2016 Patriot's Plaque Ceremony

Thursday, March 10th at City Hall

The Patriot’s Plaque Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the west side of Philadelphia City Hall.  Society President, Joseph P. Henan, will preside at this year’s wreath laying ceremony, which will feature Guest Speaker PA Representative Michael Driscoll.  Rev. Chris Walsh will provide the blessings.  A Proclamation from Mayor James Kenney’s office will be presented at the ceremony.  Bagpipe music will be provided by Joe Tobin and Del Campbell representing the Emerald Society Pipe Band.  The 69th PA Civil War Reenactment Group will serve as the Honor Guard for the ceremony led by Civil War Reenactor, Captain Scott Eller.
 
Please also be aware that a Ceremony in the Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.  Members of the 69th PA Civil War Reenactment Group will act as the Honor Guard when Mayor James Kenney greets leaders of the Irish American community and presents a Proclamation declaring March as “Irish Month” in Philadelphia.  Members of The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are encouraged to attend both ceremonies. 

Welcome New Members, to be inducted on March 12, 2016

Welcome to the following new members:

  1. Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Adopted Member  sponsors: Joseph Heenan and Russell W. Wylie
  2. Theresa Flanagan Murtagh      sponsors: Paul Murtagh and Joseph P. Heenan
  3. Tracy Maginnis                         sponsors: Kevin Maginnis and Brandon Pfister
  4. Pamela Maginnis                      sponsors: Kevin Maginnis and Bernard Kueny
  5. Jennifer E. Watson                   sponsors: Edward J. Wilbraham and Ted Powell
  6. Mary Frances Fogg                  sponsors: William Whitman & Russell W. Wylie
  7. Bernadette Heenan                  sponsors: John C. Heenan and Ted Powell
  8. Theresa O’Donnell                    sponsors: John Gallagher and Joseph P. Heenan
  9. Kelly C. Wall                              sponsors: Joseph P. Heenan & Russell W.Wylie
  10. Kathy McGee Burns                  sponsors: Russell W. Wylie & Joseph P. Heenan
  11. Jason Fogg                               sponsors: William Whitman & Russell W.Wylie
  12. Jason Skinner                           sponsors: Michael Cino and Frank Watson
  13. Daniel Glennon                         sponsors: Frank Watson and Liam Hegarty 
  14. Rev.William Hearter, MD          sponsors: Charles Gallagher and Frank Watson
  15. Robert F. Whalen Jr.                sponsors: John C. Heenan and Joseph P. Heenan
  16. Kathleen M. Metzger               sponsors: William Whitman and Thomas J. Kearney
  17. Lawrence Fiorini                     sponsors: John O'Toole & Joseph P. Heenan
  18. Francis Patrick Tierney           sponsors: Mark Ryan and Joseph P. Heenan
  19. Eileen M. Lavin                        sponsors: William Whitman and Thomas P. Craig Jr.
  20. George M. Clarke                    sponsors: Frank Watson and William Watson            
  21. Janet Brennan                        sponsors: John C. Heenan and Ted Powell
  22. Anne Marie Gallagher            sponsors: John Gallagher and Joseph P. Heenan
  23. Colleen C. Gallagher              sponsors: John Gallagher and Joseph P. Heenan
  24. Susan Gallagher                     sponsors: John Gallagher and Joseph P. Heenan
  25. Brigid Gallagher                     sponsors: John Gallagher and Joseph P. Heenan
  26. Suzanne Gallagher                 sponsors: John Gallagher and Joseph P. Heenan
  27. Lori Murphy                            sponsors: Russell W. Wylie and Joseph P. Heenan
  28. Justin Powell                          sponsors: Ted Powell and Kevin Maginnis
  29. Carolyn Powell                       sponsors: Ted Powell and Kevin Maginnis
  30. Charles Elliot                          sponsors: Ted Powell and Kevin Maginnis
  31. Sean Toolan                            sponsors: John C. Heenan and Ted Powell
  32. Bethanne Killian                     sponsors: Frank Watson and William Watson
  33. Brady Watkins                        sponsors: Frank Watson and William Watson
  34. Lennie Powell                         sponsors: Ted Powell and Kevin Maginnis
  35. Peter Hughes                          sponsors: James Gaston III and Paul Concowich
  36. Wally Nunn                             sponsors: John C. Hennan and Jim Kuhn
  37. Paul J. Kelly                             sponsors: John O’Toole and Joseph P. Heenan
  38. John H.N. Reilly                       sponsors: Neal Howard and John J. O’Malley
  39. John F.X. Reilly                        sponsors: Neal Howard and John J. O’Malley

Announcement: Scholarship Fund at Villanova University

Re: The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Endowed Fund for Experiential Education in Ireland, in the memory of Stephen P. Stanton

Dear Fellow Members,

We are pleased to announce The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, on January 14, 2016 has fully funded a $100,000 Endowed Scholarship Fund through Villanova University. The funding was accomplished primarily from the combination of donations raised through the Stephen P. Stanton fund and support from the recent appeal drive.

The Fund is set up to last in perpetuity and is administered by Villanova University Irish Studies Department. The student scholarship recipients will be required to provide to the FSSP a summary of their experience.

To read more, please click HERE.