NYS AOH Installs New Officers At Convention

The Ancient Order of Hibernians of New York elected Victor Vogel as its new State President at its 99th Biennial Convention which was held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Convention Center in Buffalo, New York. The convention which ran from July 12 through July 15 was attended by more than 500 delegates from all regions of New York State. The AOH currently has over 16,000 members in New York State.

(l-r) New York State Officers:  Treasurer Thomas O’Donnell, President Victor Vogel, Vice President Thomas Lambert and Secretary John Manning.

President Vogel, who will serve a 2 year term, is a Life Member of the AOH and hails from Islip, NY. He was first elected to the State Board as a District 6 Director in 2009. 

President Vogel succeeds outgoing New York State President Tim McSweeney, who was congratulated for having a very successful term of office. Past President McSweeney continues to serve as a National AOH Board Organizer.

Tom Lambert of Buffalo was selected as New York State Vice President, John Manning of Queens was chosen as New York State Secretary, and Thomas O’Donnell of Niagara Falls was elected New York State Treasurer.

Pictured above are some of the District Directors who joined the executive board officers following their installation, which was held at the conclusion of the Closing Mass in Buffalo’s St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

 

The eight District Directors who were also selected by the delegates, will oversee the day to day operations of the Order in their respective regions. For a full list of New York State AOH officials, please visit the officer’s page on this site.

The 99th Biennial Convention Concludes

The 99th AOH New York State Biennial Convention has concluded and delegates from across the state headed back home invigorated with thoughts and ideas obtained during the informative sessions.  Thanks to the Buffalo Convention Committee and all of our Western New York AOH Brothers for a unforgettable stay. The Buffalo Convention will be remembered for a very long time! 

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the NYS Board. Special thanks and a job well done to our outgoing officers, especially Tim McSweeney.  The success of the last two years was due in no small part to your leadership and hard work!

Click here to view photo albums taken at the many convention events. (Photos courtesy of John O’Connell). Additional photos will be added shortly.

Members and convention guests are invited to submit their favorite photos and/or videos of the convention events for posting on the website.  Please send to mactir@gmail.com

 

Suffolk’s Clancy Honored as Hibernian of the Year

Brian Clancy was honored as Hibernian of the Year at the Suffolk County Division 3’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance held on March 11, 2017. Brian received the Commodore John Barry Medal from NY AOH Vice President Victor Vogel.  Also in attendance was NY AOH Secretary Tom Lambert and Suffolk County President Jack Ryan.

Pictured (l-r) NY AOH Vice President Vic Vogel; Brian Clancy, Division 3 Suffolk County Hibernian of the Year; Suffolk County President Jack Ryan and Tom Lambert, NY AOH Secretary.

Lockport Honors Barry Griffith as Hibernian of the Year

Hibernian of the Year Barry Griffith with AOH New York State Secretary Tom LambertHibernian of the Year Barry Griffith with AOH New York State Secretary Tom Lambert

On January 6th, Barry Griffith, Deputy NYS AOH Charity & Missions Chair & President of AOH Division 4  was recognized as Lockport’s Hibernian of the year!  A well deserved honor.  Comgratulations from all of us on The New York State Board!