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. 


 Broome County was represented at the National LAOH Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, by Deborah Burke, Meryl Deemie, and myself. Infor- mation from the Convention is available on the National LAOH web site and will be shared at the September County/Division meetings.

The Broome County LAOH hosted a table with our banner proudly displayed at the Johnson City Carousel Days on Saturday, July 21. We sold gently used books and Rada knives. Special thanks to those who donated books, as well as to Nancy Hyatt, Michele Talcott, Joanne Crawford, and Meryl Deemie, who helped promote our organization by working at this event with me.

The next Broome County LAOH Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 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


Warmest congratulations from the Juniors to Marlaina Bartolillo and Johauna Morlando who graduated in June. This is the start of wonderful things for you.

Juniors are invited to attend Our Lady of Knock Mass on August 19 at 10:30 am at St. Vincent/Blessed Sacrament Church. Our next meeting is September 8th at 10am. Please note that this is the second Saturday in September.

Calling all girls ages 6-18 to join the LAOH Juniors Division. This Irish Catholic organization strives to maintain Irish traditions, customs and her- itage 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 A.O.H/LAOH member. To apply contact Amber Youngs at (607) 321-8071 or pick up an application at the Hall. 

Our next meeting is September 8th at 10am. Please note that this is the second Saturday in September. 

Change of Address

If you have had a change of address and have not notified the AOH, please email Mark Kadlecik
 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!


 The A.O.H Board of Directors would like to remind all our Brother and Sister Hibernian’s of the upcoming Corporation meeting scheduled for June 11th at 7pm.

This meeting is open to all members.

The Board is tasked with keeping the hall and bar thriving through cost effective means. We do our best to price our liquor, beer and wine at a profitable margin without over charging our members. We are a private club and strive to keep our members happy while considering our overall bills. Other expenses to consider include taxes, insurance, utilities, license fees, maintenance, cleaning and others required to ensure the hall is open and in good working condition for years to come. Your support of the hall is essential to its success. Please visit the hall to enjoy your favorite beverage and engage in some blarney with fellow Hibernians. Also, consider renting the hall for small gatherings or parties.

We’d also like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all who participated either by buying or selling tickets in our annual Luck O’ The Irish raffle this year. Your help is greatly appreciated in making this another successful fundraiser. This year’s winners are listed below.

This Years’ Winners:
$ 2,500 - Kathleen Kane
$ 1,000 - Sentry Alarms Fab Five
$ 500 - Michael Gazdik
$ 500 - Tim Reardon
$ 500 - Kristen and Nicholas Kadlecik

In our motto ... Mark Kadlecik ..A.O.H Board President

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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



 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. 

Meetings Held Every Third Tuesday of the Month 

7:00 pm 

Next Meeting: September 18th, 2018