Broome County was represented by 12 members at the NYS LAOH Convention in Buffalo. Congratulations to Hollie Walsh, Pat Walsh, and Amber Youngs on moving upward and onward within our organization. We are proud of you! Information from the Convention is available on the NYS LAOH web site.
The Broome County LAOH proudly hosted a table with informative literature and Irish History Contest information at the Johnson City Carousel Days on Saturday, July 29. We also sold gently used books and Rada knives. Special thanks to all who helped promote our organization by helping at this event.
The Broome County LAOH is planning a bus trip to Saratoga Raceway on August 13. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Contact Debbie Burke at 772-0280 for more information.
The next Broome County LAOH Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m. Please do not park at McCormack’s until after 7 p.m.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
Well, where did July go? Summer seems to be leaving a misty trial behind it. To all who are traveling this month, May God keep you safe. Remem- ber the hall is open daily Tuesday through Friday also, on Saturdays from two to 8pm.
The State AOH-LAOH convention was held last month in Buffalo. The Ancient Order of Hibernians of New York elected Victor Vogel as its new State President, Tom Lambert as Vice President, John Manning as Secretary, Tom O'Donnell as Treasurer. In addition, Mark Kadlecik was elected for the second time as Director of District 7 of New York State. Please everyone that sees Mark congratulate him! I cannot think of anyone more deserving! Congratulations.
Sunday July 23, we held our annual AOH / LAOH annual family picnic at the Ross Park Zoo. The food was excellent as usual. It was a perfect day we missed the rain! The turnout was great! Tip of the hat to all that helped. Jeff's Irish music echoed through the valley. Thanks to all that brought a dish to pass. We honored Eleanor Blodgett for 50 years with LAOH, in our motto Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Thank You. Many visited the garden sponsored by all divisions. If you missed the picnic, mark your calendars for next year. It is always a great time to get together to share time with our brothers and sisters and at no cost.
We are all gearing up for the Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 5. I need to do shopping for the food this week. Mark is making his famous Ziti and Jeff is making the Beans. The chefs from the food channel, Jeff and Craig will be the chief Grill masters. It is a great event. You can sign up for the meal without golfing. Look for next year's event you will not be disappointed. Bill Newland and Bob Connerton, once again Thank you in advance. Every year you keep getting better and better!
Prayers were conducted for Brother Frank W Haining who passed away in July. Over the years, Frank played an important role in the success of the AOH. He will be missed.
Finally, I would like to offer tomorrow up for all of our brothers and sisters who are suffering. I know some that have gone through a lot recently, so I ask everyone to take a moment when you read this to reflect on our brothers and sisters who have not had it so easy recently and say a prayer to ease their suffering.
Next meeting is the third Tuesday of the month, September 19.
Yours in our motto.
Robert Wylie, Jr
724-5794 ~ 761-2794 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org