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Happy fall everyone! This past week seems that Mother Nature has thrown the switch on summer and turned on fall. It is getting darker earlier and getting morning light later, the temperature is much cooler especially in the morning. Ok, I get it, enough with a recap of the weather. I hope everyone had a save and fun summer! This weekend past, was the Westside porch fest, for those who haven’t attended it is a wonderful time.
Back to our news for the summer, August began with the long ball. Our annual golf tournament at Ely Park Golf Course was held August 3rd. I have to say, we had another very successful day. I want to thank everyone who participated. A special thanks to the tournament committee. I would like to mention names but there is not enough paper, and with my mind I would forget someone and make them angry. I will mention Billy McCormack. Billy, you always come through and I and I speak for the rest of the AOH appreciate everything you do for us. Thank you. Thank you to the men and women from both divisions that helped with the meal at the hall. The meal was tremendous as usual. Finally, thank you to our hole sponsors and those businesses that donate gifts, prizes, and support our annual event. Thank you to all who made this event a success. Now that summer is over, it is time to get back to business. Our meetings will be starting up again on September 17 7pm at the hall. We took a couple of months off, and we need your support to attend meetings and grow our division. With a heavy heart I have to tell you that Leo Kane passed away the end of July. Leo was a prime example of what we, the AOH are all about. Leo was dedicated to our organization as a member, Past President and State Director. I had the opportunity to speak a week or so ago with his wife Ellen. I was amazed when I learned how much Leo did for the community. Leo was honored, on more than one occasion, for saving lives, just being in the right place at the right time. Leo was destined to further his role in the AOH at the national level, yet his health failed and he could not pursue his goals. Thank You and God bless you Leo. You will always be in our hearts and in our Motto: Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Rest in Peace!