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. 


We will meet at the AOH Hall at 8:30 am for our monthly meeting on August 19th. Following the meeting, we will volunteer at Stable Movements, arriving at 9:30am to 11:30am. Please wear long pants and boots or sneakers. We will get dirty working at the barn. We will provide a ride to and from the stable or if parents prefer, they can drive their child to and from the stables. It is located about 10 minutes from the AOH Hall at 18 Smith Hill Rd., off Glenwood.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to our August meeting. We will donate them to Catholic Charities for their September food drive.
Save the date for the Junior Spaghetti dinner on November 7th, Election Day. Our Junior members transform our hall into an Italian restaurant for a delicious dinner. More information will be provided closer to the date.
There is a limited supply of our Junior cookbooks available for $10.00. Pick one up at the hall.

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. 

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

Next Meeting: September 19th, 2017

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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!

  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 


  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. 


Many of our sisters are traveling to the NYS LAOH Convention in Buffalo from July 12 – 15 and will bring information back to share with the group. Safe travels to all!

The Broome County LAOH will be hosting a table at the Johnson City Carousel Days on Saturday, July 29. We will have brochures about the LAOH and sell Rada knives. If you are interested in helping please e-mail Sue Messina at smessina@stny.rr.com

The Broome County LAOH is planning a bus trip to Saratoga Raceway on August 13. The bus will leave at 5 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Contact Debbie Burke at 772- 0280 for more information.

The next Broome County LAOH Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 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