Welcome to the Emerald Society of Wisconsin!
This Emerald Society has been organized:
To promote and instill in individuals employed in the criminal justice system pride in Irish heritage and culture; to educate said individuals as to the importance of the contribution made by Irish-Americans in all fields of endeavor; to maintain the high levels of competence, achievement, professionalism, and courage as historically exhibited by Irish immigrants and their descendancts.
To develop a spirit of fellowship amongst its members.
To engender exemplary deportment on the part of its members, thereby creating respect and good will for the criminal justice community.
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Wisconsin at all times.
The membership of the Emerald Society of Wisconsin normally meets the first Monday of September, November, January, March, and May.
Meetings take place at Burke's Irish Castle, 54th and Bluemound in Milwaukee, at 7:30p.m. The Board meets at 6:30p.m.
Christmas Party and Meeting - Sunday, January 4th, 2015 - 12:00p.m. - Burke's Irish Castle
Fundraiser benefitting C.O.P.S. WI and Shielded Hearts - Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - 12:00p.m. - Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
Membership Meeting - Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - 7:00p.m. - Burke's Irish Castle
The Emerald Society logo shows the State of Wisconsin amid the Claddagh, a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and love. The crossed sword, gavel, and key symbolize the three branches of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. "The motto dúchas agus gairm le chéile" is Gaelic, meaning, "heritage and profession together."