A benefit was held this past weekend at Rory Dolan’s in Yonkers for a young man who is battling bone cancer. Luke Gallagher is 11 years old and is the youngest of seven children. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and has already gone thru many treatments of chemotherapy as well as several surgeries to have his legs reconstructed. He is currently in the process of learning to walk again but is still facing at least another 10 rounds of chemo in the future. Luke’s older brother Eoghan serves as the Financial Secretary of the AOH Division #17 of New Rochelle, New York.
The event, which was in the planning stages for several months, featured live music, dancing performances, gift basket raffles and an autographed sports memorabilia auction. A very special “gaming trailer” was also brought in so kids could spend time playing video games throughout the day.
Division #1 Yonkers was honored to participate and presented the Gallagher family with a $500 dollar pledge of support at the event. If you would like to get involved and help this fundraising effort, you can visit the website dedicated to helping raise funds for Luke and the difficult challenges he faces going forward. Please visit:
Yonkers Men’s & Ladies Hibernians Install Division Officers for 2016
The Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myles Scully – Division #1 joined together with members of The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Our Lady of Knock – Division #19 to hold an installation ceremony for their Division Officers this past weekend at The Fairways at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers. This year marked the very first time that the two organizations combined their ceremonies into one.
The Hibernians welcomed LAOH Westchester County President Alice Koraca Geisler who administered to the oath of office to the members of Division #19. The members of Division #1 welcomed AOH New York State Treasurer John Manning and AOH Westchester County President Aidan O’Kelly Lynch, who administered the men’s part of the oath ceremony.
The Officer Installation Ceremony is one of only two rituals of The Ancient Order of Hibernians that is open to the public, the other being the wake ritual for a deceased member.
LAOH Division #19 President Allison Burke and AOH Division #1 President Kevin Ellis both returned for another term of office as a result of annual elections that are held every autumn.
Congratulations and best wishes to all of our officers in Yonkers!