Bronx County AOH Annual Dinner Dance

Press Contact:
Martin Galvin
(718) 665-1800

Grand Marshal and Irish political leader Brian O’Dwyer, New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians President Tom Lambert, entertainer and organizer of many charitable benefits Sean Ruane, and Bronx Hibernian “Man of the Year” Bob Nolan, will be honored by Bronx County AOH on Sunday November 24th at Rory Dolans.

This year’s event will include a special remembrance of Liam Ryan, the Tyrone born former Bronx resident and American citizen, marking the 30th anniversary of his murder by British forces. Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice, will be traveling from Belfast to speak.

In announcing the honorees, Bronx AOH County President Martin Galvin noted:

“ Brian O’Dwyer is being honored for the leadership he has given Irish America on an array of issues including immigration or justice and freedom for the north of Ireland. Just one example of his contributions, is the nearby Emerald Isle Immigration Center, which has benefitted so many.

“Tom Lambert is being honored as President of New York State Hibernians, and the leading figure in the state with the largest membership in the nation’s largest and most influential Irish American organization. He has made Freedom for all Ireland the priority issue for his presidency.

“ Sean Ruane is a popular entertainer, music promoter and well known community activist, who is being honored for outstanding charitable work in organizing benefits .

“Bob Nolan, past Bronx County AOH President and current District Director was named the Bronx Hibernian of the Year.

“Liam Ryan, will be remembered as a Tyrone immigrant, American citizen, Con Ed worker, respected as a patriot in the Bronx Irish community. After returning to Tyrone, he was murdered by off-duty members of the British Army Ulster Defense Regiment on  November 29,1989″.

The AOH is the largest Irish-American organization and is committed to Freedom-for-all-Ireland, Immigration reform and the promotion of Irish culture, arts and history. The event will take place on Sunday November 24th from 3pm to 7pm at Rory Dolan’s, located at 890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers. Music will provided by the Kitty Kelly Band. Dinner Tickets are $85 and Reservations are highly recommended. For tickets or information about congratulating the honorees in the souvenir journal please call 347-880-1403 or email nolanbxbp@hotmail.com.

NYSAOH State Annual Bowling Tournament

The New York AOH State Annual Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov 30,
2019. The tournament will be held at the Farmingdale Bowling Lanes, 999 Conklin St,
Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Download registration, sponsorship forms and flyer here.

We will be running a two-person team competition. Registration will start at 3 pm
The bowling competition will start at 4 pm sharp. A buffet dinner and presentations will
follow at Hibernian Hall, 85 Grand Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758. The cost of the event
is $40 per bowler. This includes 3 rounds of bowling, bowling shoes, complimentary
sodas at the bowling hall, and admission to the reception at Hibernian Hall.

You do not have to be an experienced bowler or Hibernian member to participate. If you
cannot bowl and wish to come to the reception only, it is $25 per person (starting at 7
pm) This is designed to be a fun, social event. This event is open to both ladies and
men. Mixed teams are welcome.
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We are also looking for sponsors. Entertainment and beverage sponsors are $200, gold
sponsors are $100, and silver sponsors are $50. All sponsors will be recognized.
Checks can be mailed to me or with a positive commitment you can pay on the day.
Please reserve your spot by responding before Nov 26, 2018 so we may accommodate
all participants. Reasonably priced local lodging can be arranged for guests who would
like to stay the night. Please see attached contract and flyer for further information.
Looking forward to a fun filled evening. Thanks in advance for your support.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (516) 782-4762 or email to
mikenyaohsports@gmail.com . Please forward to all interested parties.

Mike Byrne.
New York State Sports chairman.

Albany Freedom for All Ireland Night

You are invited to the Albany LAOH and AOH 2018 Freedom for All Ireland Night on Friday, November 22, 2019. This year we will be honoring:

 

Malachy McAllister
Recipient of the 2019 Father Murphy Award

Our special guest of the evening will be:

Mark Thompson
Relatives for Justice

Doors open at 6pm – Event starts at 7pm – Price $30.00 which includes Dinner. There will be raffles and door prizes.

The event will take place at:

Albany Hibernian Hall
375 Ontario Street
Albany NY 12208

For more information contact: Dolores Desch – laohdolores@yahoo.com or John Levendosky at j.levendosky@gmail.com

Download the event flyer  |   Download the journal ad contract

Freedom For All Ireland (FFAI) is a National AOH/LAOH initiative that promotes One Island, One Ireland with peace, justice and equality for all. All proceeds raised by this event are donated to over a dozen worthy charities/causes throughout the North of Ireland.

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