LAOH Division One
Maureen Kadlecik, President
Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2018 brings you, your families and friends much joy and peace. Stop down at our hall and have a pint and some good conversation to welcome in the New Year.
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate or help in any way for our all Division Christmas Party, the Children’s Christmas Party, the Blue Mass (which was beautiful and hopefully will grow in attendance next year) and the other various fun activities that were held at the hall in December. It is always a busy time for all of us but the attendance and help is very much appreciated. Our Honorees for the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade have been chosen! Congratulations to Marie Davenport our Grand Marshal, Marlaina Bartolillo, our Maid of Erin and Alex Legos-Williams, our Official Parade Starter. We could not be prouder to have you representing the Hibernians this year. You are all so deserving of this honor. You truly live our motto. Enjoy every minute. Marie is our sister in Division I, mom to Dan Davenport of AOH Division I. Marlaina is the daughter of our sister Patti and granddaughter of our sister Betty Parasilliti. Alex is the son of our sister Ellen Legos-Wilkerson and the grandson of our sister Connie Legos, all are bursting with pride.
Our honorees will be formally introduced at our Heritage Ball being held at Traditions at the Glen on February 17th beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased from Meryl Deemie, Susan Connors and at the AOH Hall. This event is open to all (public included) so come and dance the night away to “Old Friends” and enjoy the company of your sisters and brothers. If you or perhaps you know someone with a business would like to place an ad in the Hibernian Booklet distributed at the Heritage Ball, please contact Judy Kelly at 775-3415. The monies raised by the ad’s help defray the cost of the parade and the after-parade party at Seton Catholic Central High School.
If you don’t have a sash and would like to order one, please contact Maureen Bradley at 648-8131. Cost is $31.00, and they make nice gifts too.
Installation of new officers is January 7th at 1pm. All out going officers If you did not turn your badge in at our December meeting please make arrangements to get it to me asap we do not have a meeting before the installation. We hope you can join to support and welcome our new officers. If you have a sash, please wear it and you are able please bring a snack to share.
I want to thank all my outgoing officers who volunteered and gave of their time. It was my pleasure to work with you. You all had something to contribute these last two years in your own little way to enrich our division and those around you for the good of our organization. You kept me on tract and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work with you. God Bless.
Division reports are due to our outgoing LAOH County Board Officers by January 28th. Outgoing Division Officers are responsible to do your report and see that it gets to the county on time. Any questions on this please contact me.
I personally would like to thank the Officers and members of our LAOH Junior Division for all the wonderful works you are doing and for living our motto with so much enthusiasm. You are truly an asset to the Hibernians so keep up the good work and continue to have fun!
These next few months are busy for the Irish as you can see so. There is one every important change to mention. After many years of holding our Irish Day at Boscov’s we are moving! This year we will be holding it at St. Thomas’s in their gym so get the word out now. We are excited for the venue change. Please plan on attending our next meeting to be held on Friday January 13 at 7pm to learn more about all the events and how you can get involved with them.
It is not too early to start thinking about the 2018 National Convention being held in July in Kentucky. Details can be found on our NYS LAOH Website. Nor is it too late to purchase your February Lottery Tickets. Please contact Jaqi Kenefick at 206-6762 $5.00 and you could be a winner.
Our deepest sympathies go out to our sister, Joan McGuigan and family on the passing of her beloved husband, Bob. Brother Bob was a longtime member of the AOH. He loved his Irish Heritage and he will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Bob. Get well wishes go out to our sister Naomi Fleming and brother Bud Mahoney along with all those in need of a get well wish and a prayer we are keeping you in our thoughts. Please remember to pray for our military and for our country and its leaders that 2018 will be a year of peace.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
LAOH Division Two
Debbie Burke, President
It is with great pleasure that I wish you all a Happy New Year full of happiness, peace and success. The joy that comes with sharing tirelessly and giving can only be experienced by working together. May this New Year contain new threads to strengthen our bond as Sisters.
A warm welcome to Rosemary McGoff who became a Division 2 member in December.
Congratulations to Rita Novitsky and Barbara Walling, the new AOH Corporation board members.
Thank you to Bill and Trish Newland, Susan Connors, Kate Hull, Maureen and Mark Kadlecik, Bob and Linda Wylie, and Kay DeMott, our Blue Mass committee for your hard work. It was a beautiful mass honoring and praying for the First Responders in our community. We raised $767 for the FFAI Christmas Appeal.
The LAOH County Heritage Dinner Dance will be February 17th at Traditions at the Glen. It is a lovely evening with cocktail hour at 6pm., dinner, dancing, and introduction of the Parade Officials. You can purchase tickets at the hall and from Susan Connors or Meryl Deemie for $35.00. Give some thought to taking a personal ad in memory of loved ones or a business ad in the Parade Advertisement book.
Get ready to dance. Susan Connors will be giving dance lessons at the hall on Monday’s from 7to 8pm on Jan 22, 29, Feb 5 and 12.
Save the date for Irish Days on February 24th at a new venue- St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Come enjoy the day with Irish music, dance, good food and Irish goods for sale.
Thank you to our members for the items they brought to our December meeting to donate to Birthright. The staff was overjoyed and very thankful for your generosity.
Current hall members who wish to continue as members should pay their 2018 dues of $35. Checks payable to the AOH Corporation. Hall Memberships are available to women who do not meet the requirements for LAOH membership. The annual membership is $35 (dues) payable to the AOH Corporation. Applications are available at the AOH Hall at the bar. The Division 1 or Division 2 President must approve applicants.
Sashes are available for purchase for $31. Contact Maureen at 648- 8131.
The 2018 annual dues of $20.00 a year is now due. You can pay your dues at our monthly meeting in January 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.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:45pm. Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh!
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,