The NY AOH met in Saratoga for it biennial convention back in July and new slate of officers were elected. Jim Burke of Massapequa was elected President. Tim McSweeney of Selkirk, NY was elected Vice President, Victor Vogel of Islip moved up to Secretary and Thomas Lambert of Buffalo was elected Treasurer.
New York’s Hibernians held their 96th biennial convention in Pearl River, Rockland County, July 13 to 17.
Michael J. McNabb of Auburn, second from right, was elected state president; James Burke, second from left, of Massapequa, was elected vice president; Timothy McSweeney, right, of Selkirk, was elected secretary; and Victor J. Vogel, left, was elected treasurer. Fr. Henry Reid, center, of Port Jefferson Station, was appointed state chaplain.
The convention was a wonderful experience, organized to perfection by A. Warren Scullin 2011 AOH/LAOH – NYS Convention Chairman and his committee. And a big thanks to the Pearl River and Rockland County Hibernians for their hard work to make sure everything ran smoothly. They were great hosts.
The 2011 gathering in Pearl River was no exception.
Michael J. McNabb of Auburn, NY ran unopposed for the position of President, while James Burke of Massapequa, NY and Timothy McSweeney of Selkirk, NY also were elected to the to the positions of Vice President and Secretary, respectively without any competition.
That didn’t mean there wasn’t drama. Victor J. Vogel, who hails from Islip, NY won a three person race for State Treasurer. Vogel beat out Thomas Beirne and John Hyland for the position.
The other competitive race was for the site of the 2013 convention where Saratoga, NY bested Nassau County for the location, which will take place from July 10 – July 13, 2013.
The fully elected appointed board can be viewed on our officers page.