2013 NYS Bowling Tournament


SATURDAY APRIL 20th 2013 12:00 PM


Includes Bowling and Banquet
Special pricing for “Banquet Only”

WHERE: Sportsmen’s Bowl
1652 Crane Street

Schenectady Hibernian Hall
1746-1748 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12304

LAOH Teams, Single Bowlers, Cheerleaders, and Peanut Gallery Always Welcome

Sponsored By: JFK Div. #1 Schenectady County
Contact: Owen Cole: omcole@verizon.net / (518) 527-5069
Steve Mackey: smackey4@nycap.rr.com / (518) 346-7050

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2012 Bowling Tournament






HOSTED BY JFK Div. #1 Schenectady




WHERE: Boulevard Bowl

               1315 Erie Blvd.


Schenectady Hibernian Hall

 1746-1748 State St.

Schenectady, NY   12304



Owen Cole  518-399-1269

Or Steve Mackey 518-346-7050

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125th for Anaconda

Anaconda AOH Division 1 Officers holding charter provide by the Montana AOH State Board left to right: Standing Committee Chairman John "Bobo" Kelly, Recording Secretary Jack Kelly, Treasurer Ed Birch, Financial Secretary Frank Fitzpatrick, Vice President Bob Mehrens, President Jim Killoy, Marshall Gary Ouldhouse and Sentinel Tony Shea.

For 125 years the Anaconda AOH in Montana have been sharing Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. The Anaconda AOH Division 1 was established on September 13, 1885, four years before Montana became a state. Charter members included William Welsh,, Pat Mealy, John Brooks, Pat Harrington, M.L. Burke, Phil McGovern, Mike Collins, Jim Murray, John Phillips, Pat Gordon, and James Dollard along with officers:;President Thomas Daly, Vice President Mike O’Rourke, Recording Secretary Joe Peters, Financial Secretary Patrick McMahon and Treasurer J.B. Keefe

The same tradition was offered September 10th, 11th and 12th 2010 with a variety of activities scheduled for the weekend at the Hibernian Hall. 150 friends and guests were in attendance as the division that boasts to be one of the oldest west of the Mississippi had a grand celebration. Brothers from as far as Buffalo, NY and Michigan made the journey to help commemorate the occasion. The weekend began with a registration and social on Friday evening. Many stories were told and old pictures shared among those in attendance. Ed McCarthy led the story telling for the group, being the longest active member, joining Anaconda’s division in 1954. Ed was also chosen as the Grand Marshall for the weekend. Saturday kicked off with a social at noon followed by a parade through town at two. Saturday evening’s activities began with a dinner and a number of presentations.

Montana’s national director, Mike O’Connor presented the organization with an anniversary plaque, sent by the national board.  Montana State President Tom Pahut then presented the division with a proclamation from Governor of Montana Bryan Schweitzer designating September 13th Anaconda AOH Heritage Day.  Said proclamation was signed by the Montana State Board; Tom Pahut, President, L.F. Thomas, Vice President, John Curry, Treasurer, Frank Walsh Secretary and Bob Mehrens Marshal, also signing were Mike O’Connor National Director and the Anaconda Division officers Standing Committee Chairman John “Bobo” Kelly, Recording Secretary Jack Kelly, Treasurer Ed Birch, Financial Secretary Frank Fitzpatrick, Vice President Bob Mehrens, President Jim Killoy, Marshall Gary Ouldhouse and Sentinel Tony Shea. A wonderful banner commemorating the organization’s accomplishment was also presented by State President Pahut .The evening climaxed with music and dance provided by the Montana ShamRockers. Sunday all were invited to march to Mass at St. Peters Church. The weekend was closed with a wonderful brunch.


Leadership Seminar

Pictured (L-R) Tom Beirne, Dan Dennehy, Matt Nelligan, Brian Kelly, Aidan O'Kelly-Lynch

An AOH Leadership Seminar was held Saturday, November 13 at the new Hibernian Hall at the Hudson Valley Irish Center in Verplanck, NY.  A panel including Matt Nelligan, 2012 National Convention Chairman and Past NYS President, Tom Beirne, NY County President, Brian Kelly, Westchester County, and Dan Dennehy, National Immigration Chairman. Over fifty Hibernians from New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio, as well as members from across NY State joined the members from the Metropolitan area in participating in this remarkable forum. Brendan Moore, National Vice President, along with National Directors Jere Cole & Danny O’Connell, Sean Pender, National FFAI, Joe McDonald, Digital Hibernian Digest and Ed Rice, NY State Organizer provided their observations and expertise to the forum. New acquaintances were made and information shared to benefit the good of the Order.

Brendan Moore congratulated Brothers Dan Dennehy, Matt Nelligan, Tom Beirne, and Brian Kelly for their efforts in structuring and presenting this seminar. “They achieved and surpassed all of their objectives. Their Leadership Seminar should be further developed and repeated throughout the AOH.”

The seminar focused on the following topics:

  • AOH Officer & Member
  • Roles, responsibilities & duties
  • AOH Halls
  • Meetings and Ceremonies
  • Layout and Decorum
  • Our Constitution & Bylaws
  • Robert’s Rules of Order:
  • For the Good of Our Order
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Brothers for Life

Matt Nelligan thanked Brother Dennehy for putting the seminar together stating, “In order to make sure that our Order continues to grow and thrive we need to constantly prepare our members for leadership roles. This Seminar provided a format for Local, State and National Officers in our organization to educate our future leaders on the rules, regulations and protocols that they need to be familiar with.”

“The goal of the seminar was to familiarize newer Hibernians with our leadership and organization, to provide a better understanding of our Order and to encourage recruitment and retention by sharing successful efforts and methods.” stated Dan Dennehy.  He added “I believe that the seminar achieved greater than anticipated success, highlighted aspects of our Order that further focused on and that the social aspect of the day definitely benefited all those in attendance.”

Food and refreshment were provided by President Aidan O’Kelly Lynch, Div 18 and the officers and members of the host Division – Westchester County Division 18, Peekskill. Visiting Hibernians admired the hall, which boasted relics from the Division including a poster from an 1898 boat ride sponsored by the local AOH. Those early Hibernians, many of whom were Irish immigrants, built the building and inscribed their names in the bricks outside on July 4, 1876.