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Friday, January 31, 2014

President's Message-February 2014



PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Division One President Kevin Ellis


February, 2014

Brothers,

            This month will mark the half-way point of the winter season, and I can officially say that I have had it with cold temperatures and “Polar Vortexes”!  You will have to pardon the pun, but things will start to really heat up within our Division over the next 6-7 weeks as we enter one of our busiest time periods of the year.

          I would first like to report that sadly, Division One has suffered the loss of several members and loved ones over the last few weeks.  We remember Past Division President Bill Price, and Brother Martin O’Loughlin, who both were instrumental in keeping Division afloat during the lean years of the 1980’s.  The success that we enjoy today would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of these men.  Please pray for Brothers Tom Allison and Bill Regan.  Tom’s Brother in-law Tom Colucci passed away earlier in the month, and Bill Regan lost his mother Jean just recently.  Please keep both families in your thoughts and prayers.

         We had some important events happen this last month. The Westchester County AOH Dinner Dance was a tremendous success!  Aidan O’Kelly Lynch, our Westchester County President, along with members of the County Board did a tremendous job putting the whole event together, and the results were terrific!  Thanks go out to all of our members who attended the dinner as well as those who purchased journal ads.  Special thanks to Jim Walsh and Ronan O’Brien who operated our suite after the dinner.  I have gotten nothing but positive feedback from those who were there and everyone had a wonderful evening!  Thanks also go out to Brother Brian Hartnett, who this year once again arranged our Superbowl Fundraiser.  This will provide important funding for our Division, great job!

        We begin the month of February with a couple of events scheduled before we begin the St. Patrick’s Day marching season.

1)    The Division One Annual Golf Sponsor Pub Tour is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd.  We will provide details at our monthly meeting about where we will start and finish, as well as all points in between.  This is our opportunity to thank those establishments who sponsor our Golf Outing, who in turn fund our Charities Program.  Please make every effort to come out and enjoy the day with us!

2)    The Division One Annual Communion Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, March 2nd.  The mass will begin at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Seminary.   We will have registration forms at our meeting.  Pre-registration is important, so please submit your forms and checks to Brendan Murphy as soon as possible.

3)    We will be marching in 4 parades this season, White Plains on March 8th at 12 Noon, Eastchester on March 16th at 3:00pm, NYC on March 17th (of course), and The Yonkers Parade on McLean Ave on March 22nd starting at 1:00pm.  Specific details will be available at next month’s meeting, however, I ask that you let the Division know which parades you can attend ASAP.

       Finally, I will note that since the St. Patrick’s Day season is approaching, we must be vigilant and be on the lookout for stores and vendors who attempt to make a profit off of stereotyping the Irish in a negative way.  The AOH National Board scored a very important victory this month when it convinced Bed Bath & Beyond to remove all items of a derogatory nature from it stores. Great job by our National Anti-Defamation Chairman Neil Cosgrove, who led the charge in this instance.  We must be willing to speak up and confront those who think it’s acceptable to depict the Irish with tired and predictable caricatures.  If not us, who will stand up to these businesses? There are many ways that we as an organization can gain control of the narrative surrounding the true meaning and significance of St. Patrick’s Day.  As Hibernians, we bear an extra special responsibility to promote Irish Culture, and that means protecting the proud heritage that we have been given.

       As we “Press On” towards our busiest season, I am confident that the members of Division One can be counted on to lead by example.


Yours In Our Motto


Kevin Ellis, President
Division One, Yonkers

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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Mailing Address:

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

Email Address:

aohyonkers@gmail.com

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