Beannachtai! Hope everyone is keeping cool during these “dog days of summer” and remember...If you are not barefoot, then you are overdressed!
At the National Convention Debbie Burke received a certificate of acknowledgment for Katie Wagaman and heraccomplishments from our submission for National Junior Hibernian. What an honor for our outgoing president to be acknowledged at the national Conven-tion!
The Juniors are enjoying their time off from school. Some are vacationing, spending time with family. Others are in various sports, music, and academic camps. Looking forward to our next meeting (September 11 at 1:00, AOH Hall) full of brain-storming and productive ideas. Until then, Juniors and families, please remember to stop by our Rec Park Garden and pull a few weeds!
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 lifelong 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.
In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
Vice President LAOH Division 2
Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Marie Davenport, President
Hopefully the AOH will have a successful and fun golf tournament on August 6. Eight Broome County LAOH members recently attended the AOH/LAOH National Convention in Pittsburgh. CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Wagaman on her Juniors award. Our Lady of Knock Mass is Sunday August 21. Please try to attend this important event for Division 2.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 at the Hall.
In our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
Marie Davenport, President 727-6102
Barbara Walling, President
Hopefully everyone is enjoying the summer. August will fly by, and the fall months will be here soon.
The National Convention in Pittsburgh is now in the books. A great opportunity to meet new people, say hello to those we have not seen in a while, to learn more about our order in general meeting sessions and in committee meetings, and to enjoy music, refreshments and friendship in the hospitality rooms. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Hibernian Hall on Carnegie Street for hosting us for an evening of friendship, food and live music.
Meryl Deemie, Suzanne Messina, Marie Davenport, Maureen Kadlecik, and I from our division attended the convention. Our Division II Sisters Susan Connors, Debbie Burke, and Nancy Hyatt and our AOH Brothers Bill Burke and Mark Kadlecik also attended.
Our outgoing National President Karen Keane’s closing comments included a thank you to some sisters. Our own Suzanne Messina was thanked for running the Veteran and Military Affairs Committee meeting without much advance notice. Thanks, Sue, for stepping up to do this.
The 18th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley is being held on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 7-11 pm at the American Legion Post 1645 on Robinson Street in Binghamton. Mark your calendars to come out and support this event. Advance tickets are $15 and available at the hall; ticket price at door will be $18. The Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band will perform and “Old Friends” Tom Dimock and Jim Hull with provide musical entertainment. There will be a 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Whitney House for Women; tickets are two dollars each and are available at the Hall. There will be basket raffles and a Restaurant Board. LAOH Hooley LOGO shirts are also available for sale; order and pay for shirts at the hall.
Dues are now $30. If you have not yet paid dues for this year, please mail your check for $30, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Carol Thayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.
Continue to remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians who are ill, recuperating or struggling in any way. Pray also for those in the Ukraine, those in our military, first responders and health care workers.
Upcoming events: Saturday, August 6, AOH Golf Tournament
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Susan Connors, President
Since we aren’t meeting in August, please take the time to read the newsletter to find out what is happening...I hope you are enjoying the Summer, if it’s too hot and you need to cool down, stop into the Hall, have a chat and a cold one with your friendly bartenders, fellow Hibernians and the hall is air conditioned!
The AOH/LAOH National Convention was held in Pittsburgh, PA July 12-16. The meetings were informative and good to network with our sisters from around the country. Nancy, Debbie and I represented our division, and we had a nice time at the Ice Breaker, Irish Night and a visit to the AOH Hall.
There was a nice gathering at the AOH/LAOH Family Picnic at Ross Park on Sunday, July 24th, along with a good variety of food and music, thank you to the AOH Men for providing the meats and for cooking. I hope you had the chance to check out the Hibernian Garden, thanks to the members who worked in the garden to make it look nice, we can still use any help with weeding, feel free to stop up to it when you have time.
You should be receiving our annual Lottery Ticket Fundraiser letter/tickets for the month of September. The money we raise from this goes a long way in helping toward charitable contributions as well as expenses, thank you for your support. If you need more tickets or wish to have your name removed from any future mailings, please let me know.
Kathleen Personius is busy finalizing the details for Our Lady of Knock Mass on Sunday, August 21st. The mass is at 8:30am at The Parish of Saints John and Andrew with a light breakfast to follow at the Hall. All AOH and LAOH members are invited to attend, if you have a sash, please wear it.
Save the date of Friday, September 16th for the 18th Annual Half- way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley at the American Legion, Post 1645 in Binghamton. Advance tickets are on sale for $15, it’s a fun night and I hope you can make it. Check out the Hooley shirt flyer and stop into the hall and order one, thank you Cookie for your work on the shirts. If you have a basket to donate, a gift card for the restaurant board, would like to sell tickets or to volunteer your time, please let me know.
Feel free to contact me by phone 607.727.2262 or email
Our next division meeting is Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm. If you aren’t receiving emails about meetings/events, please let me know and I will add you to the list.
We continue to pray for those in the military and for all our members in need, the people of Ukraine and our special intentions.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,