State Board Meeting and President’s Testimonial Dinner Concluded

The Fall State Board Semi-annual Meeting and State President’s Testimonial Dinner took place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Melville Marriott in Melville, Suffolk County–home county of New York AOH State President Vic Vogel.  The meeting was well attended as were the other events of the day including the evening celebration of the Mass by Father Henry Reid, AOH State Chaplain. The President’s Testimonial Dinner immediately followed on Saturday night and included presentations, proclamations and performances by the Roisin Dubh Pipes and Drums and worldclass Irish step dancers.

(View a photo album of the day’s events courtesy of John O’Connell)

During the morning meeting, AOH members from across the state heard reports from the Executive Board Members and District Directors. Committee chairs also delivered reports on Right to Life, Buy Irish, Website and Social Media, Publicity, Empire Hibernian Newsletter, Special Projects, Freedom for All Ireland, Charity and Missions, Veteran’s Affairs,  NYS Scholarship, Sports, Catholic Action, Historian and the Organizer’s report.

 Attending the events were the top four National Board Officers: President Judge Jim McKay, Vice President Danny O’Connell, Secretary Jere Cole and Treasurer Sean Pender. Joining the National Executive Board were four National Directors including New York’s own Liam McNabb and Dan Dennehy who attended along with other National Board officers and many National and State Past Presidents. Camaraderie with the LAOH was evident with the attendance of LAOH National Vice President Karen Keane and LAOH State President Jackie Clute who were joined by many Sister Hibernians in wishing outgoing NYAOH President Vic Vogel the best as his term concludes in July 2019.

State President’s Testimonial Dinner

Join us at the Testimonial Dinner honoring

Vic Vogel
President, New York State AOH

In conjunction with the presentation of the 2018 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to
William “Bill” Powers
AOH Thomas Carroll Division, Buffalo, New York

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
*6:00 p.m. Mass / *7:00 p.m. Dinner

Music by “Great River Junction”
Dinner Tickets are $125 and include choice of Entrée’, Salad, Dessert, Three Hour Open Bar

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Hotel Rooms are available Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd
$139/Night @ AOH Rate (does not include taxes)
Code: Ancient Order of Hibernians
Reservation Number: 631-423-1600
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For more information, please contact Walter Butler, Event Chair: or at 631-384-3971