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President’s Message February 2023
Greetings and Happy New Year. As you are all aware, January brings changes in our organization. We held our annual instillation of officers on January 8th. I assumed the role of President for 2023. I will list our officers at the end of this article. We started the New Year and already it has been very busy. I have been working on our annual Mass that will be held on March 4th, prior to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If you have never experienced this Mass, I hope you join us this year. We would like each and every Hibernian to join us. This year we honor 16 of our members who have passed in the last year.
Fundraising is what we do! This year will be no different. Here are your yearly fundraisers. We need members to step up and volunteer, so that we may make each and every event is successful.
March 12, Pancake Breakfast
April 22, Chicken BBQ
August 5, Golf Tournament October 20, Turkey Raffle November, Lottery
From Joe Mihalko Right to life Chair
With the anniversary of Roe vs Wade January 22, and the push back on the Supreme Courts decision we must continue to pray for the unborn and the safety of those attending the Mass and March in Washington DC. Here is an article I would like to share that appeared in The Tablet newspaper. The Tablet is a Pro Life newspaper published in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Web site -Opening March for Life, Bishop Thanks Pro-Lifers, Warns of Tall Task Ahead - The Tablet
From Mark Kadlecik ,Financial Secretary:
I’d like to thank all the members who have paid their 2023 dues. Those who are in arrears please bring your dues up-to-date as soon as possible. You can drop your dues off at the hall or mail to: AOH; 148 Main St.; Binghamton, NY 13905 .. Attn: Mark Kadlecik. Arrears letters will be going out in April and an increased cost for dues to $50. These monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and offset some of our operating costs. If you’re having trouble making the dues payment, please let an AOH officer know. Also, let us know of any address changes.
Welcome to our new members, Reverend Tim Taugher, Jason Cawley, Alexander Palmer, Chris Governanti, Robert Soden. Please welcome all. Father Tim has graciously accepted the role of our Chaplin. Thank you so much Father Tim.
I would like to thank all of our out going and incoming officers. You are the people that make our Division one of the best! A special thanks to Bill Burke for his leadership over the last two years. Bill led us through some very difficult times and did an excellent job in seeing us through the Pandemic.
At our January meeting we presented Mark Kadlecik with the Commadore John Berry Medal. Commadore John Barry was a founding father of the US Navy and was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1745. The medal is dedicated to those who go above and beyond, whose service and commitment are both generous and extraordinary. On behalf of all of our brothers of Division One, Broome County, congratulations Mark!
Here are the officers for 2023
President -John Walker Vice President -Patrick Walsh
Secretary -Chris McManus Financial Secretary -Mark Kadlecik
Treasurer -Terry Reagan Sentinel -John Tobias
Marshal -Bruce King Historian -Bill Burke
Chaplain -Rec. Timothy Taugher Charities and Missions -Tom Kelly
Organizer -Mark Kadlecik Pro Life - Joe Mihalko
Catholic Action -Joe Mihalko Standing Committee -Joe Mihalko
Veterans Affairs -Jeff Largue Webmaster -Buzz Walling
Don’t forget the upcoming events associated with our St. Patrick’s celebrations. I know that I probably forgot some things, I’ll apologize in advance.
IWishing that we never forget our motto and - Yours always, In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity
– John Walker