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LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President
Hope you all have a happy, safe Fourth of July and a fun filled relaxing summer. We do not have our meetings in July and August, enjoy! Don’t forget to stop at the hall during the lazy, crazy hot summer days and have a cool beverage and some great conversation with friends and family.
Congratulations to this years Woman of the Year, Hollie Walsh. Hollie is a sister Hibernian who goes above and beyond and lives our motto every day. Hollie was honored June 9th at Traditions at the Glen surround by several “sisters” and her family. Thank you to this years Chairperson Linda Largue and Co Chair Barbara Walling, nice job! The AOH/LAOH NYS Convention will be here in a couple of weeks, July 10-14th and we have several delegates going to Albany, NY to participate, learn, make decisions for the good of our organization and have some fun. Those attending remember to bring your dues card, sash, medallions and any paperwork you may need. Safe travels everyone.
Our annual AOH/LAOH picnic is Sunday July 21st at Ross Park rain or shine we are under a covered pavilion. The men are one again cooking (noon until 2pm) and will provide hamburger’s hot dogs, sausage, peppers, onions, chips, paper products, silverware and condiments. Please bring your favorite dish or dessert to share with everyone, your own beverage and cup. While you are there check out OUR garden and enjoy its serenity and beauty. Feel free to pull some weeds too!
Our 16th Annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day is Sept. 13th 7-11pm and is being held at American Legion Post 1645 pm posters are in the hall for more info. As this is our largest joint fundraiser for the year your help is needed. If you have not signed up to work please contact Nancy Hyatt at 761-3282 or for any donations (baskets, gift cards or cash) please contact Mary Gilroy at 722-0697. Our 50/50 Raffle benefits Broome County Council of Churches “Ramp It Up” program contact Francine Connerton for tickets 239-9434. Admission tickets can be purchased from your LAOH Division Presidents, AOH, American Legion 1645, Irish Kevin’s and The Beef. $12.00 advance and $15.00 at the door. Music by Yada Yada’s, Edward P. Maloney Pipe Band and dancing by the Carle Schools of Irish Dance. Spread the word and see you there it will be great Craic!
This year is the 125th Anniversary of the LAOH in America! A celebration will be held Sat. Sept. 21st beginning with a mass at Lourdes Chapel at 4pm followed by a lovely reception at the AOH. All sisters and brothers are invited to attend. More details in the coming days so save the date.
Congratulations to our Broome County LAOH Junior, Aidan Arnold on being named NYS Junior Hibernian of the Year, well done! Aidan will be honored at the awards dinner at the convention. She is the daughter of our Division II sister Susan Arnold.
Congratulations to Katie Wagaman on coming in 2nd in NYS and Broome County for the Irish History Writing Contest. Katie is the daughter of our sister and brother Tracy & Craig Wagaman. Well done!
Prayers and get well wishes to Kathy Cronin for upcoming surgery, Pauline DiNoto on a recent fall/shoulder injury and all our members in need.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marissa and Chris Curry and families on the loss of their dad and our brother Michael F. Curry. What he did not make up in stature he made up in heart. His laughter and smile will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Mike.
As we enter into the month our country was born let us continue to pray for our country, its leaders and our military serving near and far. Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President
It is our pleasure to announce the 2019 winner of the Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Elizabeth Morton who is the daughter of LAOH Division 2 member Megan Giblin-Morton. Elizabeth is a graduate of Chenango Valley High School and will attend SUNY Broome. Thank you to all applicants who applied for the Scholarship. A committee carefully reviews the essays. Determining the recipient is a difficult decision and is based on many factors. We wish all of you the best of luck in pursuing your educational goals.
The AOH/LAOH State Convention to be held in Albany, NY is fast approaching. Events will begin Wednesday July 10th to Saturday night, July 13th. Consider getting your degree on Saturday, the 13th. Information is available at www.2019nyshibernianconvention.com and the LAOHNYS.com website. Safe travels to those attending.
The AOH/LAOH Family Picnic is on Sunday July 21 at Ross Park Zoo at noon under the pavilion. The AOH Men’s Division provides hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage. Bring a dish or dessert to share and your favorite beverage.
Irish Heritage Night at N.Y.S.E.G Stadium: August 8th at 6:35pm. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies vs. Harrisburg Senators (farm team of Washington Nationals) baseball game. Tickets are $9.00 (3rd base line). Reserve your tickets at the hall or call Susan 727-2262.
AOH Golf Tournament: Ladies, get a team together and support the AOH. Captain and Crew tournament on August 3 at Ely Park followed by a steak dinner at the hall. Information is available at the hall.
Please join us for Our Lady of Knock Mass to be on Sunday, August 25th at 11 am at Lourdes Chapel. Please wear your sash. Lunch will follow at the AOH hall.
Tickets are now available for the 16th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley on Friday, September 13, 2019 sponsored by LAOH Divisions 1 and 2. Please support the 50/50 raffle (tickets $2) proceeds to benefit Ramp It up. See flyer for details.
Please take care of paying your dues that are now $25. You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting or send a check payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and a self-addressed-stamped envelope to LAOH Division 2, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Christina Brown.
Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648- 8131.
As we recess for the summer keep your eyes on email, hall postings, and the Chieftain for fun activities and events during July and August. Our hall is open for you to enjoy your favorite beverage and the company of your friends and members.
Thank you to our members.
success so far this year. Our next division meeting is Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm. I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.
As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th with patriotic displays, fireworks, and family gatherings, may this day renew our faith in freedom and democracy.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,