Greetings to all from that frozen tundra that we call home. As of yet, Mother Nature has been fairly good to us this year. It is very hard to believe that we have got the month of January under our belt already.
January 5th we held the instillation of Officers at the hall. Here are your officers for 2020. You got it! You get to put up with me for another year.
Thank each and every one of the officers for 2020 to stepping up to fill the spots. I would also like to thank the members of the LAOH who set up and made sure that the installation went well. Thank You! Finally to Tim Tobin our District 7 Director and the Ahern brothers from the AOH in Elmira who came to help. Thank You guys!
I’d like to thank all the members who’ve paid their 2020 dues. Your promptness in paying allowed us to take advantage of the National refund of $4.00 per member and State refund of $.50 per member. DUES THIS YEAR ARE $40.00 and can be mailed to the AOH, 148 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905. Attn: Mark Kadlecik. In addition, if you’ve already moved or plan on moving anytime in the future please let us know of your address change. This will help facilitate our records and the various mailings that are generated. Please let one of the AOH officers know if you have any problems paying your dues.
I would be amiss if I didn’t say that spring is our busy time of the year. Bill Burke and I have been working on our annual Mass to honor our deceased members for several weeks. I would like to appeal to each and every one to support the Mass by attending and participating. The Mass will be held at St Mary’s Church on Court Street on March 7th at 11:30am. Please wear your sash if you have one and show the community that our heritage is one to be proud of. I’m not asking for anything but for you to come and pray with us and for the ones who have gone before us. Any questions please call me!
We need volunteers to help with upcoming events. Sunday, March 15th is our Annual Pancake Breakfast. 8 to 12 at the hall. We use the proceeds to offset the cost of the Mass. Other events coming up that we need help with are the Golf tournament on August 1 . and our Turkey Raffle in October. These keep us financially solvent throughout the year any help will be greatly appreciated.
There is still time to get an ad in the Parade Ad Book. Time is quickly running out. Parade Day is March 7th. Broome Celtic Pipe Band will be at the hall around 5pm on March 6 , the Irish Heritage Ball is at the Holiday Inn, downtown Binghamton on February 22. See Meryl Deemie for tickets. Irish Days at St. Thomas’ School in February 29. We get an extra day this year, what better way to celebrate.
Welcome to our newest member Neal McCormack. If you see Neal please make him welcomed. Prayers go out to Dave McDonough. Dave is recovering from some health problem. We are all wishing for your speedy recovery Dave.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me or any of the officers. My contact info is below.
In Our Motto
John Walker, President 607-725-5562 JWalker@STNY.RR.Com