LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

Thank you to our members for your support last year. This made it possible for us to increase our donations in 2018. Nicely done, ladies. Volunteering is a necessary function for this to be possible. 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.

We are pleased to welcome Mara Grace who became a member at our January meeting.

Congratulations to the new A.O.H. Broome County LAOH and LAOH Junior officers who were installed in January.

LAOH Division 1 invites us to the St. Brigid’s Mass on February 3 at 10:30 am at Lourdes Chapel followed by lunch at the hall.

Get your tickets for the LAOH County Heritage Dinner Dance on February 16th at Traditions at the Glen. You can purchase tickets at the hall and from Susan Connors or Meryl Deemie for $35.00. Tickets are available to win Waterford Chrystal for $1.00/chance. Drawing at the dinner dance.

Irish Days will be February 23th at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Enjoy the Pipers, Ballyclare Irish Dancers and Shambles 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 11:30. The St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 1:30pm. This year’s theme is “Touring Ireland.” Festivities follow at Seton Catholic School and the A.O.H hall. Pat Kane will entertain in the evening. Flag raising is March 15 in Johnson City at 9 am and Binghamton at 11:30am.

The A.O.H Men’s Division is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at the hall on March 10th from 8am to noon. Consider supporting by volunteering to help or bring your family and friends for breakfast.

On Saturday March 16th Old Friends will play at the hall from 7 to 10pm. On Sunday March 17, we will celebrate St Patrick’s Day and enjoy the music of The Shambles. Keep your eyes open for more details.

2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. A limited supply of LAOH anniversary pins is available for $10. Let me know if you wish to purchase one.

Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 607-648-8131 or

It’s time to pay your dues for 2019 ($20/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 A.O.H Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Christina Brown.

We invite new applicants to experience the joy of being a Lady Hibernian. Consider sponsoring any woman 18 years and older who is a practicing Roman Catholic and who is of Irish heritage by birth or descent, or the wife or mother of a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., or a woman who is the mother of a member of the Junior Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., who are all eligible for membership.

Our next division meeting is February 20th at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity, 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,



LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

A warm welcome to our new sisters, Linda Bazewick and Tammy Orzelek. We look forward to your input at our meetings and working side by side with you at our various events.
Congratulations to the A.O.H, LAOH County Board LAOH Juniors incoming Officers. As I said in our meeting, I look forward to working with each of them this year for the good of our organization. Installation was very nice, and I hope next year more of our sisters and brothers can attend and support all incoming officers.

We have a busy few months ahead. The mass for our Patron, St. Brigid will be held February 3rd at the Chapel at Lourdes Hospital. All our welcome. Mass is at 10:30 am those participating in the mass please be there by 10 am. All members that have a sash please wear it. Officers wear your medallions. Immediately following mass there will be a luncheon at the A.O.H Hall where we will break bread once again and all our welcome at that table too!

Hibernian Dinner Dance is Saturday Feb. 16th from 6-11pm. Come and support the parade and our Honorees. Dance the night away to the sounds of “Old Friends” while having dinner with friends. Open to everyone even if you are not a Hibernian! Tickets are $35.00 contact Meryl Deemie 237-6879 for tickets and details. They can also be purchased at the hall or from Sue Connors 727-2262. While you’re at it get your tickets for the Waterford Raffle to be drawn at the dinner dance. The pieces are beautiful as always and a great deal at $1.00 a chance! Please join us at “Irish Day at St. Thomas” on Saturday Feb. 23rd from 11am-3pm in their Gym/Hall. Volunteers to work the kitchen and your support is needed. If you would like to Chair/Co Chair our ladies table, please let me know also we will need donated craft items and baked goods. Signup sheet and more details will be discussed at our Feb. meeting. Set up will be Friday Feb. 22nd at 3:30. Start spreading the word to family, friends and strangers so we can make it an even bigger success than in years past.

Our St. Patrick’s mass and parade will be held March 2nd. Mass at St. Mary’s is 11am, Officers please be downstairs in the church hall by 10:30am. Our grand parade steps off at 1:30pm followed by our after- parade party at Seton Catholic Central High School. Celebration continues at the A.O.H Hall where Pat Kane will begin at 7pm. The BC Celtic Pipers will be at the hall on Friday March 1st at 5:30 to start the weekend off, join us!

Not too late to start thinking about attending the N.Y.S. A.O.H/LAOH Board meeting in East Durham, NY May 3rd-5th. If you have never attended why not make it this year!
Our next meeting is Friday Feb. 9th 7pm important meeting hope to see you all there.

Our Mission in Motion for this month is 1 # bags/cans of coffee regular and decaf and/or powdered creamer.
Dues are now being collected. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your dues card and a check for $20.00 made out to LAOH Division I to A.O.H 148 Main St Bing. NY 13901 Attn: Linda Largue. She will take care of business and get your card back to you.

If you do not have a sash and would like one, please contact Division II sister Maureen Bradley 648-8131 cost is $31.00. Nice to have one to wear at our many masses and events.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our sister, Rosemary Holobosky . We will never forget her smile or the glint of Irish in her eyes. May she Rest in Peace in the arms of our Lord. Please remember all those sick and in need of a prayer especially Maureen Blodgett and Joanne Crawford for recent surgeries. Our priests and religious, our military near and far and our country. 

Questions or concerns please contact me a 729-4561 or 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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