Welcome aboard to new members Anthony Shaut and Patrick Nolan. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, June 23rd. Thanks to all the members who placed and collected American flags in Nanuet cemetery and to those who marched and then stood at attention in the rain to honor our heroes who sacrificed all for our great nation. Congratulations to John McGowan, Bill Young, and Danny Mulligan on their respective elections as President, Vice President, and Sentinel of the Rockland County AOH Board. It is great to see the younger generation stepping up to the plate and I know that they will make us proud. Congrats as well to Neil Cosgrove, Bill Lee, and Kevin Donohue on their re-elections. We had a tremendous showing from Division 3 at the convention and I sincerely thank all of you who braved the excessive heat to be there.
Looking forward to seeing you at the RGAA Grand Opening Weekend, the NYS AOH Convention, and, last but certainly not least, the RCAOH Ceol Mor Bagpipe Competition and Festival. Read on in this newsletter for details on all. We wish the best of luck to all of our young musicians as they travel to Ennis to compete in the Fleadh. The newsletter takes a break until September but rest assured that we will keep you advised of important upcoming events via email and calling post.
Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News…Please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Bill Gaynor. Bobby McBride could use a prayer or two after he suffered a stroke and is now recovering at Montefiore Hospital. Denis Troy is obviously recovering well with his new knee by the way he marched down Central Avenue for the Memorial Day Parade. Nice story in the Journal News lately about Vinnie Homenick’s son Matt saving a GW Bridge jumper utilizing his PRHS & Hofstra U. wrestling moves and an excellent article in the same paper by our historian Neil Cosgrove about the need for improved Civics education in regards to bloc voting. 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.