A Message from NYSAOH President Victor Vogel


Jim Scott, a great Hibernian and Past President of J.F.K. Div. 1, Schenectady County was in a bad vehicle accident last evening. His injuries are extensive, but he is stable. He has a long road in front of him, however I’m told he is talking and being the “Jimmy” we all know …

Please join the State Board and myself in offering prayers for strength and a speedy recovery. 


Vic Vogel
NYS AOH President

Major Degree Planned for Schenectady

The John F. Kennedy, Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team will confer The Major Degree of our Order on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Schenectady AOH Division 1 Hall located at 1748 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304.  Candidates should report at 12:00 pm. Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm. The dress code will be “Jacket & Tie”.

Candidates should contact their Division Presidents to reserve a spot in their journey to the inner chamber of True Hibernianism. Division Presidents are asked to submit a list of participating candidates to aoh.schenectady.degree.team@gmail.com.

For additional information, contact aoh.schenectady.degree.team@gmail.com or call the Schenectady Hall at: 518-374-9003.

In Memoriam: John Juhren of Division #1 Schenectady



It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Brother John Juhren. John joined the Schenectady AOH in 1979 and has served as Division President as well as many other offices within the Division. He was NYS AOH District #1 Director and for many years served as the Upstate New York Coordinator for Project Children. John was a member of the Schenectady Major Degree Team, a position in which he took great pride. In addition, John was a National Life Member in the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

A wake will be held at Gleason Funeral Home, 730 State Street, Schenectady, on Thursday, February 22nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A Hibernian Service is scheduled for 6:30 PM. A Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 806 Union Street, Schenectady, on Friday, February 23rd, at Noon.

Please keep the Juhren family in your prayers.


Vic Vogel


Annual Jack Burns Memorial Golf Tournament

This Event Has Been Cancelled

Schenectady AOH Division 1 is hosting the 21st Annual Jack Burns Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The fundraiser will be held at Briar Creek Golf Course, 2347 Pangburn Road, Princetown, NY 12056. The cost is $75.00 per person. A delicious meal will follow at the Schenectady Hall.  See flyer for additional contact information.

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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. 

Division #1 Schenectady hosts Chili Cook Off to benefit Diabetes Research

Hibernians Serve Chili to Help Diabetes Research


Members of the AOH of Schenectady prove eating chili can help cure Diabetes!


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!