LAOH County Board -july

Marie Davenport, President

Thank you to those who supported our June lottery. Try to attend the picnic at Ross Park this month on July 24 for food and friendship.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 at the Hall.

In our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Marie Davenport, President 727-6102

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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division ONe -july

Barbara Walling, President 

Welcome to July. I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy a safe Fourth of July celebration with family and friends.

Congratulations Mary Gilroy on being named our Woman of the Year for 2022! As well as being our recording secretary and the coordinator of the basket raffle/restaurant board for the Hooley, she is also involved in many activities at St. James Parish, works at Mom’s House, and is a very family- oriented person. She exemplifies our motto. A well-deserved honor, Mary Gilroy!

Thank you to Maureen Kadlecik, Kathy Blodgett, and Linda Largue for all your work to make the Woman of the Year breakfast an enjoyable morning to honor this year’s recipient!

A thank you to those who were able to help at the Hibernian Garden workday held on June 11. The help was greatly appreciated.

Cindy Johnston Brigagliano and Joyce Golden were installed to our division at the June meeting. Welcome Sisters!

Happy, happy birthday wishes to Joan McGuigan who celebrated her birthday on July 2. She is 91 years young! We hope you had a wonderful day celebrating you!

Congratulations to all recent graduates! Wishing you success in your future endeavors.

Please consider volunteering to help at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen on Saturday, July 9. Arrive by either 10 or 11 am to help.

If anyone can help at the dinner after the men’s golf tournament on Saturday, August 6, please contact Bill Burke at

Dues are now $30. If you have not yet paid dues for this year, please mail your check for $30, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Carol Thayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.

Continue to remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians who are sick or struggling in any way. Pray also for those in the Ukraine, those in our military, first responders and health care workers.

Upcoming events: Saturday, July 9, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen; Saturday, July 24. Family picnic at Ross Park Zoo; Saturday, August 6, AOH Golf Tournament

There is not a division meeting until September. Have a great summer!

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Barb Walling

LAOH Division Two -july

Susan Connors, President

Welcome to Summer and to our newest members Judy Dadamio and Sally Hanifin. We had a nice time at our meeting and picnic, thanks to everyone who brought goodies.

Thank you to our division 1 Sisters for inviting us to their Woman of the Year breakfast. Congratulations to Mary Gilroy, a well-deserving Sister of this award.

I hope you can make it to the annual AOH/LAOH Family Picnic the annual AOH/LAOH Family Picnic at Ross Park on Sunday, July 24th . It’s a lot of fun and all we ask is for you to bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage. The grills will be fired up from 12noon to 2pm. You can also check out the Hibernian Garden...and thanks to those members who helped with the weeding and planting.

In late July you should be receiving our annual Lottery Ticket Fundraiser letter/tickets for the month of September, thank you to Peggy O’Dea and her team. The money we raise from this goes a long way in helping toward charitable contributions as well as expenses.

Still time to sign up for the AOH Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 6th at Ely Park followed by a steak dinner at the Hall. And ladies, if you aren’t a golfer, they can always use help at the hall, let me know. Registration forms are at the hall, contact Mark to book your team or sponsor a hole, 607.729.4561.

Kathleen Personius is busy finalizing the program for Our Lady of Knock Mass on Sunday, August 21st , more information will follow.

The 18th Annual Half-way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley fundraiser is Friday, September 16th. Advanced admission tickets ($15) and 50/50 tickets to benefit Whitney House for Women ($2) are on sale NOW. If you are available to work that night or if you would like to donate a themed basket, item for a basket raffle or restaurant gift card, please let me know. Cookie Luke has order forms for Hooley shirts at the hall, check it out.

Thank you to Cookie Luke who has done a wonderful job in tracking down some of our members who have yet to pay their dues. If dues are not paid, you will be dropped and will no longer receive the Chieftain, etc. Feel free to contact Cookie or myself if you want to discuss this, we are here to help.

As we do not meet in July or August, remember to check your email and the Chieftain for upcoming events. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00pm, we have a lot planned for the fall the meantime, stop down to the hall and visit with members who bartend or just to say hi and have some refreshments!

We continue to pray for those in the military, the families of David McDonough and Paul O’Donnell, for all our members in need, the people of Ukraine and our special intentions.

Before we celebrate the freedom, we should not forget to remember those who laid down their lives for us. May peace, love and happiness...Always be with you! Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Susan Connors



Beannachtai! Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer. The Juniors had their last meeting before our summer recess on June 12 at Rec Park. It was a wonderful day full of weeding and planting. The garden looks beautiful, and we are so happy after just 1 year, how lush and substantial the perennials are! If you get a chance, have a seat and check out our girls hard work (and feel free to pull a weed or two!) We ended the day with a tasty picnic on the lawn and admiring our accomplishment.
Congratulations to our President Katie who is graduating from Binghamton High School. We wish her all the best as she heads off to Syracuse University this fall! Our vice president ava will serve as interim president.
All juniors and families are welcome to join the Hibernian picnic at Ross Park in July. Please contact Kelly or Debbie if you would like to sign up and attend.

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