President’s Message September 2023

Greetings and welcome back! Fall is upon us, or at least it feels that way. Some of the leaves are beginning to change and the mornings are a bit cooler. I’m not sure with the rest of you but I thought that retirement was a time to slow down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. I seem to have no time for that. September starts us off with our Meetings resuming on Tuesday September 12th. The meeting will start at 6:30 instead of 7pm. Our candidate, Isacc Garcia, who we sent to Ire- land with the Irish Life Experience will be our guest at 6:30 to talk about his trip this summer.

We have much to be thankful for including several more applicants to join our fine organization. As you are all aware that our new State Board took office in July at the convention here in Binghamton. I look forward to working with them and building on our motto. I failed to mention last month about the great showing we had at the Degree that was held at the convention. Broome County had 7 Candidates fulfill the Degree. Congratulations to Chet Walker, Steve Cole, Jeff West, Ian Haines, Dan Davenport, Chris McManus, and KC Ellis. Also, thanks to all who showed up to the Degree Ceremony. I am not quite sure, but watch the National News Letter for possible pictures.

We also held our Annual Golf Tournament on August 5th. Once again a great success. Only because of the ef- forts of the Golf Tournament committee headed up by Bill Burke and Ian Haines. Thank you to all who contributed to make it a great tournament. 25 teams a record.

Once again thank you to all who support the efforts of our Division. I look forward to seeing you this fall.

– John Walker


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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY