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Happy October everyone. Once again we find ourselves pulling out heavier clothing as the days are getting shorter and the night a little colder. I won’t use the S word, but we all know it will be here sooner than later. October finds us once again in full function mode at the hall. The Board of Directors, AOH and all the LAOH divisions are back from taking the summer off for family and Friends. Our next meeting will be on October 8th at 7pm at the hall. Please try to attend.
Our annual Turkey Party will be held on Friday October 18th from 7 to 10pm at the hall. For those of you who missed it last year, ask someone who didn’t. It is a great time, also it is one of our major fund raisers for the year. Admission is $5.00 and includes beer, so- da, water, hot dogs, potato leek soup and snacks. We are also seeking donations from ALL our brothers and sister Hibernians to be used for prizes. Please drop the items off at the hall by October 17th marked Turkey Party. The items can be any gift cards, gift cer- tificates, beer, wine or liquor to be raffled with the Turkey Gift cards. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Those of you who haven’t paid your 2019 dues will have your active status deleted at the end of October. Also, our AOH Dues will increase to $40.00 for 2020. The National AOH is increasing our per capita charge for each member. This was approved at our Sep- tember meeting.
We will be selling Lottery tickets in October for the November Lottery. We’re looking for support with selling and /or purchase of the tickets. Extra tickets will be available in the middle of October. If you need or want tickets stop by the hall or call T erry Reagan at 785-2718
Hall News: Have you been by lately? Diane Durgin put together a fund raiser to purchase a projector big screen TV. The instillation is complete! To celebrate, the hall is now open on SUNDAY! Football Sundays start at 1pm with snacks provided. Stop by for a quarter! We also are open Saturdays for College games.
Parade News: That’s right it is time again to prepare for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our first meeting will be Thursday Oc- tober 24th at 7pm at the hall. We are looking for committee members! 2020 Grand Marshall Nominations are now being accepted. The nomination has to be in writing. The nominee has t be a member of the AOH or LAOH. Questions please contact Tom Kelly @ 775-3415, Nominations also being accepted for Maid of Erin. There is an application to complete. The nominee has to be a member of the LAOH or family member of any AOH/LAOH. For more information contact Meryl Deemie @797-4050. Deadline for both is November 15, 2019. Be sure to mark you Calendars for March 7, 2020 Parade day.
Last Saturday we had the opportunity to see Tom Sullivan and Tom Burns off on the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington DC. Both men were given AOH veterans pins for their service. Thank you, Tom & Tom, and all the AOH Veterans who proudly served our Country.