Get Involved

Volunteers are at the heart of our club and what makes it successful. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and volunteer as much or as little time as you have to give. These committees often plan many of the major activities for members to attend.


We have a number of committees/activities covering a wide variety of interests for all ages, singles, couples, or families.


317 Society

Michael Byrne       216-990-2581    317 Page

The 317 Society hosts a monthly raffle on the 17th day of each month in The Pub, starting around 7:30PM.



Casey Hatcher        216-272-9973         

Robin Burton           440-668-1551

Bartenders provide service behind the bar for club events (volunteer/tips only), The Pub (volunteer/tips only) and rentals (paid).


Bereavement Committee  


This group of dedicated and heartfelt volunteers sets up and serves food  when the club is rented for an after funeral luncheon. At the end the group also packs up any remaining food for the bereaved family to take home.


Breakfast with Santa          

Heather O'Brien Padus                440-547-2763                   

Sponsored yearly, the Club hosts Breakfast with Santa for the children of IACES member families. Volunteers are needed for planning, booking the entertainment, shopping for gifts (and wrapping them), setup, cooking of the breakfast, and clean-up at the end of the event.


Building Beautification & Maintenance      

Michael Byrne                            216-990-2581      

This team helps to keep our facilities updated and operational. No experience is needed, but if you have any experience in the trades (plumbing, electrical, painting, construction, etc) - your services could be very valuable.                  


Communications & Social Media 

Bree Gurry & Joe Ward

This Committee manages the internal and external communications of the IACES. This includes the IACES website, all social media accounts and weekly email blast. Members take pictures and videos of events as well.


Constitution & By-Laws


The Bylaws Review Committee consists of a Chair appointed by the IACES President and members selected by the Chair, based on the provisions of Article V, Section 5.1 of the Club’s Bylaws. The Committee attempts to meet monthly.  The present committee has established a priority lists of seven areas of the Bylaws for review.  The Committee reports to the Board and the membership.




The entertainment committee scouts out and books musicians/bands and other entertainment for The Pub as well as club sponsored events.


Fish Fries


Every Lent, the Club sponsors a Fish Fry every Friday night. Help is needed for setup, cooking, and clean up. Please contact Kevin McCluskey in the Winter & Spring!


Golden Shamrocks    


The Shamrocks are a social group for seniors. They meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1PM in the Club’s Main Hall.  Activities include: Trips, Guest Speakers, Luncheons and Card Parties


Kids Halloween Party

Sarah O'Brien & Katie McCluskey                        

An annual event in October, the club sponsors a Halloween party for club member families. This includes a lunch, games, and costume parade with trick or treating. Volunteers are always welcome to help plan, market, setup and clean up.



Mary Alice Curran       440-665-8110  

The goal of the membership committee is to create and manage campaigns and increase membership for the club. Membership drives will be off the site in various parts of the East Side. Volunteers are needed for ideas and to work membership events.


Pack The Pub           

Bree Gurry      216-375-5469

The Pack the Pub Committee is committed to creating new events and promotions for The Pub. Events have included Trivia Nights, Pub Game Day, The Irish Dawg Pound.


Padraic Pearse Center     

Bree Gurry    /

Housed in the lower level of the club, The Padraic Pearse Center, Inc. is the cultural arm of the club.  The center’s purpose is to promote Irish heritage and culture through such activities as it’s library, Irish dance and Gaelic language lessons, various lectures, theatrical productions and educational programs. 

  • Padraic Pearse Center Book Club      
  • Bonnie Easton

The Padraic Pearse Book Club is a discussion group for people interested in reading books that reflect our Irish heritage and culture. We discuss current and popular books that contained Irish or Irish American characters or themes or are written by Irish authors. We are sponsored by the Padraic Pearse Center of the Irish American Club East Side.


Parade Units

These groups march with pride, as they represent the IACES in Cleveland’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. They also take part in other parades around the area, as well as other club events. Practices begin in January for March events.

  • Jack McDonough Fife and Drum Corp          
    Peggy McDonough Voll       216-244-1521      

Club members of all ages are invited to be part of the fife and drum corp. Learn the basics of traditional Irish Fife and precision marching.

  • Pom Pom Unit                                                
    Addison Hart      216-210-0260

Our littlest and cutest members always put on a great show. Girls as young as 4 delight the IACES crowd year in and out with an adorably original performance. The Pom Pom unit is a great way to introduce your child to the IACES and all the joy that comes with it.

  • Flag Corp                                                       
    Bella Behm       440-434-9206

Proudly twirling, spinning and waving their IACES flags down the parade route has become a hallmark of this small yet motivated group of young ladies. Ages 13 and older please.

  • Ladies Drill Team                                          
    Heather O'Brien Padus              440-547-2763      
    For our more mature club members, the Ladies Drill Team combines precision drill, innovative maneuvers, hard work, and a few pints of Guinness into a wonderfully unique performance. The Ladies Drill Team headlines Irish Coffee Night in March and always does the IACES proud in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Float                          
    Bob Henry & Wes Feathers
    The creativity and muscle of club members work on this masterpiece months in advance of Cleveland’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. 


Pipes and Drums                   

Bruce Greig                               440-897-9617      

The Pipe Band was formed in the Fall of 2001 by a few members with the mission of putting together a fun marching band for the Irish American Club, East Side. The Band continues to grow, currently boasting a roster of more than 30 members and students. The musicians in the band share the same desire of promoting our culture and heritage playing traditional bagpipe music while proudly representing the club. They represent the club year round at parades and festivals, and compete in Pipe and Drum competitions.



Ann Turk                                   440-943-3088        

The Schanachie is the club's monthly newsletter. Volunteers are needed for writing articles, photography, selling ad space, proofreading, and assisting with mailout.


Social Gaming Leagues

Pinochle League - Bud Eppich


Jack Kilroy Memorial Golf Tournament


St. Patrick's Day Raffle                        

Anne Bowen 

This raffle is an annual fundraiser for the club. Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets.

How do I order tickets for an event?

Contact our ticket chair via email or phone here.


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