I would like to thank all the Brothers who attended the November New York State Board Meeting and for contributing so much to its success. I would like to thank the Brothers of Rockland County, Division Three, for hosting a very enjoyable social event on Friday night and the meeting on Saturday. Special thanks to Dermot Moore for helping me plan the weekend.
Since becoming New York State President in July, I have been involved in a variety of activities. I have been in touch with National AOH President, Jim McKay, Florida State President, Jim Cahill, and Houston, Texas, Division One President, Kevin Buechler, regarding the hurricanes and the needs of our Hibernian Brothers. An appropriate donation from the New York State Board was sent to National Hibernian Charities. I have participated in conference calls between the AOH National Board and State Presidents and Vice Presidents. I have attended the National Board Meeting and the National President’s Testimonial Dinner in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have maintained frequent communication with New York State Elected and Appointed Officers and County and Division Presidents. I have participated in numerous AOH events throughout New York State and I look forward to participating in many more during my term of office.
I am extremely proud of the efforts and contributions the Elected and Appointed Officers of the New York State Board. There are many excellent events and programs that will take place in the upcoming months thanks to their dedication. As always, they will be listed on our website. Your support of these efforts is greatly appreciated.
As New York State President, my goal is to encourage and support all Elected and Appointed Officers to perform their respective duties at the highest possible level. In order to advance the Good of the Order, I will use the authority granted to me by our Constitution, the traditions of our Order and good common sense to ensure your success. Please feel free to share with me any ideas you might have that express our goals. I will be pleased to help in any way I can. Use this term of office to your best abilities. Your success is paramount!