Copyright Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One, Broome County, NY. All rights reserved.
May 2022 President’s Message:
Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege” – Irish proverb. We have a lot of gifts from our Irish ancestry. The gift of gab, great personal charm, and a wit that shines through adversity. Another gift from our Irish ancestry is the gift of Irish proverbs. These statements can guide us, cheer us up, and redirect us in times of confusion. For instance, when you think you made a mistake, remember this, “All the world is a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed”. Or when you’re deciding between right and wrong this Irish line might help, “Better to be a man of character than a man of means”. Or when you’re positively sure you have to straighten that person out, think, “Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends”. So as the month of May brings in the renewal of springtime, maybe we can use May to also renew and reuse the wisdom found in the proverbs of our Irish ancestors.
Thanks to all who helped make the Chicken BBQ a success. Special thanks go to Pat Walsh and co-chair Chris McManus. Also, thanks to all who volunteered and purchased the dinners. We welcomed three new members in April: Sean Cronin, Tom Provost and Ryan McManus. We expect 4 or 5 to be inducted next month. Chairman of the Irish Life Experience Bob Wylie announced that the Irish Life Experience lottery was a great success, and that the grandson of Ed Evans will be going to Ireland this summer due the program. We received thank you notes from local parishes to which we recently gave monetary gifts. Father Putano also thanked us for a donation we gave to a seminarian from St. Patrick’s parish. AOH member Pat Brennan is thanked for his work on plumbing repairs at the hall and Tom Kelly reports that the St. Patrick events at the Hall went very well. Our next major fund-raising event will be the golf tournament in August. It is never too early to start putting your team together. Also, don’t forget the family picnic this summer at Ross Park. The national convention will be held in Pittsburg July 13 thru the 17 . Go to www.2022pittsburgconvention.com, rooms are $129 +tax. It should be interesting.
Keep in mind, as a Hibernian, a mission of ours is to support our Irish culture. A way to do that is to promote the Irish blessings, proverbs, and sayings of the Irish. So, “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live” and remember, “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough”
In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
– Bill Burke