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LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

It was good to see our members after our summer break at our September meeting. Welcome Deb Kytte, Karen Hurlburt, Alexis Shaw, and Mary DeNinis who joined our division at the meeting. We are happy that you have decided to join our organization. Our members are eager to get to know you and look forward to you joining us in our many activities.

The A.O.H Corporation met in September to discuss the business of the Hall. Two Board members will complete their term on the board. Thank you Matt Thomas and Maureen Kadlecik for your years of service. A Nominating committee has begun the process for candidates for the upcoming election. Consider a seat on the Board where you will participate in decisions concerning our hall and bar. Let your Division President or a Board member know if you are interested.

Thank you to Nancy Hyatt and Kathy Cronin, co-chairs of the Hooley and all who volunteered or came to the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley in September. As always, a wonderful time! 

​Don’t miss the A.O.H Turkey Party on October 19 from 7 to 10pm at the Hall. Come with family and friends to enjoy a night of fun, food, and take a chance on the many raffles!

Belt out a song or just enjoy an evening of song and laughter on October 26th from 4pm to 9pm with Karaoke with Just Jack. 

On October 27th, put on your favorite costume for the Halloween Party at the Hall sponsored by LAOH Division 1. Bring a snack. Open to the public.

Our LAOH Junior Division will have the annual spaghetti dinner on Election Day, November 6th from 4:30 to 7:30. Adults $10 and $5 for children under 11. Tickets will go on sale soon. Donations to defray expenses are appreciated.

Your membership provides you with the opportunity to work with other women fostering loyalty to our Catholic faith and our Country while perpetuating our Irish traditions as we join in our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. There are a few members who have not paid their dues for 2018. We wish to continue providing you with the Chieftain newsletter each month. To do so, please stop at the Hall or send a check for $25 payable to LAOH Division Two addressed to: LAOH Division 2 A.O.H Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention Amber Youngs.

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

Congratulations to our member, Nancy Hyatt who retired in September. Wishing her many happy moments with unlimited time to enjoy life. Happy Retirement!

Please join your sisters at our next division meeting on Wednesday, October 17th. Please note that our meeting will begin at 6:00pm. Our harvest dinner will follow. Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,


Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

It was good seeing several of our sisters at our September meeting and getting right back into the work of our order after having a couple of months off. If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you at our October meeting or volunteering at some upcoming events.

Kudos to Kathy Cronin, the Hooley team, all volunteers and attendees on another successful Hooley! A great time as always. Francine  Connerton and team nice job on selling out the 50/50 raffle for this year’s charity “Birthright”. Since there is an early deadline for The Chieftain I don’t have the total that will be donated. Nancy Hyatt and the kitchen team, delicious!
Mary Gilroy and team the baskets and gift certificate boards were a hit. Next year let’s see if we can get even more gift certificates and double the number of raffle boards we had. It’s always a pleasure working alongside our sisters of Division I & II.
The Irish History contest is upon us please contact Michele Talcott for more information 349-8736 or the most important goal of the contest is that we share our proud Irish Heritage and Irish American History.
It is time to think about who is deserving of being our Parade Honorees for 2019. Meryl Deemie has applications for Grand Marshal and Maid of Erin for more information contact her at 797-4050.
Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” discount cards are for a mere $5.00. The event will be Tues. Oct 16th 8am to 11pm. Our division will be at our table
from 9am-9pm. Maureen Reynolds signed up volunteers at our September meeting. If you wish to help, please contact her at 727-2158 or Kathy Blodgett at 775-0932 or 760-4297. Several members have the cards if you 26 wish to purchase some now. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and save some money while enjoying some refreshments as you shop. All money from the sale of the coupons comes back to our division.
We are looking for an artificial Christmas Tree for our display at the
Roberson Museum Home for the Holidays Christmas Forest. If you have one that you would like to donate or would like more information, please contact Bernadette Burke 785-3482. We’re looking for one that folds up, does not have lights on it and is 5ft in height.
We will be having our” Spooktacular” Halloween Party on Sat. Oct. 27
10pm admission is free, bring a “Ghoulish” snack to pass and come and “Howl” the night away. Costumes are optional but always fun.
The A.O.H Turkey Party is being held Friday Oct. 19th 7-10pm. President Mark Kadlecik is looking for volunteers and donations (alcohol, give cards etc.) Please contact him at 206-2963 or 729-4561 for more information and to sign up to work. The men are always happy to have us work alongside them.
It is open to the public so if you cannot work please bring some friends and support the A.O.H, always a good time and the food is delicious.
Our Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo is having a final clean up before “Old Man Winter” arrives. It is scheduled for Sunday Oct. 21st 1-3 pm. We are asking for volunteers from all divisions to pitch in and help. No job is to small. Thank you, Bernadette Burke and team, for all you hard work over this season. The garden looked beautiful!
Our next corporation meeting is Monday Oct. 22nd at 7pm. If you would like to run for a seat on the Board please contact your Division President’s, Meryl Deemie or Matt Thomas for more information.
Our next meeting is Friday Oct. 12th and it will be our Harvest Dinner. The meeting will begin at 6PM with a bountiful dinner to follow. Please bring a dish to pass. Come and break bread with your sisters!
Our “Mission in Motion” donation for October is socks, mittens and gloves for women, men and children. New and gently used aluminum pans are always welcome.
Our sincere thoughts and sympathy go out to our sister Michele Talcott and family on the passing of her sister, Sharon Goff, may she Rest in Peace. Please keep them in your prayers. Continue to pray for all members in need, our church, country and our military serving here and abroad. Keep our Southern neighbors in your prayers as they are beginning the cleanup from Hurricane Florence. 

Remembering all those in need and continue to pray for our country, our government and the military at home and abroad protecting us. 

Questions or concerns please contact me a 729-4561 or 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,