Susan Connors, President
It was good to see our sisters at the September meeting after our summer break. If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you in October as it should be a busy few months.
What a fun night we had at the Broome County LAOH Hooley, thank you to all who worked, donated baskets or gift cards and also for coming out to support this fundraiser. A lot of work goes into this and without all of you, it wouldn’t be possible.
Congratulations to the lucky winners in our divisions’ September Lottery, if you haven’t received a winning check, it should be in the mail by the end of the week and if you still haven’t, then like me, you didn’t win...
Thank you to those who helped at our Fall Rummage Sale (set up, clean up, working and donating items) and to those who bought items, it’s always nice to pick up an item or two or three...
We made a donation towards registrations to the Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference, if you are interested in attending, please le me know, this takes place on October 15 in Syracuse.
Please support the AOH Turkey Party on Friday, October 21st from 7-11pm, $7 admission and the Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th, starting at 6pm. Free admission, bring a snack to share, prizes, costumes are encouraged, but not required!
The fall NYS Board Meeting and Testimonial Dinner is Saturday, November 5th in East Durham, please let me know if you are interested.
Luck of the Irish $50 tickets are on sale now from Board members and at the bar, stop by the hall and purchase one, or go in with others on a ticket, hey you never know! The drawing will be held Thursday, November 17th at 7pm.
Save the date: Saturday, November 19th to attend our Sock Hop for Socks, it’s a fun night and for a worthy cause. A package of socks will get you in the front door, these will be donated to soup kitchens, missions, etc., more details to follow.
Our next Division meeting is Wednesday, October 19th, we will recite the rosary at 6:30pm and our meeting will follow.
We continue to pray for those in the military and for all our members in need, our special intentions, and the people of Ukraine.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Beannachtai! May the magic of autumn color bring you many blessings. On September 1st, the Juniors along with LAOH Division 2 members helped place 2,977 flags at The United Way on the Vestal parkway. The flags honor and represent those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. It was a very moving sight and one that we hope many got to see.
The JUNIOR division had their September meeting on the 11th at the AOH Hall. Our acting president Ava installed one new member. Welcome Fiona! Looking forward to many fun and interesting events for all the girls. They enjoyed a fun presentation about Gaelic Football, Ladies Gaelic Football, and Camogie. After, they all helped assemble the basket to donate for the Hooley. The girls helped out at the Hooley by making sandwiches for the event-and what a fun event it was. Great job to everyone who helped make it a success!
SAVE THE DATE...Tuesday, November 8 is the annual spaghetti dinner. Take a night off from cooking and see our Juniors in action. They help set-up, cook, and will be serving that evening. Please see enclosed flyer for specifics, tickets are on sale NOW. We do sell out as seating is limited.
The next meeting will be Sunday, October 23 at 1pm and will be held at Uncorked Creations. This is going to be a fun event where the girls will paint a spooky picture and learn some Irish Halloween folklore.
We are actively recruiting new members for the junior division and looking to our brothers and sisters for help. Please reach out to family or non-family members who are eligible. As our girls age out, it is so important to keep our membership growing strong with the hope they continue to be lifelong members of the LAOH.
Until next time...if any of you know young ladies who are Irish by birth/descent/adoption between the ages of 6 and 18 that are practicing Catholics, please send them our way.
In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
Vice President LAOH Division 2
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Marie Davenport, President
The Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley was again a fun event. Thank you to Divisions I and II for all their hard work. Please support the upcoming Luck of the Irish drawing sponsored by the Corporation. The AOH will hold their Turkey Party in October and would appreciate your attendance and donations.
Barbara Walling, President
The fall months are off to a great start. There are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the seasonal fall weather. Just a couple of events that many of you attended were Irish Night at Mirabito Stadium and the Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley.
A huge thank you to the Hooley Committee and EVERYONE who supported the Hooley. A great crowd, tasty food, awesome performance by the Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band, and amazing music by “Old Friends” Tom Dimock and Jim Hull. As always, the restaurant boards and basket raffles were popular. The 50/50 raffle benefitted the Whitney House for Women and received $644. A fun evening! If you could not make it this year, definitely plan on attending next year.
Volunteers are needed to help at the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen on Saturday, October 8. Please arrive at 11 am. The usual time for finishing is between 1:30 and 2:00 pm.
Dues are now $30. If you have not yet paid dues for this year, please mail your check for $30, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Carol Thayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.
Please continue to pray for our sister and brother Hibernians who are ill, recuperating or struggling in any way. Pray also, for those in our military, first responders and health care workers and for people in the Ukraine.
Saturday, October 8, Volunteer at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, 11 am – 1:30 pm or so.
Wednesday, October 19, Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends, 8 am until 11 pm, shopping passes are $5
Friday, October 21, AOH Turkey Party, admission $7
Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm, Luck of the Irish drawing. Tickets are $50 and available from Corporation members or at the hall.
Our Harvest Dinner will be held at our October meeting. If you wish, please bring a dish to pass. Also, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the St. James Pantry. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm on October 14th with a decade of the Rosary being recited at 5:30 pm. Hoping you will be joining us.
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,