St. Patrick Society of Peoria

St. Patrick Society of Peoria

P. O. Box 117, Peoria, Illinois 61650

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you have to be Irish to be a member of the St. Patrick Society of Peoria?

The St. Patrick Society is a non-denominational 501 c3 organization.  You do not have to be of Irish descent to join the St. Patrick Society of Peoria.  To become a member you must pay your dues and support the Society’s purpose: “to perpetuate the heritage and history of the Irish people and to promote their ideals, traditions, and culture.”

2. How do I join the St. Patrick Society of Peoria?

To become a member, you are to complete a membership application form and pay your dues. The membership year is January 1 through December 31.

3. What kind of membership options do I have?

The Society has two (2) categories of membership.  The fee for an Individual Membership is $15 annually.  The fee for a Life Time Membership is a one-time only payment of $150.

 

4. When is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade held?

The St. Patrick Society of Peoria sponsors the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 of each year.  The Parade usually begins at 11:00 AM on March 17 except when the 17th fall on a Sunday, the Parade begins at 2:00 PM.

5. When is Erin Feis held on the Peoria RiverFront?

Erin Feis, the 3-Day Irish Festival, is sponsored by the St. Patrick Society in partnership with the Peoria Park District on the fourth full week-end of August.  Erin Feis on the Peoria RiverFront begins on Friday Evening and ends on Sunday Evening.

6. How do I volunteer to assist with St. Patrick’s Day Activities?

You may volunteer to assist with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade or the St. Patrick’s Day Party by sending the Society a message in the “Contact Us” section.  Someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

7. How do I volunteer to assist with Erin Feis Activities?

You may volunteer to assist with Erin Feis by sending the Society a message in the “Contact Us” section.  Someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

8. What benefits do I get being a member of the St. Patrick Society of Peoria?

   Membership benefits include the following if you present your valid MEMBERSHIP CARD:
       • 10% Discount on all Society Merchandise
       •  The Central Illinois Irish News Book published each March
       •  Discount on Entry Fees for the following Scheduled Events
                Trivia..................................................................February 29, 2017
                 Gaelic Gallop Jack Kenny 5K Run/Walk...........March 5, 2017
                 St. Patrick's Day Party.........................................March 17, 2017
                 Erin Feis.................................................August 25, 26, 27, 2017