Many of our sisters are traveling to the NYS LAOH Convention in Buffalo from July 12 – 15. The names for the convention must be submitted to the State by June 10, so please contact me as soon as possible if you wish to attend.

Many thanks to all who participated in the LAOH USO show at the Veterans Home in Oxford on May 21. What a great feeling to be able to honor the veterans for their service.

The next Broome County LAOH Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. to recognize the winners of the Irish History Writing Contest. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating their success. Please do not park at McCormack’s until after 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!


  For all the members who’ve paid their dues... thank you! For those whose dues are now in arrears they have now increased to $40. You’ll be receiving a letter shortly about this. Please make every effort to have them paid by the end of May. Drop off your payment or mail to: AOH, 148 Main St., Binghamton, NY 13905. We’ve already paid your per-capita to the National and State AOH’s. These monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and offset some of our operating costs. If you have any issues with making your dues payment please contact one of our officers. In addition, if you’ve moved or plan on moving anytime in the future please let us know of your 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. 


April showers bring May flowers. We purchased flowers and planted them in the Hibernian garden at Ross Park at our May meeting that was held at the park. Thank you to our Coordinator, Amber for the barbecue following our meeting. It was awesome!

Hammer in Hand. We are very excited about the first weekend of June. We will be building a wheelchair ramp for a local family through the Broome County’s Ramp It Up program.

Our community volunteer activities are an excellent way to meet your obligation for your Confirmation. Be sure to tell the Junior Coordinator if you are working on your goals.

There is a limited supply of our Junior cookbooks available for $10.00.

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 have the opportunity to become leaders in their communities while learning about their heritage. 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.  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

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

Next Meeting: June 20, 2017


  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. 

  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