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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President 

It was good seeing several of our sisters at our September meeting and getting right back into the work of our order after having a couple of months off. If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you at our

October meeting or volunteering at some upcoming events.
Kudos to the Hooley Chairpersons, committee and all volunteers and attendees on another successful Hooley! A great time as always. Francine Connerton and team nice job on selling out the 50/50 raffle for this year’s charity “Ramp It Up”. Nancy Hyatt and the kitchen team, delicious! Mary Gilroy and team the baskets and gift certificate boards were a hit extra special thank you to Maggie and Matt Gilroy for all your help. It’s always a pleasure working alongside our sisters of Division I & II. th
The 125 Mass and Celebration honoring the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America was amazing. The mass was beautiful. Hollie Walsh and Kathy Garner our division Historians did a great job on there reports of our history over the years. The reception and slide show afterwards, wonderful.
The Irish History contest is upon us please contact Michele Talcott for more information 349-8736 or the most important goal of the contest is that we share our proud Irish Heritage and Irish American History.
We will be having our” Spooktacular” Halloween Party on Sat. Oct. 26th 7-10pm admission is free. Music and Karaoke by JustJack...(The Ripper???) Costumes are optional but always fun. 50/50 and prizes for costumes. We hope you come and join the fun.
Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” discount cards are available for a mere $5.00. Our division will be at our table October 16th from 9am- 9pm. Maureen Reynolds will be signing up volunteers at our October meeting. If you wish to help, please contact her at 727-2158 or Kathy Blodgett at 775-0932 or 760-4297. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and save some money while enjoying some refreshments as you shop. All money from the sale of the coupons comes back to our division. th
The AOH Turkey Party is being held Friday Oct. 18
Kadlecik is looking for volunteers and graciously accepting donations (alcohol, give cards etc.) Please contact him at 206-2963 or 729-4561 for more information and to sign up to work. It is open to the public so if you cannot work please bring some friends and support the AOH, always a good time and the food is delicious.

It is time to think about who is deserving of being our Parade Honorees for 2020. Meryl Deemie has applications for Grand Marshal and Maid of Erin. For more information contact Meryl for Maid of Erin questions at 797-4050 or Tom Kelly at 775-3415 for questions on the Grand Marshall. Our Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo is having a final clean up before “Old Man Winter” arrives. Bernadette has set up Wed. Oct. 16th 5-6:30pm. We are asking for volunteers from all divisions to pitch in and help. No job is to small.

Our next corporation meeting is Monday Nov. 25th at 7pm. This meeting is open to all Hibernians in good standing. If you would like to run for a seat on the Board please contact your Division President’s, for more information. Our next meeting is Friday Oct. 11th and it will be our Harvest Dinner. The meeting will begin at 6PM with a bountiful dinner to follow. Please bring a dish to pass. Come and break bread with your sisters!

Our “Mission in Motion” donation for October is boxes of tissues and baby or disinfectant wipes (Lysol etc.). New and gently used aluminum pans are always welcome. Continue to pray for all members in need especially Kathy Cronin and Ray Gee, our church, country and our military serving here and abroad. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
-Maureen- 729-4561/206-2963 

LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President

 Welcome to October! It offers a walk in the crisp air, enjoying the colorful foliage on the trees and having fun with family and friends on Halloween. Nature is generous to us. Our organization thrives because of our members are generous to us. Thank you for all that you do!

The AOH Corporation met in September to discuss the business of the Hall. Two Board members will complete their term on the board. A Nominating committee has begun the process for candidates for the upcoming election. Consider a seat on the Board (3-year term) where you will participate in decisions concerning our hall and bar. Let your Division President or a Board member know if you are interested.

Thank you to the Hooley committee who worked hard on this year’s Hooley and all who volunteered, donated and came to the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley in September. As always, a wonderful time! We are proud to donate the proceeds of the 50/50 raffle to Broome County Council of Churches Youth Initiative, RAMP IT UP this year.

It was wonderful to celebrate the LAOH 125TH with members of the LAOH and AOH. Thank you to the committee who brought a wonderful celebration with a beautiful mass and reception celebrating our rich LAOH history. Well done.

The 2019/2020 Irish Writing contest theme is “History of the LAOH in the USA (honoring the 125th anniversary)”. Contact Nancy Hyatt for information.

Don’t miss the AOH Turkey Party on October 18 from 7 to 10pm at the Hall. Come with family and friends to enjoy a night of fun, food, and take a chance on the many raffles!

LAOH Division 1 is hosting a Halloween party on October 26th from 6pm to 10pm. Everyone welcome. Music by DJ- John Almay.

Our LAOH Junior Division will have the annual spaghetti dinner on Election Day, November 5thh from 5:00 to 7:00. Adults $10 and $5 for children under 11. Tickets will go on sale soon. Donations (bread, parmesan cheese, pasta, salad dressing, napkins, or money) to defray expenses are appreciated.

Your membership provides you with the opportunity to work with other women fostering loyalty to our Catholic faith and our Country while perpetuating our Irish traditions. There are a few members who have not paid their dues for 2019. We wish to continue providing you with the Chieftain newsletter each month. To do so, please stop at the Hall or send a check for $25 payable to LAOH Division Two addressed to: LAOH Division 2 AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention Christina Brown.

Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648- 8131.

Please join your sisters at our next division meeting on Wednesday, October 16th. Please note that our meeting will begin at 6:00pm. Since 1571, Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, is venerated in October. We will say the rosary at the beginning of the meeting in her honor. Our harvest dinner will follow the meeting. Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,