Well, we were blessed with a tremendous day for our parade this past week and people voted with their feet and their seats and showed up big-time. Thank you to the 25 or so members who marched down the Avenue with us. It’s been quite the busy month, so a lot in this newsletter.
Our next division meeting will be at the Hibernian House this Friday, March 25th at 8:00pm. Aside from recapping the last month, at the meeting, we will talk about the many events requiring planning and participation – including our spring golf outing.
Congratulations once more to all the honorees at the Emerald Ball including: Parade Commander: Deirdre Smith-Withers, Businesspersons Of the Year: Peter And Kwan Bellhouse of Kwan Thai Restaurant, Aide To The Grand Marshal: NYC, Lillian Murphy, Nadine Faughan Green as Hibernian of the Year, and our own Rockland County Parade Grand Marshal: Frank McDonagh. It was a great night for us as a community to show that we have come back strong, while there was also a touching remembrance of all those we have lost these last two years. More on the parade itself in the article that follows.
Also, congratulations to Larry DeGennaro and his extended team for a very successful St. Patrick’s Day Seniors’ Luncheon. No threat of bad weather was going to slow down our team or the seniors who have come to love the event. Again – an article on that to follow.
Of special note: This Saturday at the GAA there will be an event at around 2:00pm Division 3’s own Ed O’Dea will be receiving the Annual Noel O’Connell Award for Outstanding Community Service by a Member of the Law Enforcement Community. The award is issued by the Rockland County District Attorney. Please come out and help recognize Ed and all he does, not only for Division 3 but for the community at large!
Also note, Sean Walsh and the golf committee are now meeting regularly on Wednesday nights at 7pm in the pub. The golf tournament is a huge undertaking that requires outreach to sponsors and donors, advertising, organizing the golfing itself and the many logistical elements required for the day and the dinner following. We can use all the hands we can get, so please drop by and get involved. Again, the date of the outing: Thursday, May 12th.
Good & Welfare – Please say a prayer Neil Cosgrove who has been under the weather for over a week with a late case of Covid – he’s doing better, but remember him and anyone else who is still struggling with the virus or its affects. Also continue to pray for the Ukrainians – their safety and a resolution to what is going on. Please also keep continue to keep our law enforcement professionals, healthcare workers and members of the armed services in your prayers.
As always, we pray that you and your family are healthy and safe.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,