I hope you and your families had a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, January 22nd. Welcome aboard to new members Pete Dan Mulligan and Kevin Cahill.
Many thanks go out to Frank McDonagh, Joan Moore, and all the volunteers who helped out at our Christmas parties this year. Congratulations to all our raffle winners and many, many thanks to all of you who supported this important fundraiser. A great job was done by the committee whose members are to numerous to mention here but especially to Chairman Bill Lee and his wife Trish. Our Christmas Fund took care of 33 children this year. Many thanks to all who donated to this noble cause and especially to John Gannon, Pete Dunne, Mike Lynch, and Larry and Denise DeGennaro for all their hard work.
Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News… Please say a prayer for the repose of Mark Rolston’s father-in-law Tom Walsh. Congratulations to new grandpa Nick Doyle who was presented with new granddaughter Gwendolyn by son Nick Jr. and his better half Gloria, and to John and Mary Dolan on the birth of twin grandchildren James Francis and Mary Grace via daughter Dr. Eileen and her husband Dr. Jim Sulzer.
A couple of prayers are in order for Harry Stern who is back home from Helen Hayes recovering from a heart attack, for John Kennedy who is also home from Helen Hayes after a short stay, for John Ovichinnikoff’s dad Larry who is at Westchester Medical after a severe heart attack, for Warren Hennessey who has reclaimed his regular stool at the pub after his second cataract surgery, for Jim Walsh who is battling a severe blood disorder and who recently stopped by the pub with his brother-in-law (our past Division president) Jack Mullins, and for Paddy Kelly who is scheduled for quadruple bypass at Good Samaritan.
As always, please remember to say an extra prayer or two for our wounded warriors and their families.
Yours in Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity, Dermot O’Connor Moore, President.