State President’s Testimonial Dinner

Tim McSweeney Testimonial Dinner

Tim McSweeney, NYS AOH President

A Testimonial Dinner to honor New York State AOH President Timothy McSweeney is planned for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany.  The dinner will also be the occasion for the presentation of the 2016 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to James Kelly of Joseph Duelk Jr., AOH Division 1, Orange County.

The Fall New York State AOH Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at 10 a.m.

The evening agenda includes:

  • 4pm Mass, Historic St. Mary’s Church (next to Hilton Albany)
  • 5pm Cocktails
  • 6pm Dinner

Music by the “Michael Clarke Band”

Dinner Tickets are $100 and include choice of entrée, salad, dessert and a three hour open bar. Please see the dinner registration form for additional information.  The RSVP deadline for the dinner is October 28th.

A special hotel room rate has been secured members and friends for Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th at $139/night (tax not included).  For reservations, please call 866-691-1183 and use Code: 1AOH.  For additional hotel information and directions visit www.hiltonalbany.com/To receive the special discounted rate you must reserve your hotel room by Friday, September 30th.

Download the Testimonial Dinner Journal Advertising Form to place an advertisement in our souvenir journal honoring New York State AOH President Timothy McSweeney and James Kelly, 2016 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Awardee.

Download the Testimonial and Award Dinner flyer. For more information, please contact Liam McNabb, Event Chair, at liammcnabb@hotmail.com or at 518-489-1752.

Fall State Meeting Announced

NYS AOH Board
Fall Meeting

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Albany Hilton

Albany Hilton
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Reservations: 866-691-1183
Directions and Map

Officers are asked to bring 80 copies of their reports.

A Testimonial Dinner to honor Timothy McSweeney, President, New York State AOH is planned for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany.  The dinner will also be the occasion for the presentation of the 2016 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to James Kelly of Joseph Duelk Jr., AOH Division 1, Orange County. View the dinner and hotel package information.

The Albany Division 5 Hall, 375 Ontario St. will be open Friday night and serving food from 5 PM on. Live entertainment starts at 7:00 PM. Hotel shuttle will be available.

AOH National President’s Testimonial Dinner

AOH National President’s

Testimonial Dinner

 

Conferral of The AOH-LAOH Sean MacBride Humanitarian Award

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd   &  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 2015

 


 

Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY: Crowne Plaza Hotel
7PM Welcome-”An Evening of Irish Entertainment and Hibernian Fellowship”
Two Hour Open Bar – Light Refreshments – Entertainment – Cash Bar
SATURDAY: Crowne Plaza Hotel
9:30 AM     National Board Meeting
(12 PM “Afternoon Tea” compliments of LAOH Div 3 with buses to/from Pearl River AOH Hall)
5 PM         Mass
6-7 PM      Cocktail Hour (Open Bar with Lavish Hors d’oeuvres)
7-11 PM    Banquet (4 Hour Open Bar – Dinner – Presentations –Dancing)

AOH-New York State President’s Testimonial Dinner

The AOH Michael F. Hogan Division #15 and The LAOH Sister Catherine McAuley Division #14 of Nassau County are proud to host The 2014 AOH New York State President’s Testimonial Dinner at The Melville Marriott on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

 

The event will honor The AOH New York State President James J. Burke and The LAOH New York State President Carol A. McTigue.  This dinner will be held in conjunction with the Fall AOH New York State Board Meetings.

 

The evening will start with a mass at The Melville Marriott at 5:30pm.  The cocktail hour will begin at 6:30pm in the hotel’s atrium.  The dinner will commence at 7:30pm with music provided by Dennis Gallery & Celtic Justice.  Tickets for this dinner will be $85.00 per person.

 

There will also be a commemorative journal for this event.  Prices for advertising are

Full Page- $100

Half Page- $60.00

1/4 Page- $40.00

Patron Listing- $10.00

The deadline for journal ads is October 6, 2014. 

 

Please make checks payable to: AOH Testimonial Dinner Committee

Please mail checks and journal ads to : Testimonial Committee, 4711 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758

 

For those seeking accommodations, reservations can be made by calling the Melville Marriott at (800) 228-9290.  Use the code (AOH/LAOH) when making your reservation.  The rates are $129.00 plus tax per night.  Reservations rates are good thru October 7,2014.

 

 

President’s Message – 12-12

Thank you to all who were able to attend the State Board Meetings and Testimonial Dinner in Auburn.

We now have a HUGE task before us. I am asking ALL Divisions to please donate what they can to the National Boards Relief Effort. This money will go to AOH Members ONLY.

Also, if you want to send supplies please contact someone on the Committee to coordinate where and when this will be possible. Thank you to those who have already donated. May God Bless your efforts.

New York State LAOH & AOH President’s Testimonial Dinner Honoring Denise Sobus & Michael J. McNabb

On November 3, 2012 the John F. Kennedy LAOH Division #2 and John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Auburn, New York will be hosting a Testimonial Dinner. This event will be honoring LAOH/NYS President, Denise Sobus and AOH/NYS President, Michael J. McNabb.

The evening will start with Mass at Holy Family Church at 4:30 p.m. We will then move across the street to the Holiday Inn. A cocktail hour will be served from 5:45 – 6:45. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., with music provided by Kilrush. Tickets for this event will be $75.00 per person. You will find a ticket order form with this letter. Ticket deadline is October 19, 2012.

In conjunction with this, we are putting together an Ad/Journal. Prices for advertising are:
Full Page – $100.00, Half Page – $60.00, Quarter Page – $35.00, Patron – $5.00. You will find an Ad/Journal form enclosed with this letter. The deadline for ads is October 12, 2012.

There will be a welcome reception on Friday November 2nd at the Auburn AOH Hall including  drink specials and snacks.

Room reservations can be made at the Auburn Holiday Inn by calling 315-253-4531.
You must use the code AOH when making your reservations.
Room rates are $99.95 plus tax per night.
Rooms must be reserved before October 2, 2012.

We look forward to seeing you in Auburn for a great weekend.

Click Here to download Forms

President’s Message – September 2012

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.

Upcoming New York Meetings 2012

The New York State Board Will Be Meeting on May 5, 2012 in East Durham, NY. This will be in conjunction with the Our Lady of Knock Services on May 6, 2012

The Board will meet in the Fall of 2012 on November 3, 2012 in Auburn, NY with a joint AOH and LAOH President’s Testimonial Dinner that evening.

The National Convention will take place from July 9-12, 2012 in Turning Stone, NY.

For details about the convention, click here.

New York News

Each August 21st on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Knock, a Mass is celebrated at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, New York. A crowning of Our Lady follows the Mass.  The following organizations participated in the celebration: Orange County Divisions 1, 3 and 4; Orange County Ladies Divisions 4 and 5 and the Orange County Irish American Society of Middletown Irish Heritage Festival.  Orange County AOH Div. 4 is named in honor of Father Emanuel Hourihan, O.Carm., the priest who was instrumental in bringing the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock to the site.

STATE PRESIDENT HONORED.

Charles “Chip” McLean, the popular president of the New York State AOH was honored at a testimonial dinner in his honor at the luxurious Staaten on Staten Island, New York.  Mike McCormack was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and was his usual happy self as he introduced the County, State and National dignitaries who came to salute New York State’s President.  Past NY President, Mat Nelligan was also the recipient of the fifth annual Burns Hayes Award which was presented at the Dinner.  The Burns Hayes Award, named for two beloved pasta NY State Presidents, is the highest honor that the NY State Board can bestow.  Previous recipients have been Rev John Ahern, Tom McNabb, Mike McCormack and John Hennessy.

Frank Fox Division Holds Annual Collection

The AOH Frank Fox Div 16 and the Ladies AOH Div 16 are pleased to announce that their annual collection for Rosary Hill Cancer Center in Hawthorne and Hospice Care (Visiting Nurse Association) of Westchester/ Putnam will be taking place during the fall at area churches.  Since 1992 AOH Div 16 has donated over $168,975 to these two and other community organizations in northern Westchester County.  The AOH is deeply grateful to all who help support our collection. Div 16 meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For further information or an application contact President William McCormack at email-wfmccormack@optonline.net. or Chairwoman Grace Murphy at 914-218-8874 or Chairman James McHugh at 914-232-3766.

Myles Scully Division 1 Yonkers supports Cancer Benefit for Yonkers Police Sergeant

The officers and members of the Myles Scully Div 1 of Yonkers attended a benefit for Yonkers Police Sergeant Roy McLauglin, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.  The Division presented the organizers of the event with a $4,000 pledge of support.  The “10-13” Event (Officer Needs Assistance) was attended by thousands of supporters from across the community.  The all day event showcased live music, a sports memorabilia auction, and a performance by the Pipes and Drums of the Police Police Department, is the father of 4 young children and is facing ever increasing medical expenses as he fights this terrible disease.  “We were honored to help support Sergeant McLaughlin as he goes Emerald Society of Westchester County.  Money was also being raised to support brain cancer awareness, thru the sale of specially colored wristbands.  Sergeant McLaughlin, a 12 year member of the Yonkers through a very difficult time in his life” said Div 1 President, Kevin Ellis.  “We are just a small part of a much larger community effort to see him get through this.” The event was co-sponsored by the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association and the Yonkers Captains, Lieutenants, and Sergeants Association.  For more information or to make a donation, please contact Tom Phelan at (914) 525-2834.

Meredith McLaughlin, sister of Yonkers Police Sergeant Roy McLaughlin (center), with Division President Kevin Ellis and members of Division 1 Yonkers

New York State AOH Respects Life at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Members of the NYS AOH attended the annual Respect Life Mass held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on October 3rd, 2010.  NYS President Charles McLean and LAOH State President Meg Redling led the large contingent of Hibernians up the center aisle and were warmly greeted by Archbishop Timothy Dolan.  The large group consisted of members from all five boroughs of New York City, as well as from the surrounding suburbs.  In his homily, Archbishop Dolan reminded the congregation that the Right to Life was not only a right proclaimed by God, but is also a founding principle of the United States. He said “God saw a reign of life, not destruction; a kingdom of life, not extinction; a culture of life, not of death; that’s God’s vision”.  He also assured the crowd that the culture of life will ultimately prevail.  The mass was co-sponsored by the AOH and the Sisters of Life, a religious order founded in 1991 by the late John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life.

Pictured (L – R) Tom Bierne (NY County Pres.), Meg Redling (LAOH State Pres.), Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan, Charles McLean (NYS Pres.), James Burke (NYS Secretary), John Pesce (Florida State Organizer), John Ellis, and John Hyland (Bronx County Board)

John Francis O'Rourke former five-term President of Division 19, Kings County, New York, married Joyce Gilroy of Staten Island on Sept. 11th, 2010 on Staten Island at the Hilton Gardens Hotel.

Nassau County Supporting Wounded Warriors

On Saturday, September 11th, Division 11th of Hicksville held its annual golf outing at the Rockhill Country Club in Manorville, Suffolk County.  Members of Division 11, those who were golfing and others assembled for some shared words and a moment of silence to remember the heroes who had fought and died in the 9-11 attacks. “Amazing Grace” played by Bob McCann of Div 15 on the bagpipes broke the morning air in tribute.  At the 10th hole, memorial and sponsor signs were set up for the golfers to pause at and reflect upon before teeing off. For the fourth year in a row, part of the proceeds from this event was set aside to be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.  Division President Phil Baumgartner thanked all those who planned and participated in this annual event. Joseph Barry Council 2520 of the Knights of Columbus for the use of their facility, Recorder and Past President Harry Deegan for running this fundraising event, Bill Jankowski and his wife Carol for all of their golf event experience that helped make the day a success, the Kennedy brothers, Dan and Tom for cooking, John Kilganon, our bartender, Vice President and Past President Billy McGough for his assistance, and for all the golfers and sign sponsors for their support in helping Division 11 meet its goal in regards to raising money for the Wounded Warriors Project. To find out more information about this organization, click onto: WWW.WOUNDEDWARRIORSPROJECT.ORG

Nassau County holds 38th Annual Feis

Nassau County held its 38th Annual Feis and Irish Festival on September 21st at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. In addition to dancing, band, music, singing, art and soda bread contests, the Feis honored Irish Examiner Publisher Paddy McCarthy for his efforts of spreading Irish culture. Almost 2000 people attended this year’s Feis, which was considered one of the best put on in the county.

Nassau County President Mike Byrne introduces Paddy McCarthy with Nassau County Vice President and Feis Chairman Sean O’Rourke on the left and LAOH Nassau County President Mary Jo Walsh on the right. (Photo by John O’Connell)

Long Beach Irish Day

Over 30,000 people attended the 2010 Long Beach Irish Day and Festival, held on October 2nd in Nassau County, NY. Summerlike weather in early fall, helped the turnout as the streets were lined with green and vendors selling food and Irish memorabilia. The Day was sponsored by St. Brendan the Navigator Div 17 in Long Beach with representation from National, State, and County officers.

Members of the AOH get ready for the Long Beach Parade. (L to R) Parade Chairman Mike Sullivan, John King, NYS Publicity Chair John O’Connell, Joe Gleason, Hibernian Digest Online Editor Joe McDonald, Division 17 Jr. Past President Andy Healey, NYS President Chip McLean, NYS FFAI Chair Tim Myles, and Rich Hennessey.

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FFAI October fundraiser held at O’Reilly’s in New York City

Pictured (L – R) are FFAI Chair – Sean Pender, Nat’l Director Jere Cole, and Immigration Chair Dan Dennehy

Pictured (L – R) are Vince Tyer (Pearl River Pres.) Dermot Moore (Rockland Co. Pres.) Jim Burke (NYS Sec.) Jack Ryan (NYS VA)

Members of the AOH get ready for the Long Beach Parade. (L to R) Parade Chairman Mike Sullivan, John King, NYS Publicity Chair John O’Connell, Joe Gleason, Hibernian Digest Online Editor Joe McDonald, Division 17 Jr. Past President Andy Healey, NYS President Chip McLean, NYS FFAI Chair Tim Myles, and Rich Hennessey.

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