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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monthly Membership Meeting

Posted by David Isberg on February 6, 2014

The Monthly Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday February 6th at 8:00 p.m. at the Emerald Society Hall.

Nominations and Elections will take place.



February Newsletter

Posted by David Isberg on

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year!! I Look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

                                                    AWARDS BANQUET
          Our Annual Awards Banquet will be March 8th  at our Hall.  We will be honoring Boston Police Officer Doug McGrath with the Barney McGinniskin Police Officer of the Year Award. We will be honoring  State Representative Edward Coppinger with our Man of The Year award.  We will be honoring Mike O’Brien, Mark Sanders, and Dave Tracey with The Community Service Award. We are also going to give an award to the Boston Police Department for there exemplerary service during the Boston Marathon Bombings.  Tickets will be available at our Monthly Meeting February 6th or contact myself or incoming President Liam Hawkins. We will be having corned beef and cabbage served at our banquet with a cocktail hour beforehand. I look forward to seeing you all there to congratulate our awardees.
          Also going on Thursday February 6th we will be having our elections for this years E-Board . Liam Hawkins is running unopposed so he will be your new President and he will be sworn in on March 8th at the Award Banquet.  We still have some positions that need to be filled and I hope we will see some new faces at the Hall for the meeting so we can get some more members involved.
                                                   OFFICER DOWN
          Department Historian Bob Anthony has informed us that  Boston Police Officer John Lynch’s name will be placed on the Memorial Wall in Washington DC this year during Police Week. Officer Lynch was from County Donegal and joined the Boston Police Department in October of 1920. Officer Lynch was working on Green St in Jamaica Plain in 1936 when he was viciously attacked and beaten by an amateur boxer.  Officer Lynch suffered from his injuries for a few years and passed away  in 1944 from those injuries.  His name will now be placed on the same Wall where many other Irish Police Officers gave there life for the BPD and the City of Boston.  Officers Sean McCarthy ,Liam Hawkins and myself will be in DC for Police Week and we will be there to represent Officer John Lynch.
                                                 NCLEES UPDATE

The meetings for the NCLEES Conference in September has been going very well. We will be rolling out our first set of T-Shirts that we will be selling to raise money to assist in paying for the conference. If anyone would like to purchase a tshirt come on down to a monthly meeting and we will have some for sale.  Also to assist in defraying some of the costs for the Conference we will be holding a Drawing on Saturday June 7that the Emerald Society.  Drawing tickets will be $100.00 and we are working on a fantastic grand prize as well as other prizes. Stay tuned for more info on this raffle but save Saturday June7th to come on down to the Hall for a fun event.

                                                          PUB CRAWL
          Also don’t forget about the Pub Crawl with the Ct State Police on April 26th. We will be going up and down Boyleston St. This is a great opportunity to come out and have a fun night with our brothers from Ct and New York State Police.  They will be coming up in a bus with 56 people and we need to show them how our Emerald Society takes care of other Societies when they come to town.
                                                       ST PATRICK’S DAY
          Also for St Patricks Day this year there will be 30 members of The Gresham Oregon Police Department in town to march in the parade in South Boston.  If anyone would like to get together with them please let me know.
                                                     IRISH TRIVIA
          According to old custom, a candle, a coin and a small amount of wine or spirits should be placed at a persons grave. The candle was to give the deceased light, the coin was to pay the fair over the river of death, and the liquor was to sustain them on there journey.
fanacht sábháilte amach ann
Robert “Doc” Welby

January Newsletter

Posted by David Isberg on January 4, 2014

 Laethanta Saoire Shona

January Monthly Meeting

First of all I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas with there family!! I would like to start the newsletter off with saying that our Monthly Meeting for January will be on JANUARY 9th… NOT January 2nd.  We pushed it back a week so everyone can enjoy the New Year with there family.  We hope to see everyone at the Hall January 9th at 8pm.

2014 Annual Banquet

Our Annual Banquet will be taking place on March 8th 2014 at the Boston Police Emerald Society. Tickets will be available soon and you can contact either myself or Vice –President Liam Hawkins. This is an awesome time for us to recognize our members that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in there endevours.  Also if anyone would like to nominate anyone for The Barney McGinniskin  Officer of The Year Award, Person of the Year or another of our awards please contact me at the Hall.


Also at our Banquet we will be swearing in our new E-Board officers for the year.  If anyone is interested in becoming part of our E-Board again please contact us at our monthly meeting or by phone.  We need people that want to be a part of our Society and further OUR heritage.

Pub Crawl

Our friends at the CT State Police Emerald Society who have been coming up to Boston for many trips have again decided to join up with us on April 26th for a Pub Crawl up and down Boylston St. This is a GREAT opportunity for those of you that have not had the opportunity to meet these guys and gals to come on out and show them what our GREAT city has to offer.  They are coming up with 64 people by bus so I am asking for as many people that can attend please make yourself available that day.


It’s that time of the year again.  Annual dues are upon us. Please send in your $25 to renew your dues and if you have someone that would like to join please have them fill out the sheet at the bottom of the mailed newsletter and send in there $30 or bring them to a monthly meeting to sign up. If you are already signed up via City of Boston Direct Deposit, you are all set.  If you are a City employee looking to take advantage of the Direct deposit, the downloadable application is on the website –, fill it out & mail to the Hall. 2014 Dues start in March.

Boston Police Emerald Society Hockey Team

Our Emerald Society Hockey Team will be taking on the Boston Fire Department  at Frozen Fenway at 9am on January 6th. Come on out and support OUR hockey team.

New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and very Happy New Year… Sábháilte agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!! I look forward to seeing everyone and getting new members into our Society.

Quote of the Month

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

William Arthur Ward (American scholar, author, teacher and pastor)

fanacht sábháilte amach ann

Robert “Doc” Welby
President BPDES

Monthly Membership Meeting Thursday January 9th @ 8 p.m.

Posted by David Isberg on January 3, 2014

Please join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday, January 9th at 8:00pm.  If you have any questions please email:



Comedy Night: Saturday, September 28th @ The Irish Social Club

Posted by David Isberg on September 27, 2013

comedy show