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Another month has come and gone. Do you believe Labor Day was almost two months ago? Time goes so fast; don’t let it pass you by. October has been a busy month for us.
We had an exceptionally good Turkey Party for those of you that missed it. Mark Kadlecik did a fantastic job heading it up this year. The Turkey Party Committee did a superb job in securing Prizes, Gifts and donations. It seems to grow every year. The Kitchen help was the best. Thanks to all that helped to make it successful. Also, thanks to the members of the LAOH for providing their help, we couldn’t do it without you. Finally, thank you to Linda Wylie for donating the basket for the raffle every year. Thanks Linda.
On to our next venue. The annual all division Pancake breakfast will be held on November 17th. Please make an effort to attend. We worked very hard to provide these fundraisers to support you and the mission of our organizations, Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity, so what if we gain a couple of pounds in doing so. Just saying. Let’s talk about dues for a second. As all of you know we pay our dues each and every year. A good reminder is that card each of us carries in our wallets. Well, those dues are not only for the card. The National AOH takes a chunk of the dues we pay. Another chunk goes to the State AOH. Well, they keep taking bigger chunks. So, with that said, we will be increasing the dues for 2020 to $40.00. Not a huge increase but it needs to be done. If anyone has any difficulty in meeting this increase, please don’t hesitate to contact me! For we are about Christian Charity not only for what we do but also, for those that help us do it.
On to the Parade! How can we talk about our annual St. Patrick’s parade in November when it is not until March 7, 2020? Well, Tom Kelly and the Parade Committee are hard at work already. Nominations for Grand Marshal and Maid of Erin are due by November 20. If anyone would like to or know someone or a business that would like to place an ad in our ad book, please contact Tom Kelly at 607-775-3415. Our parade committee next meeting is November 21st at 7pm at the hall. Please join us and make 2020 the best year yet.
AOH Corporation: We met on October 21 for a Corporation meeting. The meeting was not well attended. Our next meeting is the Annual Meeting which will be held on Monday November 25th at 7pm. I encourage all of our members to attend. Nominations for officers for a 3-year term will be accepted and voting on those will take place. Two positions are up this year. On a side note, it has been a pleasure to serve as you president over the last year. We have made improvements to the hall and attempt to improve your experience each and every time you walk through the doors. Thanks to everyone who has helped especially my fellow officers, Rita and of course Barb Walling who have kept me on the straight and narrow.
Mandatory Bartender training will be held the month of November. Sign-up sheets are at the hall. Thursday the 7th at 4:30pm, Wednesday the 13th at 6:30 and Saturday the 16th at 2pm. Instructions on opening, closing, security and use of the AED will be included. You must attend one of the three sessions. If you are unable to attend please see Bryan, Cookie or me.
For our Division, our next meeting will be November 12th, at 7pm at the hall. I ask that we have more members attend each month. Our meetings are relatively short, usu- ally less than an hour. We will be voting this month for officers for 2020. We do a lot of work and need your help to achieve our goals.
In our Motto, Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity John Walker
President, AOH Division One JWalker@STNY.RR.Com
November 2nd. Mullins Brothers annual Notre Dame Classic 2pm November 5th LAOH Junior division Election Day Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 November 7th Mandatory Bartenders training 4:30pm
November 8th LAOH Division 1 meeting,
November 12, AOH Men’s Meeting 7pm
November 13th Mandatory Bartenders training 6:30
November 16th Mandatory Bartenders Training 2pm
November 17th All Division Pancake Breakfast 8 to 12
November 20th LAOH Division 2 Meeting
November 21st parade committee Meeting 7pm
November 25th AOH Corporation Meeting 7pm