2020 NYS AOH Fall State Board Meeting & Testimonial Dinner


2020 NYS AOH Fall State Board Meeting & Testimonial Dinner

East Durham, NY

 
I am optimistically announcing that the AOH and LAOH Fall 2020 State Board meetings will take place in East Durham, NY on October 31st.  An official Call To Meeting will be sent in September.  I am advising all of our plans so as reservations may be made by anyone seeking lodging.  We have secured the same number of rooms we would have used on the cancelled Spring AOH/LAOH weekend at both Gavin’s Country Inn and the Shamrock House.  Please contact either location ASAP to arrange for rooms.  Rates will be the same as we would have had in May.  Availability is for Friday 10/30/20 and Saturday 10/31/20.  There are also plans to hold the Testimonial Dinners for both the AOH President and the LAOH President the same weekend in the East Durham area.  More details to follow.
 
Gavin’s Country Inn                                   Shamrock House
118 Golden Hill Road                                2388 Route 145
Cornwallville, NY 12418                            East Durham, NY 12423
518-634-2582                                            518-634-2897 or 347-241-6489 
 
Thank you,
Tom O’Donnell, Secretary, NYS AOH
 
 
 
 

2020 NYS AOH Fall State Board Meeting & Testimonial Dinner

I am optimistically announcing that the AOH and LAOH Fall 2020 State Board meetings will take place in East Durham, NY on October 31st.  An official Call To Meeting will be sent in September.  I am advising all of our plans so as reservations may be made by anyone seeking lodging.  We have secured the same number of rooms we would have used on the cancelled Spring AOH/LAOH weekend at both Gavin’s Country Inn and the Shamrock House.  Please contact either location ASAP to arrange for rooms.  Rates will be the same as we would have had in May.  Availability is for Friday 10/30/20 and Saturday 10/31/20.  There are also plans to hold the Testimonial Dinners for both the AOH President and the LAOH President the same weekend in the East Durham area.  More details to follow.

Gavin’s Country Inn                                   Shamrock House
118 Golden Hill Road                                2388 Route 145
Cornwallville, NY 12418                            East Durham, NY 12423
518-634-2582                                            518-634-2897 or 347-241-6489 

Thank you,
Tom O’Donnell,
Secretary, NYS AOH

AOH-LAOH 2020 Convention Goes Virtual

Dear Brother and Sister Hibernians:

Today, [June 2, 2020] we have the unfortunate responsibility to notify all members of the AOH and LAOH that the 2020 national convention will move to a virtual convention due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our membership is the reason for this change. Details of both the AOH and the LAOH virtual convention will follow as plans are finalized.

Please DO NOT contact the Rosen Centre Hotel to cancel your reservations. All reservations will be automatically canceled and you will receive a cancellation confirmation email. If by some chance you do not receive a cancellation confirmation by the end of next week, you may contact the hotel as a follow-up.

The AOH and LAOH National Boards and membership wish to thank the local convention committee and the Rosen Centre hotel staff for their great work preparing for this convention. It is our hope that we can be in Orlando in 2024 to complete what we began four years ago.

Please do not contact the Convention committee. Refunds for packages will begin to process immediately. If you do not receive information on your refund by the end of next week you may contact the convention committee directly.

The challenge presented to us today includes opportunities for continued success of both the AOH and LAOH. We anticipate participation from delegates virtually who would otherwise not be able to participate in the 2020 AOH LAOH national convention. We look forward to a successful and historic convention as we go virtual for the first time.

Thank you,

James F. McKay, AOH National President and Carol Sheyer, LAOH National President

Call to Semi-Annual Spring (Virtual) Meeting

The attached Call to Virtual Meeting was sent via US Mail on April 2, 2020 by our Worthy NYS Secretary, Tom O’Donnell to all State Board Officers, County Board Presidents and Division Presidents. The virtual meeting will be held on MAY 2, 2020. Contact information will be forthcoming. We never rescheduled the State Board Meeting to June 6, 2020, only the LAOH did that. If that date holds (uncertain at best in this pandemic environment), it did not appear that the hotels would have had sufficient rooms available for both the AOH and the LAOH. If anyone has additional questions, please feel free to contact me at 716-796-7687 or at Tomlambert12@aol.com. Stay safe!  

Tom Lambert,  
President NYS AOH

To View the Attached Call to Meeting, Please CLICK HERE

Rebel Rossa – A Documentary by Williams Rossa Cole

REBEL ROSSA is a personal investigation into the life and legacy of the famous – and infamous – Irish rebel Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandsons told within the context of the controversies leading up to the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland.

Sunday March 8th 2020

Hibernian House
28 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965

130 PM Meet & Greet
230 PM Showing

This event is FREE!!

For more information please go to www.praoh.org

Special Showing of the film “Black 47” in Buffalo, NY

The Ancient Order of Hibernians – New York State Board and Thomas Carroll Erie County Division 1 Buffalo, in kind co-operation with North Park Theater in Buffalo New York; presents a special showing of the film Black 47. The event will take place at the North Park Theater, 1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14216 on Saturday February 22, 2020 at 11:30 (please kindly arrive at 11:00 AM). Tickets are $8.50 and are available at the box office the day of the showing.

Black 47 is a realistic portrayal of the horrific impact of the Irish Famine of 1845 – 1850, An Gorta Mor – the Great Death. The showing of this film is in part of the educational efforts of the NYS AOH and Buffalo Division No. 1. All are welcomed and invited, in a unique theatre setting. For more information, please contact Craig E. Speers, NYS AOH District Two Director – 716-832-7344 or craig.e.speers@gmail.com.

Major Degree Planned for Albany

The John F. Kennedy, Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team will confer The Major Degree of our Order on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Albany, AOH Division 5 Hall located at 375 Ontario Street, Albany, NY.  Candidates should report at 12 Noon. Observers should arrive by 12:45 PM. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Presentable attire is recommended.

Cost:

Degree candidate – $20.00.
Observer – $10.00
Payment may be made at the door.

Cost includes buffet dinner following ceremony.

Please RSVP by February 19, 2020 by contacting Tim Weklar at TimWek@yahoo.com.

View the event flyer here.

J. Barney Ferguson Hibernian of The Year Award

William B. Burke Division Three, New York County Ancient Order of Hibernians will honor Malachy McAllister with the J. Barney Ferguson Hibernian of the Year Award. All Brother Hibernians are invited to join in honoring and to continue support Malachy McAllister’s battle for permanent residence in the United States..

Coogan’s Restaurant
4015 Broadway (cor. 169th St.)
New York, NY 10032

Monday Evening, March 2, 2020
6:30- 8:30 p.m.

tickets: $40 in advance
$45 at the door

$42.50 using paypal

Committee:
James Hamilton (646) 406-5804
Paul Carr, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tom Mullany – Co-Chairmen
Event flyer is available at www.div3nycoaoh.org

NYS FFAI Christmas Appeal

Freedom For All Ireland
NYS Christmas Appeal

Martin Galvin
NYAOH FFAI Chair
National AOH FFAI Chair

A full size copy of the flyer, can be downloaded by clicking here

John Dearie is heading the Presidential Forum where our National President will be a panelist.One of the crucial parts of having a successful candidates forum is guaranteeing the candidates of a big and influential audience that is worthy of their time during a campaign.This is a platform for him to get that message out. I know first hand from being one of the panelists in the historic 1992 Presidential Forum how much work goes into filling the seats.
 
Was hoping Malachy would be giving a final victory  and thanks speech but we are not there yet and this is his chance to give us an update or if necessary a call to action.
 
Counting on everyone’s help to get the word out with email blasts and downstate  brothers working the event  to make this a success and prestige event for New York State AOH.
 
Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!
Martin