Febuary 2018 Newsletter

Hello SOE Members:

As we approach winter months on Cape Cod, the SOE Board of Directors will be working on several projects including building improvements, strengthening our membership and most importantly creating a club where we have a strong and growing core of active members.

A recent article suggests a typical club or association will reach statistics where 5% of members run the club and show up for almost every event; another 15% of members regularly participate; another 20% occasionally participate; and the remaining 60% will not participate at all with many clubs having a turnover rate of 15-20% per year.

We realize that people sometimes leave because they lose interest, they have health or financial problems, they move away, or because they are no longer being served by the club and the "services" it offers.

As we all know, being a member of club and participating in its activities has enormous rewards. We get to share our passion of Irish culture with others who have the same passion through music and cultural events. We learn new things all the time and make new and lasting friendships. We get to do good deeds, strengthen our community and build bonds with other communities.

So the question the BOD has to ask is: how do we create a strong club, one that members want to join, renew and participate, one with a strong and growing core of active members, one with people who get involved, which in turn generates more events and bonding friendships, which in turn gets more people to join and increase volunteerism.

The BOD will be asking these questions in the next couple of months to our members with an anonymous survey. We will be emailing this survey to all of our active members and we will also have paper surveys available to fill out at the Club. We hope our members participate because we need your feedback so we can begin to build stronger member relationships while we strive to improve club services.

Hope we see all of our SOE members on Parade Day on Saturday, March 10th so we can proudly celebrate our Irish heritage. We needs lots of help in preparation of this day such as Float Preparation, Marching in the Parade, food service, door monitors, and we would greatly appreciate any time you can provide in making this day a success for the Club. We will have sign-up sheets posted at the Club so please stop by and join in on the fun!

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January 2018 Newsletter

President’s Welcome

Fellow members, as we start a new year, we cannot forget all the fun we had in the past year. We had many members vying for Club positions (a welcome sight!) and we elected John Flaherty (President), and Board Members Tom Hickey, Mike Shea, Ed Tierney, and Lisa Williams. They have provided stability to the Club and are actively moving forward with new initiatives to improve the Club and add value to your membership.

Trivia nights, Irish Ceili and set dance classes, Irish music and language classes, roast beef Thursdays, the Cribbage League, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, St. Patrick’s Day, plywood pony races, the Golf tournament, The Healy Brothers Invitational, the Sons of Erin Scholarships, and that was just the first part of the year!

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December 2017 Newsletter

President’s Welcome

During the holidays, it is time to be grateful for all of the fortunate things that are in our lives. It is easy to overlook the roof over our heads, the friends that help us through tough times, or through many happy moments, and the good fortunes that have come our way.

We should be truly grateful that we live on Cape Cod and have the Club as a sanctuary as many around the world are fighting for just the simple things in life like food and water. We need to remember to be thankful, not only at Christmas time, but every single day! 

Click here to read the FULL December 2017 newsletter in PDF format. 


Holiday Donations

Each year, the Club strives to help those less fortunate than us by setting up donation bins for the Yarmouth Food Pantry, 912th Forward Surgical Team (FST).

Dec 9th – Adult’s Christmas Party starting at 5 pm until closing
There will be a cocktail reception with complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
Each member can bring one guest for a fee of $10.
Beginning at 8:00, until closing, DJ Patrick will provide your favorite music for dancing.

November 2017 Newsletter

President’s Welcome

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and thank goodness, one of the least commercialized. It is a special day in which family and friends get together and celebrate; a day in which we thank God for all of our blessings: family, friends, and good health. It is a day where we sit together, enjoy a traditional turkey with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, and pie with ice cream. It is a day in which the best exchanged gift is: being together.

It is also a day in which we should all remember those that are not as fortunate as ourselves. People who are sick, people with no family or friends, people who are hungry, and don’t have money to buy food. These are the people that we must support on this special day. The Sons of Erin CC once again will be holding a non-perishable food drive that will benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry. At the door of the Club is a large box, in which I am asking all members that when you enter the Club, make a donation to the food bank.

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Click here to read the November 2017 newsletter in PDF format.

Holiday Donations

Each year, the Club strives to help those less fortunate than us by setting up donation bins for the Yarmouth Food Pantry, 912th Forward Surgical Team (FST).

St. Patrick’s Parade

There is a new website for the parade: CapeCodStPatricksParade.com
The parade committee is now taking orders for the new 2018 Coupon book. If you advertised in last year's Parade ad book, contact your St Patrick’s Parade contact to secure your ad today!

Click here to view ad info or download an application.
Or order your ad online here  

Upcoming Events

Watch the website calendar, newsletters and Upcoming Events section on this website for updated information on these events.

October 28th – Halloween party from 8 pm until closing
Come dressed in your favorite costume! Terry Brennan will be the entertainment for the evening (as well as all the ghouls and goblins!). Prizes for the best costume: ladies', men's, and couple.


  • 22nd – The night before Thanksgiving! Join us for pub food the and great entertainment of the Johnny O’Sullivan and Sons!
  • 25th – Come help us decorate the Club for Christmas starting at 10 am.


  • 2nd – Children’s Christmas Party from 12 pm to 2 pm.
    There will be lots of arts and crafts activities for the children. Complimentary pizza and water will be served. A special visit will be paid by Santa and his helpers. Parents/Grandparents must sign up their children or grandchildren by Wednesday, November 29th on the sign-up sheet at the Club. Parents/Grandparents need to bring a wrapped gift labeled with their child’s name.

  • 3rd – Road trip to Heritage Gardens to see Gardens Aglow leaving the Club at 5 pm.
    This treasured family holiday tradition features beautiful light displays throughout the gardens. Enjoy marshmallow roasting, a reindeer scavenger hunt, visit with Santa Claus in the Model T, take carousel rides, holiday treats at Magnolia Café, and more. We will carpool from the Club or if you live near Heritage Gardens, be there by 5:30 pm.

    Cost for adults is $18. The guest policy is not in effect for this event.
    After the light display, join back at the Club for a glass of holiday cheer!

  • 9th – Adult’s Christmas Party starting at 5 pm until closing.
    There will be a cocktail reception with complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
    • Music for the reception will provided by Sean Brennan.
    • Beginning at 8:00, until closing, DJ Patrick will provide your favorite music for dancing.

  • New Year’s Eve 5:00 pm until closing
    The party will begin by ringing in the Irish New Year at 6:00 with a televised celebration. Details are still being developed by the Events Committee and will be posted at the Club and on the website.

Club Merchandise

Club Gear is in the case by the front door. If we don’t have your size, color or clothing you’re looking for orders can also be placed with Katie Fitzsimmons by leaving a note at the Club or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dining Room

Current hours are 5:30 pm to 8 pm, Thursday through Saturday. Prime rib is back on the menu on Thursday nights! A reminder that tables are to be cleared by Club members. Meals will continue on Thursdays until Columbus Day. read More at Dining Room News

You are entitled to a free birthday meal the last Saturday of your birthday month! 

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