Queens County Board Hosts Major Degree Ceremony

 

Pictured in the photo: New York State Vice President Victor J. Vogel, New York State Treasurer & Queens County President John J. Manning, New York State District 5 Director Walter Cooper, and Kings County President Steve Kiernan.

On Sunday February 26, 2017, The John F. Kennedy Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team conferred the Major Degrees of the Order. This event was hosted by the Officers and Members of Queens County, NY. In attendance were 80 Brother Hibernians participating as degree team members, candidates, and observers. Forty-one candidates from surrounding counties were inducted into our Order.

Schenectady Degree Team Confers Major Degrees

The John F. Kennedy Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team (MDT) conferred the Major Degrees of the Order on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Fr. Henry Tansey, Division 5 Hall in Albany.  In attendance were more than seventy-five Brother Hibernians participating as degree team members, candidates and observers. Twenty-seven candidates from surrounding counties were inducted.

Pictured above (seated left) is Brother Michael P. Glenn, AOH Life Member and Chairman of the Schenectady MDT, who thanked the candidates for completing the lessons of the Order and welcomed them into the inner circle of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. According to Brother Glenn, the Schenectady MDT was founded in 1920 and presently has 30 members. The Hibernian presence took root in Schenectady with Division 1 in 1880 and has thrived ever since.

Also pictured above (standing left) is Jim Scott, President of Schenectady’s John F. Kennedy AOH Division 1 and member of the Major Degree Team. Standing to the right of Brother Scott is Tim McSweeney, National AOH Organizer and NY State President who acted as Master of Ceremony. Also pictured are the twenty-seven Brother Hibernians who received their Major Degree — congratulations!

Schenectady Major Degree Team Plans Event

John F. Kennedy Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team has announced that the Major Degrees of the Order will be exemplified on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Albany AOH Hall. All eligible candidates should be encouraged to participate so that they can be brought into the Inner Chamber of Hibernianism.  Please see below for more information.

Schenectady Major Degree Team Confers Degrees

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The John F. Kennedy Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team (MDT) conferred the Major Degrees of the Order on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in the Fr. Henry Tansey, Division 5 Hall in Albany.  In attendance were more than seventy-five Brother Hibernians participating as candidates and observers including a total of twenty-four candidates from five counties–Schenectady (1 Division), Albany (2 Divisions), Orange (3 Divisions), Monroe (1 Division) and Saratoga County (1 Division).

According to Brother Michael P. Glenn, Chairman of the Schenectady MDT, “We had a good class that were enthused and the team also were in good spirits, so the combination made for a great day.”  Brother Glenn, added that the Schenectady MDT has been performing the Major Degree Ritual continuously since 1920 and presently has 30 members. The team was formed from a group of Hibernian Rifles that were part of the Schenectady County AOH. The Hibernian presence took root in Schenectady with Division 1 in 1880.

Pictured above is NY State President Tim McSweeney who acted as Master of Ceremony, several degree team members and the twenty-four Brother Hibernians who received their Major Degree.