LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

 As we prepare to say goodbye to May and welcome in June, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful and celebrate.  With our summer recess approaching, I am particularly thankful for our members who were active in doing the work of our order for the first half of this year.
     In May we hosted our sixth Mother’s Day brunch. Thank you to our Chairs, Diane and Hollie and our members and friends who gave their time volunteering to make this a special day. It is you who make the brunch a success and your contribution is truly appreciated.        
     The American Needs Fatima rosary rally had a good turnout considering the weather. Thank you, Kate Hull, for arranging this each year. 
     Susan Connors chaired the Spring rummage sale fundraiser with the help of our division volunteers. We appreciate everyone who worked and donated goods to make it a success.
     Broome County was well represented by both Broome LAOH divisions at the NYS LAOH Spring board meeting.  We came away with information that we shared at the May meeting.  To our surprise, National FFAI Officer, Dolores Desch recognized our LAOH JUNIOR Division for their support of Freedom for All Ireland.   The plaque will soon hang in our hall.
     You are invited on June 4th at 6:45, for the Irish writing contest winner awards after the Broome County LAOH Board meeting.
     The AOH/LAOH Family Picnic is on Sunday July 21 at Ross Park Zoo at noon under the pavilion.  The AOH Men’s Division provides hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage.   Bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. 
     Information on Our Lady of Knock Mass in August will be emailed to you and posted on the AOH website when the details are finalized.
     Effective June 1st, the dues increase to $30. If you haven’t taken care of your 2024 dues, we appreciate you taking a moment to do so.   You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting or send a check payable to LAOH Division Two with your dues card and a self-addressed-stamped envelope to AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905 Attn:  Darlene Comeno.
     This month, we observe two very special holidays, Flag Day on June 14th, and Father’s Day on Sunday June 16th. We are always thoughtful of the meaning of the American flag as we pledge our allegiance at the start of every meeting.   To all the dads out there, it is my genuine hope that you know you are loved and appreciated by so many people.  Happy Father’s Day!
     Please pray for the Keesler, Comeno, Nilsson and Kadlecik families for the loss of their loved ones.
     Our next division meeting is Wednesday on June 15th at 6pm.  After the meeting, we will have our indoor picnic.  Please bring a dish to share.  We hope you will take time out of your busy life and join us.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Debbie, - (607) 772-0280

LAOH County Board

Marie Davenport, President

The next meeting of the County Board will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30.  All members in good standing can attend this meeting. At the end of the meeting the winners of the Irish History Contest in Broome County will receive their awards

THANK YOU to all those who supported the June lottery. Your support is appreciated.

In our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Marie Davenport, President (607)727-6102

Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.


LAOH Division ONe

Barbara Walling, President 

     Our June meeting will be the last one until September.  During the summer months, when you are out and about, consider stopping by the Hall for a relaxing break, a refreshing beverage, and some friendly conversation.  

      The State Board meeting was held in East Durham on May 4.  The “Stuff the Bus” project was a success as the donations collected did fill the school bus.  Plans are continuing for the summer 2025 State Convention to be held in Rochester. 

     On Saturday, May 11, Kate Hull our Division II sister organized the America Needs Fatima rosary event at Recreation Park.  Thank you, Kate, for organizing this and for all those who attended. 

     If you have not paid dues for this year, you can mail your check for $30, your membership card and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Eileen Zemek, 1960 Hawleyton Road, Binghamton NY 13903.  Dues increase to $30 after June 1. 

     Please continue praying for our sister and brother Hibernians and their families who may need a supportive or healing prayer.  

     Our next meeting is Friday, June 14th at 6 pm.  This is our last meeting until September.  Please plan on bringing a dish to pass.  At the May meeting, we decided to eat at 6 pm, say a decade of the rosary after the meal, and then continue with our meeting.  We will be signing cards in honor of Flag Day for those Veterans residing at the Oxford Veteran’s Home.  Our mission for June is the Lee Barta Community Center.  For those wishing to participate, feminine hygiene or personal care items are needed or if you choose, a monetary donation would also be welcomed.  I hope you are able to join us at our meeting.

Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
Barb,  - 607-232-6367

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY


 Breaking news!   In May at the NYS LAOH Spring Board meeting, we were filled with pride when National FFAI Officer, Dolores Desch recognized our Broome County LAOH Juniors for their support of Freedom for All Ireland.   The Juniors received a beautiful plaque that will soon hang in our hall.

On Saturday, June 8 at 1pm, our juniors will be collecting donations to make bags to be donated to Catholic Charities food pantry.  Please see the flyer for the items needed.   Meet our Juniors at drop-off on the 8th or if you can’t make it, drop at the hall anytime clearly labeled “LAOH Junior Division”.     We appreciate your support.

Thank you everyone for supporting our Krispie Kreme donut fundraiser.   We hope you enjoy them.

We are actively recruiting new members, ages six to eighteen 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 important to keep our membership growing strong with the hope they continue to be lifelong members of the LAOH. For information contact your Division President or pick up an application at the Hall.

In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
Debbie Burke and Eileen Rowley Junior Co-0rdinators 607-727-7183, 607-761-0212