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Greetings to all of you! What a difference in all of our lives does a couple of weeks make. It is my hope that each and every one of us stays safe! The decisions that we have made in the last couple of weeks regarding canceling events and closing down the hall are necessary to keep all of us safe. I know that Joe Mihalko and the AOH Board has all of our best interest in mind. As a recent Guinness commercial said, we will march again!
Tom Kelly told me we can now tout the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York State. Sad but true for this year. God was good to us for allowing us to get our parade and party in. I know the Parade Committee thanks all who made it the success that it was. I want to thank all that made the Mass as beautiful as it was. From Bishop Lucia who celebrated the Mass, to Father Jon Werner who once again showed the graciousness of himself and St. Mary’s parish community, everyone, including all that attended, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You!!!
Our annual pancake breakfast was held on March 15 . The last event, before everything shut down. Attendance seemed to be down,
understandable, but we did generate a profit to offset some of the cost of the Mass. Again, thanks to all who made this possible.
All activities including the Hall opening will continue to cease until further notice. Please refer to your email, social media, and telephones for updates.
I’d like to thank all the members who have paid their 2020 dues. Those who are in arrears will need to bring them up-to-date as soon as possible. The dues are currently $40 until April 30th. An arrears letter will be sent to those who haven’t paid in April and the dues will increase to $50. These dues monies are needed to help with our charitable contributions and offset some of our operating costs. Mail them to AOH, 148 Main St; Binghamton, NY 1390. Attention Mark Kadlecik. Thanks for your attention with this matter.
During the last weeks we have had 2 members pass, Dan Haggerty and Gerald (Jerry) Beurket. Because of the virus their funerals are on hold at the present time. Again, I will attempt to update you, for now please keep them and their families in your prayers.
We did have one new member join us at our last meeting, Richard Gaspar, if you know Richard please welcome him to our order.
Please everyone, stay safe! I pray each day for each and everyone one of us!
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