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Monday, December 10, 2012

Division Member Peter Van Slyck Honored by County Board



Westchester Hibernians Honor Peter Van Slyck with Community Service Award

Peter Van Syck (left) with AOH West.Cnty. President Brian Kelly

             The Westchester County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians held its annual fundraising event in Peekskill on Monday, and they took the opportunity to recognize the contributions of a special member of the Westchester Irish Community.

Division members Ken O'Brien and Tom Allison at The Quiet Man

              About 75 were in attendance at The Quiet Man Public House in Peekskill to honor Peter Van Slyck, who is the current President of The Police Emerald Society of Westchester.  Peter is also a long serving member of A.O.H. Division One in Yonkers.  AOH Westchester County President Brian Kelly presented Peter with a Community Service Award for all of his contributions to the Irish community through his efforts with both the Emerald Society and the A.O.H.

Westchester Police Pipes and Drums Play Tribute to President Van Slyck

              Guests were warmly welcomed by Quiet Man owner Cathal McGreal, and enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, wonderful food, and live traditional Irish music. The guests in attendance were also treated to a performance by The Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester.

AOH National, State, County, and Division Officers Honored Peter Van Slyck

              This is not the first time that Peter van Slyck has been honored by the Irish community,  Peter was recently honored by The Irish Echo Newspaper for his accomplishments as a Yonkers Police Officer when he was listed in the paper’s first “Irish Law and Order Top 50”  list earlier this year.


              Division One is proud to have Peter as one of its members and congratulates him for a well deserved honor!

              For more information about The Police Emerald Society of Westchester County, visit their website at :  http://pesw.org/
             
Sunday, December 2, 2012

President's Message December 2013

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Division One President Kevin Ellis



December, 2012

              Brothers, I would like to extend to each and every one of you my warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!  I hope that you and your families enjoy the Holiday Season.

              I would also like to express my sincere and deeply felt gratitude to all of you as once again you have selected me to serve as your Division President, a responsibility that I do not take lightly.  I have and continue to believe that being a Division President (as with any other position of authority) is a call to service, and you may rest assured that all of my efforts will be focused on the success of our Division as a whole.

             My goals as President will be the same as when I last held the gavel:

1)    To increase the membership of Division One to a level that adequately reflects the large Irish population that exists in Yonkers and the surrounding communities.
 
2)    To increase and enhance Division One’s profile and reputation, both within our Order and in the public arena.
 
3)    To investigate and discover new sources of revenue to take our charities and missions program to the next level.

             As you know, we are fast approaching our busiest time of the year.  Soon we will be providing details of our Super Bowl Fund Raiser, our Annual Pub Tour and Communion Breakfast, then it is into the St. Patrick’s Day marching season, all the while building up to our Annual Charity Golf Outing in April.  It is an ambitious schedule to say the least! 

             Finally, I would like to give an extra special thanks to our Immediate Past President Tom Allison.  Tom stepped up when needed and did an outstanding job!  Division One had one of its most successful years in its history and Tom’s tireless efforts were a big reason for it.  Thank you Tom on behalf of all of our members!

            Working together, we will make 2013 the best year ever! I know I can count on the support of everyone as we move forward as a group, now and always.

Yours in our motto,

Kevin Ellis

President, Division One

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yonkers A.O.H and Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts



YONKERS A.O.H. TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS

Division One members shopping for supplies at Sam's Club In Elmsford

             The devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy has affected thousands of homeowners, businesses and families in the Tri-State area.  One of the most shocking results is the large number of people who have lost everything they own; from homes, to automobiles, to everyday items like clothing and personal items.

Boxing up supplies for storm damaged areas
             
            The members of Division One have responded by pledging $500 to the AOH Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund which is being run by the A.O.H. National Board.  Members also resolved to get personally involved in the relief efforts.  In conjunction with The Aisling Irish Community Center, members went shopping for supplies that are in desperate need in the storm ravaged areas.  They boxed up several items including diapers, baby food, batteries, flashlights and cleaning products and delivered them to the Aisling Center for distribution.  

The Aisling Center's efforts have been nothing short of inspiring!
           
            The Aisling Center has informed us that the level of devastation is absolutely tremendous, and that relief efforts will have to continue for months into the future. 
            Members of Division One are also preparing to volunteer for The Irish Day of Action, which is being organized by the Irish Consulate in New York.  Buses will leave the Aisling Center at 7:00 am on Saturday, November 24th and return at 3:00 pm.  They have set up an online registration page for those who want to volunteer. 

            The link to this page can be found. (HERE)

The Irish Day of Action is a monumental task
 

To donate to the A.O.H. Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, please click on the link below:

Irish Day of Action 2012


IRISH DAY OF ACTION FOR
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Message




A Message From The National President



Brendan Moore-AOH National President



Dear Brothers:


                    Many parts of the Northeast have been devastated. Hurricane Sandy has left us with unimaginable misery in terms of destruction, dislocation, and despair. Areas with extremely high concentrations of Hibernians truly resemble war zones where dark and heatless homes faced this frigid morning with temperatures
averaging 25 degrees.

                   I realize you have seen the tremendous loss on TV.  A neighbor of mine told me that when a newscaster showed people burning their own furniture to stay warm, he had to stop looking at the evening news.  But we, as Hibernians, cherish an Irish Catholic legacy that compels us not to look away, but instead to consistently respond to the needs of those among us and around us.

                    If we are to fulfill the enduring mission of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, then we know that it is our responsibility to reach out with assistance and the support of our prayers so that spirits broken by a sense of helplessness will not soon be crushed by an added burden of hopelessness.

                  In an emergency conference call last night, the AOH National Board unanimously voted to donate $25,000 for AOH Storm Relief. In addition, programs has been authorized to both process donations and provide an opportunity for Hibernians impacted in various ways to request assistance from their Hibernian Brothers.

                We are counting on the generosity of our State Boards, County Boards, Divisions, and all Hibernians everywhere. If every Division, County Board, and State Board were to contribute at least $200,
we would total well in excess of $100,000 without even counting the generous donations from each of our members!

HOW TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION:

All checks MUST be written: Pay To The Order of Hibernian Charity.

Memo portion of your check MUST read: AOH Storm Relief.

Send all donations to Edward Dougherty, Hibernian Charity Sec—7236 Brous Ave, Phila, PA 19149

AOH Storm Relief Request Forms available from: State Presidents OR aoh.com (website)
OR from Seamus Boyle--3097 Willits Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114 (shay39@comcast.net)

                  Brothers, because the will of God is the need of the hour, I ask this entire Order to please respond generously and immediately.


Fraternally and gratefully,


Brendan Moore
AOH National President

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sean Tallon Football Tournament 2012



Yonkers AOH Holds 4th Annual Sean Tallon Memorial Gaelic Football Tournament


The Presentation Ceremony of the Sean Tallon Memorial Cup

            The Myles Scully Division of Yonkers continued its proud tradition of promoting Irish culture through sports by sponsoring the 4th annual Sean Tallon Memorial Gaelic Football Tournament this past Sunday at Paddy’s Field in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx.  The tournament was run in conjunction with the St. Barnabas G.F.C. and the GAA N.Y. Minor Board.

Play the slideshow to see the events of the day!


             The division once again welcomed the Under-8 squads from St. Barnabas, St. Raymond’s, N.Y. Celtic and Rangers of N.Y. in the 7 a side competition for the Sean Tallon Memorial Cup.  The weather cooperated on this day as we were all blessed with sunny skies and temperatures that rose into the middle 60’s.

Kevin Ellis, Tom Allison, National Director Chip McLean, and Tournament Organizer Joe Hallinan

              The day saw the crowning of a new tournament champion as Rangers unseated the two time defending champion St. Barnabas in a well played and spirited final match.

Rangers GFC are winners of the Sean Tallon Memorial Cup!

               This year, we were honored to welcome AOH National Director Charles “Chip” McLean, as well as NYS District Director Brian Kelly to the event.

Charles "Chip McLean and Brian Kelly

               Special thanks go to the St. Barnabas G.F.C. for once again hosting this event!  We would also like to thank the GAA N.Y.Minor Board for sanctioning the tournament each and every year.

               Division One is proud of the partnerships it has built over the years that have allowed this event to become bigger and better each year.

               Congratulation to Rangers of N.Y. GFC!  We look forward to seeing everyone back at Paddy’s Field next year.

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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