Our next division meeting will be at the Hibernian House this Friday, November 18th at 8:00pm. Aside from discussing the many upcoming events, we’ll conduct nominations for Division Officers, as well as take nominations for our representatives to the Rockland St. Patrick’s Day parade as Battalion Commander and Aide to the Grand Marshal.
Welcome to our newest member sworn in at the October meeting: Lennon Duffy of Pearl River. While, as an organization, we do not endorse any party or candidate, we do encourage civic participation, believing it’s not only a privilege but a responsibility. With that in mind, we are proud of the efforts and congratulate the success of our Division 3 Brothers who won recent elections: Mike Lawler, now the U.S. Representative-elect for the 17th Congressional District, and John McGowan, member-elect of the New York State Assembly, District 97. Well done, both!
Thanks much to Sean Walsh and team for the “Halloween Howl” party – the Rummies sounded great and thanks to all who showed up in great costumes. Thanks, too, to Bill Lee and team for the first Pot of Gold party. It was a great afternoon – but don’t forget, there’s another one to come, so make sure you’ve gotten a ticket! They are available at the pub.
Thanks also to those who helped with the various set up activities or were able to attend any of the events over the weekend of November 5th, when the NYS AOH Board held their meeting here in Pearl River. Rockland County, and our Division in particular, showed very well to our guests from all over the state. As I write this, we’re preparing for our second State event at the Hibernian – the FFAI Social on Thursday, November 17th
And I can’t highlight enough, the article on the upcoming Major Degree Ceremony to be held right here in Pearl River. Make sure to get that on your calendar if you don’t already have your major degree! And make sure to review all upcoming events – we’ve got a lot going on, including a ‘split squad’ morning on December 17th with two events – come out! Get involved!
Good & Welfare Please say a prayer for our brother, Greg Dubrule, and for Mike Hieb’s mother, Peggy Hieb – may they rest in peace. Also, please keep Merrick Rhodes in your prayers as he recovers, after a brief hospital stay, compounded by a bout of COVID. Also, continue to pray for the Ukrainians – while they have faded from the daily news coverage their suffering continues. Please also 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,