Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

Just having finished the book “A Line Made by Walking”, this excerpt reminds me of how quickly summer flies by and before we know it, the leaves will be falling from the trees and we will return to our monthly meetings in September.

“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer's last stand.” ― Sara Baume, Irish novelist.

July was a busy month. The National Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky. I will share the changes that were made to the LAOH National Constitution with you at our September meeting.

Thank you to the A.O.H men for providing and grilling sausages, hamburgers and hot dogs and to everyone who brought sides and desserts to share at the A.O.H/LAOH picnic at Ross Park in July. Everything was delicious!

Thank you to our members who came to our “Re-Connect” cocktail party at the end of July. We enjoyed each other’s company as well as some tasty bites and tomfoolery.

Mark your calendars:

• A.O.H Golf Tournament: Captain and Crew tournament on August 4 followed by a steak dinner at the hall.

• Irish Heritage Night at N.Y.S.E.G Stadium: August 16th at 6:30pm. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies vs. Akron Rubber Ducks (Cleveland Indians) baseball game. Tickets for seats (3rd base section) are $8.00. Reserve your tickets at the hall.

• Our Lady of Knock Mass: This year’s mass will be on August 19th. The mass will again be held at St. Vincent De Paul Church 465 Clubhouse Rd, Vestal N.Y. at 10:30 am. Lunch will follow at the A.O.H hall.

• Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley: Friday, September 14 from 7-11pm.

September is our Division’s lottery fundraiser.
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, 2018. 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 A.O.H Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Amber Youngs.

Our next division meeting is Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00pm.

Please continue to pray for the family of our sister, Delores (Dee) Shaw. Dee brought so many gifts to our lives. We will miss her and forever keep her in our thoughts and prayers. 

Our next division meeting is Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00pm. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,


LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer despite all the extreme weather! Don’t forget to support OUR hall. Stop in, share a cold beverage and conversation with your sisters and brothers and get out of the heat and rain.

Although I was not able to attend the National Convention I have heard that it went very well.

Lots to discuss at our September meeting as some changes are coming for our organization.
Congratulations to all incoming officers especially to Karen Keane being elected National Vice President,

Cathy Turck on being elected National Catholic Action and to Agnes O’Leary on receiving National Life Membership! So well deserved on all parts. Looking forward to your leadership.

Thank you, Hibernians, for another great picnic! Despite the weather looking iffy in the morning it cleared up in time and we had about 60 members enjoying a nice day at Ross Park Zoo. A big Kudo to the men especially Mark Kadlecik, John Walker, John Tobias, Bob Wylie and Bill Burke for cooking for all of us. The food was delicious and the friendship and conversation priceless.

The A.O.H Golf Tournament is being held on August 4th at Ely Park Golf Course and there is still time to register a team or help out at the dinner at the hall afterwards. Help is needed setting up, preparing food, serving and cleaning up. If you would like to play or help, please contact Mark Kadlecik or Lynn Wylie (to work) 724-5794/759-7496. Prize donations are also needed and can be dropped off at the A.O.H. Please just mark on it is for the golf tournament.

We have once again been invited to attend Division I I’s mass for their patron Our Lady of Knock. Mass is being held Sun. Aug. 19th 10:30 am at St. Vincent/Blessed Sacrament with a luncheon to follow at the A.O.H Hall. Please attend if you can and wear your sash if you have one.

Our annual Hooley is being held Sept. 14th at the American Legion Post 1645 on Robinson St. (same loc. as last year). The charity chosen for this year is Birthright, a wonderful organization. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are $2.00. To purchase or obtain tickets to sell please contact Francine Connerton at 239-9424. Volunteers are needed to work, and basket /donations are needed. So, when you are out and about pick up something to donate and help the Hooley be the best one yet. We will discuss more at our Sept. meeting.

Please note that due to the Hooley are meeting date has changed to Friday Sept. 7th at 7 pm we look forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations to Father Timothy Taugher on celebrating 40 years in the priesthood this month. May God continue to bless you as you do His works.

Our Mission in Motion for the month of September is backpacks. They can be any size. Any questions contact Maureen Kadlecik.

Get well wishes are being sent to A.O.H Brother Bud Mahoney and LAOH Div. II sister Maureen Bradley. We are praying for a speedy recovery. Remember to pray for all of our sisters and brothers in need, our government and all military at home and abroad keeping us safe. 

Questions or concerns please contact me a 729-4561 or 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

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