Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
March is a great month for Hibernians. It is when we celebrate our ancestry, our history, and our organization. It is when we remind ourselves the purpose of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America. In March we retell the world that the A.O.H. is a social, Catholic, and Irish cultural organization. We are the voice of the Irish in America and a continual bridge to our ancestral home of Ireland. We are friendly toward all and strive to live our motto of friendship, unity, and Christian charity.
The mass to celebrate St. Patrick and honor our deceased will be held March 6th at 11:30 at St. Mary’s on Court St. Although not as formal as our usual annual mass, it will still be a beautiful and enriching ceremony. Due to covid restrictions we are limited to 100 attendees, a sign-up list is at the hall. There will not be a parade or our usual large gatherings following the mass. Those involved in the mass should arrive by 11:00. Also we have approached our maximum capacity.
Other events this month include the flag raisings on St. Patrick’s Day March 17 . The first in J.C. at 9:00 am and then in Binghamton at 11:30. Wear your sash and come help us with these tributes. The Irish Way raffle will also happen in March. Please continue to support all divisions with their fund raisers.
Thanks to the volunteer co-chairs of chicken barbecue committee Chris McManus and Pat Walsh. They will be organizing the April 17th barbeque fund raiser. The March meeting will be on Zoom and in person; Tuesday March 9th at 7:00pm: meeting ID998 5282 4132 passcode 1808LJ .Try to sign-in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. If you have trouble signing in call Steve Cole at 206 3969, he will give assistance. We will also be conducting an induction of new members.
In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
Bill Burke - 607 240 6560
A special message from financial secretary Mark Kadlecik: I’d like to thank all the members who have paid their 2021 dues. Those who are in arrears with their dues will need to bring them up to date as soon as possible. The dues are currently $40 until the end of March. An arrears letter will be sent in April to those who haven’t paid, and the dues will then be $50. These dues monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and offset some of our operating costs. If you have any issues with paying your dues, please let us know. Stop by the hall or mail your payment to AOH; 148 Main St.; Binghamton, NY 13905 Attn: Mark Kadlecik. Al- so, if you plan on moving or have already moved let us know of your new address to ensure you receive the National Hibernian Di- gest and our monthly Chieftain newsletter. Thanks in advance for your attention in this matter.
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