Barbara Walling, President
The weather cooperated on Sunday, January 21 and installation of officers for the AOH, both LAOH divisions and the Juniors was held. Congratulations to newly elected officers. Thank you to those who attended the installation.
Our officers for 2024-2025 are President Barbara Walling, Vice- President Mary Gilroy, Secretary Kathy Blodgett, Treasurer Francine Connerton, Financial Secretary Eileen Zemek, Irish Historian Mary Nowak, Missions and Charities Maureen Kadlecik, Catholic Action Debbie Benzi, Mistress at Arms Patti Bartolillo, and Sentinel Barbara Ritz. I look forward to working with these officers.
February and March are always busy months with many opportunities to live our motto. I encourage you to support, attend, and volunteer at as many of the events as you feel comfortable doing.
Our mass honoring our Patron, St. Brigid will be on Sunday, February 11, at 9 am at St. Paul’s Church on Chenango Street in Binghamton. Please wear your sash and if an officer also your medallion. Please join us in the church hall immediately following the mass for a light fare breakfast. We invite all divisions to kindly join us for the mass and for breakfast.
Our Ash Wednesday Simple Soup Supper take-out fundraiser is being held on February 14. Don’t forget to place your orders. Information is in the enclosed flyer.
Tickets for the Irish Heritage Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 17 are available at the Hall. The deadline for purchasing tickets is February 6. Raffle tickets for Waterford crystal are also available at the Hall.
Irish Day is Saturday, February 24 at St. Thomas Aquinas School Gym from 10 am to 3 pm. We will have a craft table so please continue to make items for our table. A family-friendly day filled with pipers, Irish dancers, live music, food, vendors, and friendship.
Saturday, March 2 is mass at St. Mary’s followed by Parade Day. There will be live entertainment at the Hall later that day.
Thank you to all who donated craft items, games, art supplies, etc., to the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference in January. They were overwhelmed with our generosity.
Dues for 2024 are $25 and are now being collected. You can either pay at our division meeting or mail your $25 check made out to LAOH Division I, membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Eileen Zemek, 1960 Hawleyton Road, Binghamton NY 13903.
Please remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians who may need a healing prayer. Continuing prayers go to our military, first responders and health care workers.
Our next meeting is Friday, February 9 at 7 pm with a decade of the rosary recited at 6:30 pm. Our mission for February is donating bags of wrapped candy to fill plastic Easter eggs in support of the Children's Charity of Greater Binghamton Easter Egg hunt which will be held at Recreation Park. I hope you can join us at the meeting.
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Susan Connors, President
We are pleased to welcome Katie McMahon who became a member at our January meeting.
Congratulations to the new AOH, LAOH Division 1 and 2 and LAOH Junior officers who were installed in January.
Celebrate with the 2024 Parade Officials at the LAOH County Heritage Dinner Dance on February 17th at Atrio Banquet. Enjoy the music of Old Friends and Edward P Maloney Pipe Band. Tickets available at the hall or from Susan Connors and Meryl Deemie for $45.00. Take a chance to win Waterford Chrystal for $1.00 a ticket. Two winners at the drawing at the dinner dance. Need not be present to win.
Irish Days will be February 24th at St. Thomas Aquinas Church from 10am to 3pm. Enjoy the Pipers, Irish dancers and The Stoutman as well as good food and fabulous vendors. You can sign-up at the hall to volunteer for a couple hours.
The parade is March 2nd beginning with Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 11:30am. Come march with your sisters in the St. Patrick’s Day parade beginning at 1:30pm. This year’s theme is “Saint Patrick, Let There be Peace.”
Sashes are available for purchase for $40. Contact Bill at (607) 240-6560.
It’s time to pay your dues for 2024 ($25/year). You can pay your dues at our next monthly meeting or send a check payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and a self-addressed-stamped envelope to AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Jenna McMahon.
Information is through-out the Chieftain about the LAOH Division 1 St. Brigid’s Mass, the AOH Men’s Division pancake breakfast at the hall on March 10 and Parade Day and Saint Patrick’s Day music and festivities at the hall.
Please consider helping in some way. You can truly make a difference by becoming an active Hibernian while getting to know our members, as well as members of all divisions, while having fun.
Our next division meeting is February 21st at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Congratulations to our new Junior officers who were installed in January along with the AOH and LAOH ladies’ divisions. On February 10th at 3:30 and February 18th at 1:30, we will meet to make items for sale at our Irish Days craft table at Saint Thomas on Saturday February 24th. Stop by our table to pick up something handcrafted along with a delicious treat.
Parade Day on Saturday March 2nd is quickly approaching. Please save the date for a beautiful Mass at Saint Mary’s Church at 11:30 am and then join watching or marching in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
We welcome young ladies who are Irish-by birth/descent/adoption between the ages of six and eighteen that are practicing Catholics to apply for membership. 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 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.
'Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh'
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.
Marie Davenport, President
Now that the new officers for the AOH, LAOH Divisions 1 and 2 and the Juniors have been installed, good luck to each of them with their new responsibilities.
All members please support our numerous February fundraisers and activities. There will be two events that lead into Parade Day –the dinner dance which is sponsored by the County Board on February 17 and Irish Day sponsored by LAOH Divisions 1 and 2 on February 24. Please consider attending and supporting these events. The next County Board meeting is Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30
In our Motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
Marie Davenport, President 727-6102