State Board Spring Meeting Announced

The NY State Board Spring Meeting will take place in East Durham on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Shamrock House beginning at 10:00 AM.

Officers are asked to bring 75 copies of their reports.

Location:
Shamrock House
Rte. 145
East Durham, NY 12423

Contact Info for Shamrock House East Durham
518-634-2897

Additional information on weekend events and on the Mass at the Our Lady of Knock Shrine to follow.

Spring AOH/LAOH Meetings and Events a Success

The NY State Board spring meeting took place in East Durham on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Shamrock House.  The meeting was well attended with a standing room only crowd.

AOH members in attendance from across the state (below) heard state officer and committee chair reports on activities since the last board meeting. Reports on upcoming events included the Requiem Mass and Reburial of John Curry on May 13, 2017 and the upcoming 99th New York State AOH Biennial Convention and the 59th LAOH Biennial Convention which will take place at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo, July 12 – 15th, 2017.

Brother Hibernians from the host division for the East Durham meeting, Greene County Mass Rock Div. 2 (above), stand outside Lady of Knock Church in East Durham for our Order’s annual pilgrimage.  Jimmy Cuff (far right), Division President, was assisted by many Greene County Hibernians to welcome the AOH and LAOH for our annual State Board meeting.  The NYS AOH Board thanks them for their Irish hospitality.

The weekend events included “Karen’s Carnival” honoring LAOH New York State President and Sister Hibernian, Karen Keane, of LAOH Albany Division 1 who is ending her term as president.  The lively event was held at Gavin’s Country Inn following the state meeting. 

View the photo album slideshow of the weekend events here (Courtesy of John O’Connell – Oconnellphotos.com)

 

State Board Spring Meeting

Shamrock HouseThe NY State Board Spring Meeting will take place in East Durham on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Shamrock House beginning at 10:00 AM.

Officers are asked to bring 75 copies of their reports.

Location:
Shamrock House
Rte. 145
East Durham, NY 12423

Contact Info for Shamrock House East Durham
518-634-2897

Due to predicted severe thunderstorms, the James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing has been cancelled for Friday, May 5, 2017.

We would like to thank everyone who had committed to play.  All golf payments will be refunded.  We are hoping that everyone will still commit to the T-sponsors as they will be displayed in different locations throughout the weekend.   This money is needed to support the Austin V Carew Scholarship Fund.  
 
The rest of the events for the weekend will go on as scheduled.  

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mike Byrne at: mikenyaohsports@gmail.com  or call  516-782-4762.

Additional information on the evening events and on the Mass at the Our Lady of Knock Shrine to follow.

Carnival for Karen

In lieu of a traditional testimonial dinner to honor LAOH New York State President and our Division sister, Karen Keane, LAOH Albany is hosting a Carnival for Karen on Saturday, May 6th 2-4pm at Gavin’s Country Inn following the State Board Meetings in East Durham.

Brother Hibernians are invited and encouraged to attend.

Contact:
Christine A. O’Reilly
President
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.
JFK Division 1, Albany NY
kendall719x@gmail.com

Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Honored at Nassau County Feis

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AOH New York State Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Jack Ryan (center) with New York State President Tim McSweeney, NY State Chaplain Fr. Henry Reid and members of the AOH NY State Board.

Jack Ryan was honored by Nassau County Feis Committee. Jack has been active with the Feis since 1975, serving as Chairman and currently serves as Treasurer. Jack is a AOH National Life Member, and has also served 2 terms as an AOH State District Director. Jack currently serves on the New York State Board as the Chairman of The Veteran’s Affairs Committee.

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Timothy McSweeney, Isabella McSweeney (medal winner, beginner reel) Mike Bryne, Nassau County Feis Chairman

 

 

State President’s Testimonial Dinner

Tim McSweeney Testimonial Dinner

Tim McSweeney, NYS AOH President

A Testimonial Dinner to honor New York State AOH President Timothy McSweeney is planned for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany.  The dinner will also be the occasion for the presentation of the 2016 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to James Kelly of Joseph Duelk Jr., AOH Division 1, Orange County.

The Fall New York State AOH Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at 10 a.m.

The evening agenda includes:

  • 4pm Mass, Historic St. Mary’s Church (next to Hilton Albany)
  • 5pm Cocktails
  • 6pm Dinner

Music by the “Michael Clarke Band”

Dinner Tickets are $100 and include choice of entrée, salad, dessert and a three hour open bar. Please see the dinner registration form for additional information.  The RSVP deadline for the dinner is October 28th.

A special hotel room rate has been secured members and friends for Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th at $139/night (tax not included).  For reservations, please call 866-691-1183 and use Code: 1AOH.  For additional hotel information and directions visit www.hiltonalbany.com/To receive the special discounted rate you must reserve your hotel room by Friday, September 30th.

Download the Testimonial Dinner Journal Advertising Form to place an advertisement in our souvenir journal honoring New York State AOH President Timothy McSweeney and James Kelly, 2016 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Awardee.

Download the Testimonial and Award Dinner flyer. For more information, please contact Liam McNabb, Event Chair, at liammcnabb@hotmail.com or at 518-489-1752.

Fall State Meeting Announced

NYS AOH Board
Fall Meeting

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Albany Hilton

Albany Hilton
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Reservations: 866-691-1183
Directions and Map

Officers are asked to bring 80 copies of their reports.

A Testimonial Dinner to honor Timothy McSweeney, President, New York State AOH is planned for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany.  The dinner will also be the occasion for the presentation of the 2016 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to James Kelly of Joseph Duelk Jr., AOH Division 1, Orange County. View the dinner and hotel package information.

The Albany Division 5 Hall, 375 Ontario St. will be open Friday night and serving food from 5 PM on. Live entertainment starts at 7:00 PM. Hotel shuttle will be available.

AOH NY State Board – The Annual James F. Hayes Golf Outing

The James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing will take place this year at the Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course. The date of the event is Friday April 29, 2016. This event is run in conjunction with the semi-annual board meetings which are held on Saturday April 30, 2016.

Please see attached flyer for all the information including hotel reservations for AOH group. The rates are very reasonable and a fun weekend is guaranteed. Also, please see attached information regarding our annual bowling tournament, held April 2, 2016. If you need any additional information or any questions, feel free to email me at mikenyaohsports@gmail.com or call 516-782-4762.

Hayes Hole Sponsor

State Board Launches Scholarship Program for 2016

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW YORK STATE BOARD
ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS IN AMERICA

scholarship

Each year, the New York State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians awards a scholarship for college study. The amount of the award depends on the number of qualified candidates, as well as the availability of the funds. The typical scholarship award is $750 per year for four years—a total of $3,000. This scholarship is intended for 2016 high school graduates who will be matriculating freshman in college in September 2016.

THE NEW YORK STATE AOH SCHOLARSHIP IS COMPETITIVE AND THE AWARD IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

1. The parent or guardian of the recipient must be a Major Degree member in good standing of any AOH or LAOH Division in New York State.

2. The parent or guardian must maintain membership in their respective division of the AOH or LAOH for the term of the scholarship.

3. Each year, the recipient must provide evidence of satisfactory academic performance during the term of the scholarship by submitting to the Scholarship Chairman a transcript of grades received from the previous academic year.

THE SELECTION OF THE WINNING APPLICATION WILL BE BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING:

1. A positive recommendation by your parish priest.

2. Results of the SAT Math and SAT Verbal test scores.

3. AOH Scholarship Test Results. This is a test of the applicant’s knowledge of Irish History. This test will consist of multiple choice questions and an essay whose emphasis will be on the 1916 Easter Rising. The test will be given on June 25, 2016 and is to be supervised by the Division President or a member chosen by the Division President.

4. No member can supervise the giving of the exam if they have a child that is applying for the scholarship.

Download the Scholarship Application Here

Scholarship Application-2016