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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President 

Alleluia! He is Risen! Hope you all had a Happy and Blessed Easter with your family and friends and look forward to spring and all its rebirth.

At our April meeting we welcomed Marie McKenna and Monica Walters into our division. We look forward to your friendship and working with you at our various events. Sisters, please introduce yourselves to Marie and Monica invite them to learn more about living our motto.

Congratulations to all the Luck of the Irish winners and thank you to all who supported this fundraiser. Monies are used for the upkeep of OUR hall. Thanks Barb Walling for all your help with the tickets/sales.
Thank you to all who worked and/or supported the Corn Beef or Ham & Cabbage Dinner sponsored by LAOH Division I & II. The dinner was delicious!

Ross Park Zoo Hibernian Garden-First clean up of spring will be May 4th at 9 am please stop up and help Bernadette and Leo Burke with whatever you can do rake, pull weeds, sweep etc. Many hands make light work and first couple of clean ups are the hardest. Whatever time you can give is appreciated.

A group of us will be attending the LAOH/AOH NYS Board Meeting in East Durham May 4,5, & 6th. This is a very good, informative meeting and of course we have some fun and are able to spend time with our sister and brothers from across the state.

May 19th we will be doing the annual American/Irish U.S.O. Show at the Oxford Veterans Home and hope you can participate. Wear your red, white and blue and arrive at 1:45 show at 2:30. This is one way we can “show” our Veterans with our thanks for their service and put a smile on their faces. Always a very rewarding time for us too. You do not have to have a “singing” voice to participate! Sue Messina, chairperson is also collecting $5.00 towards the drawing for each resident at the show. We try to see that everyone “wins” you can bring this to our May meeting. Monday May 27th is Binghamton’s Memorial Day Parade and once again this year all divisions have been invited to march in it. Please meet at the American Legion Post 80 on Main St. Line up 11 am parade starts at 12 Noon (please note the time change). Hoping we are able to have a large turnout to memorialize those that fought and died for our freedom. It will add the parade if you can wear proudly wear your red, white and blue and carry a small flag if you have one. Also remember our military around the world still protecting us and our freedom.

We will be having our Woman of the Year Brunch in June. Please send your letters of nomination for the woman you feel is most deserving of this honor to LAOH Division I Attn: Linda Largue 148 Main St. Bing., NY 13905 by May 15th. You can also drop your letter off to her at our May meeting, Linda will have more event details then. Any questions, please feel free to call Linda at 242-2797. Dues are due to Linda and are now $25.00.

NYS LAOH/AOH Convention July 10 – 13, 2019 Hilton Albany info can be found at
Our next meeting is Friday May 10th 7pm. If you are able please bring an unwrapped baby and/or Mother’s Day gift. Our Mission in Motion is small bottles of Dawn dish detergent or laundry detergent.

Get well wishes to Joanne Crawford on recent double knee replacement (wow!) and to Kathy Cronin on upcoming surgery.
I would like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, grandmothers, aunts and caregivers whether with us or in heaven. May God continue to bless you with this most precious gift of motherhood.

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

LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President

We are pleased to announce our annual Mary Curry Memorial Scholarship. We invite all graduating high school seniors who are a child, grandchild, sibling, niece or nephew of any current AOH or LAOH Broome County member or a member of the LAOH Junior Division to apply for the scholarship. This $500.00 scholarship awards high school seniors who exemplify our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Complete details and application are available on the Broome County LAOH TWO Facebook page, and at the AOH hall 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY. Applications for this year’s scholarship are due May 31, 2019.

Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy a delicious brunch while honoring our mothers and all those who have nurtured us. Make your reservation at the hall. Adults $12, Children $6 (7-12) under 6 free. Ham, roast beef, sausage, scrambled eggs, scalloped potatoes, pancakes, broccoli casserole, carrots, green salad, fruit salad, dessert, coffee, and tea.

Spring Rummage Sale sponsored by LAOH Division 2. Drop off your donated clothing and goods on May 30th. Clothing and items should be in good condition and season appropriate. The sale begins on May 31st from 9am to 5 and the bag sale is June 1 from 9am to noon.

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.
Dues ($20.00 a year) are now being accepted. 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 AOH Hall, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905, Attn: Christina Brown.
Thank you to our members for their generosity with gifts brought to our April meeting to be donated to the Mothers at Mom’s House for Mother’s Day gifts and items for their wish list.

Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648-8131.
Our next division meeting is Wednesday on May 15th at 6:45pm. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

This Memorial Day, we remember those who fought and died in our many wars. We also remember those who fought and survived, those who were willing to die for our country. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3:00 pm local time on Memorial
Day for one minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the US.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,