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LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President
Last month was a grand month celebrating St. Patrick. Thank you to the Parade Committee, AOH, LAOH Divisions, and all the volunteers who make St Patrick’s Day parade and Mass possible. A special thank you to Matt Flaherty who makes and donates the pew bows for Mass. A great time was had on St. Patrick’s Day weekend at our hall with the music of Old Friends on Saturday and Shamble’s on St. Patrick’s Day.
We welcome Maria Keesler who became a LAOH Division 2 member in March. We look forward to getting to know you.
The 2019 Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications for this year’s award. Encourage your family members who are eligible to apply. The enclosed flyer provides you with applicant information. Applications are due by May 31st.
April 10th- Luck of the Irish drawing. Don’t miss out on a chance to win! Get your Luck of the Irish ticket at the hall. $50 gives you a chance to win one of five prizes with the grand prize of $2,500. The reception and drawing is at the AOH Hall from 6 to 8 pm.
Corned Beef (or ham) and Cabbage Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Irish favorite on April 28 from 3 to 7pm sponsored by LAOH Division 1 and 2. Make a reservation by signing up at the hall or contact Debbie Burke or Maureen Kadlecik. Adults $12 Children $6 (ages 6-11) Children 5 and under free- Take-out available.
Members are welcome to the spring meeting of the NYS LAOH
Board on May 4 and 5. The general meeting is held on Saturday. The weekend ends with a beautiful Sunday Pilgrimage Mass that is held at the Our Lady of Knock Shrine.
We are pleased to host Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th from 11am to 2pm. Keep your eyes open for more information closer to the date.
AOH/LAOH State Convention will be held in Albany, NY. Events will begin Wednesday July 10th to Saturday night, July 13th. The convention will be held at the Albany Hilton (formerly the Crowne Plaza) on State and Chapel Streets. Information is available at www.2019nyshibernianconvention.com and the LAOHNYS.com website.
Annual dues ($20.00 a year) are now being accepted. You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting or send a check payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and a self-addressed-stamped envelope to AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attn: Christina Brown.
Our next division meeting is Wednesday on April 15th at 7pm. I look forward to seeing everyone there. We hope you will take time out of your busy life and join us.
We remember in our prayers, the family of Harper Stantz. May memories of Harper and the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
As Easter approaches, I think about Mary Magdalene. What a blessing to receive the message to “Go and tell.” The message is alive in both men and women and we both have an obligation to share the message this Easter. Christ is alive and well; He dwells within us, and calls us to share in the work of the Kingdom. May we carry the unity we share into every moment knowing that we are one with the risen Christ. Enjoy this blessed celebration and have a wonderful Easter!
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President
What a beautiful mass remembering our deceased Hibernian sisters and brothers and a Grand parade of “Touring Ireland”. Thank you to John Walker and Hibernian Brothers and Sisters for a beautiful mass, Tom Kelly, Brian Murphy, Pat Smith and everyone on the Parade Committee who made the parade and the after party at SCCHS such a success. The weather was actually wonderful could have been a little warmer, but our Irish hearts kept us warm as we proudly marched down Court St. Pat Kane and West O’ Clare were spot on parade night at our hall.
Our Irish weekend at the AOH was grand. Old Friends started the weekend off on Saturday night to a packed house and Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day at the AOH Hall was a great time too. In the evening the again packed hall rocked to the sounds of Shambles and the smiles and laughter of good family and friends made it a great weekend enjoyed by all.
Welcome to our newest sister, Mary Ellen “Ellie” Johnson. We are looking forward to your friendship, joining us at our meetings and working alongside you for the good of our order.
Nice job sisters on our volunteering for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen. It was a wonderful day and you all truly were living our motto. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us. If you couldn’t make it we will be doing it again in the future.
The drawing for the Luck of the Irish Raffle will be April 10th 6-8pm. Tickets are still available cost is $50.00 and more than one person can go in on a ticket. All monies go to the up keep of OUR hall so please make an effort to support this. Tickets are available at the hall or from a member of the Board of Directors. Can’t win it unless you’re in it! LAOH I and II are sponsoring a Corn Beef/Ham and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday April 28th 3-7pm Adults $12.00 Children 6-11 $5.00 under 5 are free. Take Out Available. There will be a signup sheet at the hall. Workers will be needed, and signups will be at our meeting or contact me. If you cannot work, please support the dinner.
I would also like to thank everyone that worked, baked or supported the men’s breakfast in March. The men certainly appreciated it, great job.
NYS Board meeting is being held May 3rd, 4th and 5th in East Durham, NY. Please let me know buy April 12th if you plan on attending. It is a wonderful, informative weekend and it is not all work; we do have time to enjoy the company of our sisters and brothers from NY State.
NYS Convention is being held in Albany, NY July 10th-13th Albany Hilton information can be found on the website www.2019nyshibernianconvention.com and we will discuss it at our meeting.
Dues are now $25.00 please submit a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your dues card to LAOH Division I Attn: Linda Largue 148 Main Street Bing., NY 13905
Our next meeting is being held April 12th 7pm looking forward to seeing you there.
Our Mission in Motion this month was working at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen we will resume items again in May.
Get well wishes would go out to our sisters Kathie Burns on her recent fall, Eleanor Blodgett, Maureen Reynolds and brother Denny Sullivan for recent surgeries and all of our sister and brother Hibernians in need.
Deepest sympathies to Reva Collins/children and family on the passing of her husband James “Rodney” Collins may he carry on in heaven as he did here on earth. Rest in Peace Rodney.
Any questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org cell 206-2963 home 729-4561.