2012 National Convention

The 2012 Convention Committee comprised of the AOH and LAOH Divisions in Albany and Syracuse is working diligently as we plan for an enjoyable convention at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in scenic upstate New York.

The days of the week for the 2012 convention do not follow the traditional convention schedule we’re accustomed. Our convention schedule is as follows:

Monday, July 9th- Opening Mass followed by the “Taste of New York” Icebreaker

Tuesday, July 10th- Free Night, enjoy one of three events organized by local committee

Wednesday, July 11th- “Irish Night”

Thursday, July 12th- Closing Mass followed by Installation Banquet

Rooms can be reserved now by calling 1-800-771-7711 and mentioning “Hibernians” for our convention rate of $115 a night. Hotel accommodations for our event can only be made by telephone. Please note that hotel rooms are available for our event in many areas of Turning Stone Resort. Specifically, we have secured rooms at “The Hotel,” “The Tower” and “The Inn” (near main resort site). Descriptions and location of each of these areas is available online at www.turningstone.com Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Turning Stone.

In addition to Turning Stone, we have reserved rooms at nearby hotels that include the Fairfield Inn, The Microtel and LaQuinta Inns & Suites. These hotels are across the street or near the entrance to Turning Stone Resort. Shuttle services will be available from each of the hotels to Turning Stone on a regular basis.

The “Hibernian” room rate of $115 is also available on Sunday night for anyone arriving early. Hospitality Suites for your state/region can be reserved by contacting me directly.

The Local Committee is organizing a golf tournament scheduled for Monday, July 9th at the Shenendoah Golf Course as well as “Free Night” events that include a tour of Irish pubs in downtown Syracuse, dinner boat cruise on Skaneateles Lake and Irish music at Turning Stone. More information regarding the golf tournament and “Free Night” events will be sent out with registration information.

Families are welcome to attend the National Convention as Turning Stone has indoor/outdoor tennis courts, three golf courses (one PGA certified), racquetball courts, pools and spa/treatment services. Nearby attractions include many beaches, parks, the Fort Rickey Game Farm, Children’s Museum (Utica), Fort Stanwix and the Boxing Hall of Fame. The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is 60 miles away and the Hall has offered Hibernians a discount to the Museum.

Please contact me with any questions at (518) 489-1752 or via e-mail at liammcnabb@hotmail.com