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.

New York

The Myles Scully Division #1 was honored to welcome New York State President Chip McLean to the third annual “Respect Life Week” held in the City of Yonkers on January 24th 2010. The event was sponsored by Yonkers Mayor Philip A. Amicone, an Associate member of Division #1, and a politician who has been an outspoken advocate defending the rights of the unborn.  Yonkers is the only municipality in the State of New York to commemorate Respect Life Week.  The NYS Board honored Mayor Amicone last summer for his efforts with its first annual Right to Life Award which was presented at their State Convention Awards Dinner.

Pictured (L to R): Dan Mulvey, John Hyland, Larry McCrudden, Brendan Murphy, Kevin Ellis, Chip McLean, John McDonald, James Walsh, Tom Allison and Liam McLaughlin.

On Jan 9th, 2010, the Monsignor John J. Lee Division conducted an installation of officers at the Hibernian Center in Elmira NY. (L to R) Seated President Tom Corcoran; V.P.- Dan O'Herron Standing: Nate Noto, Financial Secretary; Tom Dean, Treasurer; Sean Garner, Marshall; Mike Parry, Sentinel; Gerry McInerney, Secretary; John O'Herron NYS District 7 Director; Mike McNabb, NYS Vice President; and Jim Burke, NYS Secretary

Members of Division 21 in Rockaway Beach donated $2,500 to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Proceeds were raised from successful golf outing this past October. (L to R) Mark Edwards, President, James McGoorty, Treasurer, Mike Keller, Vice President, Yolanda from St. Jude's children's Hospital, Mike Foley, and Brendan Jones, Financial Secretary.

Kings County Division #12 donates $1,000 to the BRAVO Ambulance Service (L to R) Chip McLean, New York State President, G. McCabe Div 12 VP, Adam Gottlieb BRAVO VP of Operations, Monsignor J. Gigantiello, Chaplain, B. Cassidy Div 12 Pres, Jim Burke, NYS Secretary.