Honorary Irish Person of the Year

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2018: Commissioner Chip Lamarca; 2017: Commissioner Adam H. Putnam; 2016: Hon. Carlos Rebollo; 2015: Lamar Fisher; 2014: Tim Schiavone; 2013: Hon. Dale Ross; 2012: Ray F. Ferrero; 2011: George Smith; 2010: Congressman Alcee Hastings; 2009: Al Lamberti, Broward County Sheriff; 2006: Mayor Frank Ortis; 2005: Judge Howard Zeidwig; 2004: Dr. Zacariah P. Zachariah; 2003: Carlos Reyes; 2002: Robert Butterworth, Florida Attorney General; 2001: Rocky Rodriguez, Broward Property Appraiser; 2000: Sherry Frielander; 1999: Ken Jenne, Broward County Sheriff; 1998: Judge Robert “Bobby” Collins; 1997: Commissioner Frank Ortis; 1996:Anthony “Tony G” Gargiulo; 1995: Eddie Kay; 1993: Hamilton Forman; 1992: Harold Wishna; 1991: Bill Kling; 1990: Ed Deutsch; 1989: Don Samuels, Broward County School Board.
Irish Person of the Year

2018: Robert W. Kelley;
2017: Honorable Joseph A. Murphy; 2016: Congressman Patrick Murphy;  2015 : Brian Cavanagh; 2014: Hon. Michael J. Ryan; 2013: John P. "Jack" Seiler; 2012: Jim Gregory; 2011: Dan Reynolds; 2010: Patrick Hanrahan; 2009: Charles Whitelock; 2006: Lori Parish, Broward Property Appraiser; 2005: Ed Kennedy, Broward Clerk of Court; 2004: Paul Sallarulo; 2003: James A. Weldon; 2002: Monsignor Patrick McDonald; 2001: J.R. Dunn; 2000: Kathleen Kearny, Secretary of the Department of Children and Families; 1999: Vickie Coceano, Mayor of Miramar; 1998: Susan McCampbell; 1997: C.K. “Mac” McElyea, Mayor of Dania Beach; 1996: James Patrick O’Hara; 1995: Stephen McInery; 1993: Ron Cochran, Sheriff Broward County; 1992: John Hart, Commissioner Broward County & Miriam Oliphant; 1991: Wally Brewer; 1990: Joseph Gerwins, Ft. Lauderdale Chief of Police
 Murphy/McCall Irish
Humanitarian of the Year

2018: Heather Geronemus;
2017: Mary Reidel;
2016: Doreen and Keith Koenig;
2015 : John Benz;
2014: Susan Israel; 
2013: Lauren Book;
2012: Dr. Porter McRoberts; 
2011: Don Taft;
2010:Dr. John M. MacDonald;
2006: Officer Scott Russell;
2005: Paul E. Russell;
2004: Robert I. MacConnell;
2003: Sister John Norton, O.P.;
2002: Ginny Miller;
2001: Linda Gill;
2000: Dr. Harold Reitman;
1999: Judge Melanie May;
1998: Lynda O’Brien;
1997: Mickie Leonard;
1996: David Spellman;
1995: Janet Boyle;
1993: Karen Cook;
1991: Judge Stephen Booher;
1990: Wayne Huizenga
Irish Mother of the Year

2018: Camille Collidge-Shotwell;
2017: Mary Walsh Perkins;
2016: Hon. Barbara McCarthy; 2015 : Maureen O'Keefe Donadio;
2014: Debbie Ryan;
2013: Maureen Shea;
2012: Pegy McCormick;
2011: Gail Butler;
2010: Dottie Panza;
2009: Diane Jordan;
2006: Sharyn Townsley;
2005: Fran Payne;
2004: Janet Molochan;
2003: Winifred Amaturo;
2002: Nancy Seiler;
2001: Louise Fogan;
2000: Carol McElyea:
1999: Winifred R. Laney;
1998: Mary H. McCleary;
1997: Mary Taylor; 
1996: Pat Bailey;
1995: Ellen Gibbs;
1993: Jean Logan;
1992: Janet Moroney;
1991: Rita Reidy;
1990: Evelyn McMenemy
Loach An Phobal
(Community Hero)


2018: Lt. David Blue, Lt. Lew Thompson, Driver William Wright, Paramedic Anthony Luzardo, Paramedic Bradley Williams & Paramedic Maurice Slydell;
2017: Sergeant Jack Lokeinsky;
2016: Walter Dix;
2015 : Mark Shotwell; 
2014: Sandi Keesling;
2013: Brian Kaplan;
2012 : Harold Morrison;
2011 : Ghalib “Gabe” Carmichael ; 2010 : Biago Balistreri ;
2009 : Brian Donnelly
C.K. “Mac” McElyea Scholarship

2017: Brianna Horland, South Plantation High School; 2016: Megan O’Connell, Cardinal Gibbons; 2015: Matthew Flanagan, College Academy; 2014: Ryan M. Horland, South Plantation H.S.;Nicole Zackowitz, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.; 2012:  Tara Kelleher Thomson, American Heritage School; 2011: Michael Keleher, Cardinal Gibbons H.S.; 2010: Monica McNerney, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.; 2009: Lindsey Janet Leach, Coral Springs H.S.; 2006: Alex Akar, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.; 2005: Stephanie Hunihan, Deerfield Beach H.S.; 2004: Patricia Brooks; 2003: Jamie Faubert, Charles W. Flanagan H.S.; 2002: Amy Chmely; 2001: Rosario “Russ” A. Columbo, Deerfield Beach H.S.; 2000: Robert Clothier, J.P. Taravella H.S.; 1999: Heather Sorentrue, Nova H.S.; 1998: Carolyn O’Donnell, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.; 1997: Kieran A. Callsen; 1996: Heather Romish, Cooper City H.S.; 1995: Robyn Lee Fibiger; 1993: Vanessa Cheyney, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.; 1992: Sean Hanlon, Chaminade-Madonna H.S.; 1991: Michael Carraher; 1990: Kelly Bowdren
Previous Honorees
Upcoming Events
March 10, 2019


69th Annual Emerald Society Breakfast

Sunday, March 10, 2018


9:30 AM


Bahia Mar Beach Resort

801 Seabreeze Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316


We will be honoring the following worthy individuals:


Irish Person of the Year
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Honorary Irish Person of the Year
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Humanitarian of the year
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Irish Mother of the Year
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Loach An Phobal (Community Heroes)
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