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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President 

I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun filled summer with family and friends! As we enter into the fall months let us remember students are headed back to school. Please take extra precaution when driving and around the school buses. May the Holy Spirit bless all teachers and students with a productive school year.

Meetings start back up this month our first meeting is SEPTEMBER 5th at 7PM. We have some busy months coming up so please join us at our meeting. We can always use new and exciting ideas on how to have a most successful and fun event. We would welcome and love your participation. If you know of a sister who hasn’t been to a meeting in a while invite her, offer her a ride or let me know so I can make arrangements for them to get to our meeting. We will discuss several upcoming events at this meeting.

Mark your calendars our annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley is coming up fast! September 13th 7-11pm. Advance adult admission tickets (18 and older) are $12.00 and at the door $15.00. It will once again be held at the American Legion Post 1645 on 177 Robinson St. Bing. 50/50 Raffle Proceeds to benefit this year’s charity “Ramp It Up”. Tickets are $2.00 please be generous to such a worthy cause for tickets contact Francine Connerton @ 239-9424. This year we have a new band! Yada Yadas will be entertaining us for our listening and dancing pleasure along with the Edward P. Maloney Pipe Band and Carle School of Irish Dance. Also, looking for baskets for the ever- popular basket raffle. Gift cards of any kind are needed for the raffle board too. Contact Mary Gilroy 722-0967. Volunteers are always needed to work a shift or two contact Nancy Hyatt at 761-3282. See you there!

This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the LAOH and our divisions have a wonderful event planned.
On Saturday Sept. 21st mass is 4pm at Lourdes Chapel followed by a reception at the AOH. Come join us, learn our history and “see” your “sisters” throughout the years and how we’ve grown.

The AOH Golf Tournament was another great time. Thank you to all our sisters who donated items and/or were able to volunteer to help out at the hall the day of Linda Largue, Chris DeVost great job as always.

Thank you to our sisters in Division II for a beautiful mass honoring Our Lady of Knock and a delicious lunch afterwards at the hall.

Mark your calendars Sept. 10th County Board Meeting 5:30pm all members in good standing are asked to attend.
Oct. 26th LAOH Division I Halloween Party start planning your costumes now and join us for a Spooktacular night with John Almy sharing the mic.

Be “witching” for more details!

“Our Mission in Motion” donation to St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen is re-useable grocery bags, new or gently used. (ex. Wegmans, Price Chopper, Weis bags) Aluminum pans are always accepted and needed on a regular basis. Please bring them to our September 5th meeting.

Our prayers and sympathies the Blodgett/Sindon families on the passing of their sister and our Hibernian sister Mary Blodgett her smile we will not soon forget. To Ellen, Cindy, Tim, John, Bob and families on the passing of their husband, father, brother and our AOH brother Leo Kane a true Hibernian who loved his Irish Heritage? May they both Rest in Peace until we meet again. Continued get well wishes would go out to all of our sister and brother Hibernians. Especially, Kathy Cronin now home after heart surgery in Cleveland. Kathy is doing very well, keep it up Kathy! Ray Gee recovering from recent illness and getting better. Pray to our Blessed Mother to give religious and lay people strength to continue in our faith. Continue to pray for our country, our government and all military at home and abroad protecting us. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
-Maureen- 729-4561/206-2963 

LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President

 Summer flew by and the first signs of fall are upon us. Fall is sunny days and feeling the cool crisp air in the evening. It officially starts on the 22nd, a few days after our meeting. I hope to see you at our meeting in September.

Our summer events were terrific. I hope you were able to attend some or all of them. Our Lady of Knock Mass was held at Lourdes Chapel in August. Thank you, Kate Hull, Catholic Action Officer, our volunteers who made the mass special and the luncheon a success, as well as those who attended.

The 14th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley is Friday, Sept 13th from 7-11pm at the American Legion Post 1645 located at 177 Robinson St. in Binghamton. Music by The Yada Yada’s. Come enjoy the Maloney Memorial Pipe Band and Carle School of Irish Dancers.
Be sure to buy your 50/50 tickets. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Broome County Council of Churches “Ramp it Up” program. You may purchase advanced admission tickets at the AOH, The Beef, American Legion Post 1645, and Irish Kevin’s for $12. Admission is $15 at the door. This is a fundraiser for LAOH Divisions 1 and 2. Show your support by attending and/or volunteering to help out. Please note that the age to attend has changed to 18 years and older.

Please join Broome County LAOH Division 1 and 2 on Saturday, September 21st celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. We will begin with a celebratory Mass at 4pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY. Enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvre’s and learn a little about the history of the LAOH at a reception immediately following at the AOH Hall 148 Main St., Binghamton, NY. Family and friends are welcome.

The LAOH Division 2 fall rummage sale is Sept. 27 from 9 to 5 and bag sale on Sept. 28th from 9 to noon. You may drop off household items and season appropriate clothing on Sept. 26th after 2pm. Please be sure that clothing and items are in good condition. No electronics, speakers, child car seats, cribs.

LAOH Division 2 asks you to support us by purchasing tickets for the month-long lottery in September. If you haven’t returned your raffle tickets, there is still time. You can mail or drop them off at the hall. We appreciate your support for this fundraiser for our division.

There are a few members who have not paid dues. To ensure your membership that includes the monthly Chieftain, send a check for $25 payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and self-addressed- stamped envelope to AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Christina Brown

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

Put you thinking caps on ladies. Share your thoughts about fundraising, events, charitable giving, community service and how to promote and help our LAOH and LAOH Juniors. Your ideas are important! Share them at our meeting or give me a call.

Please join your sisters at our next division meeting on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00pm. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,