LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

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

Congratulations to Barbara Walling on being chosen our Woman of the Year! Barb lives our motto every day doing whatever she can whenever she can behind the scenes and at our events. She is a true Hibernian in every way, well done, well deserved.

The AOH/LAOH NYS Convention held in Buffalo, NY went very well. The convention committee did a nice job making us all feel so welcome. A lot of work was accomplished for our order. Congratulations to our newly elected State President Jackie Clute. I am looking forward to working with her and ask the same of all of

you. Congratulations to all LAOH/AOH incoming state officers and a special shout out to the AOH NYS District 7 Director Mark Kadlecik on taking on another two years. May God Bless your good works.

We are still looking for someone to chair the Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo. Please contact Kathy Blodgett for more information at 760- 4297 or 775-0932. Thank you, Kathy and crew, for all you do. Read your emails for the date of the next work party.

Thank you to the AOH men especially President Bob Wylie on a wonderful Hibernian Picnic. It was very well attended and the food and friendship was outstanding. Congratulations to our own Eleanor Blodgett on being recognized for 50 years on being an active member of LAOH Division I. May God continue to bless her to do His good works.

Seats are still available for the bus trip to the Races at Saratoga on Sunday August 13th cost is $45.00. This is a fundraiser for our LAOH County Board. For more information contact Debbie Burke 727-7183.

Mark your calendars to attend the Our Lady of Knock mass on Sunday August 20th 10:30am at St. Vincent/ Blessed Sacrament Church on Clubhouse Rd. in Binghamton. We have been invited by our sisters from Division II.

“Showers of Hope” 50/50 tickets are available for $2.00 each. Winner will be chosen at the Hooley being held on September 15th at the American Legion Post 1645 on Robinson St. PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE. To obtain tickets contact Francine Connerton 239-9424. Come on out and enjoy your Irish Heritage with “Old Friends”, Irish Dancers and good food. Our “Mission in Motion” September donation to St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen is feminine care products. Please bring them to our meeting on September 8th at 7pm. Aluminum pans are also accepted. ***Important*** We have a new Chip System coming soon to the hall. Plans are being made to implement on Sept. 1st if possible. Please use up all your green chips by this date.

Our prayers and sympathies go out to our sister Cindy Bulger and family on the loss of her son Joseph Zikuski Jr. and to the family of our brother Frank Haining. May they reset in peace. Their smiles are ones we will not soon forget.

Remember to pray for all of our sisters and brothers in need especially Maureen Bradley, Bill Breslin and Ray Gee. Remember to pray for our country and our military at home and abroad keeping us safe. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division Two

Debbie Burke, President

In Ireland, traditionally August marked the beginning of the Harvest season and it was a time of great celebration in rural Ireland. The season began on the first of the month with the festival of Lughnasa, the Irish word for August. We think of August as the “Dog Days of Summer”, the hot period of the summer reckoned in ancient times from the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. As fall approaches, enjoy the sunshine and beauty that August offers.

Just returning from the AOH/LAOH State Convention in Buffalo, I am reminded of what a privilege it is to be part of a Sisterhood of Irish-

American, Catholic women committed to our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Listening to accounts from our sisters from across the state of acts of charity, promoting Irish history as well as religious service, reaffirms and energizes our goals as Hibernian women. Congratulations to the newly elected State Officers. God bless and guide you over the next two years.

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

Our Hibernian garden at Ross Park looks beautiful. Thank you to the volunteers who tend our garden.

There is a lot going on in August. The AOH Golf Tournament is August 5th at Ely Park followed by a steak dinner at the hall.
Irish Heritage Night at NYSEG Stadium: August 10th at 6:30pm. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies vs. Erie Sea wolves baseball game. The evening includes Maloney Pipe band, jersey raffle, and it’s Thirsty Thursday. Tickets for seats are $9.00. Reserve your tickets at the hall.
There are seats on the bus to Saratoga for A Day at the Races on August 13th. Cost is $45 and will include transportation, snack and prize for best outfit/hat. Contact me or sign up at the Hall.

Our Lady of Knock Mass: This year’s mass will be on August 20th. Please note that this year the mass will be held at St. Vincent De Paul Church 465 Clubhouse Rd, Vestal, NY at 10:30 am. Lunch will follow at the AOH hall.

Save the Date for the Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley: Friday, September 15 from 7-11pm.

We are fortunate to have a hall to host events and get together for a beverage and camaraderie among our Hibernian friends. The bar opens at 2 and is open to at least 8pm Tuesday to Saturday. Stop in, enjoy and patronize your hall.

There are a few members who have not paid dues. Your dues insure your membership continues. Send a check for $25 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: Susan Connors.

If you are Division Two member and do not receive emails about meetings and events, please provide your email address so that we can include you.

Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648-8131. Our next division meeting is Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00pm.

​Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,