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Welcome to the official website of Edmonton's Irish Centre.

Cultural Events

Click here to read about Irish Culture here at the Club

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Social Events

Click here to read about our Social events at the Club.

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Sports Events

Click here to read about the Sports events we have at the Club.

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Oilers Fundraiser Opportunity

Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group and the Irish Sports & Social Society invite you to come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by joining us at Rogers Place on Wednesday, March 17 as the Edmonton Oilers take on the Buffalo Sabres at 7:00 PM. 

This special offer includes a discounted ticket to the game as well as a tour of the Edmonton Oilers Hall of Fame.

Please feel free to invite family and friends as a portion of each ticket sold (using the link below) goes back to Edmonton Irish Sports & Social Society.

https://fevo.me/eisss

Annual General Meeting for 2021/22

WHEN: Sunday March 27, 2022

TIME : 1:00 PM 

WHERE: Irish Centre

Elections take place at the meeting. The following is a brief description of each executive position:

All Executive positions must be able to familiarize themselves with the By-Laws and Roberts Parliamentary rules; attend and contribute to the monthly meetings; be committed to the position; be comfortable in communicating (both written & verbal); be able and willing to volunteer and help out when needed; work well with others; and be respectful of each other.

The Irish Sports & Social Society By-Laws (in Article 5) outline the duties for each of the Executive positions.

The following highlights some of the skills/tasks necessary for each of the Executive positions,however does not include all.

President – be able to … have an overall view and understanding of the Club; represent the Club at various events when needed; attend and conduct Club meetings; ensure law and order is kept at the meetings; sign the minutes of the meeting after their adoption; counter-sign all cheques; schedule appointments and organize work that is necessary for the proper functioning of the Club; manage the security and alarm system; fill the role of the bar liaison (work closely with the bar lead on work schedules; monitor bar prices; oversee bar orders; resolve issues, etc.); and provide a monthly bar report to the Executive committee.

Vice President – be able to … assist the President; fill in for the President when he/she is absent; sign cheques; fill the role of the kitchen liaison (work closely with the kitchen & janitorial staff on work schedules, monitor food prices, order food & supplies, help resolve issues, etc.); and provide a monthly kitchen report to the Executive committee.

Secretary – be able to … record and prepare meeting minutes & agenda; receive & read any correspondence; prepare and send letters as needed; file all incoming and outgoing correspondence; use excel, word and email; prepare for mail outs (mailing labels, stamps, envelopes, etc.); keep the membership listing current; keep a current email distribution listing of members; prepare, present to the Executive committee and file with the minutes a membership report; ensure the President signs the minutes after their adoption; and receive and file copies of the monthly reports with the minutes.

Treasurer – be able to … work well with money; prepare and make weekly bank deposits; keep all bills and invoices current; prepare payroll; prepare and submit grant applications; organize the casino (which includes preparing reconciliation of casino funds to AGLC); sign cheques; and provide financial statements and account balances at the monthly meetings; and provide the secretary with a copy of the statements for filing.

Social Convener – be able to … organize all social activities throughout the year (this includes Club events such as St. Patrick’s Day, Family Picnic, Halloween, Kiddies’ Christmas party, New Year’s Eve, etc,); order tickets for social events; seek out and book entertainment; schedule Club rentals; oversee all social events; organize and be responsible for any sub committees for social events; be responsible for any money collected from social events; prepare a financial statement following each social event; advertise social events using posters, Facebook, web site, etc.; report monthly to the Executive Committee on social events; and provide the secretary with a copy of the monthly Social report for filing with the minutes.

Sports Convener – be able to … organize all sports activities throughout the year (this includes GAA games & breakfast, golf tournament, UFC fights, etc.); work with providers (Premium Sports) to schedule sporting events; promote local sporting events such as hockey & football;
prepare & post schedule for local sporting events; oversee all sporting events; organize and be responsible for any sub committees for sporting events; be responsible for any money collected from sporting events; prepare a financial statement following each sporting event; advertise sportIng events using posters, Facebook, web site, etc.; report monthly to the Executive Committee on sports activities; and provide the secretary with a copy of the monthly Sports report for filing with the minutes.

Cultural Convener – be able to … organize all cultural activities throughout the year (this includes Heritage Days, Rose of Tralee, FEIS, etc.); provide assistance to the Social Convener with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations; work with the local dance schools for use of the stages and the trailer for the FEIS; be the main contact with the Heritage Festival Committee; prepare applications, order forms, etc. needed for Heritage Days; organize volunteers for Heritage Days; schedule meetings and work with the Rose of Tralee committee; oversee all cultural events; organize and be responsible for any sub committees for cultural events; be responsible for any money collected from cultural events; prepare a financial statement following each cultural event; advertise cultural events using posters, Facebook, web site, etc.); report monthly to the Executive Committee on cultural events; and provide the secretary with a copy of the monthly Cultural report for filing with the minutes.

Trustee – be able to … read and comprehend financial reports; ensure all monies received is deposited; examine and audit the accounts and books at least once a year; examine the minutes of all meetings and Club activities; and report and advise on all matters relating to the dishonest administration of the Club.

Member at Large – be able to … provide help where needed; and perform duties as the Executive committee may direct.

A brief history

The Edmonton Irish Sports and Social Society can trace its origins to a meeting on April 18th, 1958, when a group of newcomers formed the Edmonton Gaels. In February 1959 they adopted the title Irish Sports and Social Club, and soon saw the formation of the Shamrock Rovers soccer club. On November 28th, 1962 the club attained society status and thus became the Irish Sports and Social Society.

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