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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

What a beautiful mass remembering our deceased Hibernian sisters and brothers and a Grand parade of “Irish Contributions to Broome County”. Thank you to Mark Kadlecik and Hibernian Brothers and Sisters for a beautiful mass and to Tom Kelly, Brian Murphy, Pat Smith and everyone on the Parade Committee who made the parade and the after party at S.C.C.H.S. such a success. The weather certainly could have been warmer, but our Irish hearts kept us warm as we proudly marched down Court St. Pat Kane and West O’ Clare were spot on parade night at our hall.

Our Irish weekend at the A.O.H. was a huge success. Old Friends started the weekend off on Friday night to a packed house and St. Patrick’s Day at the A.O.H. Hall was a great time too. In the evening the again packed hall rocked to the sounds of Shambles and the smiles and laughter of good family and friends made it a great weekend enjoyed by all. th

We will be having a A.O.H. Hall clean up on Sat. April 7
1pm. Please give an hour or so of your time. We will be cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, etc. and many hands will make the job that much easier. It is OUR hall so let’s make it shine.
LAOH I and II are sponsoring a Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday April 21st 3-7pm Adults $12.00 Children 6-11 $5.00 under 5 are free. Take Out Available. Tickets are available now from Division Presidents or at the hall. Workers will be needed, and signups will be at our meeting or contact me. If you cannot work, please support the dinner.
Please note the LAOH County Breakfast date has been changed to June 3rd 8am-Noon. Workers will be needed as well as your support. Please contact County President Sue Messina . I would also like to thank everyone that worked, baked or supported the men’s breakfast in March. The men certainly appreciated it, great job.
N.Y.S. Board meeting is being held May 4th, 5th and 6th in East Durham, NY. Please contact Sue Messina or me if you plan on attending. It is a wonderful, informative weekend and it is not all work either we do have time to enjoy the company of our sister and brother Hibernians from around NY State.
Luck of the Irish drawing will be held on April 11th 6-8pm. Tickets are still available cost is $50.00 and more than one person can go in on ticket. You cannot win if you are not in it! All monies go to up keep of YOUR hall so please try to support this fundraiser. Tickets are available at the hall or by contacting a member of the Board of Directors.
The A.O.H./L.A.O.H. National Convention is being held Louisville, Kentucky July 11th-15th. Please go the N.Y.S. LAOH website for further details and to register. If interested in going please contact me.
Woman of the Year nomination letters are now being accepted by Barbara Walling our last year’s honoree. Date of the event has not been decided yet so stay tuned. Please email your letter or mail them to 16 Banks Ave. Johnson City, NY 13790
Dues are due please submit a check for $20.00 and a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your dues card to LAOH Division I Attn: Linda Largue 148 Main Street Bing., NY 13905
Our next meeting is being held April 13th 7pm looking forward to seeing you there.
Our Mission in Motion this month for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen is small bottles of laundry detergent.
May your all have a blessed, Happy Easter and a Happy Spring (it is right around the corner)
Please kindly remember all those in need, our military and get well wishes would go out to all our sister and brother Hibernians especially Bill Ryan, Pat Smith and Tom Kelly.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

LAOH Division Two

Deborah Burke, President

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are behind us. The first day of this April, Easter Sunday, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and marks the end of fasting and repentance and brings the renewal of faith, love, and life. We can slow down a bit and reflect back on our faith, our sisterhood and what we have to be thankful.

We welcome Elyse Wilbur who became a LAOH Division 2 member in February.

Thank you to the Parade Committee, AOH, LAOH Divisions, and all the volunteers at the day’s activities who make St Patrick’s Day parade day possible.  A special thank you to Matt Flaherty who makes and donates the pew bows for Mass.  What a fun St. Patrick’s Day weekend at our hall.   Friday night the hall was hopping to the music of Old Friends.  On St. Patrick’s Day we opened our doors to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and the crowd enjoyed the music of The Shambles in the evening.

It’s official.  The 2018 Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications for this year’s award.   Encourage your family members who are eligible to apply.  The enclosed flyer provides you with applicant information.

Mark your calendar:
April 11th- Luck of the Irish drawing. Don’t miss out on a chance to win!  Get your Luck of the Irish ticket.  $50 gives you a chance to win one of five prizes with the grand prize of $2,500. The reception and drawing is at the AOH Hall from 6 to 8 pm.

Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Irish favorite on April 21 from 3 to 7pm sponsored by LAOH Division 1 and 2.  Get your tickets from Maureen Kadlecik, Debbie Burke or at the bar.   Admission at the door will depend on whether dinner is sold out with tickets sales.

Members are welcome to the spring meeting of the NYS LAOH Board from May 4, 5, and 6. You can plan on attending the general meeting only on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 9:30 am SHARP. (9:15 am, sign in) at the Gavin’s Irish Country Inn, 118 Golden Hill Road, Cornwallville, NY 12418.  Lunch is available for $15.

We are pleased to host Mother’s Day Brunch on May 13th from 11am to 2pm.   Keep your eyes open for more information closer to the date.

The National Board Meeting will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, from July 11 – 14. This is a great opportunity to meet sisters from other States and learn more about the LAOH. For more information, - or

Annual dues ($20.00 a year) are now being accepted.  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: Amber Youngs.

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

Our next division meeting is Wednesday on April 18th at 7pm.  I look forward to seeing everyone there. We hope you will take time out of your busy life and join us.

Thank you to all our members for your support, the work that we do and have a passion for our organization. I am honored to be part of a sisterhood of women who freely donate their time and energy in our motto.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,