Breaking news!   In May at the NYS LAOH Spring Board meeting, we were filled with pride when National FFAI Officer, Dolores Desch recognized our Broome County LAOH Juniors for their support of Freedom for All Ireland.   The Juniors received a beautiful plaque that will soon hang in our hall.

On Saturday, June 8 at 1pm, our juniors will be collecting donations to make bags to be donated to Catholic Charities food pantry.  Please see the flyer for the items needed.   Meet our Juniors at drop-off on the 8th or if you can’t make it, drop at the hall anytime clearly labeled “LAOH Junior Division”.     We appreciate your support.

Thank you everyone for supporting our Krispie Kreme donut fundraiser.   We hope you enjoy them.

We are actively recruiting new members, ages six to eighteen 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 important to keep our membership growing strong with the hope they continue to be lifelong members of the LAOH. For information contact your Division President or pick up an application at the Hall.

In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
Debbie Burke and Eileen Rowley Junior Co-0rdinators 607-727-7183, 607-761-0212

Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.


LAOH County Board

Marie Davenport, President

The next meeting of the County Board will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30.  All members in good standing can attend this meeting. At the end of the meeting the winners of the Irish History Contest in Broome County will receive their awards

THANK YOU to all those who supported the June lottery. Your support is appreciated.

In our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Marie Davenport, President (607)727-6102

LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

     Summer is the most anticipated season of the year. There are endless things to love about it.  It’s fun, fresh, and delightful. Summer is for having fun with the ones you love.  As we break for the summer, stop at our hall.  Hibernian activities and events during the summer will be in the July and August Chieftain as well as e-mail notifications and posts at the hall.

     In May we hosted our sixth Mother’s Day brunch honoring our Mothers and those who are no longer with us.  Thank you to our Chairs, Diane and Hollie and our members and friends who give their time to make this a special day. It is you who make the brunch a success and your contribution is truly appreciated.  

     Thank you to everyone who donated goods for the Spring Rummage Sale as well as worked to make it a success.

     On June 4th at 6:30, all members are invited to join us after the Broome County LAOH Board meeting at the hall to award our local students their certificates and checks as winners of the Irish writing contest.

     The AOH/LAOH Family Picnic is on Sunday July   at Ross Park Zoo at noon under the pavilion.  The AOH Men’s Division provides hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage.   Bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. 

     Our Lady of Knock Mass will be on Sunday, August 25th at 11 am at Lourdes Chapel.  Lunch will follow at the AOH hall

     AOH/LAOH State Convention will be held in Albany, NY.  Events will begin Wednesday July 10th to Saturday night, July 13th. The convention will be held at the Albany Hilton (formerly the Crowne Plaza) on State and Chapel Streets. Information is available at www.2019nyshibernianconvention.com and the LAOHNYS.com website.   Let your Division President know if you are attending.

     Effective June 1st, the dues increase to $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.

     This month, we observe two very special holidays, Flag Day on June 14th and Father’s Day on Sunday June 16th. We are always thoughtful of the meaning of the American flag as we pledge our allegiance at the start of every meeting.   Let us give thanks and show our pride by flying the American flag at our home or place of business.  We give special thanks and appreciation to all the Fathers. To all the dads out there, it is my genuine hope that you know you are loved and appreciated by so many people.  Happy Father’s Day!

     Our next division meeting is Wednesday on September 18th at 7pm.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.

      My warmest wishes for safe holidays and an enjoyable, healthy and productive summer. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity

-Debbie, dburke8@stny.rr.com  -  (607) 772-0280

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Debbie, dburke8@stny.rr.com - (607) 772-0280

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division ONe

Barbara Walling, President 

     Our June meeting will be the last one until September.  During the summer months, when you are out and about, consider stopping by the Hall for a relaxing break, a refreshing beverage, and some friendly conversation.  

      The State Board meeting was held in East Durham on May 4.  The “Stuff the Bus” project was a success as the donations collected did fill the school bus.  Plans are continuing for the summer 2025 State Convention to be held in Rochester. 

     On Saturday, May 11, Kate Hull our Division II sister organized the America Needs Fatima rosary event at Recreation Park.  Thank you, Kate, for organizing this and for all those who attended. 

     If you have not paid dues for this year, you can mail your check for $30, your membership card and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Eileen Zemek, 1960 Hawleyton Road, Binghamton NY 13903.  Dues increase to $30 after June 1. 

     Please continue praying for our sister and brother Hibernians and their families who may need a supportive or healing prayer.  

     Our next meeting is Friday, June 14th at 6 pm.  This is our last meeting until September.  Please plan on bringing a dish to pass.  At the May meeting, we decided to eat at 6 pm, say a decade of the rosary after the meal, and then continue with our meeting.  We will be signing cards in honor of Flag Day for those Veterans residing at the Oxford Veteran’s Home.  Our mission for June is the Lee Barta Community Center.  For those wishing to participate, feminine hygiene or personal care items are needed or if you choose, a monetary donation would also be welcomed.  I hope you are able to join us at our meeting.

Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
Barb, bwalling@binghamton.edu  - 607-232-6367