State President’s Message – September 2015

Brothers, please accept my deepest thanks for electing me as President of the NYS board. As President, I am a leader of an outstanding group of men, who are truly devoted to works of our Order and will work to bring our state to new levels over the next two years.

With the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising right around the corner, The State Board is planning many events to commemorate and educate our members and the public at large about the important role in Irish History the rising was. To lead our efforts, Keith Reynolds and John Manning will serve as co-chairs of the NYS 1916 committee. Please contact Keith or John if your division or County is planning any events regarding 1916. Information about the educational series grants will be forthcoming.

The Fall State Board Meeting will be held on November 7th, 11:00am at the Albany Hibernian Hall, 375 Ontario St, Albany. The hotel is the Best Western Sovereign, 1228 Western Ave Albany NY 12203, (across from SUNY Albany entrance) phone 518-489-2981. Use code AOH for the Friday and Saturday night rate of $85 plus tax. Included are a full breakfast, parking, indoor pool and exercise room.

Lastly, let us keep Arnie Nagelhout and his family in our prayers. A gentle giant, a kind soul and a true Hibernian in every sense of the word. May you rest in Peace, Brother.

Timothy McSweeney