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Saturday, November 30, 2013

President's Message December 2013


Division One President Kevin Ellis

December 2013


            I hope all of you have enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.  I know as President, I am thankful for the membership of this Division, who work so hard all year long.

            I would like to start by expressing my sincere thanks to all of you for your kind words and support since the death of my mother.  My family was touched by the large turnout of Hibernians at my mother’s wake, and the flowers were absolutely beautiful.  Thank You on behalf of the entire Ellis Family. 

            As we look towards December, we once again will complete elections and install the Division officers for 2014.  I am honored to be returning as Division President for another year.  Your officers and I will work hard towards making 2014 the most successful year yet.  Our Division has a few events scheduled for this month, primarily on the weekend of December 14-15.  On Sunday, December 15th, our Division will be attending the Gill Family Fundraiser at Rory Dolan’s.  We will arrive at 2pm to deliver our donation for the family.  Our Division’s Holiday Cocktail Party then starts at 3pm at Dunwoodie Golf Course.  I would ask all members make every effort to attend both events that day.

           The next big event will be The AOH Westchester County Board Dinner Dance that is scheduled for January 25th.  The honoree will be His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan.  It is important that the entire membership support this dinner dance as it will be a major fundraiser for the Westchester County Board.  We will discuss this at length at our Division meeting this month.

          Finally, I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

          Nollaig Shona Dhuit & Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhuit!

Yours In Our Motto,

Kevin Ellis, President
Division One, Yonkers
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pat Finucane Portarit Presentation

Yonkers AOH Donates Prize Portrait to Aisling Center

Members of Division 1 Present Orla Kelleher with The Pat Finucane Portrait

    The members of Division One visited The Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers today to present the center with a beautiful portrait to be displayed in its newly expanded facilities.  

Pat Finucane was killed in his home on February 12, 1989

     The portrait is of slain civil rights attorney Patrick Finucane, who was tragically gunned down at his home in Belfast by loyalist paramilitaries on February, 12 1989.  Mr. Finucane bravely went about his work defending republican clients even after years of death threats.  His murder is still unsolved as of today, despite efforts to bring his killers to justice.  The British Government has consistently refused calls for international inquiry into his death.  A case review was completed in 2012, which showed there was collusion between the police and loyalist killers.  The findings forced an apology from British Prime Minister David Cameron, but he still will not authorize a full investigation.

Pat Finucane- "A Life Shattered"

     The portrait is the creation of acclaimed Irish Artist Robert Ballagh, which shows a youthful Pat Finucane against a canvass which has been “shattered.”  Mr. Ballagh stated that his wish was to capture the importance of this man while also conveying the violent nature of his death.

The British Government has stopped all attempts to discover the truth

     Division 1 was initially presented the portrait by AOH FFAI National Chairman Sean Pender as a thank you for the Division’s support of The Hibernian’s Freedom for All Ireland Christmas Appeal.  Held each year, the appeal, (Which raised over $75,000 last year), raises funds for charity organizations in the north of Ireland.

      To learn more about the AOH freedom for All Ireland Christmas Appeal, please visit the AOH National Website at:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sacred Heart High School Scholarship Dinner

Yonkers A.O.H. Supports Sacred Heart High School Scholarship Program

Tom Allison and Jack McDonald Present $1,000 Check to Patti Triarsi

       Division One has been a loyal and longtime supporter of Sacred Heart High School.  Founded in 1923, Sacred Heart is the only Catholic High School in the City of Yonkers.  Every year, the school hosts a fundraising dinner to benefit its scholarship program, and Division One was proud to present a $1,000 donation towards quality education.

Division One Members Attend The Sacred Heart Golf Outing

       Division Past President Tom Allison and Charities Chairman Jack McDonald presented the check to Patti Triarsi, Director of Development for Sacred Heart.  The Division also supported the school at its Annual Golf Outing.  We are proud to support Catholic Education in Yonkers!  For more information on Sacred Heart High School visit their website at:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The New Divisio One Logo

AOH Yonkers Introduces New Division One Logo

The New Logo of Division One Yonkers

     The Officers and Members of Division One are proud to introduce our new Division One Logo!  This logo will be used in the future on all of our designs, shirts and event announcements.

The New Log is designed for different looks

     The logo was designed by Stacey Ellis of Sgraffects Inc. and wife of current Division President Kevin Ellis.  The design of the logo took a considerable amount of time to complete.  “I wanted to design a logo that would be rich, vibrant, and unique.” Said Ellis, “I am very happy with the way it came out!”  Stacey also designed the overall look of the Division’s website.

This will be the version that we use when we sponsor journal ads
      Division members agree that the logo is beautiful and impressive.
“This is a logo that we all can be very proud of.” said President Kevin Ellis, “I can’t help but stare at it, the colors are amazing!”

New Division Stand-Up Banner

      If you would like to have any web design work done, we highly recommend Stacey.  You can reach her at:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Presidents Message November


Division One President Kevin Ellis

November, 2013


           The month of October was certainly a busy one for our Division.  Our members were present at many events, and more and more people are becoming aware of our efforts to give back to the local community.

           Division One made an impressive showing at The Annual Respect Life Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC.  Fourteen members attended the mass, which was the largest group of any Division in the entire AOH contingent.  Great job everyone!

           Our members were heavily involved in The North Yonkers Scholarship’s 2nd Annual Chilly Hilly 5k Run/Walk this year.  Division One was not only a Gold Sponsor of the event, but many other members served as volunteers and also participated in the walk.  Congratulations to everyone for helping to raise money for The Pediatric Center of Yonkers.

           The 5th Annual Sean Tallon Football Tournament was another great success this year!  The tournament was extra special with the presence of Sean’s Mother Eileen and Sister Rosaleen, both who expressed tremendous gratitude to The AOH for teaching youngsters about Sean and his heroism.  Joe Hallinan does a wonderful job each year with this event!  Check out the highlights on our YouTube channel.

          Sadly, there was also tragedy in Yonkers when we learned of the horrible accident that claimed the life of 15 year old Katie Gill.  Her sister, Lindsey, continues to recover from terrible injuries suffered in the accident, and the Gill Family now faces tremendous medical expenses to cover her care.  I started receiving calls from members of the charity committee almost immediately after the accident occurred, and I am proud to say that Division One will be pledging funds to help defer those costs.  We extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Gill family.

          Personally, I have been reminded several times this month how precious life is.  Whether it be praying for the protection of innocent life of unborn children, to seeing a precious young life tragically ended, to seeing my own mother approach the end of her life after a yearlong battle with cancer, I find comfort knowing that God does has a plan for all of us, and that faith can bring a person to a deeper and more meaningful understanding.  Thanks to all of the members who have expressed sympathy for my mother Mary, I will keep you posted on her condition.

        As we look ahead to November, we will begin the nomination process for Division Officers at our membership meeting on November 6th.  I encourage members who are interested to get involved on the executive board of the Division.  New officers will always strengthen our organization!  Please speak to me if you are interested.

Yours in our motto,

Kevin Ellis, President
Division One, Yonkers



Rev. Matt Janeczko OFM

Kevin Ellis

Vice President
Jim Walsh

Recording Secretary

Robert Eggen

Financial Secretary
Dan Mulvey

Mike Morley

Chairman Standing

Dennis O'Brien

Ronan O'Brien

Scott McGown



Mailing Address:

A.O.H. Myles Scully
Division One
P.O. Box 1020
Yonkers, NY 10703

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