GLIWA Calendar 2019

Come join us and enjoy the day with your wolfhounds! 

Winter/Spring Events: 

~~~~ GLIWA Annual Dinner ~~~~ 


Saturday February 16, 2019
Cocktails (Cash Bar) 6:30 PM
Annual Meeting & Dinner 7:00 PM
Guest speaker: Gretchen Bernardi

RSVP by February 1st

$40.00 per plate by Check or $42.00 by Paypal 

Please send your reservations with a check made out to GLIWA specifying your entree and how many will attend to:

Joseph Mahoney, 21536 Mattox Lane, Shorewood, IL 60404

or for your convenience, you can use PayPal on our web site.

Please specify your entree and how many will attend.


London Broil or Orange Ginger Salmon served with Fresh Baked Bread & Butter, a House Salad and twice baked potatoes with a vegetable medley

*Vegetarian Pasta dinners are available upon request.

Dessert: Chocolate Sundaes

Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea are included


Once again our precious memories will be continuously projected in Power Point throughout the evening thanks to Debbie Greene and Mark Bettin. We have many photos of our events over the last couple years, the wonderful photos you sent in last year and we would like to add some new photos of our wonderful GLIWA friends, both human and furry (We will do our best to add captions if you include them). Please send up to five digital photos to: Debbie Greene at by February 1st, 2019


Hotel near by

Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Downers Grove, 3031 Finley Road, Downers Grove, Il 60515



~~~~ 25th Annual Manhattan Irish Fest Parade ~~~~

Saturday March 2, 2019

 11:00 AM

Please contact with RSVP- we must provide a participant list to the parade organizers.

More details will be provided once we have a line up # & start point 



~~~~ Downtown Milwaukee- St Patrick's Day Parade ~~~~

Saturday, March 9

Line up: 11:15am | Step off: 12pm (NOON) | Distance: 1.50 miles 

This is by invitation only & registration is required. If you plan to attend, please contact Risha Cupit-Berzins to be added to the attendee list ( 

Some important rules to note:

No flexi-leads. No alcohol. No beads, nor any items may be thrown into the crowd. All dogs must have up to date rabies vaccines. 

There is street parking nearby. If you are interested or want more details, please let Risha know as she has been participating for over 13 years! 


~~~~​ St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Naperville ~~~~

10:00 a.m. start
More details to come...


~~~~​ South Side Irish Parade ~~~~

March 17th, 2019 at noon

More details to come...


Letter to organizations that request our Irish Wolfhounds participate in their events 

Due to the many requests we receive, there are requirements we need to make the event a successful experience for all.


  • Once we receive a request for an event, we will need the date, times, and any other information that is relevant (such as parking instructions).
  • Since we are a not-for-profit club, we would appreciate it if your organization offered a donation for attending. We like to reimburse our members for any expenses, plus it helps to keep our club successful. Thank you in advance!
  • We carry a substantial insurance policy that is required by most events.
  • Irish Wolfhounds don't do very well in the extreme heat. Adequate shade and water is necessary.
  • Wolfhounds are considered one of the largest breeds. We require a larger area to set up.