Our next meeting will be held on Friday, April 29th. Also on April 29, the 100th Anniversary of Fr. Peter Lappin, S.D.B. will be celebrated at the Marian Shrine at a Mass.
Welcome aboard to new members Phil Donnelly, Kevin Courtney, Mike O’Connell and Patrick Sheehy.
Many thanks to all who marched in the St.Patrick’s Day parades in NYC and Pearl River, in particular those who worked so hard to make the Pearl River one the best ever. Congratulations to Jack O’Connor, our cooks and all the many volunteers for a great senior citizens’ luncheon.
For those who may be wondering, our dance has been moved back to Oct. 7 and dance chairman Vince Tyer will provide the details as we get closer. Our May Golf outing has been cancelled and I hope as many members as possible will support the Friendly Sons’ golf outing with the proceeds going to help with county’s expenses at the NYS Convention. The Golf Committee will advise on developments on the new Division golf outing.
Congratulations to our scholarship winners and many thanks to all the applicants. The Scholarship Committee once again did an outstanding job dealing with 18 applications from truly remarkable students. All of them are deserving but only 10 scholarships are available. Many thanks to all the committee members, in particular chairmen Marty Davin and Larry Kaine. Thanks also to Ed O’Dea and Kevin McNulty for running a great Mass and Communion Breakfast and once again to Phil, Linda, and Tim Sheridan for all their hard work.
Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News…please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Russ Pogeweit’s father-in-law James Dooley, Frank McCoy, and Kathleen Gallagher, Ray’s bride and the mother of Chris, Brian, and James. In her waning days she took great pride in Chris being Aide to Grand Marshal in our parade. Thanks to all for the great AOH attendance at the McCoy and Gallagher funerals. Please also say a prayer for Walter Murray’s wife Mary as she starts hospice, Gene Flood’s brother Patrick who is quite ill in Cooperstown, Mike Scully who had a clot removed from behind his eye which should help his golf swing, Pete McGovern is recovering well after the removal of additional tumor matter from his cranium, John Kennedy’s dad James who was just released from Helen Hayes after successful heart surgery, Buddy Bernhardt who is showing remarkable improvement after his knee replacement. We’ve got so many members rehabbing at Helen Hayes that Gannon has suggested running a shuttle bus service from the Hibernian House. We wish the best of luck to one of our members, Noel Heffernan, who is running for Orangetown Town Justice. John Gannon, Jr. and his bride Amanda presented proud Grandpa John Sr. with his first grandchild John Ryan Gannon. Lastly, Tim Callanan and bride Mary Jo presented this correspondent with Maeve Johanna, his 17th grandchild and great grandma Marge with her 37th great grandchild. Please don’t forget to say a prayer or two for our troops. I wish you and your families a Happy and Blessed Easter. Yours in Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity, Dermot O’Connor Moore, President