Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
After a very short spring the summer weather has finally arrived. Hoping all of you have been able to enjoy the warmer weather by vacationing, picnic’s, cottages or backyard pools.
I’d like to thank all our Hibernian brothers and sisters who attended the annual picnic last month. The day started out raining but cleared prior to the picnic. It turned out to be a beautiful day and we enjoyed the company of all those who attended. It was great to see the members moving around speaking with all brothers and sisters. I’d like to thank John Walker, John Tobias, Bob Wylie and Bill Burke for all their help with set-up, cooking, clean-up and bringing items back to the hall after the picnic.
Next up is the annual A.O.H Golf Tournament on August 4th at Ely Park Golf Course. This is a major fundraiser for the A.O.H every year and planning is well on its way. If at all possible your help is needed to make this a successful event. If you can volunteer any time to help us, please contact Mark Kadlecik (729-4561). We’re always looking for help with setting up the hall, preparing the food, serving and clean-up. Prize donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the hall prior to the tournament.
I’d also like to thank Bill Burke who attended the A.O.H National Convention in Louisville, KY this year for us. Bill mentioned he had a good time and attended many meetings. This is the first time he’s attended a National Convention. We’ll look forward to his follow-up report at our September meeting.
Rumble Ponies - Irish Heritage Night at N.Y.S.E.G. Stadium is August 16th at 6:30pm. Enjoy the Rumble Ponies vs. Akron Rubber Ducks (Cleveland Indians) baseball game. Tickets for seats (3rd base section) are $8.00. Reserve your tickets at the hall.
The LAOH Lady of Knock Mass will be on August 19th. The mass will be held at St. Vincent De Paul Church 465 Clubhouse Rd, Vestal, NY at 10:30 am. Lunch will follow at the A.O.H hall.
Please pray for all our brother and sister Hibernians who may be sick or recovering from an illness or surgery. Also keep our military personnel in your prayers for all they do so we can enjoy our freedoms.
For all those members whose dues are still in arrears please send your $40 payment to ensure your membership isn’t cancelled. This is the last reminder you’ll be getting.
Our next meeting is scheduled for September 18th at 7PM at the hall. Your input is invaluable to making the A.O.H a better organization. Look forward to seeing you all there.
SAVE THE DATE - 15th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick's Day HOOLEY - sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Divisions 1 and 2. DATE: Friday, September 14, 2018 TIME: 7-11 pm
WHERE: AMERICAN LEGION POST 1645 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
Mark Kadlecik; President & Financial Secretary; 729-4561