I wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please note that our November 17 meeting has been canceled. We hope instead that you will support the fundraiser for Mike Gorham’s nephews that is being held at the Elks on that evening. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, December 1st at 8 pm at which we will have elections for Division officers. Welcome aboard to new members Brian Colford and James Corlett. Our Rambling House on November 3rd was a huge success. Many thanks to Mike O’Sullivan and Fergal Hayes for organizing the entertainment and to Dennis Madigan for bartending. Dennis graciously donated his tips to the DuPlessis fundraiser and all proceeds on the night will go there as well. Many thanks go out as well to the members who attended and worked at the NYS AOH board meeting and lunch the following day, especially chef Brian Booth. Thanks to chairman Bill Lee, bartenders Frank and Caitlin McDonagh, chief chef Sean Walsh, and all the cooks who regaled us at our first Pot O’Gold Raffle Drawing party on Nov. 12th. Congrats to all the winners who are still eligible for the grand prize drawing.
Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News…Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jim Walsh, Mike Glynn’s mom Kathleen, Quentin Van Wynen’s mother-in-law and Quentin Jr.’s grandmother Betsy Larkin, and James “Jimco” Brennan. Frank Aiello is recovering in Englewood Hospital after suffering a heart attack and Winifred O’Callaghan is recovering at a facility in Montvale. Congratulations to members Denis Troy, Tom Diviny, and Ed Day on their re-elections to public office and congratulations as well to Fran Corbett on the arrival of grandson Daniel Francis.
As always, please remember to say an extra prayer or two for our wounded warriors and their families.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Dermot O’Connor Moore, President