Our next meeting will be held on Friday, May 20th. Great craic was had at our first Rambling House on April 22nd and many thanks go out to our organizers “Limerick” Mike O’Sullivan and Dennis Madigan, our bartender Frank McDonagh, and all of our many performers. Thanks to all of you who travelled to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the National AOH 1916 mass and procession on April 23rd. Our crowning moment was the Centenary mass, commemoration, and lunch that were held at the RGAA field and PR Hilton on April 24th. A record crowd of over 700 was treated to a truly moving and appropriate display. I have received numerous compliments from many visiting dignitaries from the AOH and other Organizations. Kudos to all the many volunteers and participants who made it happen.. Division 3 was well represented at the NYS AOH meeting and Bobby Sands Memorial on April 30th. Congratulations to our students who received their scholarships at our Communion Breakfast on May 1st and many thanks to our scholarship committee, especially chairman Kevin McNulty. Also many thanks to our mass chairman Ed O’Dea and his volunteers as well as our breakfast volunteers, especially chef Brian Booth and Joan Moore, Cathleen McNulty, and Kevin Haugh. Congratulations to all the performers who put on an outstanding show at the Pearl River School of Irish Music Concert on May 6th.
Dues are long overdue. Please get them in as we’d hate to lose you.
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Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News…Please say a repose for the souls of Mike McNamara’s son Michael and Fran Corbett’s brother Mike. Gene Flood is coming along with his rehab at Helen Hayes, Mark Donnelly is still at Nyack Hospital and would appreciate visitors, Nick Doyle and Emmett Woods are both recovering at home after experiencing complications after their knee replacement surgeries, Bob Winkelman is walking gingerly after his back surgery, and Brian Pearson is recovering well at home after intestinal surgery. 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.