Club News

Hall or Pavilion Rentals

To rent the Colleen Hall or Pavilion, please contact our Bar Manager, Jim Kane, by phone at (413) 562-5927.

 

2017 Colleen and her Court

Congratulations to our 2017 Colleen Ashley Rose Day and her Court, Katie Rose Knapik, Fiona Margaret Cioch, Caitlyn Nicole Blanchard and Hannah Lynn Baker.

Ashley is 20 years old and a graduate of Westfield High School.  She is a sophomore at UMASS and is studying kinesiology. After graduating she plans to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy at Springfield College.

Katie is senior at Westfield High School. She is Vice President of the National Honor Society and co captain of both the basketball and track teams. Katie's goal is to combine her interest in science and her commitment to service by pursuing a degree in nursing.

Fiona is a junior at Westfield High School. She is a member of the student council, band and the National Honor Society and council on peer education.She hopes to attend UMASS and pursue a degree in nursing.

Caitlyn is a junior at Westfield State University. While in high school she was president of the key club and president of as schools match wits. She is currently a certified and licensed EMT. Caitlyn hopes to attend medical school.

Hannah is a senior at Williston Northampton School.She is captain of the field hockey team and plays on the varsity basketball team. Hannah plans on attending college and earning a bachelor of science in nursing.

The 2017 Billy Buzzee "St. Pat on the Back" Award

The BOD has created a new award in honor of our late friend, Billy Buzzee.  The Billy Buzzee "St. Pat on the Back" will be awarded annually to any individual or group, Club member or not, in recognition of their selfless contribution to the Sons of Erin itself or in recognition of their efforts to foster, promote and perpetuate the furtherance of Irish-American culture.  

We are happy to announce that this year's recipient is Tom Kane Sr.  Tom's work in the kitchen and on the grill is unending.  His corned beef dinners and sandwiches would make Billy proud.  As a past winner of the Thomas M. Kane Irishman of the Year named for his dad, it's obvious that Tom has been involved in many of the Club's events and functions.  He cooks dinner on Irish Night, and works the grill for our Irish Festivals and other functions.  His dedication to the Club extends outside the kitchen as well.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Club for several years as well.  Congratulations Tom! 

2017 Parade Marshal

Congratulations to the 2017 Westfield Parade Marshal Justice John M. Greaney!  Justice Greaney was born in Westfield and graduated from St. Mary's High School and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.  He earned his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1963 and went on to serve in the Air National Guard briefly.  Judge Greaney sat on both the Housing and Superior Courts as an Associate Justice.  In 1978 he was appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court and then was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court, serving for 19 years.  Just recently the Westfield District Court was named for him.  Congratulations!

2017 Thomas M. Kane Irishman of the Year

  Congratulations to Patrick Sullivan on being named the 2017 Irishman of the Year.  Pat can often be seen puttering around the Club helping out in any way he can, whether it has to do with heating, cooling or one of the many other specialties are required.  You can always count on Pat!  Congratulations!

 

2017 Dorothy B. Griffin Irishwoman of the Year

  Congratulations to Kerri Tymeson on being named the 2017 Dorothy B. Griffin Irishwoman of the Year.  Kerri has been a member of the Colleen Committee for many years.  She works tirelessly on all aspects of the Ball and can always be called upon to help (or buy a ticket from).  Her work on the Colleen Committee also includes the Colleen Golf tournament, the Tailgate and all the committee's fundraising efforts.  Well deserved and congratulations Kerri!

Newsletter / Newsblast

The Club's conversion to an email format for our newsletter is ongoing. This conversion is a substantial savings to the Club in postage, printing and labor, as well as being an eco-friendly alternative.  If you have not already done so, please send your email address to soewestfield@gmail.com to receive your newsletter online.  If you have no access to a computer, you may send your mailing address to Sons of Erin Newsletter, P.O. Box 1136, Westfield, MA 01086, Attn: Karen Casey, to receive a hard copy of the newsletter.  Let's Go Green!!!

2017 Club Officers

Congratulations to the 2017 Club Officers

President - Dick Casey

Vice President - Dermot Hurley

Treasurer - Bridget Barber

Sgt. at Arms - Kevin Fitzgerald

Recording Secretary - Megan Sweet

Membership Secretary - Dennis Moran

Board of Directors

Joe Conroy
Mike Conroy
Jim Casey
Jim Laverty
Brian Colton
Bill Wallace

 

Quote of the Month

May the roof above us never fall in, and the friends beneath it never fall out. 

                                                                                             Anonymous

General Membership Meetings

The Club's General Membership meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 PM.  Meetings are usually suspended for the summer months of June, July and August. 

Commemorative Bricks

The Building Committee is selling Commemorative Bricks that will be used to pave a "Memorial Walkway" leading to the 911 Memorial at the Club.  These bricks can be inscribed in the memory of a departed family member, loved one, or with your own name.  The Walkway enhances the beauty of the 911 Memorial dedicated in the memory of Daniel Trant, Tara Creamer and Brian Murphy.  Cost is $50.00 per brick.  Forms are located at the Club.

Commemorative Veteran's Coins

The Club has created a Commemorative Veteran Coin to be issued to the Club's Irish-American Veterans.  You are also eligible to receive one on behalf of a deceased family member that was a veteran.  The coins can be personalized with an engraving at your own expense.  Please contact Dermot Hurley to receive your coin.

Club Dues

General Membership - $50.00, Seniors Over 65 - $25.00.   Women's Aux - $35.00, Seniors Over 55 - $17.50.  There is a $10.00 late fee for payment after February 1st.  An initial one-time fee of $100.00 for new general members will be assessed.  This fee is waived for new members between the ages of 21-25.