Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
Barbara Walling, President
I hope everyone had a safe, fun and spooky Halloween.
A special thank you to all our Veterans for their service to our country. In October we wrote cards for those Veterans at the Oxford Veteran’s Home and for those Veterans who were invited on the Twin Tiers Honor Flight to Washington DC on October 21-22.
Thank you to all who supported our Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends fundraising event. A special thank you to Maureen Reynolds and the volunteer helpers who sat at our table.
The Corporation’s Luck of the Irish drawing is November 16th at 7 pm. The profit from this drawing benefits the upkeep of our Hall. Please consider purchasing a ticket. Tickets are $50 each. Buy a chance, go in with friends on a ticket, five prizes awarded for five lucky winners! Tickets are available from board members or at the hall.
On Thanksgiving let us remember all we are thankful for including our family, friends, freedom, and health. We are truly blessed.
Dues are now $30. If you have not 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. Carol is also accepting dues of $25 for 2024.
Continue to remember in your prayers our sister and brother Hibernians who may need a healing prayer. Prayers for those in our military and all who are doing their part for peace.
Tuesday, November 7, 5-7 pm Junior’s spaghetti dinner, eat in or take out. Tickets available at the hall.
Saturday, November 11, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, volunteer at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen
Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm, Luck of the Irish drawing. Tickets are $50 and available from Corporation members or at the hall.
Friday, November 17, Division II Sock Hop for Socks, admission is a package of socks
Our November meeting will be on Friday, November 10 at 7 pm with a decade of the Rosary being said at 6:30 pm. Hope you will join us.
Happy Thanksgiving Blessings to all!
Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) is Gaelic for November and is one of the four Celtic festivals. It celebrates when “the summer goes to rest”. It is felt that the origins of Halloween reside in this festival. Our Junior members learn and celebrate Samhain and this year gathered at Uncorked Creations and had fun celebrating and making Halloween ceramics.
Tuesday, November 7th is the Junior’s annual Spaghetti dinner fundraiser. The Juniors turn our hall into an Italian restaurant and happily provide table service to our patrons. Tickets are on sale at the AOH hall and sell out fast. Please support them as this is their major fundraiser to donate to their charities.
The Irish History Writing Contest is underway. All eligible Juniors are strongly encouraged to participate. Information is avail- able at laohnys.com. Entries are due November 15th.
Let’s keep our LAOH Junior Division strong. If you know a young lady between 6-18, please encourage them to become a member. This Irish Catholic organization strives to maintain Irish traditions, customs and heritage through friendship and social/
charitable events. LAOH member.
Applicants should be Irish by birth or descent, Catholic and do not need to be related to a current AOH/LAOH member.
In our motto, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
Debbie Burke and Eileen Rowley Junior Co-0rdinators 607-727-7183, 607- 761-0212
Marie Davenport, President
Hope to see you in November to support the following events:
• The Juniors spaghetti dinner on Election Day November 7
• Luck of the Irish drawing for the Corporation on Thursday, November 16
•The Sock Hop for Socks on Friday November 17
In our Motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
Marie Davenport, President 727-6102
Susan Connors, President
Happy Fall! Welcome to Teresa Barnes and Lorna Cline, we are so happy to have you and look forward to your participation.
On Tuesday, November 7th from 5-7pm is our LAOH Junior members annual Election Day Spaghetti Dinner. As of this writing, tickets are still available, adults $12 and kids $5. We hope you will support our Juniors as this is a major fundraiser for them.
Still time to purchase a Luck of the Irish ticket, the drawing is the day after our meeting, Thursday, November 16th. The cost is $50, with 5 chances to win – 1st prize $2500; 2nd prize $1000, and 3rd, 4th and 5th prizes $500 each. If you cannot afford to buy a ticket on your own, you can go in with another person(s) that night, you never know!
On Friday, November 17th from 7-10pm, we are having a “Sock Hop for Socks”. I hope to see members from all divisions participate, instead of admission we are asking for a package of socks which will be donated to homeless shelters, socks are one of the most requested items. Last year was a lot of fun, so put on your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, or whatever and dance the Stroll, Lindy, and Twist the night away with “Just Jack” Almy. See flyer for more information.
Please join your sisters at our next meeting, Wednesday, November 15th, 6pm, followed by our Harvest Dinner. If you were unable to attend the October meeting to sign up for a dish to pass, please let me know. If you know of a family in need of Thanksgiving groceries, please contact me.
I hope you will join us at the AOH/LAOH Christmas Party to be held at the hall on Saturday, December 3rd from 6pm to 10pm. I will have a sign-up sheet and more information at the November meeting, this is for adults only.
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.
Nominations for the 2024 Grand Marshal and Maid of Erin are being accepted by the Parade Committee, please let me know if you need more information. The Dinner Dance is February 17 at Atrio, limited number of tickets will be available soon.
If you are interested in running for a 3-year term on the AOH Corporation, let me know. Voting will take place Monday, November 27.
Condolences to the family of AOH Brother Bill Grace. We continue to pray for those in the military, for our members in need, and our special intentions.
I am thankful for the gift of your friendship which fills my life with beauty, joy and grace, making my world a warm and happier
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,