Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Meetings Held Every Third Tuesday of the Month
Next Meeting: November 20th, 2018
Irish Night at the Rumble Ponies was a great success. Many old and new friends attended, the weather was great, and the Rumble Ponies won! Thank you, Susan Connors, for organizing this event and taking pictures to share.
Thank you to our sisters in Division 2 for organizing a beautiful Our Lady of Knock Mass held at St. Vincent de Paul/Blessed Sacrament Church on Sunday, August 19, as well as the reception that followed at the Hall. We certainly need Mary’s blessings at this time in our church history...
The LAOH Irish History Writing Contest will begin on October 1, 2018. This year’s topic will be Heroes & Heroines in Celtic Mythology & Celebrations. The information will be sent to schools as soon as the school year begins, as well as published in the parish bulletins. Please encourage students to participate!
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
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.
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!
The A.O.H Corporation is gathering nominations for directors’ positions on the Board. Every year two (2) directors come off the Board and two (2) are added. This is for a three (3) year term. If you’re interested in running for the A.O.H Board let your division President, Matt Thomas or Meryl Deemie know. The next Corporation meeting, open to all members, is November 26th at 7PM. The election of new directors will take place and nominations will be open right up to the election timeframe. We hope to see all of you there to cast your vote for the new board directors.
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.
Our Juniors donated a basket for the raffle at the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley and volunteered at the event in September.
Save the date for the Junior Spaghetti dinner on November 7th, Election Day from 4:30 to 7:30. Our Junior members transform our hall into an Italian restaurant for a delicious dinner. Adults $10 and $5 for children under 11. Tickets will go on sale soon. Take out also available. This is a fundraiser for our division.
Our next meeting is November 17th.
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 can 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. 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.