NY’s Hibernians in convention McNabb elected state presiden

Photo Credit: John O'Connell

New York’s Hibernians held their 96th biennial convention in Pearl River, Rockland County, July 13 to 17.

Michael J. McNabb of Auburn, second from right, was elected state president; James Burke, second from left, of Massapequa, was elected vice president; Timothy McSweeney, right, of Selkirk, was elected secretary; and Victor J. Vogel, left, was elected treasurer. Fr. Henry Reid, center, of Port Jefferson Station, was appointed state chaplain.

The convention was a wonderful experience, organized to perfection by A. Warren Scullin
2011 AOH/LAOH – NYS
Convention Chairman and his committee. And a big thanks to the Pearl River and Rockland County Hibernians for their hard work to make sure everything ran smoothly. They were great hosts.

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New York State Elects New Officers

One of the main reasons the New York State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians meets every two years in convention is to elect its new board of officers.

The 2011 gathering in Pearl River was no exception.

Michael J. McNabb of Auburn, NY ran unopposed for the position of President, while James Burke of Massapequa, NY and Timothy McSweeney of Selkirk, NY also were elected to the to the positions of Vice President and Secretary, respectively without any competition.

That didn’t mean there wasn’t drama. Victor J. Vogel, who hails from Islip, NY won a three person race for State Treasurer. Vogel beat out Thomas Beirne and John Hyland for the position.

The other competitive race was for the site of the 2013 convention where Saratoga, NY bested Nassau County for the location, which will take place from July 10 – July 13, 2013.

The fully elected appointed board can be viewed on our officers page.