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.
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).
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.
Breaksfast with Santa
Heather O'Brien Padus 440-547-2763 Smilechik@aol.com
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 Euclid220@aol.com
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.
Consitution and 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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Smilechik@aol.com
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.
Bruce Greig 440-897-9617 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
This raffle is an annual fundraiser for the club. Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets.
Contact our ticket chair via email or phone here.
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