LAOH County Board -march

Marie Davenport, President

March is a busy month leading up to parade day and St. Patrick’s Day. Please try to attend as many events as you can and enjoy our Irish heritage. But most importantly walk the parade route with your Hibernian brothers and sisters to show your pride as a member.

The next County Board meeting is Tuesday March 7 at 5:30.

LAOH Division Two -march

Susan Connors, President

Welcome to our newest member Catherine McCarthy, we are so happy to have you and look forward to your participation. Thank you to LAOH Div. 1 for the beautiful St. Brigid’s Mass and Breakfast, it was an honor to bring forth the gifts.

February was a fun month for those attending the Irish Heritage Dinner Dance where we were officially introduced to the Grand Marshal Cookie Luke, Maid of Erin Monica Luke, Official Parade Starter Gary Laskowsky and the Brian Murphy Community Service Award recipient Sue Bucci, congratulations to all! Thank you to Barbara Button for chairing our table at Irish Day and to the wonderful cookie and craft makers. A special thank you to Nancy Hyatt and Marie Davenport for co-chairing the event.

Hoping for warm weather as we march down Court St after mass and to the AOH for music and fun. The fun continues throughout March with the AOH Breakfast on March 12 which helps defray the cost of the mass. Why not attend one or both flag raisings on March 17 (see music flyer) and at night head over to the AOH for The Shambles and on March 24 for Old Friends.

Thank you to Nancy Coddington for the Irish programming in March on WSKG-TV:
March 4 - 1pm/March 13 - 3pm – Ireland’s Wild Coast Part 1
March 4 - 2:30pm/March 14 - 3pm – Ireland’s Wild Coast Part 2 March 4 - 9pm/March 15 - 10pm – Exploring Ireland with Michael March 13 - 4:30pm – Following the Way of St. Patrick Part 1
March 14 - 4:30pm – Following the Way of St. Patrick Part 2
March 15 - 3pm – The Burren: Heart of Stone Part 1 Symphony of Life March 15 - 4pm – The Burren: Heart of Stone Part 2 Sony of our Ancestors
March 15 - 8pm/March 16 – 3pm/March 20 – 3am – Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland Part 1
March 15 - 9pm/March 16 – 4pm/March 20 – 4am – Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland Part 2

Our ladies will be serving soup for take-out at our Good Friday Soup Supper on Friday, April 7th, reservation deadline is March 31st, call 607.772.0280, 607,727.2262 or sign up at the hall, thank you to Debbie Burke for chairing this, please see enclosed flyer.

Deadline reminder for the Mary Curry Scholarship is April 30th, (info & application were in the February Chieftain).

Cookie Luke is accepting payment for dues ($25), please send a check with your card and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the AOH Hall, 148 Main St., Bing., NY 13905 to her attention or better yet, pay at the March meeting, Wednesday, March 15 at 7pm.

Please continue to pray for our Brother and Sister Hibernians and their families, and to the Carolyn Fitzgerald Family on the loss of their mother.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Susan Connors



Beannachtai! Parade Day is Saturday March 4th and is quickly approaching. Please save the date for a beautiful Remembrance Mass at Saint Mary’s Church and then join watching or marching in Binghamton’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s theme, “Alive with Irish Pride” will certainly be represented with all divisions of the AOH and LAOH ranging from age 6 to... well I won’t say, marching together! The juniors are looking forward to marching once again this year. Remember, there’s no such thing as good weather or bad weather. There’s just weather....and your Irish sweater.

Thanks to all who contributed to Irish Days. The Junior’s table was full of crafts, goodies, and Irish fare. A fun day for sure!
The Juniors next meeting is Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 at The AOH Hall. They will be doing fun activities and crafts centered around St Patrick’s Day. 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 sendthem our way.

In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity                                                                                    

Kelly Cole & Debbie Burke,
607-206-3970, 607-727-7183

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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LAOH Division ONe -march

Barbara Walling, President 

February has come and gone. March is here and there are still plenty of things to keep us busy.

At our February meeting we welcomed four new members to our division. Welcome Sisters – Denise Abrams, Erin O’Hara-Leslie, Susan O’Hare Bucci and Margaret Reardon.

The St. Brigid mass and breakfast held at St. Paul’s on February 12 was a wonderful mass. Father Werner was extremely welcoming and accommodating to us and the hospitality extended was exceptional. His homily focused on St. Brigid and her ways of helping others. It was nice to see sisters from both divisions, Juniors, and brothers from the AOH in attendance. A huge thank you to Maureen Kadlecik for coordinating this mass and breakfast. Thank you to those who participated in the mass. Thank you everyone who helped by preparing and serving food, setting up the hall, washing dishes, cleaning up after the breakfast, and anything else that needed to be done. A beautiful mass and breakfast honoring our Patron Saint.

The LAOH Dinner Dance was held on February 18. Thank you to Susan Connors and Meryl Deemie for their work in making this a great evening celebrating our heritage. The meal was delicious, the music provided by Old Friends and the Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums was fantastic. Being in attendance was a great way to begin this season and to introduce the parade dignitaries – Official Police Starter Gary Laskowsky; Maid of Erin, Monica Fleming Luke; and Grand Marshal Clairann “Cookie” Luke.

Also, at the dinner dance, the Parade Committee announced the recipient of the 2023 Brian Murphy Community Service Award. This year’s award was given to our sister, Susan Bucci Congratulations, Susan!

Our Simple Soup Supper was held on Ash Wednesday. We appreciate all who supported this successful event. The soup was
delicious. Irish Day was held on February 25 at St. Thomas. An
enjoyable day being entertained by Irish Dancers, the Edward P. Maloney Pipe Band and The Shambles while enjoying food, raffles, checking out some area vendors while spending time with friends and family.

There are many upcoming events in March—Friday, March 3, at the hall, B. C. Celtic Pipes and Drums at 5:15 pm then Donal O’Shaughnessy from 7 -10 pm; Saturday, March 4 at St. Mary’s Church – mass at 11:30; parade starts at 1:30; at the hall, John Tobias 2 – 5 pm and Donal O’Shaughnessy 7 – 10 pm; at Seton Catholic, post parade party 1 – 6 pm; Sunday, March 12, at the hall, Men’s Breakfast from 8 am – noon. On March 17, Shambles will be playing at the hall and on March 24, Old Friends will be playing at the hall.

Dues are being collected. You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting, or you can mail your check for $25, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Carol Thayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.

Our long-time member, Sister Carolyn Fitzgerald recently passed away. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. Continue to pray for our sister and brother Hibernians and their families who may need a supportive or healing prayer. Continuing prayers go to our military, first responders, and health care workers.

Our next meeting is March 10 at 7 pm. We will be reciting a decade of the rosary at 6:30 pm. Hoping you will join us for both.

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Barb Walling