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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***
If you have had a change of address and have not notified the AOH, please email Mark Kadlecik email@example.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!
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.
No report this month.
Meetings Held Every Second Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: TBA
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.
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.
The 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. The State is considering whether to have the general meeting on Zoom. Information will be provided as it becomes available.
The Irish writing contest is underway. The topic is “The Impact of the Irish Anglo Treaty of 1921“. Information is available at ladiesaoh.com or contact Nancy Hyatt for information.
The remaining LAOH County Board meeting for 2020 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st at 5:45pm. A decision will be made closer to the date if it will be held on Zoom.
Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
The Hall is open Tuesday through Saturday, 4:00 to 8:00PM. Last Call at 7:30. We have worked very closely with the County Board of Health to be sure we have a safe environment for our Membership.
We are committed to the guidelines that are place. We have limited our capacity to no more than
50% of maximum sitting occupancy.
Hand sanitizer is available upon entrance to the hall and must be used by everyone entering. Tables have been arranged six feet away from each other. The Bartender and the
Hall Manager must wear face coverings at all times.
Members must wear face coverings when entering, exiting, or using the restroom, except while seated.
Individuals at the same table must be members of the same party (but may be from different households) with a maximum of 4 people per table. Seating in the immediate area of the bar and communal tables can only be allowed if six feet distance can be maintained.
One area denoted by a taped square on the floor in front of the bar is designated for service requests from tables. There will be no buffets or communal containers of food served. Outside and inside door handles, crash-bars or door plates will be cleaned once per hour by the Bar Manager. Bathroom door handles, latches, toilet handles, urinal handles, faucet handles, grab bars and Pull-Tab Machine will be cleaned by the Bar Manager once per hour. The Bar Manager will also clean tables and chairs as Members leave.
Beverages will be served either by individual bottles, cans, or plastic cups. No glassware will be used. The Bartender will clean the bar area where Members have placed orders.
We hope everyone stays safe and we Pray for those affected by the virus.
The Luck of the Irish Drawing will be held November the1 8th. If you need a ticket, please contact a Board Member, or see the Bartender.
Stay Safe! Joseph Mihalko