The Paddy's Day Luncheon Society


Paddy's Day Lunch


Friday March 16, 2018



Chicago Hilton and Towers

720 South Michigan Avenue

(312) 922-4400

The Grand Ballroom        

Special Room Rates Available                                                          Contact Us

In the early 1950's a group of electrical salesmen gathered on March 16th to celebrate Frank Cummins' birthday.  Each year they would gather and the party would end later and later until 1954 when it ran well into March 17th.  The name St. Paddy's Day Luncheon Society was born and the original group of seven celebrators named Paul O'Reilly "The Big Shillelagh".  The 1954 party had about 20 people at the Sherman Hotel where Bill Crossey's brother was the catering manager, so they could drink (and occasionally eat) for almost free.


The original seven members of the society were:


Paul O'Reilly

Frank Cummins

Bob Harman

Wallie O'Brien

Bill Crossey

Connie Butler

Jim Glenn



Each year since a growing percentage of the electrical industry has gotten together to eat, drink and celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  As the party grew it moved to the Bismark Hotel in the 1960's, onto The Como Inn during the 1980's and in 1998 to the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom.


Tickets May be Purchased Using The PayPal Button Or By Sending A Check Payable To

"The Paddy's Day Luncheon Society"

And Mailed To

Ms. Lorie Rozewski

The Paddy's Day Luncheon Society

C/O Continental Electrical Construction

815 Commerce Drive

Suite 100

Oak Brook IL 60523

Tables of Ten Will Be Given Priority Seating

The Way The Electrical Industry Celebrates St. Patrick's Day!

May The Best Day

Of Your Past

Be The Worst Day Of

Of Your Future

Don Finn Big Shillelagh 2018