCabe, President

  • Fall/Winter Hours in effect September 7th, 2017

  • Clubhouse Hours as of 9.7.17
    Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    Friday: 5:00 – 1:00 a.m.
    Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • October General Membership Meeting Info:

  • October’s General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th so that Members can spend October 31st, Halloween, with their families.
    Regular Meeting times are in effect:
    Bar Opens – 5:30 p.m.
    Social Hour – 6:30 p.m.
    General Membership Meeting – 7:30 p.m

  • Bus Trip to Boston – Saturday, September 30th

    SOLD OUT – Standby List Info Below
    We will depart Milford at 8:00 am and return at approximately 9:30 pm. The itinerary includes stops at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and Quincy Market before boarding the Northern Lights, a 1920s New England Yacht, for an Irish Music Cruise along the Boston Harbor.
    The cost of the trip is $85.00.
    Please call 203-231-5474 or email Linda Fera if you would like to be added to the wait list.

  • Food Drive

    To All IHSM Members

    We will be collecting food for the Milford Senior Center at the September (9/26) and the October (10/31) General Membership Meetings.
    We have been collecting food for the Senior Center for about 10 years now and they are always very grateful for our help. For the past several years Mark and Peggy Morris and I have dropped off the food in early November.
    Please bring at least one canned or dry food item, if possible bring more.
    If you are unable to make the General Meeting please give me a call and we will arrange to either pick up or meet at another time. You have always been so generous and I know that the need has increased tremendously!
    The Senior Center houses a food pantry for all Milford residents. I was told that many families are depending on this service to make it through the week.
    Current foods that are needed are:
    Stew, spaghetti sauce, pasta, coffee, peanut butter, jelly, dry cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, pancake syrup, granola bars, tea bags, juice and gravy mixes, soups, etc.
    Please check expiration dates before you bring it in to make sure it is not outdated.
    Thank You,
    Nancy Smith
    203 937-6330

  • 2017-2018 Executive Board Election Results

  • Mike McCabe, President
    Tim McNamara, Vice President
    Jane McSally, Treasurer
    Secretary, Angela McGuirk
    Sheila Danehy, Membership Chairperson
    Maureen Moore, Parliamentarian
    Amanda Potkay, First Year 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 ISHM 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

  • A Message from the IHSM Woman of the Year

  • I would like to thank everyone for making this a very memorable St. Patrick’s Day season for me. I am so honored to be able to represent the Irish Heritage Society of Milford as your Irish Woman of the Year for 2017.
    From the raising of the Irish Flag in downtown Milford with Mayor Ben Blake to marching in the parade; it has all been the best. Thank you for the truly wonderful dinner party at Costa Azzurra Restaurant and the flowers and the plaque. It truly was a magical evening. I hope to continue to represent our club and the Irish culture in the best possible way.
    Nancy Smith,
    ihsm Woman of the Year

  • 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.

  • Help Needed for History of Milford Irish Project !

  • The Milford Irish history project needs you! In order to keep this important project going, more members are still needed to participate! Plans are being made for mailings, and for interviews with IHSM members for the first phase of the project. Please attend this meeting and contribute a few hours of your time and energy and ideas! Some tasks that need to be completed are:
    Mailings, follow-up phone calls, set-up appointments, possible interviews.

    If you want to help, please contact Steve Kraffmiller at kskraffmiller@yahoo.com.

  • Genealogy Project Form

  • Those individuals interested in participating in the genealogy project can download this form to get started.

    Next Meeting:
    Saturday, November 26th 10am – 12pm at the Clubhouse

  • 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.