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


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.


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Division #1 Jeffersonville Conducts Officer Installation Ceremony



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!


Albany Division Installs Officers for 2017


Officers of Division #5 Albany with honored guests at the Division Officer Installation Ceremony


The 120th Officer installation Ceremony of the Fr. Henry Tansey Division # 5 of Albany was held on December 3rd. New York State President Timothy McSweeney conducted the installation and was assisted by National Director Liam McNabb, New York State District #1 Director Ed Kelley and Schenectady Degree Team Chairman Mike Glenn. Division #5 also honored Ray McDermott as Hibernian of the Year. John Holland was presented with the Albany President’s Service Award and John Levendowski was honored as rookie of the year for 2016.

4th Generation Schenectady President Awarded National Life Membership


Pictured – Tim McSweeney, Mike Glenn, Jim Scott, and Liam McNabb


On November 19th, National Director Liam McNabb awarded Schenectady JFK Division #1 Past President Mike Glenn with National Life Membership during the Schenectady Installation Dinner. Currently, Mike is the Chairman of the Schenectady Major Degree Team.  Mike began in the AOH as a Junior member and is a 4th generation Division President. Mike’s Great Grandfather Patrick Glenn served as Division President of Schenectady in 1903. Also that evening, John Humphries was honored as Division #1 Hibernian of the Year. 

Queens County Board Hosts Lecture by Dr. Ruan O’Donnell


AOH Queens County President John Manning presenting Dr. Ruan O’Donnell with an AOH Queens County jacket, for all of his hard work and dedication in all of his lectures in the USA


On Tuesday November 22, 2016 AOH Queens County hosted a lecture by Dr. O’Donnell at “The Hibernian”, the new home of AOH Division 21 in Roxbury, NY. There were approximately 50 members in attendance for this very special lecture on the history of the1916 Easter Rising.

Dr. O’Donnell is head of the History Department at the University of Limerick & the official historian of the Robert Emmet Association. He has written for The Irish Times and several historical publications.