Hall Phone: 607-724-5588
148 Main Street; Binghamton, NY 13905
Hooley Committee News
***Due to these uncertain times of Covid-19 Pandemic the Hooley Committee has made the unanimous decision to postpone our Hooley for 2020. We value the safety of our sisters, brothers and our community. We look forward to seeing you all in September 2021 and we thank you for your understanding***
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If you have had a change of address and have not notified the AOH, please email Mark Kadlecik firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Meetings Held Every Second Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: September 8th, 7:00 pm
Thank you for the overwhelming response to the LAOH Junior food drive in August. The donated items collected were donated to Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.
Save the date for the Junior Spaghetti dinner on November 3rd, Election Day. This year, it will be take-out only. More information will be provided closer to the date.
We will have a social distance meeting and picnic in September. The date and details will be provided by e-mail.
Calling all girls ages 6-18 to join the LAOH Juniors Division. 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.
LAOH Fall State Board Meeting-will be held at Gavin’s in East Durham. Dates are October 30 – November 1. The meeting will be held on Saturday, October 31st. There is the possibility that the State Presidents’ Testimonial Dinner will be held Saturday night at the Country Club in Windham with a shuttle service. Call Gavin’s and the Shamrock House as soon as possible for reservations if you plan on staying. McGrath’s will likely be closed. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
NYS Convention – Syracuse –Convention is being held at the Downtown Marriott. The dates of the Convention are July 7 to 11, 2021.
The remaining LAOH County Board meeting for 2020 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st at 5:45pm.
Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
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.
Once again, I’d like to thank all the members who have paid their 2020 dues. Dues paid after April 1st, they go up to $50.
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.
Greetings from the AOH Board! We hope all our members and your families are staying safe and healthy. This is truly a very unusual time we are living in; but with Prayer we will get through this.
We don’t expect to reopen the hall until at least May 19th and that is all dependent on what happens with this virus and executive orders on closures within the city, county and state and what procedures we may need to follow. Keep watching for emails, website updates and Facebook announcements.
The Luck of the Irish Drawing will take place at a future date pending the changes to the executive orders.
I would just like to update you on a few things that are being taken care of at the hall while we have been shut down. We have estimates for a new back door and repairs to the back wall of the building. Work to be done on these projects after the shutdown.
Special thanks to Sylvia Smith who has been doing a lot of work inside. Curtains, windows, coolers behind the bar and under the bar have been cleaned and restocked. Sylvia also sanded, stained and polyurethane the back bar, cleaned the bottles and straighten up the overall bar area; this is just to name a few things. Be sure to tell Sylvia thanks the next time you see her bartending.
Thank you to Bill McCormack for polishing up the bar rail and bringing staff over to clean the outside of the windows. Thank you to Mark Kadlecik for overseeing the floors being cleaned and waxed throughout the hall.
Whenever we do finally open we will be ready with a nice clean and almost new place.
Stay Healthy and Safe!
AOH Corporation President