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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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.
At our May meeting we installed our newest sister Debbie Hanendza. Welcome Debbie! She has jumped right in with much enthusiasm and has begun living our motto. Your sisters look forward to your friendship and working with you at our various events.

Thank you to Sue Messina, Pauline LeStrange and all of our sisters who attended and participated in our U.S.O Show at the Oxford Veterans Home. What a wonderful day. If you could not make it hope to see you next year.
On June 9th 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 every day. The cost is $20.00. Hope you can join us as we honor our sister. We have invited our sisters from Division II to join us as well. For reservations or questions please call Linda Largue at 785-0028 or email at

OUR Hibernian Garden at Ross Park Zoo is looking good. Thank you to Bernadette and Leo Burke and all Hibernians who attended the recent garden cleanup. Anyone who knows of someplace that would be willing to donate mulch please let myself or Bernadette know it takes a lot of mulch to keep the weeds at bay in our garden. Stay tuned for the next date for a cleanup.

The convention in Albany, NY is fast approaching. Please make sure your reservations are made soon and notify me 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. Events will begin Wednesday July 10th to Saturday night, July 13th. The convention will be held at the Albany Hilton (formerly the Crowne Plaza) on State and Chapel Streets. Information is available at and the website.

Save the dates! Our 16th Annual Hooley is being held Friday Sept. 13th at the American Legion 1645 on Robinson St. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for LAOH Division I & II. We can use donations for the basket raffle table and gift cards for the raffle board. Signups for workers will begin at our June meeting.
The 125th Celebration of the LAOH is set for Saturday Sept. 21st beginning with a mass at Lourdes Chapel. Time to be announced soon as well as more details or contact Barb Walling, our chairperson, at

The men are planning the annual AOH Golf tournament to be held at Ely Park on Aug. 3rd. Get your team together and sign up. If you don’t golf the men are always looking for help in the kitchen and setting up that day or you can come for a nice steak dinner. A signup will be in the hall within a week or so with pricing info. etc.

Thank you to all who were able to give up a little of their time and march in the Binghamton Memorial Day Parade May 27th to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The ceremony at the courthouse afterwards was very moving.

Mission in Motion for June is for the PAL Resource Center on State St. This is a resource center where mom’s can receive assistance for their child. They are in desperate need of disposable diapers size 4, 5 & 6. Thank you for any help you can give them.

Our next meeting is June 14th 6pm this is our picnic meeting and our last meeting before our summer break. Please bring your favorite casserole to pass and wear your red, white and blue for Flag Day! Meat, rolls and a beverage will be provided.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of our sister, who was one of our longest living members (49 years), Beverly “Bev” Kelleher. Dawn Marie, Bill, Mary Ellen your mom was a pillar in our division during our formative years, we were blessed. Her smile and Irish Wit we will not soon forget. May she Rest in Peace.

Congratulations and Best of luck to all our Graduates. Be the positive change you want to see in the world!
Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s, Grandfather’s and caregivers. Have a fun filled relaxing day with your children.

In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity, -Maureen- 206-2963/729-4561 

LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President

Summer is the most anticipated season of the year. There are endless things to love about it. It’s fun, fresh, and delightful. Summer is for having fun with the ones you love. As we break for the summer, stop at our hall. Hibernian activities and events during the summer will be in the July and August Chieftain as well as e-mail notifications and posts at the hall.

In May we hosted our fourth Mother’s Day brunch honoring our Mothers and those who are no longer with us. Thank you to our members and friends who give their time to bake and volunteer on Mother’s Day. you who make the brunch a success and your contribution is truly appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who donated goods for the Spring Rummage Sale as well as worked to make it a success.

On June 4th at 6:30, all members are invited to join us after the Broome County LAOH Board meeting at the hall to award our local students their certificates and checks as winners of the Irish writing contest.

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.

Mark your calendar for Irish Night at N.Y.S.E.G Stadium: August 8h. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies baseball game. More information will be provided.

Our Lady of Knock Mass will be on Sunday, August 25th at 11 am at Lourdes Chapel. Lunch will follow at the AOH hall

AOH/LAOH State Convention will be held in Albany, NY. Events will begin Wednesday July 10th to Saturday night, July 13th. The convention will be held at the Albany Hilton (formerly the Crowne Plaza) on State and Chapel Streets. Information is available at and the website. Let your Division President know if you are attending.

Effective June 1st, the dues increase to $25. 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 LAOH Division 2, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Christina Brown.

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

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. Let us give thanks and show our pride by flying the American flag at our home or place of business. We give special thanks and appreciation to all the Fathers. 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!

Our next division meeting is Wednesday on September 18th at 7pm. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

My warmest wishes for safe holidays and an enjoyable, healthy and productive summer.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,