Fr. Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4                                                         Newsletter Fall December 2018 

National, State and County News

Cead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

AOH Division 4's next meeting is First Friday, January 4th, 2019 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 - Edmund Burke, Recording Secretary - Thomas B. Quinn,      Treasurer - James O'Malley, Standing Committee Chairman - Patrick McKernan, Marshal - Robert Heppes, Sentinel - John Blaine 

New York State Board AOH News The New York State Board has the new AOH Board calendars for 2019. The 3 digit assigne numbers are tied into theNYS Lotterry. With each assigned nunmber you have 365 chances to win. The cost of the calendar is $25. We usually receive 6 calendars to sell with the division purchasing one calendar. In the past we have had some good fortune in winning as a Division as well as individually. We will have them for purchase at the January 2019 meeting.

Orange AOH County Board News  There will be a quarterly meeting of the Orange County Board on Sunday, December 9th at the Fr. Donald J.Whalen AOH Division 2 Hall on Hibernian Way in Cornwall. All AOH Brothers are invited to attend. Please bring your updated dues card for entrance.The meeting will begin at 2pm. Look at it as an opportunity to meet you brothers from the other divisions in the county.

James O'Donnelly has been selected and installed as the 2019 Grand Marshal for the Mid Hudson St.Patrick's Day Parade to be held in Goshen on Sunday, March 10th.. A well deserved Congratulations to Jim and his Aides. Jim along with his Aides were installed this past Sunday, December3rd at the AOH Joseph Duelk Jr.Division 1 Hibernian Hall in Monroe of which he is a member. Jim is a retired New York State Police Superintendent. He has been married for over 45 years and has eight children who attend St. John the Evangelist Church in Goshen. Jim is agraduate of Dayton University.The Aides are from member organizations of the Mid Hudson St. Patrick's Parade Committee. This year's Aide at Large was Kyle Roddey former Mayor of Goshen who has made having the parade in Goshen possible each year. The Installation was well attended with plenty of food, music and refreshment. George Anderson performed admirably as the event's Master of Ceremonies. More complete Bios for Jim and the 2019 Aides will be forthcoming on the Mid Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee website and on the Orange County Board website.

Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan O. Carm. AOH Division 4 News

Brother James O'Malley has been selected by his Brothers in Division 4 to represent us as an Aide to the Grand Marshall in the 2019 Mid Hudson St. Patrick's Parade to be held in Goshen on Sunday, March 10th. Congratulations Jim! This is an honor well deserved. Jim has served ably as Treasurer for the division for the last 2 years. He is originally from the Queens and attended Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College. He has been married for over forty years to his lovely wife Jayne whom he met at work. So much for no dating at work. They moved to the Town of Wallkill in 1985 and have never looked back. Jim and Jayne are the fun Aunt and Uncle in their family. Jim's hobbies are playing the drums, creating musical playlists for the entertainment of his family and friends and reading extensively. Jim says he was music google before google.

Please join me in welcoming the newest member to AOH Division 4 Brother Brian Newberry. Brian is an active New York Police officer. Brian resides in Scotchtown. WE need more young Brother Hibernians like Brian. I will reach out once again to the parishes of Orange County for recruits in the new year. I need your assistnce Brothers!4 to our newest member Brian Newberry who was 

 A slate of officer candidates has been presented and was voted on with a casting of one vote by the Recording Secretary for the 2019 year. Installation of the newly elected officers will take place at January 4th meeting. All officers need to attend this ceremony. Those elected are as follows: President - Kevin Dooner, Vice-President - Ronald Heppes, Financial Secretary - Edmund Burke, Recording Secretary - Thomas B. Quinn, Treasurer - James O'Malley, Standing Committee Chairman - Patrick McKernan, Marshal - Robert Heppes, Sentinel - John Blaine. 

The Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan O.Carm.AOH Division 4 is an Irish Catholic men's organization. In order to be considered for membership you must be a practicing Catholic and be able to claim a bit of Irish ancestry through either parent. Our members belong to several parishes throughout Orange county. During the month of September we recruited  for new members via parish bulletins. We will renew efforts to do so in the upcoming year especially during the months preceding St. Patrick's Day. The motto of our fraternal organization is Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Recruiting new members via family , friends  coworkers and fellow parishoners are the ways we have recruited in the past. Recently though some of our newest members have come to us from the National and New York State AOH organizer Kevin Cummings of AOH Division 2. Any ideas Brothers have on how to attract new members are most appreciated. The upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are good times to reach out to a prospective member since there are more activities and conversations going on in our lives both at home, in the community and at work.teptember. I plan on doing so again during the 2019.

AOH Joseph Duelk Jr. Division1 Monroe is in the process of recruiting Catholic young men ages 8-15 to form an AOH Junior Boy's Division. This Division is 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.                                                 Reminder:Dues for 2019 is coming up Brothers!

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, Frank McDonald and Anne Greehy wife of Brother John Greehy of AOH Division 2 in your prayers.

Sean Kerrigan nephew of Brother Thomas Quinn and grandson of deceased Brother Frank Kerrigan has passed away suddenly at the young age of 33 years two weeks ago. Condolences go out to his parents Peggy and Brian of Scotchtown.

Keep all our Brothers and their families in your prayers.

  A Blessed Christmas and Holy and Happy New Year to You and Yours!

In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Kevin Dooner