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Our Next meeting will be held on First Friday, June 1st at the
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.


Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4 Newsletter June 2018

National, State and County News

Cead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

AOH Division 4's next meeting is First Friday, June 1st, 7:30pm at the Dikeman Engine & Hose Company in Goshen.

Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan 2018 AOH Division 4 officers: 

President - Kevin Dooner, Vice-President - Ronald Heppes, Financial Secretary - Edmond Burke, Recording Secretary - Thomas B. Quinn,                                 

-Treasurer - James O'Malley, Standing Committee Chairman - Patrick McKernan, Marshal - Robert Heppes, Sentinel - John Blaine 

On Monday, May 28th AOH Division 4 commemorated Memorial Day by joining the Goshen Knights of Columbus and the Catholic War Veterans in traveling to each cemetery to honor our Veterans. Brothers from Orange County AOH Divisions 1 and 2 also participated with us in this yearly event. Thanks for taking the time and attending on this holiday to commemorate the sacrifice and service of our Armed Services veterans..The sunrise service began at St. John’s Cemetery and was repeated at St. James Cemetery, Slate Hill Cemetery, Orange County Veterans National Cemetery then the Orange Blossom Monument. All Brothers joined with Bob Allen and his wife for a decade of Rosary at the gravesite their son Iraq veteran Lieutenant. Louis Allen for whom the AOH Jr. Boys Division is named. All participants were invited to the breakfast that followed at the Goshen Senior Center. This breakfast was sponsored by the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Goshen.  Ed Burke , Ron Heppes, Pat Lahiff, Ray Patterson, Brian Strommer, and the brothers from Divisions 1 & 2 represented the AOH.


Thanks to all brothers who attended St. Patrick's Day Celebrations and to those volunteering their time and/or marching in the Mid Hudson and New York City parades. The weather cooperated for both parades. Remember next year's NY City's parade also will be on a Saturday again. Mark your calendars. Thanks to Ed Burke, AOH Orange County President for keeping all Divisions apprised of all events and well informed. Brothers we must remember to stay committed to celebrating our Irish heritage throughout the year too. Listed below for another month are those recognized and honored in March for their numerous contributions to the Irish community.

AOH National News: Denis Mulcahy Project Children founder, 2nd Vice President of the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society and AOH division 1 Brother will be honored at the 2018 AOH National Convention to be held July 11th to the 14th in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations Denis! For online registration and reservations go to http://louisvilleirish2018.com or call (800) 843-4258, mention Hibernians https://aws.passkey.com/go/AOHLAOH18

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.

Reminder: Dues Payment for 2018 is here Brothers.

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 Anne Greehy wife of Brother John Greehy of AOH Division 2 in your prayers. Keep all our Brothers and their families in your prayers.


  In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

     Kevin Dooner   



2018 Membership Dues
Membership dues in the amount of $30.00 are now Payable for 2018. 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