AOH District #3 Utica – Exemplification of the Major Degree

NYS AOH Vice President John Manning: 

Saturday September 28, 2019 New York State AOH District #3, Utica, NY will be sponsoring a Major Degree in conjunction with the Schenectady Major Degree Team that will be taking place at the “Irish Cultural Center of Utica”, located at 623 Columbia Street, Utica, NY. Candidates are required to be on time by Noon, and all Observers are welcome starting at 12:30 PM. There will be dinner and a cash bar immediately following the Major Degree Ceremony. Please contact Brother Hibernian Owen Cole @ (518) 527-5069 or Past District #3 Director Brother Hibernian Nick Durr @ (315) 520-4714 if you are planning on attending this Major Degree.

NYS AOH Fall Board Meeting

The Fall meeting of New York State Board of the AOH will be held the weekend of 11/1/19-11/3/19. The Hotel location is the Hilton Garden Inn:

Hilton Garden Inn
125 South Broadway 
Saratoga Springs, NY
Phone: (518) 587-1500

Reservations MUST be made by SEPTEMBER 17,2019 to qualify for the $99.00 plus tax per night rate. For reservations call (518) 587-1500, Extension 0, Group code LAOH. The special rate applies for Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 1-3 if anyone is interested.

The NYS AOH Board Meeting will be held on 11/2/19 at 10 AM at the Parting Glass Pub, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. A catered luncheon buffet will follow which includes: Traditional Irish Shepard’s Pie; Bangers and Mash; Corned beef & Swiss Stromboli; Irish Potato Leek Soup, Brown Bread & Butter; and Bread Pudding Topped with Jameson Whiskey Sauce. The lunch is on us, but there will be a cash bar. There will be drink specials, however. Notre Dame is on TV that afternoon as well. 

2019 NYS Hibernian Biennial Convention

Save the date!

The 2019 Biennial Hibernian Convention will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019 through Saturday, July 13, 2019. The location is the Hilton Albany (formerly the Crowne Plaza) on State and Chapel Streets in Downtown Albany. Keep up to date on all the convention news by visiting the 2019 Biennial Convention website.

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 
(518) 462-6611

Room rate: $149.00/night plus taxes; Available July 7 – 16, 2019. Free Wi-Fi access in common areas.

Self-Parking: ​Discounted to $7.00/day.

Hospitality space is very limited. Please consider combining with other candidates from your area.

Honorary Day For Tom McNabb

Please join State President Vic Vogel at the Auburn AOH as he honors the late Thomas D McNabb, Past National President and long time National Secretary for all his contributions to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Music provided by The Flyin’ Column.

When:
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Where:
Auburn AOH
79 Van Anden Street
Auburn, New York 13021

Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/384288492226530/ for the latest information.

State Board Spring Meeting Announced

The NY State Board Spring Meeting will take place in East Durham on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Shamrock House beginning at 10:00 AM.

Officers are asked to bring 75 copies of their reports.

Location:
Shamrock House
Rte. 145
East Durham, NY 12423

 

Contact Info for Shamrock House in East Durham
518-634-2897

Additional information on weekend events and on the Procession and Mass on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to follow.

Annual James F. Hayes Golf Classic

On behalf of myself and the James F. Hayes Golf Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all AOH and LAOH counties, divisions, and individuals who supported the James F. Hayes Golf Classic and the Austin V. Carew Scholarship in the past.  We depend on all of you to make this event a success.   We have moved the Tee off time from 9 am to 11 am.  This will make it easier for people to commute the morning of the event if they wish to do so.  If you cannot make the outing, a donation of any amount would certainly be appreciated. 

The James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing will take place this year at The Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course.  The date of the event is Friday May 3, 2019.  This event is run in conjunction with the semi-annual board meetings which are held on Saturday May 4, 2019.

Hole sponsors are $100 each.  Your personal sign will be prominently displayed on the course and at the awards dinner.  The sign is yours to take home afterwards.   

Please see flyer and registration form for all the information including hotel reservations for AOH group.  The rates are very reasonable and a fun weekend is guaranteed.

If you need any additional information or any questions, feel free to email me at: mikenyaohsports@gmail.com or call 516-782-4762.

In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,                                                      

Mike Byrne
NYS Sports Chairman

Major Degree Planned for Schenectady

The John F. Kennedy, Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team will confer The Major Degree of our Order on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Schenectady AOH Division 1 Hall located at 1748 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304.  Candidates should report at 12:00 pm. Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm. The dress code will be “Jacket & Tie”.

Candidates should contact their Division Presidents to reserve a spot in their journey to the inner chamber of True Hibernianism. Division Presidents are asked to submit a list of participating candidates to aoh.schenectady.degree.team@gmail.com.

For additional information, contact aoh.schenectady.degree.team@gmail.com or call the Schenectady Hall at: 518-374-9003.

Loughinisland Massacre Journalists To Speak Feb.25th

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-members

O’Toole’s Pub, The Heights, Loughinisland On The Heights. Scene of a loyalist massacre on 18th June 1994.

Description:
Niall Murphy, the solicitor representing families of the 1994 Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Ireland, will discuss the status of the case and other Legacy related cases, in particular in light of the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union.

Mr. Murphy will be joined by Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, co-producer and lead investigative journalist of the award winning documentary No Stone Unturned, for a short screening. The film focuses on the role of the British government, including collusion, in the murders in Loughinisland. The victim’s families expected that the film would be a catalyst for a renewed police investigation to finally bring the killers to justice, however the police responded by arresting the two journalists for their exposure of a supposedly sensitive document in breach of the Official Secrets Act. The criminal prosecution of the two journalists is now a lead test case on the issue of freedom of speech and the rights of journalists to examine critical information pertaining to government actions in western liberal democracies.

Speakers:
Niall Murphy, KRW Law 
Trevor Birney, Co-Producer, No Stone Unturned
Barry McCaffery, Lead Investigative Journalist, No Stone Unturned

Location:
Pearl River Ancient Order of Hibernians
28 Railroad Avenue
Pearl RiverNy 10965

State Tribute for Ireland’s Declaration of Independence Centenary

New York legislators have introduced a state resolution honoring Ireland’s Declaration of Independence, voted a century ago. The measure sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Senator Phillip Boyle, calls for January 21st, 2019 to be proclaimed “Irish Declaration of Independence Day” across New York State, with ceremonies on the Assembly and Senate floors Monday, January 28th.Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies AOH around New York State are now calling their state representatives to back the measure (Resolution 90133-02-9).

Historic

Last year Senator Boyle and Assemblyman Cusick spearheaded a resolution honoring Ireland’s 1918 national vote for freedom. That measure is credited with bringing new attention to that historic event and its implications today.

This Resolution notes the deep relationship between New York and Ireland. The legislators liken those who signed the America’s July 4th, Declaration of Independence from Britain with those who declared Ireland’s Independence. They recite the basic principles of Ireland’s right to national freedom and memorializes the historic part played within New York State to this cause.

If passed “Irish Declaration of Independence Day” will be proclaimed for January 21st then observed on January 28th with ceremonies on the Assembly and Senate floors, formal presentations to state AOH President Victor Vogel and LAOH President Jacqueline Clute, and a celebration at the Albany AOH Hall, 375 Ontario Street Albany beginning at 5:00 pm or immediately after the Senate and Assembly sessions.

View copy of Resolution 90133-02-9.

AOH Freedom-for -all-Ireland Chair Martin Galvin noted:

 “We applaud Assemblyman Cusick and Senator Boyle, for introducing this resolution.

“Irish Americans, justly proud of America’s Declaration of Independence should also take pride in Ireland’s Declaration of Independence. The AOH wants to honor the legacy of men and women who within three years of seeing leading Irish patriots executed and despite many of those elected being held in British prisons, pledged to ‘carry through for Freedom.”

“It is also important to remember and honor the proud role played by those within New York State who were instrumental in making the Declaration possible.”

“We, finally as supporters of freedom for all Ireland, must remember that this Declaration of Independence was made on behalf of all 32 counties.”