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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President

 November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive and happy things in our life. I appreciate and am thankful for all of you! Wishing you happiness, strength and inspiration this month and in the months to come.

On November 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 our LAOH Junior members host the Election Day Spaghetti Dinner. This is the LAOH Junior Division’s major fundraiser to support their activities and expenses for the upcoming year. Eat- in or Take-out. Adults $10, Children 6 to 12 are $5 and 5 and under are
free. There are a limited number of dinners and tickets go fast. Tickets available at the bar.

All division pancake breakfast. Enjoy breakfast with family and friends on November 17th at the hall from 8am to noon. $8.00 adults. Children under 6 are free. Includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, home fries, porridge, homemade scones, soda bread and juice and coffee. Volunteers needed and donations of soda bread and scones welcome.

AOH Corporation Board of Director’s meeting- This is an important meeting on November 25th at 7pm as two seats on the board will be filled. Please attend.

AOH Christmas party Dec. 7 from 6 to 9. Join your fellow Hibernians for dinner and a fun evening at our hall. Be sure to make a reservation. There will be a reservation sheet at the hall.

Broome County LAOH Board meeting is December 3rd at 5:30. This meeting is open to all members of the LAOH and all Officers are encouraged to attend. We will discuss charitable donations to be considered by the County Board.

The topic of the 2019-2020 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest
is “History of the LAOH in the USA (honoring the 125th anniversary)” The contest is open to all students’ grades: LEVEL 1 Grades 6-7-8 and LEVEL 2 Grades 9-10-11-12 There are monetary awards on the County, State and National levels. Submissions can be dropped off at the AOH hall and are to be received by December 15, 2019. Contest details irish-history-contest. Encourage your family members to participate.

Nominations for the 2020 Grand Marshal and Official starter are being accepted by Tom Kelly (775-3415). Applications for Maid of Erin are being accepted by Meryl Deemie (797-4050). Contact Tom or Meryl for more information.

Keep your eyes open for the Waterford raffle tickets that will go on sale soon. The winner's) will to be drawn in February at the Heritage Dinner dance.

Please notify us of changes in your information such as address, phone number and email address. This helps us make sure that you receive information about our division as well as events at our hall.

Please join your sisters at our next division meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00 pm. Bring an item for the Thanksgiving Basket to be donated to a needy family. Some suggestions are: canned fruits, vegetable, sweet potatoes, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, boxed dressing and stuffing mix, gravy mix, cans or jars, cranberry sauce, pie crust and pie filling, cake, muffin, brownie mixes, canned frosting, jello and pudding, pasta, tomato sauce, and juice.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Hibernian Families! 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,


LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President 

Hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the beautiful fall weather we are having. The changing of the leaves this year has been beautiful. Winter will be here before we know it.

Anyone that is interested in a Division level officer’s position either by moving up from your current office or starting new please contact Kathy Blodgett 760-4297, Jaqi Kenefick 206-6762 or Mary Nowak 775-2012 for more information.

If you are interested in running for a 3-year position on the AOH/LAOH Board of Directors, please contact me at the numbers listed at the end of my article. Our next Corporation Meeting is Nov. 25th at 7pm. Voting for the new officer’s will take place at this meeting. All members in good standing can attend and vote. See you there. Thank you, Maureen Reynolds, Kathy Blodgett and all those that worked Friends Helping Friends at Boscov’s or supported our fundraiser by purchasing a coupon. It was a good day and night and some of us got some Christmas shopping done (and wrapped). Come to our November meeting to see how we made out.

Thank you, Hollie Walsh, Diane Durgin and committee for another “Spooktacular” Halloween party. It was a “Howling” night, great costumes and the snacks were” Ghoulishly” good. The music by “JustJack”, the Ripper?? also know in real life as DJ John Almay was so much fun and the hall looked great.

Thank you to all the ladies that worked the AOH Turkey Party it was great to see so many members there either working or supporting them. I know it was greatly appreciated by myself and the men. A special thank you to Lynn Wylie for making a beautiful raffle basket. Lynn works on gathering items for this basket all year long and it is always fabulous. Congratulation Barbara Walling on winning it!

A group of your sisters will be attending the Fall NYS Board Meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY on Nov. 2nd a report will be given at our Nov. meeting. Safe travels.

LAOH Junior Division is having their annual Election Night Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 5th 5-7pm. Tickets are selling fast $10.00 adults $5.00 11 years old and under. Contact Debbie Burke.

November 17th from 8 am-12 noon is our all division Pancake Breakfast. We will need volunteers to work and would like donations of Scones and Soda Bread. If you cannot volunteer your time please plan on supporting the breakfast, come and enjoy a delicious breakfast with family and friends. Some of you have signed up to work and you can still sign up at our meeting in November.

On Nov. 11th we will be marching in the Veterans Day Parade with your sisters and brothers. We will gather at Post 80 on Main St. at 1:30 parade steps off at 2pm. If you cannot march, please plan on attending to honor all those who have fought for our freedom. Signups will continue at our Nov. meeting. We hope to see you there!

Our first Parade Committee meeting was held on Oct. 24th and the planning has begun! Written nominations for our 2019 Grand Marshall and Official Starter are being accepted by Tom Kelly contact Tom at 775-3415. Applications for our 2019 Maid of Erin are being accepted by Meryl Deemie contact Meryl at 797-4050 with questions on any of this.

Sashes can also be purchased from Maureen Bradley at a cost of $31.00.

Mark your calendars for our All Division Christmas Party to be held December 7th more details soon.
Our “Mission in Motion” donation for November is to bring a Thanksgiving Food item’s for a basket for a needy family.

Our next meeting is Friday Nov. 8th. The meeting will begin at 7PM. Hope to see you there!
Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We are blessed and should thank God every day for what He has allowed us to have. I wish you a wonderful day with your family and friends.

Our sincere prayers and sympathies go out to Brian and Marlene Murphy and all their family on the passing of their daughter Kelly Lamphere she fought a valent fight and is now at peace. Prayers and get well wishes would go and all those in need. Please continue to pray for our priests, religious, military near and far and the leaders of our great country. 

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