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LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President
Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2019 brings you, your families and friends much joy and peace. Stop down at our hall and have a pint and some good conversation to welcome in the New Year! A big thank you to all of those who have supported the hall in 2018.
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate or help in any way for our all Division Christmas Party, the Children’s Christmas Party, the first Pre- New Year’s Eve Countdown Party hosted by our own Diane Durgin what great times and the other various fun activities that were held at the hall in December. It is always a busy time for all of us, but the attendance and help are very much appreciated.
Our Honorees for the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade have been chosen! Congratulations to Ruth Chamberlain our Grand Marshal, Sarah Wagaman, our Maid of Erin and Officer Timothy Groover our Official Parade Starter. You are all so deserving of this honor. You truly live our motto so enjoy every minute. Ruth is our sister in Division II. Sarah is the daughter of our sister Tracy Wagaman, Division I and our brother Craig Wagaman of A.O.H Division I. Officer Timothy Groover is one of Binghamton Police Departments finest. The parade is Saturday March 2nd and our theme is “Touring Ireland” start praying for good weather!!
Our honorees will be formally introduced at our Heritage Ball being held at Traditions at the Glen on February 16th beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased from Meryl Deemie, Susan Connors and at the A.O.H Hall. Reserve your table (s) now. This event is open to all (public included) so come and dance the night away to “Old Friends” and enjoy the company of your sisters and brothers. If you or perhaps you know someone with a business would like to place an ad in the Hibernian Booklet distributed at the Heritage Ball please contact Judy Kelly at 775- 3415. The monies raised by the ad’s help defray the cost of the parade and the after- parade party at Seton Catholic Central High School.
If you don’t have a sash and would like to order one, please contact Maureen Bradley at 648-8131. Cost is $31.00 and they make nice gifts!
Installation of new officers is January 6th at 1pm. Congratulations to all especially Deborah Burke incoming president for the LAOH County Board, John Walker incoming president for the A.O.H and incoming LAOH Junior Division Officers. We hope you can join us to support and welcome our new officers. If you have a sash, please wear it and if you are able please bring a snack to share.
I want to thank Mark Kadlecik outgoing A.O.H President and Debbie Burke Division II President for making these past two years enjoyable. It was and is my pleasure to work with you. Your dedication and contributions helped to enrich myself, our division (s) and those around you for the good of our organization. I look forward to working with President Elect John Walker and current President Deborah Burke in 2019.
Division reports are due to our outgoing LAOH County Board Officers by the end of January. Division Officers are responsible to do your report and see that it gets to the county on time. Any questions on this please contact me.
I personally would like to thank the Officers and members of our LAOH Junior Division for all the wonderful works you are doing and for living our motto with so much enthusiasm. You are truly an asset to the Hibernians so keep up the good work and continue to have fun!
These next few months are busy for the Irish as you can see. Our mass honoring our Patron St. Brigid is being held on Sunday February 3 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Chapel with a luncheon to follow at the A.O.H Hall.
Irish Days at St. Thomas will be held on February 23rd, mark your calendars. More details to follow at our next meeting which will be held Friday January 11th at 7pm. Please plan on attending to learn more about the upcoming events and how you can get involved with them.
There are still $5.00 lottery tickets available to purchase for the February drawing. Please contact Jaqi Kenefick at 206-6762. Thank you in advance for supporting our fundraiser.
Our deepest sympathies go out to our brother, Mark Kadlecik and family on the passing of his dad, Paul. May he Rest in Peace in the arms of our Lord.
Get well wishes go out to our sister Maureen Blodgett for recent surgery, Gloria Evans, Meryl Deemie, Rosemary Holobosky and Cliff Post who are recovering from recent illnesses along with all those in need of a get well wish and a prayer we are keeping you in our thoughts.
Please remember to pray for our church, our military serving near and far and for our country and its leaders that 2019 will be a year of peace.
Questions or concerns please contact me a 729-4561 or email@example.com
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you all success and happiness in the New Year.
A warm welcome to Sharon Paoletti who recently became a member of our Division. We are pleased that you have joined us and hope that you benefit from the many social and charitable opportunities of membership.
Congratulations to the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Officials Grand Marshal- Ruth Chamberlain, Maid of Erin- Sara Wagaman and Official Starter- Binghamton Police Officer-Tim Groover.
Welcome Roy Mulcahy and John Walker, the new A.O.H Corporation board members.
Installation of the new officers for the A.O.H, Broome County LAOH, and our LAOH Juniors will take place on Sunday, January 6th at 1pm at the hall. Please join us in congratulating the new officers. If you like, please bring a snack to share.
The LAOH County Heritage Dinner Dance will be February 16th at Traditions at the Glen. It is a lovely evening with cocktail hour at 6pm., dinner, dancing, and introduction of the Parade Officials. Enjoy the music of Old Friends and the Maloney Pipe Band. You can purchase tickets at the hall and from Susan Connors for $35.00. Give some thought to taking a personal ad in memory of loved ones or a business ad in the Parade Advertisement book. Contact Judy Kelly at 775-3145.
Get ready to dance. Susan Connors will be giving dance lessons at the hall on Monday’s from 7to 8pm on Jan 21, 28, Feb 5 and 11.
Save the date for Irish Days on February 23th at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Come enjoy the day with Irish music, dance, good food and Irish goods for sale.
2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. LAOH anniversary pins are available for $10. Let me know if you wish to purchase one.
Thank you for your service to Veterans who are member of the LAOH. Be sure to let me know about your service. The LAOH has a new Veteran pin that our division is happy to give to you.
The 2019 annual dues of $20.00 a year are due in January. You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting in January or send a check payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and a self-addressed-stamped envelope to A.O.H Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attn: Christina Brown.
Current hall members (women who are not eligible to join the LAOH) who wish to continue as members should pay their 2019 dues of $35. Checks are payable to the A.O.H Corporation. Hall Memberships are available to women who do not meet the requirements for LAOH membership. The annual membership is $35 payable to the A.O.H Corporation. Applications are available at the A.O.H Hall at the bar. The Division 1 or Division 2 President must approve applicants.
Thank you to our members for the items they brought to our December meeting to donate to Birthright. The staff was again very thankful for your generosity.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm.
Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh! Happy New Year!
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,