Welcome aboard to new members Tom McKenna and Tom Zippili. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, January 27th. Our final Pot O’Gold Drawing party on December 18th was a great success. Many thanks to Chairman Bill Lee and his bride Trish as well as all the many volunteers, our chefs really hit it out of the ball park this time. Congrats to all of the winners and thanks to all our supporters for enabling us to continue to fulfill or mission of Christian Charity. A great time was had by all on St. Stephen’s night, Dwecember 26th at our traditional Wren Night. Many thanks to Fergal Hayes, Mike O’Sullivan, and all our local talent. We look forward to keeping the tradition alive with several more Rambling Houses. Ed O’ Dea is to be congratulated for running a bus trip to the new AOH Hall in Roxbury on January 21st. We all had a great time as our Division 21brothers treated us with a real Irish welcome. Division 3 looks forward to hosting a Grand Marshal reception on February 3rd and to our ski trip to Bellayre Mountain on Feruary 4th. Congratulations to John Kelly on his election as Treasurer and many thanks to Marty Davin for all his years of service. Congratulations to Marty and to Chuck Parnow on their respective selections as Aide to Grand Marshal and Battalion Commander for Division 3 in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pearl River.
Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News…Please say a prayer for the repose of the souls of Mike Halpin’s bride Bridget and past NYS LAOH President Bernadette Hartnett. Your recent prayers seem to be working in regards to Jim Walsh who seems to be doing quite well. A couple of more prayers are in order for Ray Gallagher’s son Brian who is scheduled for open heart surgery shortly, for Mike Fallon who is battling either Lyme or West Nile Disease, and for John Kennedy who is still struggling after all this time.
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.