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Welcome to the virtual home of The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies.

Reorganized in 1975, the Grand Council has a membership of over 25,000 members and serves as the umbrella group of 25 Affiliated Emerald Societies.

The membership of our Affiliated Emerald Societies serves in front-line professions such as Law Enforcement, Fire Service, EMS, Education, Sanitation, Mass Transit, and Public Utilities. 

The Grand Council has Affiliates in the State of New York located in New York City, New York Metropolitan area (Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester counties), New York Hudson Valley Region (Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Putnam counties), State of New Jersey, State of Massachusetts and the Washington D.C. Area.

The Grand Council usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at a different location in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island. The Grand Council does not meet in July and August.

The Grand Council’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, (7:30 pm start) at J. C. Fogarty’s 60 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville, New York 11708.

Fraternally,

PETER F. WHALEN,

President

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There’s no strength without unity

THE WHALEN FAMILY
President Pete Whalen and 2022 Irishman of the Year Edward Grayson

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AROUND THE EMERALD GREEN

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President Peter F. Whalen remarks and introduction of the Honorable Edward Grayson, Commissioner, Department of Sanitation, City of New York, 2022 GCUES Irishman of the Year and Aide to Grand Marshal James Callahan. The GCUES Dinner, Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Antun’s of Queens Village.
Honorable Edward Grayson, Commissioner, Department of Sanitation, City of New York, 2022 GCUES Irishman of the Year and Aide to Grand Marshal James Callahan.

Robert F. Algar

Past President, GCUES

Past President, SCPOES

Charter member, SCPOES

1991 GCUES Aide to the Grand Marshal of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2001 SCPOES Man of the Year.

Bob was a New York State Police Trooper from 1960 and retired in 1983, as a Senior Investigator. In 1984 he joined the New York State Guard, attaining the rank of Brigadier General and retiring in 2002.

Robert F. Algar obituary

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GCUES President Peter Whalen welcomed guest speaker Francis McLoughlin, Chairman of the Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day Parade to the May 4, 2022 meeting at The Wicked Monk. Chairman McLoughlin invited the GCUES to participate in the 2023 Bayside Parade.
Suffolk Social meeting

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March 2, 2022 Meeting

@scpdemerald @scpdpipesanddrums 2022 Saint Patrick’s Day Kick off party Thursday, February 24, 2021, 6 pm-10 pm @nappertandys.smithtown

Queens County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Dinner

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Congratulations to all the Honorees, especially the honorees from our affiliated organizations.

FDNY Rapid Response on Jan 9th Saved Lives

2020 GCUES Man of the Year FDNY Battalion Chief Eddie Boles

NYPD Emerald Society

57th Annual Winter Weekend

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center

February 17-21, 2022

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