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Monday, August 8, 2016

Yonkers AOH Supports ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



Yonkers Division Supports Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Patrick Quinn



Nearly 500 people participated the Ice Bucket Challenge in Yonkers

     Members of the Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers took part in the Annual “Ice Bucket Challenge” which was held on August 7th at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway.  The Ice Bucket Challenge is the worldwide phenomenon that was created by Yonkers native Patrick Quinn to provide funding for ALS research. Patrick was diagnosed with ALS (commonly know as Lou Gerhig’s Disease) in March of 2013.

Pat Quinn (right) has been a forceful advocate for ALS Research
    
     Pat created the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, and he has worked tirelessly as an ALS research advocate ever since.  To date, The Ice Bucket Challenge is responsible for raising over $220 million dollars towards finding a cure for ALS.  These funds were recently credited with enabling a scientific breakthrough when researchers were able to isolate a particular gene that is responsible for causing the disease.

Jim Walsh, Patrick Quinn, and Patrick McLaughlin at Yonkers Raceway

     Patrick Quinn himself has personally helped raise funds through his “Quinn 4 the Win” charity, which has held local ALS fundraising events in the Yonkers area for the past several years.  It was recently learned that Pat's condition has deteriorated, and he will soon require a special wheelchair as well as a vehicle equipped to meet his personal needs for him to continue his busy schedule of appearances and speaking events. 

Yonkers Division #1 Vice Pres. Jim Walsh presents donation to Pat Quinn

     Division #1 was proud to present Patrick with a $2,000 donation at the event.  These funds will go directly towards helping him acquire these necessities. 








Friday, August 5, 2016

AOH Notre Dame Football Raffle Announcement





Yonkers Division Announces College Football Raffle to Benefit Catholic Charities






The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers has announced they will be holding a raffle to benefit Irish & Catholic Charities in Yonkers.

The prize is 4 Tickets to see the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The tickets are 4 premier seats that will be located in the New York Notre Dame Alumni Section.

Tickets are $10 each and 6 for $50

The Drawing is be held on Saturday, September 17th at the McLean Ave. Festival in Yonkers.  Winner need not be present at the time of the drawing.

Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can call Division President Kevin Ellis at (914) 844-4123 or you contact Division #1 directly by email at 
aohyonkers@gmail.com





Monday, July 18, 2016

National Convention Honors for Yonkers Division



Yonkers Division Receives Honors
at AOH National Convention


AOH National Charities Chairman Charles "Chip" McLean presents award to Division
 President Kevin Ellis at the AOH National Convention in Atlantic City

The Ancient order of Hibernians held its 98th Biennial National Convention this month at Harrah’s Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the Myles Scully Division of Yonkers was honored for its work over the past year.

The AOH National Charities & Mission Award

Division #1 Yonkers once again received the National Board’s Charities & Missions Award for its work supporting Irish & Catholic Charities in the Yonkers and Westchester County area.  Division #1 reported over $26,000 in cash donations for the 2015 calendar year.  The Yonkers Division also reported over 1,400 volunteer service hours performed by its membership to the local community.

The AOH FFAI Christmas Appeal Recognition Award

The AOH National Freedom for All Ireland Committee also presented the Yonkers Division with an award and certificate for its support of the AOH FFAI Christmas Appeal, which provides funding for organizations who work and support the peaceful unification of Ireland and cross community reconciliation.

Certificate of Appreciation presented to Division #1 Yonkers



For More Information about the AOH Charities Program, you can visit their website at:


You can also view a list of organizations benefiting from the AOH FFAI Christmas Appeal at:









Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hibernians Call for a Vote on a Reunified Ireland




Hibernians Call for a Vote on a Reunified Ireland






By Neil Cosgrove – AOH National PEC Chairman




     New City, New York – 6/29/2016– The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) In the wake of the historic vote by the citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Ancient Order of Hibernians calls for a vote, as provided for in the Good Friday Agreement, to allow the citizens of Northern Ireland to decide if they wish to leave the United Kingdom and to reunify with the Irish Republic and the European Union. Per National President Brendan Moore: “For those who seek a reunification of Ireland and the return of sovereignty to the Irish people, the recent ‘Brexit’ vote and the mandate for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is not without its ironies. We note that a widely circulated photo of a pro-Leave banner stated: ‘Vote Leave … and honor those who died for our freedom from foreign rule.’ Certainly, Irish Republicans from Wolfe Tone to Bobby Sands would understand those sentiments. In that spirit, the Ancient Order of Hibernians believe that the people of Northern Ireland should have the same opportunity to vote to ‘Leave’ the United Kingdom as the people of England were given to leave United Europe.” 

     A more dangerous irony of the Brexit vote is a re-emergence of what has been the true curse of Irish History, not sectarianism, but the “double standard”; that in an alleged “United Kingdom” there is one rule for England and another for Ireland. The poster child for this duplicity is Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Ms. Villiers has been an unabashed cheerleader for the Leave Campaign, her activities taking priority over her more mundane duties such as seeking justice for the victims of Loughlinlsland and other incidents of state colluded murder. While celebrating the Brexit vote, Ms. Villiers is simultaneously dismissing calls for a border poll on Irish reunification on the grounds that, per Ms. Villiers, “none of the polls indicate there is support for a United Ireland.” We point out that the most recent “poll” of the people of Northern Ireland, Ms. Villiers’ beloved Brexit vote, indicates otherwise. In the Brexit vote, over 55.8% of the people of Northern Ireland indicated that they wish to remain in the European Union, an opportunity that a united Ireland would afford them. For Ms. Villiers to publicly defend a “Leave” vote on a margin of 4% as a mandate to reshape the map of Europe while claiming that the 11% margin indicating the people of Northern Ireland wish to remain in Europe is insufficient to allow the people of Northern Ireland an opportunity to fulfill their will through a vote on Irish reunification would appear to indicate that Ms. Villiers is mathematically and logically challenged. We call on more prudent heads in Westminster, Stormont and Dublin to ensure that the principles of the Good Friday Agreement are honored and its dividends of peace not squandered by Ms. Villiers and her continued duplicitous policies in Northern Ireland. Let us not let Ms. Villiers, through political machinations and equivocations, lose the opportunity for peace in Ireland in the 21st century as Asquith did in the 20th. Let us not have another Irish generation lose faith in the process of peaceful legislative change to achieve their aspirations for their country because British politicians redefine agreed commitments on a whim to suit their political agenda and appease their handlers in Westminster.

     Let us continue to work to take down the oxymoronic “peace walls” in Belfast and Derry, not create new Brexit-inspired walls on the borders of Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh and Derry. Let us not risk a return to the bullet and the bayonet only because, for self-serving political motives, Ms. Villiers fears the ballot. Let us accord the people of Northern Ireland the same right to choose their future association with the United Kingdom in the same way the citizens of the United Kingdom were allowed to speak on their association with a United Europe. Let us have a vote on Irish reunification now.






DIVISION OFFICERS


Chaplain

Rev. Matt Janeczko OFM

President
Kevin Ellis

Vice President
Jim Walsh

Recording Secretary

Robert Eggen

Financial Secretary
Dan Mulvey

Treasurer
Mike Morley

Chairman Standing
Committee

Dennis O'Brien

Marshal
Ronan O'Brien

Sentinel
Scott McGown

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Division One
P.O. Box 1020
Yonkers, NY 10703

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aohyonkers@gmail.com

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