Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Barbara Walling, President
We are moving into the cooler weather and the fall season. Hoping you had enjoyable summers.
Wishing a successful and rewarding year to our educators, administrators, support staff and students as they begin another year of learning.
The 19th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley will take place on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 6-10 pm at the American Legion Post 1645 on Robinson Street in Binghamton. Mark your calendars to attend this event. Advance tickets are $15 and available at the hall until 7 pm on 9/14; ticket price at door will be $18. Beer, soda, and coffee are included in the ticket price. There will be food available for purchase. The Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band will perform, and “Old Friends” Tom Dimock and Jim Hull will provide musical entertainment. There will be basket raffles and Restaurant Boards. Also, a 50/50 Raffle to benefit Stache Strong; tickets are two dollars each and are available at the Hall and at the Hooley.
August was a busy month. The men held their annual golf tournament and were appreciative of our support. On August 17th , John Tobias entertained us with a wonderful evening of music. Division II held their annual Our Lady of Knock mass on August 20th with a light breakfast served at the hall after mass.
Dues are now $30. If you have not yet paid dues for this year, please mail your check for $30, your membership card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Carol Thayne, 6 Cohoes Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.
Our sympathies and prayers go out to the families of Eleanor “Ellie” Smith and Kathleen Blackman on their passing. Continue to remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians who are ill, recuperating or struggling in any way. Pray also for those in our military, first responders and health care workers.
Upcoming events: Hooley, September 15, 6-10 pm, American Legion on Robinson Street.
Our September meeting will be on Friday, September 8th at 7:00 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,
Marie Davenport, President
The County Board will meet on Tuesday, September 5 at 5:30 at the Hall. All members in good stand- ing of both divisions are encouraged to attend.
Following the meeting at 6:30, Maureen Hankin, a member of Division 1 will give a presentation about her recent trip to Ireland that focused on global health in Ireland. Both AOH and LAOH members will find aspects of her visit of interest to them.
In our Motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity, Marie Davenport, President 727-6102
Beannachtai! “And all at once it seems, summer collapsed into fall. Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful change of season as we wish our Juniors the best of everything returning to school.
We are excited for the Hooley on September 15th. The Juniors will be making sandwiches for the event. Please be at the American Legion on Robinson Street by 5pm.
The Irish Writing Contest is underway. This year’s topic is -IDENTIFY WOMAN WHO BECAME IN- VOLVED IN THE IRISH INDEPENDENCEMOVEMENT AND/OR TO FREE THE NORTH FROM BRITISH COLONIALISM. More information on laohnys.com
The Juniors’ next meeting is September 17th, 1:00pm at the Hall and we will be planning our events for the remainder of the year.
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 ag- es of 6 and 18 that are practicing Catholics, please send them our way.
In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
Kelly Cole and Debbie Burke email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 607-206-3970, 607-772-0280
Susan Connors, President
The summer sure has gone by quickly, I hope you had a great summer and I look forward to the fall and seeing everyone once again...
Congratulations to the AOH Men for another successful Golf Tournament, it was nice to see many members from both the AOH and LAOH.
Our Lady of Knock Mass was held on Sunday, August 20th at the Parish of Saints John and Andrew; thank you Kate Hall for informing the congregation on Our Lady of Knock and to Fr. Meagher for accommodating us. Thank you to those who attended, to Kathleen Personius, our Catholic Action Officer for arranging the mass and breakfast and those who helped at the hall, it was a great team effort.
Thank you for returning your lottery tickets (still time to return them) in support of our September Lottery Ticket Fundraiser. Good Luck!
September looks to be a busy month:
- Healthcare in Ireland talk sponsored by our County Board, Tuesday, September 5th, 6:30pm
- Shepherd’s Pie Take-out Dinner, Saturday, September 9th, pickup 4-6pm, $15 for dinner and dessert.
- Half-way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley, Friday, September 15th, 6-10pm, $15 advance tickets; $18 at the door, ticket locations: AOH Hall, Abel’s Pub and American Legion 1645. New logo shirts are available for purchase, 50/50 tickets benefit Stache Strong, restaurant board and raffle baskets. Music by Old Friends and Maloney Pipe Band, food available for purchase.
- Please join your sisters at our next division meeting on Wednesday, September 20th
- Fall Rummage Sale, Drop off September 28th, Sale Day Friday, September 29th and Bag Sale Saturday, September 30th. Please be sure that clothing and items are seasonal appropriate and in good condition. No electronics, speakers, child car seats or cribs.
The 2023/24 Irish History Writing Contest for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 has begun. Please see the flyer enclosed for the topic and instructions.
There are a few members who have not paid dues, Cookie Luke is accepting payment ($30), 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.
Condolences to our Division 1 Sisters and Brother Hibernians on the passing of Ellie Smith and Kathleen Blackman.
We continue to pray for those in the military, for our members in need, and our special intentions.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,