NY State AOH/LAOH Biennial Convention

The 99th New York State AOH Biennial Convention and the 59th LAOH Biennial Convention will take place at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo, July 12 – 15th, 2017.  For additional information visit the official convention website at: www.nyaohlaoh2017.com.


Thomas Lambert, AOH Convention Chair
TomLambert12@aol.com or 716-796-7687

Barry Griffith, Journal Chairman
bear5770@aol.com or 716-812-2487


State Board Spring Meeting

Shamrock HouseThe NY State Board Spring Meeting will take place in East Durham on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Shamrock House beginning at 10:00 AM.

Officers are asked to bring 75 copies of their reports.

Shamrock House
Rte. 145
East Durham, NY 12423

Contact Info for Shamrock House East Durham

Read more about the James F. Hayes Golf Classic to be held at the Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course or register to golf or sponsor a hole.

Additional information on the evening events and on the Mass at the Our Lady of Knock Shrine to follow.

Carnival for Karen

In lieu of a traditional testimonial dinner to honor LAOH New York State President and our Division sister, Karen Keane, LAOH Albany is hosting a Carnival for Karen on Saturday, May 6th 2-4pm at Gavin’s Country Inn following the State Board Meetings in East Durham.

Brother Hibernians are invited and encouraged to attend.

Christine A. O’Reilly
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.
JFK Division 1, Albany NY

James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing

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 5, 2017. This event is run in conjunction with the semi-annual board meetings which are held on Saturday  May 6,  2017.

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 attached informational flyer including hotel reservations for the AOH group. The rates are very reasonable and a fun weekend is guaranteed.

The annual bowling tournament will be held on April 8, 2017 in Saratoga. More information to follow.

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

AOH Leadership and Organizing Seminar

A Leadership and Organizing Seminar will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The seminar will cover many topics to assist AOH divisions in increasing and retaining their membership.  The seminar will be led by AOH National Board Organizer/NY State AOH President, Tim McSweeney and AOH National Board Director for NY, Liam McNabb  All AOH members are welcome to attend. 

Passing of Catherine A. McDonald

The AOH New York State Board is saddened to learn of the passing of Catherine A. McDonald, mother of Joseph McDonald, AOH New York State Board Buy Irish Chairman.  Please keep Joe, his mother and the McDonald family in your prayers.  Arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM 
Jooseph P. Clavins & Sons
7722 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Wednesday, February 1, 2017,  10:30 AM
Our Lady of Angels Church
7320 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Holy Cross Cemetery
3620 Tilden Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y.  11203

Schenectady Major Degree Team Plans Event

John F. Kennedy Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team has announced that the Major Degrees of the Order will be exemplified on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Albany AOH Hall. All eligible candidates should be encouraged to participate so that they can be brought into the Inner Chamber of Hibernianism.  Please see below for more information.

Albany AOH/LAOH Freedom for All Ireland

Save the date!
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Albany AOH/LAOH Freedom for All Ireland Event to be held at the Father Henry Tansey Division 5 Hall.  Guest of Honor and Winner of the 2016 Father Murphy Award, Father Gary Donegan, Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast, NI.  Souvenir Journal ads available. Click here for more information.




2017 National March for Life


— Protect and Celebrate Life —

The National March for Life will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s march is “The Power of One”  — One person can make a difference in the world, whether in the life of one person or many. Sadly, in the U.S. alone, 1 million babies are not even given the opportunity to live and change the world each year. Building a culture of life and ending abortion takes each and every person. Starting with your family or neighborhood, our collective efforts will change hearts and minds, save lives, and build a culture of life. 

The March for Life continues to be a leader in the pro-life community and it is our goal to continue fight and inform the public on how we can overturn Roe v. Wade. Our job is not done until the voiceless have a voice that is heard. Realizing that no sound action can grow out of a vacuum of purpose, in 1974 the March for Life formulated and included in its charter of incorporation. Purposefully, the Life Principles are not framed in the negative tone of “thou shalt not,” and are framed in the positive tone of duty and responsibility of each human being and of society (source: March for Life).