Our Next meeting will be held on October 13th 2017 (2nd Friday) @ 7:30 pm,
Dikeman Engine & Hose Company in Goshen
Directions from Middletown;
Take Rt. 17 East to exit 124, at the ramp stay left to make left turn on Rt. 17A (towards Florida, NY), at the light make a left onto Rt. 17 A , Greenwich Ave. (Suresky Chrysler - Plymouth will be diagonally across the street at the light). Go a short distance to the first street - Sorrento Drive, make a right. The fire house is on the first building on the left. Make the first left turn into the firehouse. The entrance is in the rear, take stairs or elevator to the second floor.
Directions from Chester and points East of Goshen
Take Rt. 17 West to exit 124, at the ramp make a left. Continue to the next light and make a left onto Rt. 17A, Greenwich Ave. The next light after going over Rt. 17 overpass is the Exit / Entrance to Rt. 17 East on the left and Suresky Chrysler - Plymouth on the right. Continue a short distance to the first street - Sorrento Drive, make a right. The fire house is on the first building on the left. Make the first left turn into the firehouse. The entrance is in the rear, take stairs or elevator to the second floor.
President's Newsletter October 2017 - Division, County and State News
Cead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!
AOH Division 4's next meeting is Friday, October 13th, 7:30pm at the Dikeman Engine & Hose Company in Goshen.
Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan 2017 AOH Division 4 officers:
President - Kevin Dooner, Vice-Pres. - Conor Gillis, Financial Secretary - Edmond Burke, Recording Secretary - Thomas B. Quinn, Treasurer - James O'Malley - Chairman, Standing Committee, John Blaine, Marshal - Robert Heppes, Sentinel - Ronald Heppes
Congratulations to Kevin Moore of AOH Division 2. Kevin is the new District 8 director who replaces Keith Reynolds of AOH Division 1. Kevin Cummings of AOH Division 2 was honored to receive the John Barry Award at the 2017 NYS AOH Convention held in Buffalo in July. Congratulations Kevin! Brother Kevin is the NYS AOH organizer and a NYS AOH webmaster.
2017 New York Rose of Tralee winner is Sinead Kirnan, daughter of Brother Bill Kirnan President of AOH Division 2. Congratulations to Sinead and to your parents who I'm sure are basking in your success. Sinead represented New York and traveled to County Kerry in August to participate as a contestant in events leading up to the final selection of the Rose of Tralee.
The Semi-Annual New York State Board Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The meeting will convene at 10:00 AM at the Hibernian House, 28 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965. Hotel Reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn located at 329 Route 303 Orangeburg, NY 10962. Call 1-845-359-7000. AOH rate is $109.00. Use code AOH.
Thanks go out to the Brothers of Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4 who helped with the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day AOH County Picnic at the Fr. Donald J. Whelan AOH Division 2 Hall and again the following weekend at Irish Day in Washingtonville at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Brothers Ron Heppes, Robert Heppes, John Blaine and Ed Burke gave their time and efforts to make both events happen. The three AOH County Divisions coordinated their efforts in the support of both events. Thanks to the K or C for use of their Hall and Division 2 for use of their Hall.
The documentary film "How To Defuse A Bomb: The Project Children Story" will be shown at 2PM on Sunday, October 15 at Hudson Hall auditorium on the grounds of Mount St. Mary College, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY. Admission is free. This is the story of the successful efforts of Denis Mulcahy and other Orange County residents to establish a program that brings children both Catholic and Protestant from Northern Ireland to spend a summer vacation with an American host family.
The Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee newly elected Board president is Steve Gibbons of AOH Division 1. Congratulations Steve! Congratulations also go out to all the newly elected MHSPDPC board members. They are: Ann Michel, vice president, Mary Ann Garay, treasurer, Maureen Morse, financial secretary, Chrissy Nichols, recording secretary. The Grand Marshal Installation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 3rd at the Joseph Duelk Jr. AOH Division 1 Hibernian Hall in Monroe, NY.
AOH Joseph Duelk Jr. Division 1 is in the process of recruiting Catholic young men ages 8-15 to form an AOH Junior Boy’s Division. This Division will be called the Louis Allen Division. AOH Division 1 President Thomas Flynn and Orange County Board President Thomas McDonald have contacted John S. Burke CHS to attract young men attending there to consider joining an AOH Junior Boy's Division. If you have family members or know someone who would be likely and deserving candidates, please have them contact me and I will obtain the pertinent information and put them in contact with Brother Tom Flynn and /or Brother Tom McDonald.
1st Lieutenant Louis Allen of the 42nd Infantry Division of NY Army National Guard was mortally wounded by a claymore mine in Iraq and died on June 8, 2005. He was a Physics and Earth Science teacher at George S. Baker High School in Tuxedo. He lived with his wife Barbara and their 4 boys in Milford, Pennsylvania. His Gold Star parents are Bob and Vivian Allen of Chester. Bob is an AOH Division 1 member. Lieutenant Louis Allen's death and the death of a fellow officer are tragic in that they were caused by the cowardly actions of a soldier in his command. That soldier who was accused and essentially admitted to his cowardly act, recently died in the state of Florida.
Remember to keep in your prayers our deceased Chaplains, Fr. Robert Greco, Fr. Jack Logan and Fr. James Matthias DesLauriers and AOH Division Brothers who have passed away especially Brothers Michael Garay and Dennis Simmons. Keep Michaela Cummings (Mike's wife), Brother Tom Cavanaugh, Tom McDonald's brother Frank and Mary Burdo, Pat Lahiff's cousin in your prayers. Keep all our Brothers and their families in your prayers.
In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
2017 Membership Dues
Membership dues in the amount of $30.00 are now Payable for 2017. Remittances may be made at the Meetings, or sent to the Division P.O. 436 Box or directly to The Financial Secretary:
Edmund T. Burke
7 Gardner Avenue
Middletown NY 10940