Missouri News

On April 17 and 18, the Missouri LAOH State Convention was held.  Vice President, Mary Kathryn Victor did a marvelous job in organizing it at the Embassy Suites in St. Charles.  On Friday night, there was a Happy Hour, which all the LAOH from St. Louis brought appetizers and snacks.  The LAOH from Kansas City brought all the paper supplies needed.  It was a fun night where all the Missouri Ladies were able to meet and enjoy time with each other.  Then on Saturday morning, there was a meeting where the new LAOH Missouri officers were elected.  The new officers are:  President Mary Kathryn Victor (from St. Louis LAOH John F. Kennedy Division); Vice President Patti Clark (from Kansas City LAOH Padraic Pearse Division); Secretary Sandi Swift (from St. Louis LAOH John F. Kennedy); Treasurer Loretta Sheerin (from St. Louis John F. Kennedy Division); Historian Julie Dunn (from St. Louis John F. Kennedy Division); Missions and Charities Pat Karns (from Kansas City LAOH Padraic Pearse Division), and Catholic Action Julie Hogan (St. Louis LAOH St. Patrick’s Division).  Later in the day, all members could visit the St. Charles area of shops, go to the Casino or just visit.  Then at 5:00 p.m., LAOH Chaplain Lawrence Herzog said the Mass.  Following Mass, all went to a Banquet in the Hotel.  Fr. Lawrence Herzog installed the new officers after the dinner.  Fr. Herzog was presented with a LAOH Chaplain Sash from the Past President, Sharron Olsen.  Great time held by all.