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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division ONe -may

Barbara Walling, President 

 I hope everyone had a Happy and Blessed Easter. I am sure we are all looking forward to spring especially after our recent snow fall.

Thank you to all who brought canned coffee for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen to our last meeting and to those who volunteered to serve lunch there on April 9. We had tags available with items needed at the Rescue Mission for anyone who wanted to participate. Thank you for all who participated. Thanks to all who supported the diaper drive for Catholic Charities the Juniors held. The AOH is appreciative of those who supported their recent BBQ chicken dinner. The Juniors were pleased with the support shown for the bake sale they held at the chicken BBQ.

Our Good Friday simple soup take out was successful. Thanks to all who supported the event and who those helped making soup, baking desserts and working on the day of the event.

Bernadette Burke and her husband, Leo, are working their magic once again at our Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo. They do a wonderful job. If you are ever out walking around the Zoo, visit the garden and feel free to water the plants or pull some weeds.

If you have not yet paid dues for this year, 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. After June 1st dues go up to $30.

Division II is accepting applications for the 2022 Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship award. Applications need to be postmarked by May 31. Information about and applications are available at the hall or on the AOH website:

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, godmothers, foster mothers, aunts, fur-baby mothers. Also remembering our mothers who have passed and will always be in our hearts.

Mary Cullen, our sister from Division II recently passed. May she rest in peace. Please continue to remember in your prayers Connie Legos, Peg Mahar (Div. II), Bill Breslin (AOH) and anyone who is sick or struggling in any way. Pray for those in the Ukraine, those in our military, first responders and health care workers.

Our next meeting is Friday, May 13 at 7 pm. We will be reciting a decade of the rosary at 6:30 pm. Hoping you will join us for both.

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Barb Walling

LAOH County Board -may

Marie Davenport, President

Dear Sisters,

Please support the June lottery sponsored by the Broome County Board. The next County Board meeting will be held on June 7 at 5:30. All members in good standing can attend.

In our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Marie Davenport, President 727-6102

LAOH Division Two -may

Susan Connors, President

At our April meeting, we draped the charter for Mary June Cullen who th

passed on March 19 . Thank you to Eileen Rowley and Debbie Burke who helped with the prayer service and honor guard while I was out of town.

Our Lenten Soup Supper on April 1st was a successful fundraiser. Thank you, Hibernians and friends who supported this, and to our soup makers, bakers and workers: Kelly Cole and Cecilia, Marleen Bliznik, Eileen Rowley, Susan Arnold, Mary Wesoloski-Schwartz, Patti Murray, Kathleen Garger, Jenna McMahon, Peggy O’Dea, Nancy Hyatt, Barbara Button, Susan Connors, Maria Keesler, Patrick Walsh, with special thanks to Debbie Burke and Hollie Walsh for chairing, cooking, baking and working!

Thank you for bringing gifts, monetary donations and gas and grocery gift cards for the mothers at Mom’s House. They will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day...Happy Mother’s Day!

I will be attending the NYS LAOH Board Meeting in East Durham, April 29-May 1, with Nancy Hyatt, Debbie Burke and Kay DeMott. It is a wonderful time to network with other divisions across New York State and learn more about our organization.

Kate Hull is organizing “America Needs Fatima” to be held on Saturday, May 14th at 12noon at Recreation Park. Please join the LAOH and AOH in praying the Rosary, see flyer.

Our Spring Rummage Sale will be here before you know it. Drop off day is Thursday, June 3rd after 3pm. We are no longer able to accept electronics-TVs, stereo equipment, car seats or cribs and please season appropriate. The Sale runs on Friday, June 3rd from 9am to 5:30pm and on Saturday, June 4th (Bag Sale) from 9am to 12noon, see flyer.

Reminder: completed applications for the Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship must be postmarked by May 31, 2022.

Dues are now due, ($25 per year), please send your check and dues card and a self addressed stamped envelope to LAOH Div. 2, 148 Main St., Bing., NY 13905, attn: Cookie Luke. Thank you to those members who paid their dues, taxes must be paid on each member; we can’t keep you on the books if you don’t pay your dues, effective June 1st dues will be $30.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30pm for Rosary and the meeting to follow, hope to see you there...

We continue to pray for all our members in need, especially Peg Mahar, Betty Reyen and Kathleen Garger (we miss seeing you at the meetings and functions), condolences to the Cullen family, to Bill Newland on the passing of his brother and get well wishes to Bill Breslin; our sisters and brothers in Ukraine and those in the military.

On this Memorial Day, let us bow our heads in silence to remember and honor the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives for this country.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Susan Connors



Beannachtai! Happy Mother’s Day to all that are with us, came before us, and for those to come. Said sweetly by Rudyard Kipling, “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
Thank you to all who donated diapers to help many new mothers and babies! A generous donation was made to Catholic Charities on behalf of the Junior Division.

Thanks to The Moose Club and our men’s division for letting the Juniors have a bake sale at the chicken BBQ. Many homemade goodies were enjoyed by all.

Our May meeting was an incredibly special one. The girls learned about the Marian month and paid tribute with a beautiful May crowning. They also worked on Mother’s Day “sprinkle” boxes for some of our home-bound members. The thoughtful boxes and a plant for each special lady were then hand delivered by the girls and their parents.
The annual ramp build in partnership with the Broome County Council of Churches is scheduled for May 14th in Vestal for a lovely Irish lady.

Our next meeting is Sunday June 12 and will take place at Rec Park. It’s time for clean-up and planting at the memorial garden. We cannot wait to make it beautiful for everyone to enjoy!

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

Vice President LAOH Division 2

(607) 206-3790