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.
Hibernians Serve Chili to Help Diabetes Research
The members of AOH Division #1 of Schenectady held their 1st Annual Chili Cook Off to help raise money to fund Diabetes research. Chefs from around the local area were invited to the AOH Hall where attendees sampled many different and unique versions of the comfort food favorite.
Funds raised went to help The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Northeastern New York.
The event was features on the local CBS Television affiliate station. Click on the link to see the new coverage of the Chili Cook Off.
The event was a tremendous success and promises to now become an annual event which is sure to grow!
Schenectady Division #1 Installs Officers for 2016
The end of the calendar year brings a sense of renewal within The Ancient Order of Hibernians, as Divisions across New York State begin to install their respective officers for the upcoming year. The installation ceremonies season began as it always does in Schenectady as The John F. Kennedy Division #1 hosted their Annual Officer Installation Ceremony this past weekend.
It was the 135th Installation of Officers for the John F. Kennedy AOH Division #1 in Schenectady, and the 114th for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Incoming Presidents Kathy Turk of the Ladies and Jim Scott of the Men both spoke of the long tradition of dedication of Hibernianism in Schenectady, and both pledged to continue this fine tradition and look forward to the coming year of working together.
The AOH also awarded member Dave Connelly the Hibernian of the Year Award, a distinguished honor bestowed on a worthy recipient.
The Men’s AOH were installed by New York State President Tim McSweeney assisted by National Director Charles “Chip” McLean, under the guard of the Capital District AOH Honor Guard and Marshals Past AOH New York State Presidents Peter Durkee and Mike McNabb. The Ladies AOH were installed by National LAOH Treasurer and NYS President Karen Keane, with the Capital District Trinity Degree Team serving as Marshals.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to all of the officers who were installed this weekend!