Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

  We are always updating the AOH Men's membership records and request any AOH current member to E-mail (JMorris83@stny.rr.com) their name, address, home and/or main phone #, or call Joe at 607-204-0332 or 607-204-0332. 
I/we will be calling members who don't contact us to confirm the same data. This information is for AOH membership and communications only and that EMAILS will not be shared for any other purpose. 
Thanks! in our MOTTO, 
Joe Morris 267 Ransom Road Binghamton, NY, 13901
H: 607-648-9327 W:607-204-0332  C: 607-760-0846 


Broome County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division II 
Announce
The Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship

  It is with great excitement and distinct pleasure that the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division II announces the establishment of the Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship.  We honor Mary Curry who was the first president of the Broome County LAOH Board, serving from 1988 to 1991.  A member of the LAOH in Binghamton since its inception in 1967, she was also a founding member of LAOH Division II.  Generous in her service, devoted to her Catholic faith and so very proud of her Irish heritage, Mary was most respected and beloved by all who knew her.   We invite all graduating high school seniors who attend high schools in Broome County to apply for this award.  This $500.00 scholarship honors Broome County high school seniors who exemplify our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.
  All applicants must be a child or grandchild of any current AOH or LAOH Broome County member, or a member of the LAOH Junior Division.   They must submit three (3) reference letters.  A family member or friend of the family may submit one letter.  It is suggested that the other two letters be submitted by teachers, coaches, employers and/or parish/community personnel.  Applicants must also fill out the attached application and write a short (max 150 word) essay.  This essay should reflect how you exhibit Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity in your daily life.
    All applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2017.  Please send your application and reference letters to the AOH 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention: Mary Casey. 
The Scholarship Committee will notify all applicants about their status.
    Applications are available online at www.bcaoh.com and at the AOH Hall 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY.  Thank you for your interest.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Casey at cc2413@yahoo.com 

Meetings Held Every Third Tuesday of the Month ~ 7:00 pm 

Next Meeting: May 16, 2017

​​​​BROOME COUNTY LAOH JUNIORS

We had a great time at our April meeting. We tapped into our artistic selves and created works of art at our “paint party”.
We look forward to helping out in the Hibernian garden at Ross Park in May.
There is a limited supply of our Junior cookbook available for $10.00.
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. The girls participate in the Irish Writing Contest that provides monetary rewards to the winners locally, statewide and nationally and are eligible to apply for scholarship grants available through The Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship. Young ladies have the opportunity to be come leaders in their communities while learning about their heritage. Lasting benefits include cultural enrichment, bonds of friendship and building leadership skills. Applicants should be Irish by birth or descent, Catholic and do not need to be related to a current AOH/LAOH member. To apply contact Amber Youngs at (607) 321-8071 or pick up an application at the Hall.

Change of Address

 If you have had a change of address and have not notified the AOH, please email Jeff Largue.
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!


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS


  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. 


​ LAOH COUNTY BOARD NEWS… May 2017


A big thank you to all that joined us at the LAOH County Breakfast on Sunday, April 30. We appreciated the assistance and the support! Many of our sisters are traveling to the NYS Board Meeting in East Durham on May 6 and look forward to reporting back to you when we return.
Congratulations to the 2017 Irish History Contest Winners!
High School level (grades 9 – 12)…
Gabriel Whitney—1st place NYS, forwarded to National Board, 2nd place for Broome County.
Matthew Otey—3rd place NYS, forwarded to the National Board, 1st place for Broome County.
Sarah Wagaman—Honorable Mention NYS, 3rd place for Broome County.
Grades 6 – 8—All Broome County winners…
Katie Wagaman—1st place, Gianna Rullo—2nd place, Grady Stark—3rd place
Quinn Sirgany and Helena Willis—Honorable Mention
On Sunday, May 21, the LAOH will be doing a USO show at the Veterans Home in Oxford. Interested in singing or passing out the prizes? Contact Sue Messi-na at 748-0323.
The next Broome County LAOH Board Meeting will be held on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Please do not park at McCormack’s until after 7 p.m.

Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
Suzanne Gorman, Messina


​​​​​​DUES

  For all the members who’ve paid their dues... thank you! For those whose dues are now in arrears they have now increased to $40. You’ll be receiving a letter shortly about this. Please make every effort to have them paid by the end of May. Drop off your payment or mail to: AOH, 148 Main St., Binghamton, NY 13905. We’ve already paid your per-capita to the National and State AOH’s. These monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and offset some of our operating costs. If you have any issues with making your dues payment please contact one of our officers. In addition, if you’ve moved or plan on moving anytime in the future please let us know of your address change.

MAJOR DEGREES

  The AOH National Constitution specifies the Rituals and Degrees of the AOH as an important component of whom and what we are as an organization. It is essential for us to urge our members to take the Major Degrees. With that being said, Binghamton will be hosting an AOH Major Degrees ceremony on May 20, 2017. This is a great opportunity for you take this next major step in Hibernianism locally. We’re looking to get as many members as possible from our division along with members from Elmira, Hornell and other divisions across the state.
​ Those interested should be in good standing with the Order and will need to contact President Bob Wylie @ (607) 724-5794 or Vice President Jeff Largue @ (607) 785-0028 with your intentions. We’re looking for all your support to make this ceremony a memorable one.