Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Meetings Held Every Third Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: June 19th, 2018
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.
At the April meeting, we made gifts for Mother’s Day. In May, we had fun learning about our Irish sir-names and we made a LAOH Junior Tree of Life. The Tree of Life has leaves made from our handprints. As new members join us, their handprint will add a leaf to the tree.
Please note that our June meeting is on the 23rd at 10am. We will meet at Ross Park at the Hibernian garden to help in the garden and then have our meeting and picnic. This will be our last meeting until September. We will participate in the LAOH Division 2 Lady of Knock Mass in August.
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.
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
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.
The LAOH County Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. – noon. Please come assist with our County fundraiser. If you cannot work, please come join us for food and friendship.
Members from Division 1, Division 2 and friends performed a very successful U.S.O. Show at the Oxford Veterans Home on May 20. It was awesome to have so many sisters join together to thank our veterans for their service to our country. The veterans truly enjoyed having the bead necklaces placed around their necks, being given flags to wave, singing along with us, and winning prizes. They even asked to have some songs repeated! Thank you to all who joined us bringing necklaces, flags and a warm, caring heart!
The New York State Spring Board Meeting was held in East Durham on May 5. Many of our sisters from both divisions attended the very productive meeting. A report will be given at the June 5 County Board meeting.
The LAOH County Board meetings for 2018 are June 5, September 11, and December 4. Meetings will begin at 5:30. Everyone is reminded not to park in McCormack’s before 7 p.m.
Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
Suzanne Gorman, Messina
If you have had a change of address and have not notified the AOH, please email Mark Kadlecik firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!