LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President
I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are all blessed!
Advent is upon us now and as we await the birth of our Lord may we focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Remember when you are busy going about your shopping and baking to keep CHRIST in Christmas as He is the Reason for the Season. Please visit Home for the Holidays at the Roberson Museum and check out the Irish Christmas Tree display, it is beautiful! Once again Bernadette Burke and her “Christmas Angels” have done an amazing job, thank you so much, enjoy. If you go November 30th 7-8:30pm you will be treated to Caroling by the Downtown Singers and can see and hear our sister of Division II Nancy Hyatt.
I want to thank everyone that helped or supported our All Division Breakfast on November 11th. Although the crowd was down a bit each division was able to make some money to be used for our charitable works. I also want to thank our Division I sisters who marched in the parade honoring our Veterans. Although it was cold, we were proud to march and thank our Veterans who have allowed us our freedoms through their unselfish service. I invite our sisters of Division II and the A.O.H to join us next year!
The All Division Christmas Party is being held Saturday December 1st beginning at 6pm. This is such a nice festive party, good food, good
times with your sister and brother Hibernians looking forward to seeing you there. You can sign up at the hall or call me for your reservation. Hope you have signed up your children and/or grandchildren for the Children’s Christmas Party being held on Dec 8th Noon to 3pm. Children 12 and under will be treated to a great party, treats, games and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Please bring a wrapped gift (please no more than $15.00) with child’s full name printed on the gift tag and drop it off at the hall no later than December 5th. Sign up sheet is at the hall.
A.O.H N.Y.S Board daily lottery calendars for 2019 are here! If you would like to purchase one, please contact me or you can purchase them at our Dec. meeting. These calendars are the one major fundraising project for the A.O.H and LAOH State treasuries and the monies are used to help defray the cost of running the Boards, offsetting expenses and making charitable donations. Cost is $25.00 and make great gifts too! Dec. 4th at 5:30pm is our LAOH County Board Meeting. This meeting is open to all sisters in good standing and I encourage you to attend.
Our next division meeting is Friday Dec. 7th at 6pm. Please note the date and time change. This is our Christmas Dinner Meeting; please bring a dish to pass. We are collecting unwrapped baby gifts for Birthright and Our Mission in Motion will be accepting monetary donations for RISE as we will be adopting a family, no amount is too small.
Anyone who ordered a LAOH 125th Anniversary Pin can pick them up at our December meeting.
Installation of Officers for all divisions (A.O.H, LAOH County, and our LAOH Juniors) will take place on Sunday, January 6th at 1pm at the hall. Hope you can come to support and congratulate your new officers. If possible, please bring a snack to share.
Do you own a business or know someone who does? Please think about purchasing an ad in the Hibernian Dinner Dance booklet. Contact Judy Kelly of the Parade Committee at 775-3145. The monies from the ad booklet will help with expenses for our St. Patrick’s Day Parade being held March 2 ,2019.
Get well wishes would go out to Lynn Wylie and Barb Ritz on recent surgeries, get well soon we miss you! Please pray for all those in need especially those struggling to get though the Christmas Season. Remember our military near and far who will be spending Christmas away from their family and friends this year.
I would like to wish a Blessed and Joyous Christmas to all my sister and brother Hibernians.
Nollaig shona dhaoibh! Happy Christmas to you!
Questions or concerns please contact me a 729-4561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
LAOH Division Two
Deborah Burke, President
As we come to the end of the year, a heartfelt thank you to our members.
I have a deep appreciation for your contributions to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Hibernians and our division in particular. Thank you for your support during 2018.
The generosity of local businesses and our members made the Election Day Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Broome County LAOH Junior Division a success. Thank you to Cortese Restaurant, Mike and Eileen Fitzgerald, the A.O.H and LAOH Divisions, Kathy Butler Weathers, Chris DeVost, Marie Davenport, Susan Connors, Barbara Button and Peggy Gravin for your donations, as well as to the Junior families and volunteers who helped the young ladies. for a wonderful evening.
A special thank you to our Junior members
The Children’s Christmas party will be December 8th from noon to 3:00pm. Santa Clause will greet children and grandchildren from 12 yrs. old and younger. Refreshments will be served. There is a sign-up sheet located at the hall. Please bring your child’s wrapped and tagged (full name) present to be dropped off at the hall no later than December 5th. The cost of the gift should not to exceed $15.00.
Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Heritage Dinner Dance to be held on February 16th. Contact Susan Connors or Meryl Deemie for tickets ($35). Raffle tickets to win Waterford (2 chances to win) items are also available.
It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2018 A.O.H/LAOH State Convention being 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 www.2019nyshibernianconvention.com. There is also a link on the LAOHNYS.com website. Rooms are $149/night plus tax and $7/self parking.
Hall Memberships are available to women who do not meet the requirements for LAOH membership. The annual membership is $35 (dues) payable to the A.O.H Corporation. Applications are available at the A.O.H Hall at the bar. The Division 1 or Division 2 President must approve applicants.
Mark your calendar for January 6, 2019 for the Installation of A.O.H, Broome County LAOH AND LAOH Junior Officers at 1PM.
Thank you to our members for the donations for the Thanksgiving basket donated to a needy family.
Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648-8131.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 6pm. Please bring an unwrapped baby gift for Birthright and if you wish to participate in the gift exchange a $10 gift.
May Christ's peace and hope be with you and your family throughout the holiday season. Wishing you a Christmas filled with peace, hope and love. Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year.”
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,