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Friendly Sons of St Patrick
Union County, NJ
More than 50 years after the Friendly Sons of St Patrick of Union County NJ was first organized, we continue to support local charitable organizations and provide scholarships to young men of Irish ancestry. The Union County Chapter was established 1962 with Joseph Higgins as president. Steeped in tradition and history the Friendly Sons of St Patrick of Union County NJ was founded on a commitment to benevolence and volunteerism. It performs these duties in the form of scholarships and through events and activities.
The Society began in Philadelphia in 1771 in the midst of the formation of our country. Earliest members include many influential patriots who were devoted to the cause of liberty. Among the honorary members of the first meeting were John Dickenson, Robert Morris, who later signed the Declaration of Independence, and General George Washington. The first president was General Stephen Moylan, who was a private secretary to General George Washington. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin frequented these early meetings of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
Since its formal organization in 1962, the Friendly Sons of St Patrick has been an active, vibrant organization within the community of Union County, NJ. Members meet monthly to conduct society business and share fellowship and experiences of common heritage.
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County NJ is a registered charity in the State of New Jersey and is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with the Internal Revenue Service.