Brothers, once again it was great to see so many of you at our annual spring State Board meeting in East Durham. The attendance was over one hundred and included almost all of your State officers. The meeting was both productive and very enjoyable.
We now look forward to seeing you at the 98th biennial NYS Convention to be held July 8th thru July 11th at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale. The committee has planned a great event and your participation is necessary to make it a success. Please make your reservations and send your package requirements as soon as possible. Hotel phone number is 516-794-3800.
As discussed at the State Board meeting our Counties and Divisions should be planning for activities and celebrations to commemorate the 1916 Easter Monday uprising and the Irish Proclamation of independence. Whether you observe it on Easter Monday, March 28th or on the actual anniversary of April 24th try to have some sort of dignified public display and if possible consider starting with a Mass.
This will be my last message as your State President. I want to thank you all for the opportunity that you have given me to serve you, our great state and our Order over the last two years. It has been a very rewarding experience. I have traveled across the state and have met great Hibernians everywhere I go. You are truly a terrific group of Irish – Catholic gentleman, fostering our culture and heritage and I thank you for your commitment our Order and all that we stand for. It has been my pleasure to meet you.
Have a safe and happy summer. God bless.