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Happy Fall everyone. We were all moving in the right direction with the Pandemic until about 2 weeks ago. As you may have heard Covid hit the hall around mid-month. I have heard second or third hand that some members have tested positive, but I do not know the extent of their illness. To all that suffering at this time just to let you know that we are here and that you are in our prayers. Stay safe.
With the pandemic in mind, we did hold our monthly meeting last month. We socially distanced and had favorable outcome. In the fact that we did experience some issues at the hall this month, I want error on the side of caution and NOT hold our meeting this month. I am currently looking into a “Zoom” meeting. I will let you know as soon as I have
We did have a productive meeting in September. Thanks to Vice President Bill Burke for assuming the Secretary roll and filling in. A card of thanks was received from the Retired fireman’s Fund and Mary Brugart. A donation from Charlie
Andrew was accepted. (Thank You Charlie). Several members that passed in the last several months. The latest was Cliff Post, prayers, and condolences to Cliff’s family. We sent $500.00 to Catholic Charities and $300.00 to St. John and Andrews food pantry. 28 brothers have yet to pay their dues. We currently stand at 291 members. Nominating committee for next year’s officers are working to fill the vacant spots. Discussion of fund-raising events was held. Bill Burke and Mark Kadlecik gave a report on the recent national AOH convention.
Several of our brothers are going through some trying times with their love one’s. Prayers and concern for all who are part of our family! To Bob Wylie, whose wife Lynn has had some health issues and his 12-year-old granddaughter who is
currently undergoing treatment for cancer at Duke University. To Ed whose wife Gloria is battling the disease as well. I know several more of you dealing with similar issues and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
As you might have guessed by now that our fund raising continues to be on hold. Our fall pancake breakfast and our
annual Turkey raffle have been put on hold for now. Hopefully, we will be able to resume soon, or as was discussed at our meeting some different forms of fund raising. Don’t forget the men run the lottery for November!
That’s about it. Hopefully, next month will bring a clearer picture. As always, if you are in need of anything at all, tell a brother or contact me. In the meantime, stay safe, wash your hands and wear a mask.
In our Motto
John Walker, President
Division One Broome County JWalker@stny.rr.com 607-725-5563