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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 serve 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. No meetings are held in July and August

There is no January meeting; our next meeting, the Grand Council, returns to JC Forgartys, 60 Kraft Avenue Bronxville, NY on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (7:30 pm).

Our 2022 GCUES Irishman of the Year Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Antun’s of Queens Village. Please go to our 2022 GCUES Irishman of the Year Dinner page for ticket reservation or journal information.

Fraternally,

PETER F. WHALEN,

President

Ní neart go cur le chéile

There’s no strength without unity

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

Visit our friends

NCLEES
NYC SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
NYC SAINT PATRICK’S DAY FOUNDATION
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Ní neart go cur le chéile
(There’s no strength without unity)

AROUND THE EMERALD GREEN

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
Visit the 2022 Irishman of year page

NYPD Emerald Society

57th Annual Winter Weekend

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center

February 17-21, 2022

Download Weekend brochure and reservation form

Any questions or make a reservation Contact Tommy Sullivan

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