President's Message


I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you, and offer you some information about The Irish Society.

The Irish Society was formed to promote Irish heritage and help those needing assistance in the fields of education, industry, the trades, law & order and public service. Our mission is to assist with guidance through networking, contributions when possible and building relationships. With your support of our events and honorees, you help make this possible. As many know, being a charitable organization can be a difficult one to maintain. There are so many worthy causes, how do you keep yours afloat? Well, that answer to the Irish community is a bit simpler. We are a society of many, so we have the opportunity to help those in need!

The fund raising efforts of any charitable organization can be daunting. There are countless hours and days spent on phone calls, letters, mailings and meetings. To be honest, asking for donations over and over is not the easiest of responsibilities, although the most important. But I am pleasantly pleased that those who support the Irish Society have been extremely generous. It is because of our friends, volunteers and contributors that we can continue to be a giving and supportive organization amongst the Irish.

As the new President of your Irish Society, I find that we must implement and prioritize some fundamental organizational tasks. Without these, much of what we hope to accomplish will go unimplemented, thus limiting our potential as a charitable organization.

Today, the Irish Society will begin a new membership drive, along with updating current member’s information, so that we all may stay up to date on events, fund raisers and community activism. We hope to include in this “membership overhaul” a better way to communicate our news via email and even text message, if you request. Our membership is the life-blood of The Irish Society. We need you to exist and we need you to participate in YOUR Irish Society, so that we may continue to be a positive and supportive institute in the Irish community.

Please be on the lookout for an updated website with the ability to join, update information and pay the one time joining membership dues. In the meantime, please feel free to send your updated membership information, including email address and cell phone number (for texts) to:

Thank you for your interest and continued support of the Irish Society. I am honored and look forward to serving as President of such a worthy organization.

Go raibh maith agat!

Jerry Connor Jr.