Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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     Our LAOH Juniors once again stepped up and completed a wheelchair ramp on the Southside of Binghamton.  The Broome County Council of Churches “Ramp it Up” Youth program gives them an opportunity to learn carpentry skills while helping a handicapped individual gain access to their home. Well done!  

     At their June 8th meeting, items were collected to make bags for the homeless served by Catholic Charities food pantry.  Michelle Dow, Pantry Supervisor for CCBC sent this to the girls: “Good morning, what an amazing donation of items the Junior LAOH collected.  Our unhoused population is often overlooked, and we are grateful that this group has taken them into consideration.  The collection was very thoughtful and considered the many things that we often forget when providing things that someone that finds themselves in this horrible situation would need.”   Thank you to our Hibernian Brothers and Sisters who brought donations! 

Our Juniors and families are invited to the AOH/AOH picnic 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. 

     As our Junior’s recess until September, we wish them a summer full of endless blue skies, sparkly waters and laughter with family and friends.

     We are actively recruiting new members, ages six to eighteen who are Catholic and of Irish heritage. Junior members do not need to be related to a member of a Hibernian division. It is important to keep our membership growing strong with the hope they continue to be lifelong members of the LAOH. Junior members who sponsor a new member receive a special gift!

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

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

LAOH Division ONe

Barbara Walling, President 

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Belated Father’s Day to all our AOH Brothers who are fathers or who serve as father figures.

Congratulations to all recent graduates and their families.  Best of luck graduates in all your future endeavors. 

            We enjoyed delicious dishes at our June picnic meeting.  Thank you to those brought food, helped with set up and with clean up. Cards were written for Veterans residing at the Oxford Veterans Home.  There were many items collected for the Lee Barta Community Center.  Thank you!

            Just a friendly reminder that we do not meet again until September.  The AOH Hall remains open during the summer months.  Consider stopping in every so often for a relaxing break, a refreshing beverage or two, and friendly conversation. 

            Our September meeting will be held on Friday, September 6.  This is earlier than usual as the 20th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley will be held the following week at American Legion Post 1645 on Robinson Street in Binghamton. 

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

Please remember in your prayers the family of our Sister Joanne Crawford who recently passed away and our Sister Mary Kay Cahill on the passing of her sister Pat Reilly Ferry.    Please continue praying for our sister and brother Hibernians and their families who may need a supportive or healing prayer.   

Upcoming events: 

The AOH/LAOH Family Picnic is at the Ross Park Zoo Pavilion on Sunday, July 21 at noon.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages are provided by the Men’s AOH.  Bring a dish to pass and beverage of your choice. 

            The AOH Golf Tournament is Saturday, August 3 starting at 8:30 am.  Cost is $80 per person/$320 per team.   Registration forms are available at the Hall.  Even if not golfing, you might wish to consider donating funds or purchasing items for gift cards, items for golfer gift bags, beverages, etc., or sponsoring a tee/hole.

The 20th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley fundraiser is Friday, September 13th.  Admission tickets and 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit I Can Ride are available at the hall. Hooley tee shirts, hooded zip sweatshirt, crewneck sweatshirt and a men’s polo golf shirt can also be ordered at the Hall. 

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

LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

  It is our pleasure to announce the 2024 winner of the Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship.   This year’s recipient is Mariah Luke who is the granddaughter of LAOH Division 2-member, Cookie Luke.  Mariah will attend Caldwell University studying nursing and playing Division 2 basketball. Thank you to all applicants who applied for the Scholarship. A committee carefully reviews the essays.  Determining the recipient is a difficult decision and is based on many factors. We wish all of you the best of luck in pursuing your educational goals.

The AOH/LAOH National convention in Orlando is fast approaching.  Events will begin August 7 to the 11th. Consider getting your degree on Thursday, the 8th at 11am.  Information is available at and  Safe travels to those attending.

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 is forthcoming.

Tickets are now available for the 20th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley on Friday, September 13th sponsored by LAOH Divisions 1 and 2.  Please support the 50/50 raffle (tickets $2) proceeds to benefit I Can Ride.   See flyer for details.

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.

As we recess for the summer keep your eyes on email, hall postings, and the Chieftain for fun activities and events during July and August. Our hall is open for you to enjoy your favorite beverage with the company of your friends and members. 

We have an incredible team of volunteers.  Your willingness to give your time and service is greatly appreciated. Thank you to our members for their contributions to our endeavors during the first six months of the year.  Wishing you a fantastic summer filled with unforgettable memories.  

I look forward to seeing you at our next division meeting on Wednesday on September 18th at 7pm.  

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