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LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer despite all the rain and heat. Don’t forget to support OUR hall. Stop in, cool off, share a cold beverage and conversation with your sisters and brothers.
The AOH/LAOH NYS Convention held in Albany, NY went very well despite the air conditioning and elevators issues which were no reflection on the committee but rather the Hilton. The convention committee did a nice job making us all feel so welcome. A lot of work was accomplished for our order. Congratulations to our newly elected State President Mary Beth Durkee. I am looking forward to working with her and ask the same of all of you. Congratulations to all LAOH/ AOH incoming State Officers. May God Bless your good works. Shout out to Mark Kadlecik on 4 years doing good works as the AOH NYS District 7 Director and congratulations to Tim Tobin of AOH Elmira on being the new AOH NYS District 7 Director.
Have you been to see our Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo? If not stop by, pull a few weeks, water and take in its peacefulness and beauty. The Carousel Horse is being finished up and looks amazing thank you Gabrielle Bohn Blodgett on a beautiful job. Bernadette, Leo Burke and crew need to be commended on keeping the garden looking so nice for all to enjoy.
Thank you to all who attended and brought a dish to share for our annual Hibernian picnic. Especially Bob Wylie, John Tobias, Mark Kadlecik and Hugh Reynolds for “manning the grills” on an extremely hot day. Although the attendance was down the food and friendship was outstanding. If you never have been please plan on attending next year!
Our 16th Annual Hooley is being held September 13th at American Legion 1645 Adult Admission tickets (18 and older) are $12.00 adv. And $15.00 at the door. Purchase at the AOH, The Beef, Irish Kevin’s and the American Legion. Help is always needed and appreciated. If you would like to work, please contact your division presidents or Nancy Hyatt at 761-3282. Baskets or gift cards are graciously being accepted by Mary Gilroy. If you would like to donate, please contact Mary at 761-1992 or 722-0697 no item is too small and we thank you for your generosity. Come on out and enjoy your Irish Heritage with “Yada
Yada’s” (if you have never heard them you are in for a treat), Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band, the Carle School of Irish Dance along with good friends, food and drink.
We would like to thank “Old Friends” for all the years they entertained us and wish them all the best with their future plans.
This year’s charity is the Broome Co. Council of Churches “Ramp It Up”. The 50/50 tickets can be purchased for a mere $2.00 and are available at the hall or by calling Francine Connerton at 239-9424.
AOH Men’s Golf Tournament is August 3
that day setting up, helping in the kitchen and clean up. Please contact John Walker at 725-5563 or me to volunteer. Thank you in advance it is greatly appreciated. They are also accepting donations for prizes that can be dropped off at the hall and marked AOH Golf Tournament.
We have been invited by our Div. II sisters to attend the Our Lady of Knock mass on Aug. 25th 11am at Lourdes Chapel please wear your sash if you have one. Luncheon to follow at the AOH.
Our you aware the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are celebrating 125 years in America? In honor of this a mass and celebration will take place on September 21st. Mass is at Lourdes Chapel at 4pm and a reception will follow at the AOH. We have a wonderful event planned so mark your calendars and join in celebrating with us!
Our “Mission in Motion” September donation is reusable grocery bags (ex. 99 cent bags from Wegmans etc.). Please bring them to our meeting on September 6th at 7pm. New or gently used aluminum pans are always accepted too.
Remember to pray for all of our sisters and brothers in need especially Kathy Cronin who will be undergoing open heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Aug. 9 we wish her all the best and Pauline Di Noto recovering from a fall and shoulder injury. Remember to pray for our country and our military at home and abroad keeping us safe.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President
July was a busy month. The NYS State Convention was held in Albany, the Hibernian annual picnic was held at Ross Park, our scholarship was presented to Elizabeth Morton and there were meetings planning the Hooley and 125th celebration. Thank you to all who volunteered and participated.
Congratulations Broome County LAOH Junior, Aidan Arnold, who was awarded the 2019 New York State Junior Hibernian of the Year. This award honors her for her outstanding contribution as a Junior Hibernian and individual accomplishments at school, church and the community. She was honored at the Award banquet at the convention in Albany in July. This is a significant accomplishment and we are all very proud of you!
Congratulations to LAOH Division 2 members, Kathleen Garger and Peggy Gravin on receiving the Major Degree of the Order on July 13th in Albany.
Welcome to the new LAOH NYS Officers. We look forward to your leadership. Thank you to the outgoing NYS Officers for your hard work over the past 2 years. The reports and new Officers from this year’s State convention are available on the laohnys.com. The next convention will be the National Convention to be held in Orlando, Florida in July of 2020. The location of the 2021 NYS Convention will be in Syracuse, NY. Information for both events will be available on the National and State websites closer to the events.
Nationals) baseball game. Tickets are $9.00 (3rd base line). tickets at the hall or call Susan 727-2262.
Please join us for Our Lady of Knock Mass on Sunday, August 25th at 11 am at Lourdes Chapel. Please wear your sash. Lunch will follow at the AOH hall.
Tickets are now available for the 16th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley on Friday, September 13, 2019 sponsored by LAOH Divisions 1 and 2. Please support the 50/50 raffle (tickets $2) proceeds to benefit Ramp It up. See flyer for details.
September is our Division’s lottery fundraiser. Tickets have been mailed, hand delivered, or placed in mailboxes at the hall. Each ticket is $5. If you are unable to purchase or sell your ticket (s), please return them. Tickets and money should be returned by August 28, 2019. Thank you to all who support the lottery! Good Luck!
There are a few members who have not paid dues. To insure your membership that includes the monthly Chieftain, send a check for $25 payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and self-addressed-stamped envelope to AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Christina Brown.
Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648-8131.
Our deepest condolences to Maria Keesler and family on the passing of her father. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of your Dad with our prayers.
As Labor Day approaches on September 2, thank you to our LAOH and AOH members for all your work and contributions to our organization. Let us celebrate this day by relaxing and enjoying for we have worked hard all this year to make a difference and achieve our goals. We honor all workers on this special occasion. I wish you a very warm and wonderful Labor Day.
Our next division meeting is Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00pm.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,