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Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore (FSOS) is a social organization dedicated to the purpose of promoting and enhancing good fellowship, Irish heritage, and fraternity of its members. It is also a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political organization.

The FSOS is a member only organization and supports local communities and people needing assistance.


The FSOS Started in 1964 by a group of 45 men in Old Bridge, NJ who petitioned Jackie Gleason for the use of the name and he graciously agreed.


The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore is located at 815 Sixteenth Avenue, Belmar NJ, 07719 and was started in June of 1991. In 1997 with a membership of approximately 150 members the organization opened its clubhouse and the membership finally had a home to call its own.


The club is proud to sponsor many charitable events such as Little League, Basketball teams, Sailing, NJ Special Olympics and other local charitable events. The club also sponsors a yearly Toy Drive for the Jersey Shore Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth County 180 Turning Lives Around and the Madonna House to name a few


We also run fund raising events which include:


  • Super 50/50

  • Golf Tournament

  • Irish Day at the Lakewood Blue Claws.

  • Children’s’ Christmas Party (grandchildren included) up to age 12.

  • Easter Egg Hunt (grandchildren included) up to age 12.

  • Annual Fishing Tournament

  • Parade Fundraisers in conjunction with the Belmar Lake Como Parade Committee.

  • Yearly Sunshine Club.


Other programs are focused on the internal club requirements and needed assistance is provided by club members. These include:

  • Work Parties.

  • Building Committee.

  • Building Maintenance Committee (includes a once a month clean-up).

  • Kitchen Committee.

  • Golf Outing Committee.

  • Christmas Toy Drive.

  • Easter Egg Hunt.

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive.

  • Others that are posted in the Club on the bulletin board at the rear of the Club.

FSOS also holds charitable events including:

  • Christmas Toy Drive in conjunction with the US Marine Corps “Toys for Tots”. (November)

  • Thanksgiving Food Baskets. (November)

  • Blood Drive.

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