New Junior Division Established in Orange County

The Joseph Duelk, Jr., Division 1 in Monroe, Orange County held an organizational meeting, of the “First Lt. Louis Allen – Junior Division 1 of Orange County” on January 21, 2017. Eighteen boys signed the application to form the Junior Division. Pictured in the photo (in no order) are some of the newly installed members of the Junior Division, Declan DeBold, Anthony Melo, Liam Ronayne, Timothy Curtin, Harry Degan, William Coffey, Shane Cronin, Conor Flynn, Luke Cronin and Edward Degan. Also present are members of Joseph Duelk Jr. Division 1, (seated L/R), Tom Keahon, President Tommy Flynn, Robert Allen, Rob Ronayne and Tom McDonald, AOH Orange County President. Standing in back: Chris DeBold, Tim Curtain and John Coffey. Vice President Neil O’Riordan (not pictured) will advise and guide the new members.

The division was named in memory of 1st Lt. Louis Allen, New York Army National Guard, who was killed on June 7, 2005, at Forward Operating Base Danger in Tikrit, Iraq. 1st Lieutenant Allen was a member of the United States 42nd Infantry Division when he was mortally wounded by a Claymore mine and died.

In attendance was Vivian and Robert Allen the parents of Lt. Louis Allen.  The father of Lt. Louis Allen had the honor of initiating the new members.

Syracuse Right to Life March

On Saturday, January 21, the Syracuse N.Y. Ancient Order of Hibernians: Commodore John Barry Division #2, and the Syracuse Ladies AOH participated in the Annual Right to Life March in downtown Syracuse N.Y.  Over 300 people took part in a 30 minute procession which began at 12 noon and ended in Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse.  A short ceremony was then held that included speakers from several Pro-Life organizations.   Also in attendance at the march were the following New York State Hibernian officers: President Tim McSweeney, Secretary Tom Lambert and District 3 Director Tim Kirwan. The National AOH was represented by Director Liam McNabb.   The Syracuse AOH expresses our thanks to our National and State officers for their support.

Photos provided by Dick Lowery, Pro-Life Chairman of the Syracuse, N.Y., AOH Commodore John Barry Division #2

Division #1 in Auburn Holds Officer Installation Ceremony

 

 

On an unseasonably balmy January night in Auburn, State President Tim McSweeney installed officers the John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Cayuga County. President McSweeney was assisted by State Secretary Tom Lambert, State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan, National Director Liam McNabb. They were joined by many honored guests including Past State Presidents Jim Burke and Mike McNabb, Past National President Ed Wallace and the legendary National Secretary Emeritus Tom McNabb. Bob Oliver took the helm as Division President and Denise Sodus was installed as the Ladies Division President.

Syracuse Division Marches for Life and Installs Division Officers

 

Members of the Commodore John Barry Division #2 take part in the Syracuse March for Life

 

On January 20th, members of the Commodore John Barry Division #2 of Syracuse participated in the Annual Syracuse Pro-Life March. They were joined by National Director Liam McNabb, New York State President Tim McSweeney, New York State Secretary Tom Lambert and New York State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan. After the march, a rally was held outside the office of the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.

 

Division #2 Syracuse Officers were Installed for 2017

 

On January 21 Jim Eggoff was installed as President of the Commodore John Barry Division #2 of Syracuse. State President Tim McSweeney conducted the Ceremony and was assisted by National Director Liam McNabb, New York State Secretary Tom Lambert and New York State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan.

Bronx Divisions #5 and #7 Officers Installed at County Christmas Gathering

 

AOH Bronx County President Bob Nolan conducts Officer Installation Ceremony for Divisions #5 and #7.

 

The AOH Bronx County Board held its Annual Christmas Party and Division Officer Installation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 14 at the American Legion-Charles Bajart Post on McLean Avenue in Yonkers, NY.

Bronx County President Bob Nolan presided over the event , where officers from both Division #5 and Division #7 of the Bronx were installed.  President Nolan noted that the AOH is currently experiencing renewed interest and growth in the County.

 

Stephen Groarke, John Cummins, Frank McKenna, and Chris Butler

 

National and State officers in attendance included National Director Dan Dennehy, NYS Treasurer John Manning, and NYS District #4 Director Tom Beirne.

 

Tommy Beirne (NYS District #4 Director)), John Manning (NYS Treasurer), Father Brian McCarthy (Bronx County Chaplain), Tim O’Donoghue (President – Division #7), Bob Nolan (President – Bronx County Board), Martin Galvin (President, Division #5), and Dan Dennehy (National Director).

 

Martin Galvin was installed as President of Division #5 and Tim O’Donoghue was installed as President of Division #7.

 

 

Rochester Division #7 Officers Installed by State President

 

Rochester Division #7 Division Officers Installed for 2017

 

NYS President Tim McSweeney presided over the Officer Installation Ceremony for the Colonel Patrick O’Rourke Division #7 of Rochester this past weekend.  President McSweeney was assisted by other State Officers including New York State Secretary Tom Lambert and New York State Treasurer John Manning.  AOH National Director Liam McNabb was also in attendance.

 

 

Jim O’Riley takes over the gavel as President of the Rochester Division as President.  The LAOH Rochester Division also had their respective Officers installed at the ceremony, with Division President Gail Shalvoy being formally installed by Maura McSweeney who is the Vice President of the LAOH JFK Division #1 of Albany.

 

Lockport Division Helps Fight Hunger During Holiday Season

 

 

Members of the AOH Division #4 of Lockport, New York recently delivered donations of food items to local charities to help fight hunger this holiday Season.  Pictured from left to right are:  Mike Hale, Brendan McCormick, Steve Long, Rick Long, Tom Tracy and Division #4 President Barry Griffith.

 

Sullivan Brothers Division Supports Local School Charity Fund

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Mike Kelly, Brian Barlow, and Division President JP Graham with Tara Brey and Casey Ross of the Sullivan West Elementary School

 

The Sullivan Brothers Division #1 of Jeffersonville presented a $400 donation to the Charities Committee of Sullivan West Elementary School at their December meeting.  The funds were raised at the Division #1 Charity Golf Outing which was held earlier this year.

 

Sullivan West Elementary School established the fund to help local families in need.  The fund can assist in local programs which can include its Annual Local Toys for Tots Drive as well as to provide potential disaster relief to Sullivan County families.

 

For more information about Division #1 Sullivan County, you can visit and message them through their FaceBook Page at:

 

https://www.facebook.com/AOHSCB/

 

Division #1 Jeffersonville Conducts Officer Installation Ceremony

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The AOH Sullivan Brothers – Division #1 of Jeffersonville, NY held their Officer Installation Ceremony earlier this week.  The Ceremony was conducted by AOH New York State District Director Dermot Moore and New York State Organizer Keith Reynolds.  Congratulations to Division #1 President JP Graham and his officers!