It was a wonderful evening.
Did you lose a kilt pin at the Burns Banquet Saturday night? We found one. Please email us at email@example.com with a clear description of it, and we'll find a way to get it back to you.
Please join us January 24, 2015 at the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee for the Robert Burns Banquet.
Cocktails from 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Banquet begins at 6:30PM with opening ceremonies
Free valet parking will be available.
$65.00 per person
Tickets available only by advance purchase prior to January 19, 2015.
Entertainment: Billy Mitchell Pipe Band, Caledonian Scottish Dancers, Milwaukee Scottish Pipe and Drums.
To reserve seating contact Tom Westgaard at firstname.lastname@example.org
And then send your check (payable to Saint Andrew’s Society of Milwaukee) to:
Tom Westgaard, Treasurer
P.O. Box 210288
Milwaukee, WI 53221-8005
Please note with your payment any special meal requirements you may have, e.g. gluten free.
You will receive a receipt in the mail upon payment.
Thanks to members who helped ring bells for the Salvation Army. And big thanks to all those who helped fill the bucket!
Many, many thanks to those who contributed items for our fall auction, and even more thanks to those who bid on those items. The money raised will allow us to continue our long-term mission of helping others, or as we put it: Relieving the Distressed.
Just a note: the next member meeting of Saint Andrew's Society will be at our usual location—The Wisconsin Club—on our usual day—the second Monday of the month. So: December 8, 2014. 7:30pm. See you there!
Our fall whisky tasting was fun, informative and very tasty. We paid special attention to the finishes of the whiskies. The six on offer were:
Bruichladdich—Scottish barley finish
Edradour 13 year 2000—Sauternes finish
Tullibardine 228—Burgundy finish
Tomintoul 12 year—Olorosso sherry finish
Balvenie 14 year—Caribbean rum finish
And for reference, we also had small samples of four of the finish casks' original contents: Sauternes, Burgundy, Sherry and Port.
Many thanks to our fine whisky masters Larry Kascht, Harold Hansen and Kevin Hansen.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
The Milwaukee Highland Games and Scottish Fest are just a week away! Visit the Upcoming Events page for more information.