Congratulations to our sister, Aidan Arnold, who was awarded the 2019 New York State Junior Hibernian of the Year. She was honored at the Award banquet at the convention in Albany in July. This is a significant accomplishment as she was chosen from the Junior nominations made throughout New York State for her outstanding contribution as a Junior Hibernian and individual as well. Be sure to congratulate her when you see her.

A genuine thank you to the Juniors, parents and volunteers who helped build the wheelchair ramp in June and to the Ramp It Up staff for teaching them the skills to do so. This year’s recipient came out at the end of the day as we cleaned up the site looking for “the girls” to thank them. She was delighted with her ramp and particularly to the Juniors, as "she could- n’t believe they could do such a thing". This year, the Hooley 50/50 raffle proceeds will be donated to “Ramp It Up”, a charity dear to our Junior members.

Please join us for Our Lady of Knock Mass hosted by LAOH Division 2 on Sunday, August 25th at 11 am at Lourdes Chapel. Please wear your sash if you have one. Lunch will follow at the AOH hall.

Juniors and Parents are welcome to Irish Heritage Night at N.Y.S.E.G Stadium: August 8th at 6:35pm. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies vs. Harrisburg Senators (farm team of Washington Nationals) baseball game. Tickets are $9.00 (3rd base line). Reserve your tickets at the hall or call Susan 727-2262.

Our next meeting is Saturday September 21st at 10am. 

AOH AND LAOH members; Promote our Junior Division by letting family and friends know about joining this amazing group of young ladies from ages 6-18. This Irish Catholic organization strives to maintain Irish traditions, customs and heritage through friendship and social/charitable events. Meeting topics vary each year as the Juniors promote their American patriotism and have opportunities to research & learn Irish history, study customs as well as charity projects. Applicants should be Irish by birth or descent, Catholic and do not need to be related to a current AOH/LAOH member. To apply, pick up an application at the Hall. 

Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.


Hall Phone: 607-724-5588

Change of Address

If you have had a change of address and have not notified the AOH, please email Mark Kadlecik mkadlecik1@stny.rr.com
 This is the only way that we can ensure that you get your copy of  the Chieftain and that you get all notifications pertaining to the division. Thank you!

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

Meetings Held Every Second Tuesday of the Month 

7:00 pm 

Next Meeting: September 10th, 2019


 Once again, I’d like to thank all the members who have paid their 2018 dues. Arrears letters have been sent to all of you. We can no longer afford to carry the per capita and additional costs associated with members who choose not to pay their dues. These monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and off set our operating costs. Your immediate attention is needed to bring your 2018 dues up-to-date. You will be deleted from our roster if payment is not received by the end of June. If anyone has difficulty paying their dues, please let us know as we take care of each other. Also, let us know if you have an address change. 


 Thank you to our LAOH Division 1 and 2 members as well as the AOH members who traveled to Albany to attend the New York State AOH/LAOH Hibernian Convention and our LAOH members who received the Major Degree of the Order at this convention. The next site for the 2021 NYS convention will be Syracuse, NY. There were no changes to the NYS LAOH by-laws. Reports on the meetings and breakout sessions are posted on laohnys.com.

The LAOH County Board invites you to commemorate the LAOH 125th Anniversary at a celebratory Mass at 4pm at Lourdes Chapel on September 21, 2019. A reception will follow with some interesting LAOH history and complimen- tary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.

The remaining LAOH County Board meetings for 2019 will be Tuesday, September 10th and December 3rd at 5:30pm. 

Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
Deborah Burke-President 


  Membership in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. is confined to men 16 years and older who are practicing Roman Catholics of Irish birth or descent and who are citizens of United States of America or who have declared their intentions to become citizens of the United States of America.

  Associate memberships are also available to those who do not meet the aforementioned qualification.

   It is a standing rule that Applications for Membership that languish without action for longer than 6 months are discarded.
   Notifications for induction dates and times, through the Shamrock Degree, are sent to all applicants.
   Those who have applied prior to this 6 month period, and are serious about joining the A.O.H., need to reapply for admission and make arrangements to attend a Shamrock Degree ceremony within the next six month. 

  Those interested in membership must stop into the Hall to submit an application as they must have an active member sponsor them and sign the form.

Please check the Bartender Schedule page here for days and times the hall is open.