Emerald a Chara/Dear Emerald

The Grand Council returns to Queens on

Please Note the Date

Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 7:30 pm


7311 Yellowstone Blvd

Forest Hills, NY 11375

We are back at The Manor Oktoberfest for our first meeting after the summer break! Join us for an evening of socializing and networking. Our usual fellowship follows our meeting agenda, and we can't wait to catch up with everyone. 

The atmosphere of The Manor is welcoming, and the German food/beer always impresses. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow Emeralds and have a great time. Whether you're a regular attendee or a newcomer, we promise you'll have a memorable evening.

The Manor Oktoberfest website

Congratulations to

DSNY ES President Sean Neal and DSNY ES Correspondence Secretary Justin Zwick on their recent promotions.

Under a Blues Irish Sky

Under a Blue Irish Sky

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Detective Barney Ferguson Emerald Legacy Fund

On Thursday, August 24, 2023, Ist Vice President Thomas J. Ryan, Past President Peter F. Whalen, DSNY ES President Sean O' Neal, NYCD ES President Tim Cowen, and WPES President John Hynes led the Emerald Delegation from the DSNY ES, FDNY ES, HVPES, MTAPD ES, NYCD ES, NYPD ES, SCPO ES, and WPES to Julianos of New Rochelle for Detective Barney Ferguson's Emerald Legacy Foundation "May Day' Dinner.

Juliano's was more like McJulianos because it was filled with a sea of green.

Congratulations to all the Honorees:


P.O. Michael McInnis- NYPD

President, NYPD Holy Name Society


Captain Brian J. Sharkey - NYCD (ret)

Past President, NYCD Emerald Society

Past President, Grand Council of United Emerald Societies


Lieutenant James McCarthy- FDNY.

President, NYC Uniformed Fire Officers Association


Westchester Safe Streets Task Force

SSRA Brendan Kenney- FBI

SA Mark Vere-FBI

Det. Daniel O'Malley-Greenburgh PD

Det. James Menton -NYPD

Det. Brian Menton -YPD

Det. Scott Griffith-YPD

pictures by

Take-Two productions-Glenn Lynch

Paddy McCarthy

Tribute to Patrolman Edward J. O'Leary, NYPD

who died in the line of duty on July 26, 1957.

On July 26, 2023, the O'Leary family and representatives from the Orange County Shields, Ancient Order of Hibernians, NYPD Emerald Society, NYPD Holy Name Society, Ireland Deputy Consul General Dermot Fitzpatrick, and Special Assitant Vicki McDermot gathered at the 34pct in the Inwood section of the Manhattan to honor the memory of Patrolman Edward J. O'Leary.

Kudos to NYPD ES member and NYCPBA Manhattan North Trustee Kevin Murphy for putting together this beautiful tribute.

GCUES Trustee Duke Bunce Retires

HVPES Vice President and GCUES Trustee Duke Bunce, New Paltz PD retirement walk out 07/22/23

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Top Assistant Principal

Donna McGuire, President-NYCDOE ES is Top Assistant Principal

Donna McGuire, assistant principal at PS/IS 18 - The Park Terrace School in the New York City Public Schools, District 6, has been selected as the ...

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American Irish Historical Society Update

Board Formation Close at AIHS (July 14, 2023)

The formation of a new board at the American Irish Historical Society is close to finalization. And the Echo understands that a new chairman is soon to be named.

The AIHS and its Gilded Age home at 991 Fifth Avenue has been in something of a limbo in recent years after the dismissal of board members back in 2019, including then President General Jim Normile. 

Normile, an attorney specializing in government and public finance, had questioned the financial operations of the society.

Also dismissed at the time for challenging the manner of the society's running was chairman of the AIHS Executive Council, Brian McCabe, and Sophie Colgan, who was employed by the society to organize and manage events at the AIHS headquarters, while also leading marketing initiatives for the society.

In a January, 2022 op-ed in the Irish Echo McCabe wrote of an existential crisis at the AIHS "brought on by inept and visionless leadership."

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New Board at AIHS (July 23, 2023)

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Statement from

Brian McCabe and Sophie Colgan

July 23, 2023

After a long and arduous process the AIHS has announced the formation of a new board to take the Society into the future.

Congratulations and best wishes for success to those selected.

Having mobilized the greater Irish-American community in the campaign for reform, which engaged the Attorney General, we would like to say that it is essential that the community remain focused on this process and vigilant that undue influence or elitism not be allowed to once again control the destiny of this worthy organization.

In addition, we are still concerned that the questions we raised, particularly about the integrity of the Society's collection, be addressed by the new board and that they function in a transparent way, respecting and welcoming all.

That being said and with great hope for the Society we look with optimism to the future and stand ready to assist in promoting the mission of the Society as we move forward.

Comhghairdeas agus rath an mbord nua.

Congratulations and success to the new board

Brian McCabe

Sophie Colgan


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Adrian Flannelly's Over and Out

The term "everybody and anybody" applies, and then some, to the Adrian Flannelly radio show. Well, everybody and anybody will have to find another ...

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The Grand Council is committed to connecting affiliated organizations and encouraging them to support each other's events with reciprocal agreements of like-kind donations.

The 23 GCUES Directory was emailed to every affiliated President with the contact information (mobile phone and email) of every Board member, Trustee, and Affiliated President. Please make sure to use it.

To ensure you get the best possible promotion for your event, please email the flyer and any pertinent information to [email protected] at least two to three months in advance.

Let's unite to make each Emerald event a success by supporting each other!

September 23, 2023







FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023, 7:00 PM



        3232 RAILROAD AVE.

        WANTAGH, NY 11793





        OPEN BAR & FOOD







[email protected]


Purchase tickets 

September 21, 2023

September 23, 2023

October 13, 2023

NYCD ES 300 Raffle Drawing October 13, 2023

1st Prize $10,000

Four prizes of $500

$100 donation

Contact Timmy Cowen ‭(631) 905-5913‬

October 13, 2023


October 30, 2023

Cigar-NightFlyer-Poster-US-Real-Estate-Flyer-1 image

Dear Emeralds,

The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Incorporated cordially invites you

to attend our first annual Cigar Night on Monday, October 30, 2023, at Vetro

Restaurant and Lounge by Russos on the Bay 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard

Beach, New York, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

A portion of the night's proceeds will support the Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment.

Historical Trust (www.sixtyninth.net).

The mission of the Fighting 69th Historical Trust is to support the Sixty-Ninth

Regimental Staff and conduct programs to preserve and educate people on the

history, traditions, heraldry, lineage, armory, and historical artifacts of the Sixty-

Ninth Regiment; to establish, conserve, preserve, secure, and maintain the

historical artifacts of the 69th Regiment.

The Trust may apply for grants and raise funds to support its mission and

provide financial or other assistance to unit members, 69th Regiment veterans,

and their families per its by-laws and as approved by the Trustees.

The festivities start at 7 pm with a four-hour premium open bar, hot and cold

buffet, appetizers, dessert, package of premium cigars, Fighting 69th Whiskey

Toast, raffles, prizes, and a special appearance of the DSNY Emerald Society

Pipes & Drums. Donation is $140 per person, and corporate sponsorships are


The following Emeralds will also be recognized for their service and dedication to

the Labor movement.

Joseph A. Mannion, President

NYC Sanitation Officers Association

Kevin Murphy, Manhattan North Trustee

NYC Police Benevolent Association

This event will sell out, and the cut-off date for all payments is October 20, 2023.

If you have any questions or are interested in corporate sponsorship, don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 718-490-8765. I look forward to seeing you on October 30, 2023, and supporting a great cause, the Fighting 69th Historical Trust.


Peter F. Whalen


Download Cigar Flyer and Form


Employment Resources Updates

Exciting news! In addition to the ones below, we have additional employment opportunities for you to explore; you can visit our employment resources page for the latest job postings.

If your agency, union, or trade has any employment announcements, please don't hesitate to email them to [email protected].

Take advantage of your chance to find the perfect job for a friend, yourself, or a family member - take a look today!

Become a Trooper Home Page

The New York State Police has a long and proud history of serving the citizens of New York since 1917. Our mission, to serve, protect and defend the people of New York, while preserving the rights and dignity of all, has remained constant from our inception and is still our goal today.

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New Hampshire State Police Trooper I Recruitment

A candidate must have at least one of the following: Education: Associate's degree or 60 credit hours from a recognized college, university, or technical institute with a significant study preferably in criminal justice or the equivalent. Experience: No experience required. Or Education: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.

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Social Media Tip

The end of summer is coming, so update your website, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram.

Have a great Labor Day weekend and see you on September 13, 2023.


[email protected]

The Grand Council

PO Box 124, Woodlawn Station

Bronx, NY 10470

Ní neart go cur le chéile 

There’s no strength without unity

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(Patrick McParland, President FDNY ES © 2022)