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

Founded on May 29, 1956, and Reorganized on February 18, 1975, the Grand Council has over 20,000 members and serves as the umbrella group of 27 Affiliated organizations.

The Grand Council has Affiliates in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and the Washington D.C. Area. One of our affiliated organizations is a nationwide organization.

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

New Affiliates are welcome. Does your Emerald Society or Organization have over 60 members? Are your members employed by a Local, State, or Federal agency, public utility company, industrial organization, or other endeavors? Go to our affiliation management page and start the process.

Visit our Employment Resources page for civil service, public utility exams, and other job openings.

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 will meet on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:30 pm for our Annual Delegates’ Christmas Party at JC Fogarty’s 60 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville, NY. CLICK TO RSVP


Martin Bellew,


Ní neart go cur le chéile

There’s no strength without unity

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Upcoming Events

February 23, 2024- NYPD ES 70th Annual Dinner

November 30, 2023- FDNY ES Toy Drive Kickoff Christmas Party

Past Events

November 16, 2023- NYPD ES and NYPD Steuben Association- Schützenfest

November 11, 2023- SCVFF ES Bi-Annual Dinner-Dance

November 3, 2023- FDNY ES 67th Anniversary Dinner

October 30, 2023– GCUES Cigar Night

October 13, 2023– NYCD ES 68th Anniversary Dinner Dance

October 13, 2023– DSNY ES Pipes and Drums 30th Anniversary Party

October 4, 2023- Next meeting

The Grand Council’s next meeting will be a “social gathering” on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the historic “Fighting” 69th Regiment Armory inside the “Garryowen Club” at 68 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY, 10022. It’s ten days away.

This strictly social event will feature food, refreshments, Fighting 69th whiskey, and an open bar from 7 pm to 9 pm. The donation is a $35. After 9 pm, a cash bar will be available.

This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your fellow Emeralds and friends in a historic location before the Armory closes at the end of March for a massive 125-million-dollar renovation project that will take 4-5 years to complete.

So that you know, the dress code for the event is business casual.

October 3, 2023– NYPD ES Pipes & Drums 25th Annual Golf Outing

September 23, 2023- Rockland GAA NYPD GFC vs FDNY GFC

September 21, 2023- FLOCK

September 23, 2023- NYS Courts Pipes & Drums Fundraiser

September 21, 2023- DSNY ES Golf Outing

September 17, 2023- Nassau County Feis

September 15, 2023- NCPES and SCPO ES Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day

August 24, 2023- Detective Barney Ferguson Emerald Legacy Fund

August 13, 2023-FDNY Emerald Society Irish Heritage Night at Citifield

August 8, 2023-NYPD Emerald Society 15th Annual William McNeely Golf Outing

July 9, 2023- MTAPD Emerald Society Summer Cocktail Party

July 8, 2023- NYCD Emerald Society Annual Fishing Trip

June 14, 2023- Celtic Cruise for EIIC-AOH Div 7 to Benefit The Emerald Isle Immigration Center

June 14, 2023- PAPD ES Boston trip

June 7, 2023- Meeting Notice

Download our latest newsletter “Around the Emerald Green” JUNE 2023


As Memorial Day approaches, we take time to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. This day is not just a long weekend for barbecues and sales but a time to pay our respects to the brave men and women who have given their lives defending our freedom and protecting our nation. Let us come together as a community to express our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes. Whether attending a Memorial Day parade, visiting a cemetery, or simply taking a moment of silence, let us honor their courage and bravery. Let us never forget the sacrifices made by these brave souls and ensure that their memory lives on forever.

Go bráthartha


Martin Bellew


Death Notification

Stephen J. Flynn, MABSTOA Emerald Society

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our dear Treasurer, Steve Flynn. Steve was an exceptional leader, colleague, and friend. He will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to our organization and selfless dedication to his role. We ask that you keep Steve and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will share details about the wake and funeral as soon as they become available.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

At the right-hand side of God may be his faithful soul.

Martin Bellew

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sisto Funeral Home, Inc.
3489 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
10:30 am
Saint Benedict’s RC Church
2969 Otis Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465

Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven
10 W. Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Download our latest newsletter “Around the Emerald Green” May 2023

May 10, 2023- Meeting Notice

April 30, 2023NYCDOE ES Ceol & Conversation

April 28, 2023DSNY ES Dinner Dance

April 17, 2023- Burn your return Cigar Night

April 12, 2023- Meeting Notice

4/1/23 “Around the Emerald Green”


Welcome to our newest affiliated organization, the Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society (ALEES). ALEES was organized on February 2, 2003, and is a proud National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES) member.

2022-2024 ALEES Board

Erin Ring-President,

Danica Tatge- Vice President,

Kimberly Wyatt-Treasurer,

Ronnie Rabel- Secretary,

Joel Ring- Sgt at Arms,

Tyler Tage, Recruiter,

Frank O’Halloran, Historian

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March 17, 2023- NYCD ES After Parade Party

All GCUES members and friends are welcome.
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March 17, 2023- 2023 NYPD ES Parade Party

March 12, 2023- Celebration for our Chaplain


March 1, 2023- Meeting Notice

2/28/23 “Around the Emerald Green”

February 24, 2023- NYPD ES 69th Anniv. Dinner

February 1, 2023 Meeting

January 28, 2023- Con ES 60th Anniv. Dinner

The Emerald Laud AG’s AIHS Action

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AIHS Press Release



Through the Years