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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade Season




Yonkers Hibernians March in Local
St. Patrick’s Day Parades

 
Division #1 Yonkers marching up 5th Avenue in New York City

     The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers was visible in many places this month as its members participated in many of the local St. Patrick’s Day Parades that were held across Westchester County.  The Division marched in a total of 4 parades over the span of 7 days in what turned out to be one of the most successful parade seasons ever!

Stepping onto Mamaroneck Ave. in the White Plains Parade



     The first parade took place in White Plains on March 12th, where Division #1 marched proudly behind the Rockland County AOH Pipe Band up Mamaroneck Avenue.  This parade is fast becoming a favorite of the membership and we thank the parade committee for hosting us once again this year.

Division #1 marching in White Plains

     The next day, Division #1 marched in the 20th Annual Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  This was a special day as Dennis O’Brien, who is a Division Officer, was chosen as an Aide to the Grand Marshal John Dunleavy.  Congratulations to the members of AOH Division #11 Tarrytown for the great work they do in organizing this parade!

Division #1 Members at The Sleepy Hollow Parade

     St. Patrick’s Day is always a special day for the AOH, and this year was no exception as The Myles Scully Division marched in the 255th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  It was a great day with above average temperatures and we were able to see so many of our friends and supporters as we made our way up 5th Avenue! We were honored to march behind Senator George Mitchell, who served as this years Grand Marshal and was instrumental in helping the Peace Process in the North of Ireland become a reality!

Division #1 passes the Reviewing Stand in the NYC Parade


Here is a video of Division #1 in The NYC Parade



     The fourth and final Parade on March 19th was the 61st Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Our members take exceptional pride of a parade which was created by The Myles Scully Division back in 1956.  Dennis O’Brien was the AOH Aide to The Grand Marshal, who this year was Patrick Quinn.  Pat Quinn was the original creator of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has risen over $220 million toward finding a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Division #1 led the procession into Mass at St. Barnabas Chapel and then assisted with formation duties.  Our members did an excellent job getting the over 5,500 marching out onto McLean Ave.  We then took our place of honor as the last marching unit to come up the Emerald Mile.

Division One marching in The Yonkers St. Patrick's' Day Parade

     Congratulations to those “Iron Man” members who were able to attend all four parades this year!  The members of Division #1 once again showed how Hibernians march with respect, honor and dignity.

Rooftop view of Division #1 in the Yonkers Parade






Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Message 2016



HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Today Marks the 255th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade



The oldest, largest, and grandest parade in the world!


As has become customary, every year we re-post our St. Patrick’s Day Message first printed in 2011 for the book entitled  

“250 Years of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”



"For 255 years we've marched, through adverse times and weather.  We've marched in this sacred parade through years of occupation, persecution, and poverty.



 We've marched through years of famine, war, discrimination and hate; years of working the killing jobs that no one else would take.

 We triumphed over all with a courageous and joyful spirit that is uniquely Irish.



 Through it all we survived and never wavered; we held the banner high; we never let the standard drop.

 

 And as always, we marched.



 Today we remember the millions of marchers who came before us, those magnificent Irish souls whose struggles have given us all we have today.  We pray for them, we honor them; and we ask God to grant us the grace to always be as strong as they were.



  On this momentous day let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle.  May we always band together to help each other, and bravely fight to overcome the world's adversities.  May we always hold the banner high and never drop the standard.  And may we teach our children and our children's children to do the same.


Whatever the future brings, let us meet it with the hope, faith and happiness of our forebears.



And always…..LET US MARCH."



 May God bless this parade, all who march in it, and all those who work to maintain, preserve and protect the true spirit and message of St. Patrick’s Day.



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

President's Message for March 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Division One President Kevin Ellis








MARCH 2016

Brothers,

     March 1st marks the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Season and we have a very busy schedule of events coming up over the next several weeks.  Let’s just recap things that occurred the past few weeks before we dive into all that is in store for us this month.

     Several of our members attended the LAOH Division #19 Yonkers Annual  St. Brigid’s Day Mass that was held at Clarke’s Restaurant on February 6th and it was a great success!  I am glad to see so many members actively supporting our ladies in Yonkers!

     Our Annual Communion Breakfast was held this past weekend and it was another triumph for Brendan Murphy, who has served as chairman of the breakfast committee for many years.  I again would like to congratulate Dennis O’Brien for being recognized as our “Hibernian of the Year”.  We were also able to make a $1,000 donation to St. Joseph’s Seminary as well as a $500 donation to the Xavier Society for the Blind.  Great job by everyone who helped make this event a tremendous success!

     On a most serious note, I have learned that Division #1 member Jimmy Casey suffered catastrophic injuries during the blizzard several weeks ago.  I was just informed of this terrible news this past weekend, and we must keep Jimmy in all of our prayers.  We will have more information and an update on Jimmy’s condition at our membership meeting. 

     Now for the month of March……Division #1 is proud to announce that we will be participating in 4 St. Patrick's’ Day Parades this year.  We will be marching in White Plains on March 12th, Sleepy Hollow on March 13th, New York City on March 17th, and Yonkers on March 19th.  I will be providing the specific formation times and locations for these parades at our monthly membership meeting and thru email notifications.  I expect maximum participation from our membership since this is our 125th Anniversary Year!  Please make every effort to attend as many if not all parades on our schedule this month.  We will once again be providing a bus for The New York City Parade that will depart Dunwoodie Golf Course at 11:00am on St. Patrick’s Day.  The bus will return us to Dunwoodie where we will host a gathering for members and their families from 4-6pm.  Admission is free and we welcome our members who have to work that day to join us there.

     Sadly, the month of March is also the time of year that some retailers make large profits by selling merchandise that is defamatory towards the Irish.  This happens every year and we must stand up and challenge these retailers both as a group and individually.  Please notify myself or any Division Officer if you spot local retailers selling this garbage and we will let them know that this is not acceptable!

     As we look ahead to the month of April, there are several important dates to save.  Division #1 will be presenting the City of Yonkers with a beautiful framed copy of the 1916 Easter Rising Declaration at the City Council Meeting on the evening of April 12th.  The AOH Westchester County Board will host its Annual Dinner Dance and 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration on Saturday, April 16th at The Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown.  The AOH National Board will hold the Easter Rising Centenary Commemorative Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on April 23rd. (Bus will be provided for that event as well). 


Don’t forget our Annual Charity Golf Outing is Monday, May 9th!

     This is the beginning of our busiest season, and I know the schedule would be a challenging for any organization!  Luckily I know that our membership is more than up to the task!

I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy and Blessed St. Patrick’s Day!


Yours in our Motto;



Kevin Ellis, President
Division #1, Yonkers
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2016 Annual Communion Breakfast



Yonkers AOH Hosts Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary

 
AOH Mass at the Chapel of St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers

The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers held their Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, February 28th at St. Joseph’s Seminary at Dunwoodie.  Over 150 people attended the event.

St. Joseph's Seminary at Dunwoodie in Yonkers


The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Nicholas Zientarski, who serves as The Dean of Seminarians.  Fr. Nick welcomed the Hibernians back to the Seminary, where the breakfast has been held for the last 8 years.

Fr. Nicholas Zientarski welcomes the AOH to St. Joseph's Seminary


Division #1 was honored to welcome many friends and supporters to the breakfast, including AOH National Director Charles “Chip” McLean, AOH New York State President Timothy McSweeney, AOH New York State Treasurer John Manning, and AOH State District Director Tom Beirne.

AOH New York President Tim McSweeney speaking at breakfast

Breakfast was held in the Seminary Refectory, where attendees enjoyed a full hot breakfast.

Division #1 Officer Dennis O’Brien was received the James G. McGinty Yonkers Hibernian of the Year Award for his many years of outstanding service to both the AOH and the greater Irish Community in Yonkers.  Barbara McGinty, wife of the late James, took part in the presentation.

Barbara McGinty, Dennis O'Brien and Kevin Ellis
The guest speaker was Fr. John Sheehan S.J. who spoke of both cultural and political forces today attempting to suppress both the Catholic Church and its teaching.  Fr. Sheehan challenged everyone in attendance to become more aware of these threats and that Catholics needed to band together if it is to be stopped.

Fr. John Sheehan S.J, was the Guest Speaker for the breakfast

The Division was also able to present the Seminary with a $1,000 donation to support the seminarians on campus.  The Hibernians also presented a $500 donation to the Xavier Society of the Blind, which Fr. Sheehan currently serves as the organization’s Chairman.





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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