LAOH Division ONe -MAY

Barbara Walling, President 

Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, godmothers, foster mothers, aunts, fur-baby mothers. Also remembering our mothers who have passed and will always be in our hearts.

Thank you to all who made a monetary donation for purchasing toilet paper or brought rolls of toilet paper to our April meeting. The toilet paper will be given to those who have Saturday lunch at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen.

At our April meeting, Karyn Grausgruber joined our division. Welcome, Karyn. We look forward to getting to know you.

If you have not yet paid dues for this year, you can mail your check for $25, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to CarolThayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903. After June 1st dues go up to $30.

On May 29, Memorial Day, please say a remembrance prayer for those women and men in the military who have given their lives for our country.

Kathleen Perry of our Division recently passed away. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. May Kathleen rest in peace. Remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians and their families who may need a supportive or healing prayer. Pray for those in our military, first responders and health care workers.

Our next meeting is Friday, May 12 at 7 pm. We will be reciting a decade of the rosary at 6:30 pm. Hoping you will join us for both.

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Barb Walling

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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LAOH County Board -MAY

Marie Davenport, President

Please support the June lottery sponsored by the Broome County Board. The next County Board meeting will be held on June 6 at 5:30. All members in good standing can attend.

In our Motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity, Marie Davenport, President 727-6102


Beannachtai! Happy Spring everyone. At the Juniors’ last meeting they learned about Beltane. The holiday celebrates Spring at its peak and the coming summer. Beltane also sometimes goes by the name May Day. The girls carried on a tradition of the holiday by making “May Day” cake baskets that were then donated to Loaves & Fishes Food pantry, they could not have been more thrilled. Welcome Elizabeth, our newest member who was in- stalled at the April meeting. Elizabeth joins her mother and grandmother who are both members of LAOH Division 2. Three generations! The young la- dies also worked on Mother’s Day cards for some of our sisters and sent them all beautiful prayer cards as well.

The annual Rec Park Memorial Garden cleanup is Saturday, May 20 at 11am and will be followed by a picnic in the park. RAMP IT UP- the annual wheelchair ramp build is June 3rd. Done in conjunction with Broome County Council of Churches, it is for a home in Endicott this year. The Jun- iors are doing a DIAPER DRIVE June 10th (more specific info to come) There is a huge need in our community, please pick up a pack of diapers next time you are at the store if you are able. They for sure will go to someone who truly needs them, sizes newborn and up!

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 life- long 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.

olics, please send them our way.                                           

Kelly Cole & Debbie Burke,
607-206-3970, 607-727-7183

LAOH Division Two -MAY

Susan Connors, President

Welcome to our newest members: Darlene Comeno, Sandy Stoeckel and Patty Williams, we are so happy to have you and look forward to your participation.

Our Lenten Soup Supper on April 7th was a successful fundraiser, and we appreciate your support. Thank you to our soup makers, bakers, and our set-up/clean-up workers, with special thanks to Debbie Burke for chairing, cooking, and working!

We are so fortunate to be able to supply canned/packaged food and toiletries to the Homeless Vets Shelter on Pine Street, thank you ladies for your donations, they were overjoyed!

Gas and grocery cards were delivered to the mothers at Mom’s House. They were so thrilled that we come through every year for them...Happy Mother’s Day!

The May 7th reservation deadline is fast approaching for our Mother’s Day Brunch being held on Sunday, May 14th, see flyer for more details.

I look forward to seeing my New York State Sisters once again at the NYS LAOH Board Meeting in East Durham, May 5-7. Also attending is Debbie Burke, Nancy Hyatt, and Kay DeMott. It is a wonderful time to network with other divisions across New York State and learn more about our organization.

Kate Hull is organizing “America Needs Fatima” to be held on Saturday, May 13th at 2pm at Recreation Park. Please join the LAOH and AOH in praying the Rosary, see flyer.

Still time to register for the NYS LAOH Convention, July 14-16 in Henrietta, NY, please let me know if you are interested.

Our Spring Rummage Sale will be here before you know it. The drop off day is Thursday, June 1st after 3pm. We are no longer able to accept electronic TVs, stereo equipment, car seats or cribs and please, season appropriate. The Sale runs on Friday, June 2nd from 9am to 5:30pm and on Saturday, June 3rd ($3 Bag Sale) from 9am to 12noon, see flyer.

Dues are now due, ($25 per year), please send your check and dues card and a self-addressed stamped envelope to LAOH Div. 2, 148 Main St., Bing., NY 13905, Attn: Cookie Luke. We cannot keep you on the books if you do not pay your dues, effective June 1st dues will be $30.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30pm for Rosary and the meeting to follow.

Once again, I am taking orders for LAOH or AOH Hats, $12 each in a variety of colors, contact me or complete a form at the Hall. If you want a shirt with the embroidered logo, it is still $5 on a new shirt, drop it off at the hall in a bag with your name, which logo (LAOH or AOH) and $5.

We continue to pray for all our Sister and Brother Hibernians in need, to our Sister Darlene Burns on the passing of her husband Mike and to the family of Div. 1 Sister Kathleen Perry.

On this Memorial Day, let us bow our heads in silence to remember and honor the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives for this country.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Susan Connors