We list a variety of interesting activities on our Upcoming Events page, but not all of them are hosted by us. So: we will mark with an asterisk* items that are official Saint Andrew's Society events.
We've learned that long-standing member Bob Seay has died. Bob served on our Board, organized our Burns Banquets and helped maintain our presence on the golf course as well as in our efforts to relieve the distressed. Our deepest sympathies to Bob's family.
News comes to us of the death of Richard "Dick" Tierney, a member of Saint Andrew's Society and an important figure in Milwaukee's Irish and Celtic cultural affairs. Details via the link below. Our deepest sympathies to Dick's family.
Congratulations to our 2014 raffle winners:
Pete Kucik - Speyburn
Barry Burn - Tomatin 12
Dena Sparks - Tomatin 12
Jeremy Mercer - Tomatin 15
Bill Rice - Laphroaig 10
Scott Miller - Glenmorangie 12
Steve Perrigo - Highland Park 12
Craig Jordan - Sword
Kelley McIntosh - Kilt
If your name is on this list we will be contacting you to coordinate delivery.
Here are a few photos taken by Kevin Hansen at the Wisconsin Highland Games. Do you have photos to share? We'd love to post them here. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Today is the last day of Irish Fest for 2014. Come see us at the entry to the Celtic Roots Stage before everyone scatters!
We have been invited to host a Scottish cultural tent this year at Irish Fest. Look for us the weekend of August 15–17 at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront. See you there!
Were you at the games this past Saturday? Did you take some good photos? We'd love to show them here and on our Facebook page. Send them, or a link to your gallery, to email@example.com. Thanks!
The Milwaukee Highland Games and Scottish Fest are just a week away! Visit the Upcoming Events page for more information.
We held our annual President's Dinner this past Friday night and it was a fine time! As is our custom where haggis is served, Society Trustee Ian Day introduced the dish and recited Robert Burns' "Address to a Haggis." Enjoy!
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New comes of the passing of Joan Henderson, mother of Jody Henderson-Sykes. The Henderson family have been active in the Society for a long time, and Jody has a special involvement in the Caledonian Dancers. Our sincere sympathy to Jody and the family.
We had a wonderful whisky tasting last night presented by Chris Riesbeck, U.S. Brand Ambassador for Gordon & MacPhail. He discussed Independent Bottlings and presented six Gordon & MacPhail whiskies:
Linkwood – 15 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Miltonduff – 10 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Glenlivet – 15 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Mortlach – 15 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Duffton – 8 yr old – 46% – Speyside
Bunnahabhain – 8 yr old – 43% – Islay
Word has just come that John Alley died last night. He was a long-time member of the Society, serving in many posts including that of President from 1993–1996. Arrangements are pending.
We held our 2013 raffle drawing this evening at 8pm at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53233. Congratulations to this year's winners!
Custom Kilt: Scott Huber
Battle Axe: Jack Schafer
Claymore Sword: Jared Balistrari
Custom Celtic Plaque: Don Ross
3rd Prizes (Whiskies)
Highland Park: Tamara Jackson
Glen Morangie #1: Tony Palese
Glen Morangie #2: Bruce McGarigle
Aberlour: Wayne Fischer
Tomatin: Vance Werner
Glenfiddich: Bill Brash