WOW, what a great National Convention! Congratulations to Liam McNabb and his entire Committee. Congratulations also go out to our new National President, Brendan Moore, Reelected National Secretary, Tom McNabb and our new National Director Charles “Chip” McLean. Also congratulations to the new LAOH National Vice President, Mary Hogan. I thank the New York State Delegates who helped to elect me as National Director. On behalf of the NYS Board I extend a congratulation to all those who were elected at the National Convention both AOH and LAOH. I would like to thank AOH/NYS Vice President, Jim Burke, for Chairing the Hospitality Room at Turning Stone. In my humble opinion it was the BEST Hospitality Room.
National President Moore has also appointed me as National Charities and Missions Chairman. I ask all County Boards and Divisions to PLEASE make a list of ALL the donations you make. This information is important for many reasons. The amount of
money donated by the AOH seems to be a large amount, but we need the true figures to prove what we claim. A form will be available in the near future for you to send me this information.
The next State Board Meeting will be held in Auburn on November 3, 2012. In conjunction with this will be a joint State Presidents Testimonial Dinner. More information on this event will be out soon.
In closing on behalf of the NYS Board and all the Members of NYS I send our deepest sympathy to Della and Kevin Shannon on the loss of Pat.
Pat’s work for the Order will be greatly missed. His lessons and guidance to me personally were invaluable. May his legacy continue. Rest in Peace my friend.