Watertown Division Disperses Charity Funds during Summer Season

The Msgr. James Ruddy Division #1 in Watertown, New York has stepped up its Charities and Missions program over the last year, and the Summer of 2018 will be remembered for several important donations and presentations that were made. The members of Division #1 presented donations and pledges of support to Habitat for Humanity, The Jefferson County SPCA, The Watertown Backpack Program and The Immaculate Heart Central School of Watertown.  The funds totaled over $2,500 and were raised via the many events and activities that Division #1 sponsors throughout the year.

 

Habitat for Humanity

(Pictured L/R) Dick Lawlee, Bill Flynn, Father Chris Looby, John DiSteffano (Habitat Director) President/District Director Sèan Hennessey, Treasurer Kevin Shaughnessy & Tom Shaughnessey.

 

Jefferson County SPCA

Pictured L/R: Richard Lawlee, Tom Shaughnessy, Team Owner Michael Schell, Team Manager Brandon Noble, SPCA Exec Director Heather Spizzano, District Director/Div President Sèan Hennessey, Father Chris Looby and Div Treasurer Kevin Shaughnessy.

 

Watertown Backpack Program

Pictured L/R: District Director/Div Pres Sèan Hennessey, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Stacey Eger, Richard Lawlee, Watertown School Superintendent Patricia LaBarr, Bill Flynn, Treasurer Kevin Shaughnessy, Tom Shaughnessy and Father Chris Looby.

 

Immaculate Heart Central School – Watertown,  New York

The Msgr James Ruddy Division of the AOH recently donated to Immaculate Heart Central School located in Watertown NY. Accepting Donation is Amanda McIlroy Class of 2009 from AOH Msgr James Ruddy Division member Bill Flynn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watertown Division Donates Turkey Dinners to Local Catholic Food Pantry

Pictured L-R: David Ard, Dick Lawlee, Bill Flynn, Father Chris Looby, Sean Hennessey/President and Kevin Shaughnessy/Treasurer)

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Thanksgiving! Tonight members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) donated Turkey Dinners, with all the fixings, to the St Mary’s food pantry located in Evans Mills NY.

Father Chris Looby (Pastor, St Mary’s Catholic Church) graciously received the donation from the AOH with great joy. Father Looby noted that many residents in the Evans Mills area have family members in the U.S. military and would welcome such a worthy gift.

Sean Hennessey (President, Watertown’s AOH Division) said: “The holiday season can be tough on those less fortunate. Hopefully this donation will bring some relief to families that are having a bit of a tough time this Thanksgiving.” Mr. Hennessey continued “The AOH was founded on the the motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Hopefully this donation, by members of the Msgr James Ruddy Division, lives up to our mission.”

Each package includes:

15+ lbs Turkey, 5 Lbs Potatoes, Gravy, stuffing, cranberries, yams,

canned corn, bottle of soda and both pumpkin and apple pie,

The AOH is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic fraternal organization in the world with our Division (Msgr James Ruddy Division) located in Watertown NY. If you’re a 16+ years of age, a practicing Catholic of Irish ancestry and would like to hear more about our Order feel free to email us at nnyirish@gmail.com. The AOH meets regularly in the Watertown area with a focus on our faith and a united Ireland.

Special thanks to the following members that made personal donated to this cause: Kevin Shaughnessy, Tim Sweeney, David Ard, Sean Hennessey, Dick Lawlee, Bill Flynn, Jim Fitzpatrick & Tom Shaughnessy.