Happy Fall!

The next LAOH County Board meeting will be held on December 5 at 5:30 p.m. Please do not park in McCormack’s before 7 p.m. A report will be given of the Fall NYS Board Meeting. Please do not park in McCormack’s before 7 p.m.

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

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 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. 


A warm welcome to Katie Wagaman who became a member at our October meeting.

We are sponsoring an Election Night Spaghetti dinner to be held on November 7th from 5:00 to 8:30pm at the AOH Hall. Eat-in or Take-out. Adults $10, Child 6 to 12 are $5 and 5 and under are free. This is a fundraiser for our LAOH Junior Division. We appreciate your support.

Cortese is generously donating the sauce again this year. We are looking for donations of: pasta, parmesan cheese, bread, salad greens, salad dressing, coffee, tea, and cash for making the meatballs and purchasing paper products. Contact Amber Youngs (607) 321-8071 for more details if you wish to donate.

There is a limited supply of our Junior LAOH cookbooks available for $10.00. Pick one up at the hall. Our next meeting is November 18th at 10am. 

New Members Welcome

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 will have the opportunity to become leaders in their communities while learning about their heritage. Our community volunteer activities are an excel- lent way to meet your obligation for your Confirmation. 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. 

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 

Notification to all members.

The AOH Board of Directors nominating committee will be accepting nominations from the AOH and LAOH for members in good standing to fill two openings on the AOH Board beginning in 2018. The positions will be 3-year terms. If you’re interested contact your respective division presi- dent or our nominating committee, Matt Thomas or Kate Hull.
Upcoming dates for the AOH Board and Corporation meetings.

October 23rd – Corporation Meeting – Open to all members in good standing
Nov 13th – Board of Directors Meeting – Board members only
November 27th – Corporation Annual Meeting – Open to all members in good standing – Voting for new director’s positions.

Mark Kadlecik
President – AOH Board of Directors 

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

Next Meeting: December 18st, 2017


 Once again, I’d like to thank all the members who have paid their 2017 dues. We currently have over 30 members who haven’t paid their dues for 2017. 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. Again, these monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and off set our operating costs. Your immediate attention is needed to bring your 2017 dues up-to-date. You will be deleted from our roster if payment is not received by the end of August. If anyone has difficulty paying their dues, please let me know. We take care of each other. Also, let us know if you have an address change 


  Just want to take a minute to thank all those who were part of the AOH Major Degree Ceremony held on May 20th. Binghamton had 10 members who took the step to the Inner Chambers of Hibernianism. The Schenectady Major Degree Team did a fabulous job with the ceremony as they always do. I'd also like to thank both LAOH Div. 1 and LAOH Div. 2 for all their help. The women stepped up to help with the food preparation category of the ceremony. They assisted either by donating, baking, funding, serving and clean-up that was required. The food table was decorated exquisitely. This was greatly appreciated by all .. including the Schenectady Degree Team.

  Thanks again .. Mark Kadlecik, AOH NYS Director District 7.