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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Irish Republic Day in Yonkers



April 24th Declared Irish Republic
Day in City of Yonkers



AOH Division #1 at Yonkers City Hall Before Council Meeting


The Ancient Order of Hibernians attended the Yonkers City Council Meeting on April 12th to participate in ceremonies marking the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.


Hibernians Seated In the Council Chambers at Yonkers City Hall

The Hibernians presented The City of Yonkers with a large framed copy of the Irish Proclamation of Independence on behalf of the city’s Irish Community.  The City Council approved a resolution calling for April 24th to be declared “Irish Republic Day” in the City of Yonkers.  A framed copy of the resolution was presented to the members of the AOH Myles Scully Division #1, which was founded in Yonkers in 1891.  Copies of the resolution were to be sent to the Irish Embassy in Washington and the Office of the Irish Consular General in New York City.


Yonkers Irish Republic Day Resolution

Division President Kevin Ellis addressed the City Council before the beginning of the meeting to thank the council members for helping commemorate an important event in Irish & American History. “The Easter Rising changed the course of history for Ireland, and the Proclamation was a document ahead of its time.” said Ellis, “The proclamation is was also unique in its reference to the exiled children in America.”

Mike Morley Reads the 1916 Irish Proclamation of Independence


Division Treasurer Mike Morley then read aloud the text of the 1916 Easter Proclamation in front of the entire City Council and guests in attendance.


Hibernians with Members of The Yonkers City Council


We would like to thank City Council President Liam McLaughlin and the members of the Yonkers City Council for welcoming us to City Hall!

City Council Pres. Liam McLaughlin with Division #1 Pres. Kevin Ellis





Monday, April 4, 2016

AOH Supports Yonkers Member in Need




Myles Scully Division #1 Supports Fundraising Benefit for Yonkers Hibernian

 
Jimmy Casey Benefit was held at Danny Mac's in Yonkers

     The members of the AOH were out in force on April 2nd to help support a fundraising benefit for a fellow Hibernian in Yonkers.  Jimmy “Big Poppa” Casey is a proud member of Division #1 in Yonkers and suffered a terrible injury back in January during the Blizzard of 2016.  He is a popular figure in the local Yonkers Community, where he has organized and run the Annual Toys for Tots program over the last 14years.

Division #1 Member Jimmy Casey

     Jimmy had slipped on ice in front of his home the night of the blizzard and was knocked unconscious by the fall.  Jimmy lay exposed to the elements where over 2 feet of snow fell in subzero temperatures.  He was not discovered until the next morning where he was found clinging to life.  He was stabilized by doctors, but he suffered from extreme frostbite on both of his hands which subsequently required the amputation many of Jimmy’s fingers.  The benefit was organized to assist with Jimmy’s medical and rehabilitation expenses.

Large crowds at The Jimmy Casey Benefit

     “The outpouring of support from the AOH was tremendous,” said Division President Kevin Ellis, “Once we put the word out, the response was almost immediate.”  Checks began arriving shortly there after from Divisions and individual Hibernians across New York State.  Support even came away from as far as Chicago, Illinois & Roanoke, Virginia. “We were blown away when we received a check from Division #32 in Chicago,” said Ellis. “We even had individual members from Long Island drive up to show support for Jimmy.”

Jim & Nancy Walsh with Jack McDonald and Judge Mike Doran

     A total of over $2,000 was received at the time of the benefit, and additional donations are expected in the near future.  When combined with the contributions of Division #1 and its members, the total was brought to over $4,000.

Members of Division #15 Massapequa with Yonkers Treasurer Mike Morley

     Jimmy Casey continues to remain in the hospital during his recovery, and it is still unclear at this point when he will be able to return to a normal life once he is released.  There were many at the benefit who took notice of the large AOH presence at the benefit.  “The AOH is not just a fraternal organization, it is a true brotherhood,” said Ellis, “That quality shined through for everyone to see here today, Jimmy has a tough road ahead, but he will know that he has his Hibernian brothers standing with him.”

Division #1 Members with Westchester County Pres. Aidan O'Kelly Lynch

     Division #1 is still accepting donations for Jimmy Casey.  You can send your donations by mail to AOH Division #1 Yonkers, c/o Jimmy Casey Fund, P.O. Box 1020, Yonkers, NY 10703.







Friday, April 1, 2016

President's Message April 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Division One President Kevin Ellis










April 2016

Brothers,

     That big rush of wind we are all hearing is a collective exhale after our Division has once again finished a tremendously successful St. Patrick’s Day Parade Season!  I cannot express in words how proud I am of the entire membership and how all of you responded to the call to celebrate St. Patrick while marching with pride and dignity.  We once again were able to participate in 4 parades in a 7 day span!  Your dedication and loyalty is what sets the AOH and the Yonkers Division apart!  Photos and videos have been posted on this site and I invite all of our members to check them out.

     Now that the month of March is behind us, it is now time to begin the second busy month of activities that will culminate with our Annual Charity Golf Outing on May 9th.  I want to quickly run down what is on the schedule for the month of April.

     First up is the benefit for our member Jimmy Casey on Saturday, April 2nd.  The event will be held at Danny Mac’s from 3pm-8pm and I invite all of you to come out and lend support to a great Hibernian who has suffered a tremendous injury.  I know the entire membership was shocked when we were informed of Jimmy’s accident at our last meeting, and we have pledged not only to support this benefit, but we will stand with Jimmy and he faces this difficult new chapter in his life.  Together, we will show that the AOH takes care of its own!

     Division #1 will present The City of Yonkers with a large framed copy of The Irish Proclamation of Independence at the City Council Meeting that is scheduled for April 12th.  This will be our local commemorative effort to mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising on behalf of the Irish Community in Yonkers and I hope many of our members will be able to attend this important ceremony.

     The next event will be the AOH Westchester County Dinner Dance that will be held at The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown on April 16th.  The Honorees are Tim Pat Coogan and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Thomas Foley.  Our Division has already pledges for a table and an ad, however we ask the membership to help get a second table as the County Board needs our support.  We will discuss this further at our membership meeting on April 6th.

     Next, The AOH National Board will hold its official commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising with a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00pm.  There will be a grand procession from the cathedral to the Irish Consulate building on Park Avenue, where the Proclamation will be read aloud and there will be special after events scheduled in local establishments that evening.  We will be arranging a bus once again to take our members to and from the event so please RSVP to us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.  Further details will be provided at our membership meeting.

     Is your head spinning at this point?  We are not done yet! I will then be attending the AOH New York State Board meeting that will be held in East Durham the weekend of April 29 thru May 1. I encourage any members to make the effort to attend as this meeting is only held twice a year and covers many important topics.

     We then face the challenge of hosting our 20th Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Ardsley Country Club on May 9th.  As many of you know, this event is the primary fundraiser for our Division each year.  The proceeds make sure that we can perform the duties and functions of our order throughout the year. Hole Sponsors are an absolute necessity to make this event a success.  It is expected of every member to at least sponsor a hole at this event.  We are also asking everyone to make an effort to bring in additional hole sponsors as we will attempt to surpass last years record breaking achievement!  Please remember to bring your donated items for our raffle gift baskets to our meeting on April 6th.

     We also will need to discuss The AOH national Convention in Atlantic City this coming July, but I think we can leave that to May. (Maybe)

     And you thought March was a busy month!?  2016 is a very special year and thus the events are many.  I know I can count on all of you to help make our Division successful in anything we set our minds to!  Let’s finish out our busy season with a successful effort!


Yours in our Motto,


Kevin Ellis, President
Division #1, 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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