Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
President’s Message July 2022
Golfing in Ireland dates back to the 19th century. The first golf organization in Ireland was founded in 1858.Recently it has been reported that Ireland has the fourth most golf courses per capita in the world. Presently three Irish professional golfers play on the PGA tour. We can’t really say that golf is an Irish thing, but it is apparently enjoyed by the Irish and many other people throughout the world. That includes the people of Broome County. So, on August 6th this summer get your team together and enjoy the game at the AOH Tournament. We will use the proceeds from this tournament to help us support local charities. It is also a very good time. We have some great prizes this year and will have another delicious dinner with refreshments included following the golf. You can pick up team registration forms at the hall and we have also included a registration form on the back of the flyer in this Chieftain. Mark Kadlecik will once again handle the registration. Send the forms and checks to the hall care of Mark. We also ask encourage members to donate prizes and take out hole sponsorships to support the tournament. Team registrations are only $300 for 4 players with green fees, dinner, drinks, a gift bag, and prizes included. Hole signs to advertise your business or to honor a family member or to promote a message can also be purchased for $100. You friends do not have to be Hibernians to play, and mixed teams are allowed to participate. This is a fun captain and crew tournament and golfers of all playing abilities have a great time. You may also simply stop for the dinner and enjoy the steak and refreshments for the low price of $30.
Also, this summer on Sunday July 24 we will have our AOH Picnic. This is totally free. Bring your kids and spouses. All AOH, LAOH, and LAOH Juniors are invited. We will have musical entertainment. The picnic will start at noon under the small pavilion at the Ross Park Zoo. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, rolls, and chips will be supplied. We do ask that you bring a dish to pass and the beverage of your choice.
Recently we regretfully had to depart with several loyal Hibernians. Leaving us were past president Roy Mulcahy, Dave McDonough, Bill Breslin, Paul O’Donnell, James Mackin, and LAOH member Peg Mahar. They will be sincerely missed.
Hope to see you at the hall, the picnic, the golf tournament, and perhaps at the Pittsburg national convention. It’s going to be a busy summer.
In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
– Bill Burke