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Monday, December 12, 2016

Division #1 Supports Toy Drive for SAIL Institute


AOH Supports Toy Drive for Yonkers 
S.A.I.L. Institute of Learning


Kevin Ellis, Doren Corns (SAIL Institute), Jimmy Casey & Stephen McDonagh

     Members of the Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers were on hand at Danny Mac’s Sports Bar on McLean Ave. this past weekend to help support the 18th Annual Terry Dalton Jr. Toys for Kids Drive.  The event collects toys and donations for the children of the S.A.I.L Institute of Learning in Yonkers.

     The toy drive has been organized and run by Division #1 member Jimmy Casey for over a decade, and we were glad to see him fully recovered from his injuries suffered earlier this year.  “It’s all about the kids”, said Casey “I will never not be here”.


Capacity Crowd at Danny Mac's for the Toys for Kids Drive Event

     Hundreds of people from the local area showed up with their donations, which were placed in large bins provided by Liffy Van Lines.  The drive normally receives so many toys each year that they are able to distribute them to other organizations that need them.

More than a dozen containers from Liffey Van Lines were filled with donations

     Division #1 presented the S.A.IL. Institute with monetary donation and many individual members dropped off toys throughout the day.

     Sail (The School for Adaptive & Integrative Learning) at Ferncliff Manor provides a full range of high quality educational, therapeutic and health care services to children with developmental disabilities offering close personal attention, structure and stimulation in a safe, secure environment that fosters growth and development. 



For more information about the SAIL Institute for Learning, you can visit their website at:







Friday, December 2, 2016

Yonkers Division Earns Marching Unit Award for 2016 NYC Parade



Yonkers Division Receives Marching Unit Award from NYC Parade Committee


Division #1 Yonkers in the 2016 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade


     The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers was presented a Marching Unit Award from the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee at a meeting that was held last night at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus.


Division #1 Yonkers Awarded 2nd Place "Best AOH Marching Unit"

     Division #1 Yonkers was awarded 2nd Place among the over 70 AOH Marching Units that take part in the parade each year.  This is the 3rd time since 2011 that the Yonkers AOH has won this award.


Yonkers earns 2nd Place for Best AOH Marching Unit for 2016


     The Division requires all participating members to adhere to a “Sunday Best” dress code when marching in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is a suit, sash and a custom made AOH Yonkers pocket badge.

     “Hibernians represent the very best of Irish America”, said Division #1 President Kevin Ellis, “This award recognizes all of our members who are committed to looking their very best when on parade.”


Here is a video of Division #1 Yonkers in the

2016 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade:



Yonkers Hibernian President Chosen as Aide to the Grand Marshal in NYC Parade




Yonkers Hibernian President Chosen as Aide to 
Grand Marshal in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Yonkers AOH President Kevin Ellis

     The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced yesterday that Yonkers native Kevin Ellis has been chosen to serve as The Westchester County Aide to the Grand Marshal for the 256th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

     Originally born in the Bainbridge Ave. section of the Bronx, Mr. Ellis moved to Yonkers with his family in 1978.  Kevin is an Eagle Scout from BSA Troop #1 of Bronxville.  He is a graduate of St. Eugene’s Elementary School in Yonkers and Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle.  He studied communications at Westchester Community College before becoming an on air announcer and assistant engineer for WFAS AM/FM Radio in White Plains.  Mr. Ellis is currently a 17 year employee of Verizon in its Emergency Communications Division and works as an on site support technician at the New York City E911 Public Service Answering Center (PSAC) in Brooklyn.  He is also a member of The Communications Workers of America Local 1101.

     His Irish roots come from his Grandparents who immigrated to the United States from counties Mayo, Tipperary, Kerry, and Kildare. Mr. Ellis is very active within the Irish Community in Yonkers.  He is the current President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers, and also serves as Vice President of the AOH Westchester County Board.  Mr. Ellis is a past Vice Chairman and current member of the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and served as an Aide to Grand Marshal and past Yonkers Police Deputy Chief Owen McClain in the 2007 Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Aides to the Grand Marshal for 2017

     “To be chosen as an Aide to the Grand Marshal in the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world is an honor that is beyond description”, said Ellis “It is also a tremendous honor to represent the entire Irish community of Westchester County”.

Michael Dowling is Grand Marshal for 2017

     The Grand Marshal for the Parade is Limerick born Michael J. Dowling, the CEO of Northwell Health, which is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State, and is the state's largest private employer with over 61,000 employees.

The parade is scheduled to step off on 5th Ave in New York City on Friday, March 17, 2017 beginning at 11:00am. 


Visit the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade website at:











Monday, November 14, 2016

8th Annual Sean Tallon Memorial Tournament




Ancient Order of Hibernians Sponsor 8th Annual FF Sean Tallon Gaelic Sports Tournament

FDNY Honor Guard and Pipe Band kick of the Sean Tallon Tournament

The 8th Annual Firefighter Sean Tallon Tournament was held on November 13th at Gaelic Park in The Bronx.  The tournament is held each year to remember the life and legacy of NYC Firefighter Sean Tallon, who was a member of Ladder Company 10 in NYC and lost his life responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade center on September 11, 2001.

NYC Firefighter Sean Tallon

The tournament is sponsored by the AOH of the greater New York City Metro area and is operated under the authority of the New York GAA Minor Board.



The FDNY Ceremonial Unit Honor Guard and the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums lead the over 400 “Under-8” players onto the field to compete in a day long tournament competing in Gaelic Games.  The competition is now in its 8th year and has grown to include 4 football divisions and 1 hurling division.




Thanks to the several AOH sponsors who ensure this tournament is success each year.  Sponsors included the AOH Bronx, Queens, and Westchester County Boards as well as Divisions #3 and #5 of The Bronx, Division #18 Peekskill and Division #1 Yonkers.

Relatives of Sean Tallon (center) with AOH members at Gaelic Park





Saturday, November 12, 2016

AOH of Yonkers Celebrates 125 years




Yonkers AOH Division #1
Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Division #1 Yonkers 125th Anniversary Logo

     The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers celebrated the 125th Anniversary of its founding with several events over the past week.  The Division was founded in the Sacred Heart Parish of Yonkers on November 1, 1891.

Members and Guests attending the 125th Anniversary Dinner
     The first event was a Mass that was held at Sacred Heart Church and celebrated by Fr. Matthew Janeczko, who is the Division #1 Chaplain and is also the Sacred Heart Associate Pastor.  Members then attended a celebratory brunch at The Fairways at Dunwoodie Golf Course with their families.

125th Anniversary Mass at Sacred Heart Church

The main event was a dinner dance that was held at the Westchester Manor in Hastings on Hudson.  Several senior officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians were in attendance, including Past National President Brendan Moore, National Secretary Jere Cole, National Director Dan Dennehy, NY State President Timothy McSweeney, NY State Vice President Vic Vogel, NY State Secretary Tom Lambert, and NY State District Director Tom Beirne.

Vic Vogel, Dan Dennehy, Jere Cole, Brendan Moore,
Timothy McSweeney, Tom Beirne, and Tom Lambert

Jim Burke, Kevin Ellis, Jere Cole, Brendan Moore, and Timothy McSweeney

The Division welcomed the family members and descendants of Division namesake Myles Scully.  The family members were presented framed copies of the Yonkers Division Charter as well as a memorial plaque to commemorate a historic milestone.

Members of the Myles Scully Family receive Commemorative copies of the
Division #1 Yonkers Charter at the 125th Anniversary Dinner

Entertainment was provided by the Cunningham Brothers Band and a performance by The Flynn School of Irish Dance.

Performance by The Flynn School of Irish Dance of Yonkers

Congratulations to Dinner Committee Chairmen Kevin Hartnett and Mike Morley, whose hard work made this event such a tremendous success!  Special thanks also to Stacey Ellis for her work designing the wonderful journal and wrapping the commemorative glasses that were distributed the members that evening!

Music was provided by The Cunningham Brothers Band


To view pictures from the dinner dance, you can view a slideshow that is posted on the Division #1 Yonkers YouTube Channel:




We also have a slideshow that was presented on the night of the dinner Dance, which also highlights all of our Dinner Journal Sponsors:






Sunday, October 16, 2016

Yonkers AOH Sponsors Chili Hilly 5k Run

Yonkers AOH Sponsors 5k Run to
Benefit Firefighter Burn Center

Ed Trainor and Tommy Goff at the AOH Water Station

The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers was a proud sponsor of The 5th Annual Chili Hilly 5k Run/Walk which was held in Yonkers this past weekend.  The event is coordinated by The North Yonkers Scholarship Foundation and the Yonkers AOH has been a sponsor since its inception in 2012.

Large crowds at The 5th Annual Chili Hilly 5k Run/Walk

This year, proceeds from the event go to help the New York Firefighter’s Burn Center Foundation, which was founded by firefighters in 1975 and is dedicated to the advancement of burn care, research, prevention, education and the proper treatment of burns. 

The AOH of Yonkers has been a proud sponsor every year

Division #1 members also volunteer to run one of the may water stations along the route.  The division has many members who are active and retired firefighter from several local communities, including New York City.

Proceeds Benefited The NY Firefighter Burn Center Foundation


To learn more about the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, you can visit their website at:



Monday, October 3, 2016

Yonkers AOH Support Sisters of Life on Respect Life Sunday


Yonkers AOH Support Sisters of Life at Respect Life Mass

Cardinal Timothy Dolan with AOH & LAOH at Respect Life Sunday Mass

     Members of the AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers were in attendance at the Annual Respect Life Mass that was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on October 2nd.  The mass is sponsored by The Sisters of Life religious order of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

     The mass was celebrated by New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, who welcomed the Hibernians in attendance and stayed for pictures after mass had concluded.

Sr. Shirley Ann S.V, Mike Flynn, Bob Eggen & Sr. Lucy Marie S.V.


     Division #1 of Yonkers was proud to present a $1,000 donation to The Sisters of Life to support the wonderful work that they do in defense of the sanctity of every human life.

To learn more about The Sisters of Life, you can visit their website at:





Saturday, October 1, 2016

President's Message for October 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Division One President Kevin Ellis

October 2016


Brothers,

     Fall is in the air, and we are expecting a very busy month ahead as we have many events and activities to discuss.  First let’s go over our Division’s accomplishments over the past month.

     We had a very successful day at the Annual McLean Avenue Fall Festival.  I wish to thank all of the members who assisted manning our location throughout the day.  We are also grateful to the AOH NYS Board for allowing us to use the beautiful new AOH canopy at the event.  We will also be welcoming 3 new members to our Division thru our recruitment drive that day.  We were able to raise over $2,000 in our Notre Dame Football Ticket Raffle.  This would never have happened without the tremendous work of our Vice President Jim Walsh!  Final report on this raffle will be available at our membership meeting.

     Our Charities and Missions Committee was busy once again as Division #1 was able to present donations of $3,500 to The Aisling Irish Community Center and $1,000 to The Sisters of Life over the weekend of September 30th.  Once again, tremendous work by Jack McDonald, Tom Allison and the rest of the charities committee!

     The entire attention of the membership must now turn and focus on our 125th Anniversary Events.  This includes the Division #1 125th Anniversary Mass on November 6th as well as our 125th Anniversary Dinner to be held on November 11th.  The Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church and will be followed by a brunch at Dunwoodie Golf Course.  The cost will be $25.00 per person.  Our Dinner Dance is fast approaching and we need table reservations and journal ads submitted as soon as possible!  Please bring in your paperwork and payments to our membership meeting on October 5th.

     The AOH Metropolitan Conference will hold a meeting at 11am on October 15th at the new AOH Hall in Breezy PointNY.  Meeting location and directions are listed on our website.  That same day will also be the Annual Chilly Hilly 5k run to which we are a sponsor for many years.  Division #1 will have a Water Station once again and we will need members to volunteer that day.

     We have been notified of a preliminary date of November 13th for the 8th Annual Firefighter Sean Tallon Tournament at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.  I hope to have official confirmation of that day by the time of our meeting.

     Our 125th Anniversary is only 5 weeks away!  Let’s band together and bring these efforts across the finish line!

Yours in our Motto,


Kevin Ellis, President
Division #1, YonkersNew York

Aisling Irish Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary


Aisling Irish Community Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary



The Aisling Irish Center celebrated 20 years of service to the Irish Community of Yonkers at a Dinner that was held at The Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester on September 30th.

Aisling Center Chairperson Agnes Delaney Welcomes Supporters


The center was founded at small gathering in the back of a pub on Bainbridge Ave in the Bronx to assist young and newly arrived Irish immigrants in the local community.  The center then opened on McLean Ave, in Yonkers a few years later and has now developed into a full service community center that has become a landing point for arriving Irish to the United States.

Kerri Ann O'Connor, Irish Consul General Barbara Jones & Hilary Beirne

The honorees for the dinner were The Office and Staff of the Irish Consulate General, Hilary Beirne, and Kerri Ann O'Connor.  The event was visited by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, and Westchster County Legislator David Tubiolo.

Aisling Center Executive Director Orla Kelleher with Division #1 Members

The AOH Division #1 of Yonkers has supported the Aisling center since it inception and continued that tradition by presenting a $3,500 donation to help fund its many activities and programs.  The funds were raised at the AOH Annual Charity Golf Outing which is held every spring.


To learn more about The Aisling Irish Community Center, you can visit their website at:




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


Contact us for Ticket Information!


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:









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

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aohyonkers@gmail.com

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