LAOH Division Two

Debbie Burke, President

Applications for the Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship need to be postmarked by May 31, 2017. We invite all graduating high school seniors who attend high schools in Broome County and who are a child or grandchild of any current AOH or LAOH Broome County member or a member of the LAOH Junior Division to apply for this year’s scholarship. This $500.00 scholarship awards high school seniors who exemplify our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Applications are available at the AOH hall 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY.

Welcome to Kathleen Mary Loftus who was initiated into Division 2 on May 17th. We look forward to you joining our meetings and participating in our events.

Our division came together on Mother’s Day offering a delicious brunch honoring our Mothers and those who are no longer with us. Thank you to our Chair, Mary Humphrey and the volunteers who made the Mother’s Day Brunch a success.

Mark your calendar:
Spring Rummage Sale sponsored by LAOH Division 2. Drop off your
donated clothing and goods on June 1 after 2pm. Clothing and items should be in good condition and season appropriate. The sale begins on June 2 from 9am to 5; bag sale is on June 3 from 9am to noon.

National Convention: The AOH/LAOH State Convention is fast approaching. It will be July 12th-15th at the Adams Mark Hotel in Buffalo, New York. LAOH Degree ceremony will be on Saturday, July 15th at 9:30am Division 2 members who will attend should let me know as soon as possible.

AOH/LAOH Family Picnic- July 23 at Ross Park Zoo at noon. The AOH Men’s Division provides hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage. Bring a dish to share.

Irish Night at NYSEG Stadium: August 10th. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies baseball game. More information coming.

Day At The Races: Save the date for August 13st when the Broome County LAOH will sponsor a bus trip to Saratoga for a day at the races. Cost will be $45, which will include transportation, snack and prize for best outfit/hat. There is limited seating. Reserve your seat by contacting me or signing up at the hall.

Thank you to our members who have paid 2017 dues. Pay your dues of $20 before June 30th. Effective July 1, for those who have not paid, the dues will increase to $25. 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: Susan Connors.

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

The LAOH name badges have arrived. it up at the meeting in June.

If you ordered a badge, you can pick it up.

Our next division meeting is Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00pm. We will have our indoor picnic after the meeting. Please bring a dish to share.
As we will recess for the summer, this is our last meeting until September. Activities and events during the summer will be in the July and August newsletter and e-mails. We look forward to seeing you. 
​Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,


LAOH Division One

Maureen Kadlecik, President

Hopefully summer weather is not very away! As we begin to wind down from the past few very busy months take the next few weeks of summer and enjoy God’s gifts with family and friends.
On June 11 at Traditional at the Glen at 11am we will be having our annual Woman of the Year brunch. We will be honoring a sister from our division who is living our motto going above and beyond its meaning each and everyday. The cost is$20.00 for 60 years of age and older and $22.00 for 59 years of age and under. The price includes tax and gratuity. We have invited our sisters from Division II to join us as well. Please send your letters of nomination to Carol Thayne 6 Cohoes St Bing., NY 13903 or email The cut off for your letter of nomination is June 3rd. Hope you can join us as we honor our sister. For reservations or questions please call Carol at 759-7143 cell or 722-5190 home.
After many years of being the chairperson of our AOH/LAOH Garden Kathy Blodgett is “retiring”. Kathy has done a fabulous job always making sure “our Garden” was looking its best for opening day of the zoo and for other special events being held there. Bravo Kathy and thank you! So, we are in need of someone to step up to the plate. Duties include coordinating work days with the divisions and being in touch with the contact person at the zoo to make sure we have what we need, our sign is there etc. If you think you are the person for the job (you don’t need a green thumb) please contact Kathy at 760-4297 cell 775-0932 home. Kathy will be happy to answer any question you may have. Anyone can stop at the garden anytime and pull some weeds or water the plants!
The convention in Buffalo NY is fast approaching. Please make sure your reservations are made soon and notify Sue Messina or myself if you are attending and would like to be a delegate. This is a very good way to learn more about the LAOH and have some fun meeting other brothers and sisters. All information is on the LAOH website.
The lottery for the month of June is being run by LAOH County Board if you have note turned in your tickets yet please do so asap by either dropping them off at the hall and noting on the envelope attn. LAOH County Board Lottery Jaqi Kenefick or mailing returns to Jaqi Kenefick 38 Rossmore Place Bing., NY 13904. Please support this!
Thank you to everyone who brought gifts for our Birthright Shower last meeting and a big thank you to Carol Thayne for delivering all the beautiful gifts for babies and mothers.
Our USO Show at the Veterans Home in Oxford was another success this year. Thank you everyone who contributed money and talent to make this a wonderful day for those that have served our country so that we may continue to enjoy our freedom. Thank you, Sue Messina, for chairing this event again this year. Looking forward to next year!
The men’s AOH held their Major Degree here in Binghamton this past month NYS Director Mark Kadlecik and the men did a great job hosting. I want to thank the ladies of Division I & II for sharing the cost of the luncheon, for all your hard work baking, setting up serving and cleaning up. The ladies in attendance saw firsthand how much the men appreciated a delicious lunch.
Dues are due please send a check, self-stamped/address envelope include your dues card LAOH Div. I Attn: Linda Largue 148 Main St. Bing., NY 13905 your care will be returned to you.
Our next meeting is June 9th 6pm this is our picnic meeting and our last meeting before summer breaks. Please bring a dish to pass and a small bottle of detergent for our monthly Mission in Motion. Wear your Red, White and Blue too!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mary Ann Davitt, our sister and first President of our LAOH Broome Co. Board. May she Rest in Peace as her work here is done.
Congratulations and Best of Luck to all our Graduates! Be the change you want to see in the world.
Prayers and get well wishes to Maureen Reynolds on recent knee replacement surgery, Barb Ritz for hip replacement surgery and all our sisters and brothers in need of a prayer or two. 

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY