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President’s Message February 2024
So, I am writing this message to thank my brothers for their vote of confidence as the incoming President for our Division. I look forward to serving all our members. We have a very busy season ahead of us all with many events scheduled. The first event is an opportunity for our members to earn their major degree. This will take place on February 3rd in Albany at the Albany AOH Hall located at 375 Ontario Street Albany NY 12208, it starts at noon, and it is recommended to wear a shirt and tie for this. We have discussed carpooling up to Albany for this event and members who sign up for their degree will be reimbursed for the associated fee of $25. The LAOH Division 1 will host Simple Soup Supper on Ash Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 call ahead to order. Our Irish Heritage Dinner Dance is February 17th, tickets are available at the hall.
The Parade season is quickly approaching us, so we are gearing up for the events ahead. Our Mass will be on March 2nd followed by the annual parade and then entertainment at the hall. All divisions will be marching form St. Mary’s to the finish located in front of the American Legion Post 80. If you can’t march a trolly or bus will be available to ride the parade route. Please join us to celebrate our heritage in any way you are able and support our hall. We also have the pleasure of having John Tobais play Irish music at the hall on March 10th from 6:00-9:00 at the hall, come enjoy the music.
Another item that is near and dear to me is the Irish Life Experience, ILE, this is an opportunity for High School students or young adults to apply for a scholarship to go to the homeland for a once in a lifetime experience. The ILE has an adventure for your student to go to Ireland from June 30th until July 24th. This is a completely authentic experience and allows them to grow and become future leaders and members of our community and heritage. Please check out their website at IrishLifeExperience.com to find the application. Steve Cole and I will be accepting applications for the upcoming trip through February 24th Please contact us if you have any questions. Our next meeting will be February 13 at 7:00 P.M.
Respectfully, In Our Motto – Patrick Walsh, President