LAOH Division Two

Debbie Burke, President

It was good to see our members after our summer break at our September meeting. Welcome Barbara Donahue who joined our division at the meeting.

The AOH Corporation met in September to discuss the business of the Hall. Two Board members will complete their term on the board. Thank you Mark Kadlecik and Maureen Bradley for your years of service. A Nominating committee has begun the process for candidates for the upcoming election. Consider a seat on the Board where you will participate in decisions concerning our hall and bar. Let Kate Hull or a Board member know if you are interested.

Thank you to Nancy Hyatt and Kathy Cronin, co-chairs and all who volunteered or came to the Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley in September. As always, a wonderful time!
As we start the busy fall and winter season, support the many activities and events sponsored by our Hibernian sisters and brothers by volunteering or participating.

Save the Date:

LAOH Div. 2’s Friendship Tea will be October 15 from 1 to 3pm. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, quiche, soup, scones, and handmade pastries with a choice of tea and coffee. Your choice of a complimentary Cosmo or Mimosa. $15. Make your reservation at the hall or by calling me at 772-0280.

Don’t miss the AOH Turkey Party on October 20 from 7 to 10pm at the Hall. Come with family and friends to enjoy a night of fun, food, and take a chance on the many raffles!

On October 28th, put on your favorite costume for the Halloween Party at the Hall sponsored by LAOH Division 1. $3. Bring a snack. Open to the public.

Our LAOH Junior Division will have the second annual spaghetti dinner on Election Day, November 7th from 4:30 to 7:30. Adults $10 and $5 for children under 11. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Hall Memberships are available to women who do not meet the requirements for LAOH membership. The annual membership is $35 (dues) payable to the AOH Corporation. Applications are available at the AOH Hall at the bar. The Division 1 or Division 2 President must approve applicants. Available to women only.

Your membership provides you with the opportunity to work with other women fostering loyalty to our Catholic faith and our Country while perpetuating our Irish traditions as we join in our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Every member is important to us. There are a few members who have not paid their dues for 2017. We wish to continue providing you with the Chieftain newsletter each month. To do so, please stop at the Hall or send a check for $25 payable to LAOH Division Two addressed to: LAOH Division 2 AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention S. Connors.

Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648-8131.

Please join your sisters at our next division meeting on Wednesday, October 18th. Please note that our meeting will begin at 6:00pm. Our harvest dinner will follow. Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. 

​Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,


LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

t was good seeing several of our sisters at our September meeting and getting right back into the work of our order after having a couple of months off. If you were unable to attend we hope to see you at our October meeting.

A warm welcome to our newest member Teresa Darling. Teresa was installed at our meeting and we look forward to seeing her at our meetings, working with her and enjoying her company.
Kudos to Kathy Cronin, the Hooley team, all volunteers and attendees on another successful Hooley! A great time as always. Francine Connerton and team nice job on selling out the 50/50 raffle and netting $1,700.00 for this year’s charity “A Shower of Hope”. Nancy Hyatt and the kitchen team, delicious! Mary, Anna, Maggie Gilroy and team the baskets and gift certificate boards were a hit. Next year let’s see if we can get even more gift certificates and double the number of raffle boards we had. It’s always a pleasure working alongside our sisters of Division I & II.

The Irish History contest is upon us please contact Michele Talcott for more information 349-8736 or the most important goal of the contest is that we share our proud Irish Heritage and Irish American History.

Meryl Deemie has applications for Grand Marshal and Maid of Erin for more information contact her at 797-4050.
Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” discount cards are for a mere $5.00. The event will be Tues. Oct 17th Kathy Blodgett will be signing up volunteers at our Oct. meeting or contact her at 775-0932 or 760-4297. Several members have the cards if you wish to purchase some now.

We will be having our” Spooktacular” Halloween Party on Sat. Oct. 28 admission is free, bring a “Ghoulish” snack to pass and come and “Howl” the night away. Costumes are optional but always fun. The AOH Turkey Party is being held Friday Oct. 20th. President Wylie is looking for volunteers and donations. Please contact him at 761-2794 or 724-5794 for more information and to sign up to help. Kathy Blodgett is setting up another fun night of painting at Uncorked Creations. Stay tuned for a date and time. Also, our Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo will need another clean up date soon to get ready for Boo at the Zoo. This will be probably be the last time before Old Man Winter arrives.

The next Corporation Meeting is being held on Monday Oct. 23rd at 7pm. This meeting is open to all members in good standing.
Our next meeting is Friday Oct. 13 and it will be our Harvest Dinner. The meeting will begin at 6PM with a bountiful dinner to follow. Please bring a dish to pass. Hope to see you there!

Our “Mission in Motion” donation for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen for October is cans/bags of regular coffee.
Get well shout out and Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Bev Kelleher! Get well wishes to Maureen Blodgett too. Congratulations to Barb and Buzz Walling on the birth of their first Grandson. God Bless him.

Our sincere thoughts and sympathy go out to Jeff and Linda Largue on the passing of Jeff’s dad, Charlie Largue one of the men’s oldest members and a fine gentleman. His smile and Irish wit is one we will not soon forget. Please keep them in your prayers. Continue to pray for all members in need, our country and our military serving here and abroad. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY