President’s Message – March 2013

The clean up from Sandy is still ongoing.  This is going to be a long process for some of our members. I ask that if you are able to assist in any way please do. The National Board is still accepting donations.

As National Charity and Missions Chair I ask that all Divisions and County Boards fill out the proper form and send it to me via email or hard copy. These forms also include man hours.

As State Sports Chair, Our State Bowling Tournament will be held in Schenectady on April 20, 2013. The James F. Hayes Golf Classic will again be held the Friday before our East Durham Board Meeting. The Date is May 3, 2013. The forms are included in this issue.

With St. Patrick’s Day comes the Marching Season. Please remember that you represent our Order.

I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a Holy Easter.

President’s Message Feb. 2012

The division installations are over for another year. I would like to thank all the divisions who invited me to attend their installations this year. I had the honor to install 3 of my cousins as division presidents, 2 cousins as division officers and my son, Emmett, as a division sentinel.

Now St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. This means many parades and celebrations. I ask all Brothers to remember we are paying homage to OUR Patron Saint. PLEASE be respectful in all you do during this season.

I would like to invite any Brother and his family who would like to join the NYS Board as we march up 5th Avenue on March 17th. There is a dress code. No jeans, tennis shoes (sneakers) or sweat shirts.

Our Spring NYS Board Meeting will be held in East Durham on May 5, 2012. I am expecting a multitude of candidates for national office to be in attendance. This will be a great chance for our members to meet these candidates in a non convention pressured atmosphere.

As I mentioned in the previous ESH, The National Convention will be held at Turning Stone July 9th – 13th 2012. Delegates should make their room reservations ASAP. I am expecting our State to have a FULL Delegation.

Have a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a Holy Easter.

Your in our Motto,

Michael J. McNabb
IBTGOG