Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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     Our Junior members raised $810.00 for Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.   The donation has been made to Ionad Naomh Phádraig located in Bunbeg Co. Donegal, Ireland whose mission is to be an excellent provider to their community relevant to the needs of children, young people, parents, and families. Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraiser. The lucky winners of the baskets are Carol McCarthy, Colleen McMahon, and Barbara Button.

     If you are craving a sweet treat, stop at the Junior bake sale on April 27th at the AOH Men’s barbeque located at the Moose Club on Henry Street.

     Our Juniors are looking for donations of costume jewelry for a project.  Brooches, gemstones, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, broken or no longer loved are appreciated.  We have a project and need all kinds of jewelry to make it.  You can drop it at the AOH and be sure to label it “LAOH Junior Division”. 

     We are actively recruiting new members, ages six to eighteen 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 important to keep our membership growing strong with the hope they continue to be lifelong members of the LAOH. For information contact your Division President or pick up an application at the Hall.

In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
Debbie Burke and Eileen Rowley Junior Co-0rdinators 607-727-7183, 607-761-0212

LAOH County Board

Marie Davenport, President


In our Motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity

Marie Davenport, President 727-6102

 LAOH Division ONe

Barbara Walling, President 

     I hope you all celebrated a blessed and joyful Easter on March 31.  Hopefully spring has sprung around us.  I wonder how much of the total solar eclipse we will be able to “see” on Monday, April 8. 

     Many of us supported, attended, volunteered at, or participated in the many events during the months of February and March. These are busy months for us.   All the divisions held fundraisers, the Corporation provided us many opportunities to enjoy live music at the hall, there was a dinner dance, Irish Day, flag raisings on St. Patrick’s Day, Parade Day of March 2 with the mass in honor of St. Patrick and the deceased members of the AOH and LAOH prior to the beginning of the parade.  It was wonderful to see so many of us celebrating our Irish Heritage at these events. 

     The State Board meeting will be held at Gavin’s in East Durham on May 4.  The national convention will be held in Orlando from August 7 to11.  Registration information can be found at or

     Dues are being collected. You can pay dues at our monthly meeting, or you can mail your check made out to LAOH Division 1 for $25, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Eileen Zemek, 1960 Hawleyton Road, Binghamton NY 13903.

     Please remember in your prayers the family of our long-time member Kathryn Healy on her passing.  Also, remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians and their families who may need a supportive or healing prayer.   Continuing prayers go to our military, first responders, and health care workers.

     Our next meeting is Friday, April 12 at 7 pm.   We will recite a decade of the rosary at 6:30 pm. We will collect household items such as toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, etc. for A Home of My Own.   I hope you plan on joining us. 

Barb,  - 607-232-6367
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

     Last month was a grand month celebrating Saint Patrick. Thank you to the Hibernian Parade Committee, AOH, LAOH Divisions, and all the volunteers who make the Saint Patrick’s Day parade and Saint Mary’s mass possible.  A special thank you to Matt Flaherty who donates the pew bows for the mass. 

     Thank you everyone who volunteered and supported our Lenten Soup fundraiser. We appreciate you!

     Welcome Patricia Griffiths, Elizabeth Flynn, and Margaret (Peggy) Doherty who became members at our March meeting.  We look forward to getting to know you and hope you enjoy the many benefits that membership offers.

     The LAOH Division 2 Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications for this year’s award.   Encourage your family members who are eligible to apply.  Applications are due by April 31st.

     Members are welcome to the spring meeting of the NYS LAOH Board on May 4 at 10am.   The closing Mass will be on Sunday at 10:00am.

     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.

     Annual dues ($25.00 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:  Darlene Comeno.

     We discussed the meaning of our motto and how to honor and live by it at our March meeting.  The LAOH Catholic Action page has the following prayer to remind us of its meaning.

LAOH Unity Prayer

St Brigid, we ask your guidance to inspire us to offer Friendship as you did to all who cross our paths in life. We ask Your Prayers to inspire us to offer the hand of Unity to all. We ask Your Love to inspire us to give Christian Charity to all. We as members of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Seek to follow in your path of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity. We ask that you bestow Your Blessings upon us through Christ our Lord. Amen

     Our next division meeting is Wednesday on April 17th at 7pm.  I look forward to seeing everyone there. We hope you will take time out of your busy life and join us.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Debbie, - (607) 772-0280