Barbara Walling, President
February and March are going to be busy months with many opportunities to live our motto of friendship, unity and Christian charity. I encourage you to support and attend all those you feel comfortable doing.
The AOH, LAOH Broome County Board and LAOH Juniors recently installed their officers. Congratulations to those newly elected. It was nice to see the three groups being installed and especially moving to watch the Juniors being installed as they are our future.
The mass honoring our Patron, St. Brigid will be on Sunday, February 12, at the 9 am mass at St. Paul’s Church on Chenango Street in Binghamton. I hope many of you will attend. Please wear your sash and if an officer also your medallion. Please join us in the church hall immediately following the mass for a light fare breakfast. We invite all divisions to kindly join us for the mass and for breakfast.
The Heritage Dinner dance is February 18th at Atrio Banquet Hall in Endwell. Deadline for purchasing tickets is February 10. Waterford crystal raffle tickets are being sold and available at the hall.
Our division’s Simple Soup Supper carry out fundraiser will take place on February 22, Ash Wednesday. Information is in the enclosed flyer.
Irish Day is February 25 at St. Thomas Aquinas School Gym from 10 am to 3 pm. We will have a craft table so please continue to make items for our table. A family-friendly day filled with pipers, Irish dancers, live music, food, vendors, and friendship.
On Friday, March 3, there will be live entertainment at the hall. Saturday, March 4, is mass and parade day. There will be live music at the hall after the parade.
Thank you to all who brought baby clothes, diapers or monetary donations for Birthright to our January meeting. The clothes were adorable and will be so appreciated by those receiving them for their little ones.
Dues are being collected. You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting or you can mail your check for $25, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Carol Thayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.
Please remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians who may need a supportive or healing prayer. Continuing prayers go to our military, first responders, health care workers and for the people in the Ukraine.
Our next meeting will be Friday, February 10, at 7:00 pm with a decade of the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. Hope you plan on joining us.
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Beannachtai! Congratulations to our new officers who were installed in January along with the AOH and LAOH County Board. President-Ava, Vice President- Cecelia, Recording Secretary-Mary Grace, Treasurer- Maddie, Financial Se.- Mikayla, Irish Historian- Ellody, Missions & Charities- Layla, Catholic Action- Mya,
Mistress at Arms- Kathleen, Sentinel-Fiona. For those moving up and those just beginning, remember... Diligence is the mother of good luck!
January Krispy Kreme fundraiser went well. Thanks to all who ordered, picked up, and delivered those scrumptious treats!
At our February meeting, members were busy making items for sale at their Irish Days craft table at Saint Thomas on Saturday February 25. Stop by their table to pick up something handcrafted along with a sweet treat.
IRISH LIFE EXPERIENCE: Deadline for applications is February 15th. Please contact Bob Wylie and go to www.irishlifeexperience.com for details.
Parade Day is Saturday March 4th and quickly approaching. Please save the date for a beautiful Mass at Saint Mary’s Church and then join watching or marching in Binghamton’s 56th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
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
Kelly Cole & Debbie Burke
Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Marie Davenport, President
Now that the new officers for the AOH, the County Board and the Juniors have been installed, good luck to each of them with their new responsibilities.
All members please support our numerous February fundraisers and activities. The County Board is sponsoring Doug’s Fish Fry on Thursday, February 23. There will be two events that lead into Parade Day –the dinner dance on February 18 and Irish Day on February 25. Please consider attending and supporting these events.
The next County Board meeting is Tuesday March 7 at 5:30.
Susan Connors, President
LAOH Division Two
Susan L. Connors, President
It was great seeing everyone at the first meeting of the year and look forward to all the upcoming events we have scheduled. Welcome to our newest members: Lauren Cawley, Joan Marean and Allison Ryan, we are so happy to have you and look forward to your participation.
Thank-you for bringing in hats, scarves and mittens, Eileen Rowley will be collecting through February and placing them around the city. We received some nice thank you notes from our end of the year charitable contributions. Thank you to Debbie Burke for chairing the Mary Curry Scholarship (see flyer for instructions to apply).
We have a lot going on in February and early March, see attached flyers.
Saturday, February 18 at 5pm – Irish Heritage Dinner Dance (sponsored by the LAOH County Board and Hibernian Parade Committee), at Atrio Banquet Hall in Endwell, $45 per person, choice of beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian. Stop down to the AOH or call me for tickets (see flyer for more details and deadline). The parade officials will be introduced – Grand Marshal Cookie Luke, Maid of Erin Monica Luke, Official Police Parade Starter Inv. Gary Laskowsky and the Brian Murphy Community Service Award winner will be announced.
Doug’s Fish Fry on Thursday, February 23 from 11-6 at Ocean State Job Lot parking lot.
Saturday, February 25 from 10am to 3pm – Irish Day at St. Thomas, if you’d like to volunteer to work at our table, make crafts or cookies, or have crafts to donate to our table, please contact Barbara Button (607.759.8946), if you’d like to work at the food table, have a raffle basket to donate or have a vendors table, contact Nancy Hyatt (607.761.3282). Food, entertainment and vendors will make this for an enjoyable day, pipers, dancers and The Shambles!
And to start the weekend off, Friday, March 3 – BC Pipers and Donal O’Shaughnessy at the AOH.
Saturday, March 4 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade Activities – We will participate at the 11:30am mass, march in the Parade at 1:30, and music at the AOH Hall with John Tobias at 2pm and Donal O’Shaughnessy from 7 to 10pm
Cookie Luke is accepting payment for dues ($25), please send a check with your card and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the AOH Hall, 148 Main St., Bing., NY 13905 to her attention or better yet, pay at the February meeting, Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm.
Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters and their families, especially for our sisters Darlene Burns and Kay DeMott; for those serving in the military and all who need our prayers. Condolences to our Division 1 Family, on the passing of Eleanor Blodgett.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,