The Commodore Barry Division in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware held its third football raffle during the summer of 2014. This event is a major source of income to help fund the Division’s charitable efforts. As pictured below, the drawing was held on October 9th at St. Edmond’s Parish Hall.
Submitted by Bob Doyle, FS, Commodore Barry Division 1
Over the summer, the Commodore John Barry Division of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, sold chances for two tickets plus parking to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins football game on Monday, Sept. 9. The tickets were graciously donated to the Division by one of its members. The fundraiser was a huge success and will enable the Division to continue its charitable works and donations. The drawing was held on Aug. 12 in front of St. Edmond’s Parish Hall in Rehoboth. The lucky winner was Al Derickson of Lewes, Delaware.
Black Friday Dog Day: For the Seventh Year Members of Corporal Bernard McCarren Division in Newark, Delaware sold hot dogs and sodas to hungry holiday shoppers at Boscov’s Department Store in Christiana, Delaware on Black Friday. Volunteering from 5 AM to 5 PM Delaware Hibernians raised over $1,000 to benefit charities in their community. Excess inventory was donated to Holy Family Parish Outreach at the end of the evening.
Resident and Hibernian Founder “Brian E. Lewis” recently met with Miss. Delaware “Kayla Martell” at Legislative Hall to discuss how to improve Humanitarian and Educational Issues in the Community and ways to get more residence involved in volunteering their time to help. Mr. Lewis, is founder of a Non-Profit Charitable Group that reaches out to the homeless and needy. Miss. Delaware is a former Dover High School graduate and volunteers a lot of her time like Mr. Lewis in directly helping the community.
The Swearing in of New Officer’s took place at the January 13th, 2011, General Monthly Meeting for the AOH -Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Div. 1 of Kent County. National AOH Director Keith Carney attended the meeting and swore in the new board.
Past Division President and Founder Brian E. Lewis, is given an Award of Merit and Medallion by his Hibernian brothers for his leadership as president for the past two years and being the founder of the Cardinal McCarrick Division at the January 13th, 2011 reorganization meeting.
Cardinal McCarrick Div. 1, of Kent County donated blankets from a winter blanket drive the division held last month along with Two Turkeys to assist the homeless men at the Interfaith Homeless Shelter this winter and holiday season. AOH Division President Brian E. Lewis, stated he would like to see more people and organizations give all year round. The Hibernian Organization believes as a society we should help our fellow man and woman who is is down and out on their luck if we can.
On Saturday, December 12th, 2010 Brian E. Lewis, President of the Hibernians – Cardinal McCarrick Div. of Kent County, presented the Kent County SPCA Director Murrey Goldwaite with a donation check from the division to help the animals at the shelter. Lewis, stated we cannot forget those without a voice this Christmas Season and urges the public to visit the shelter to adopt or contribute.
On a cold and windy day in December, members of the Corporal Bernard McCarren Division #2 worked the concession stand at the University of Delaware NCAA football playoff game versus Lehigh to raise funds for the charities which they support. As they have done at all of Delaware’s home football games this season, eighteen members along with family and friends served as cooks, cleaners, servers and cashiers to support Holy Family Youth Ministry, The Little Sisters of the Poor and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, all in Newark, Delaware. In addition, the Division also contributes to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society and Cross International. This season long effort was organized by Mike Quirk who was ably assisted by Sean Hellenga, George Murphy, Joe Conway, Joe Krankemann, President Mike Conway, Richard Clancy, Marty Drinan, Joe Roach, Ed Hageman and Tom and Ryan Quirk.
The Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Div. 1 of Kent County, DE presented a check to the Principal of Holy Cross Elementary School in Dover from the Late Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli Scholarship Fund created by the Division to assist a needy student with their financial needs. The Division also, presented a check to The St. Thomas More Preparatory School in Magnolia to assist a needy student there.
Division holds Retirement Party
Cardinal McCarrick Division Vice President, Michael Sullivan, has been a fixture in Dover for more than 22 years, where, during that time, he has cut hair at the Colonial Barber Shop, downtown. Mike has been a blessing to our community and many men, from many walks of life, from Senators to Judges; Lawyers to Police and Corrections Officers; and Airmen to Priests and Deacons, are proud to call him a friend. He has played many roles in our Community: business owner, Volunteer, and one of the founding members of the local Ancient Order of Hibernians who hosted a retirement party in his honor. As a barber, in addition to performing the duties of that task, he has been our amateur psychologist and confidante, and, above all else, a valued friend.
Members of the Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Div. 1, Kent County, DE welcomed special guest speaker Dover Mayor Carleton Carey Sr., at their May Monthly Meeting and made the Mayor a Honorary Member of the division.
The Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Div. 1 of Kent County, DE held a Raffle Drawing this past month to raise money for the Late Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli Scholarship Fund which the division created to assist a family with paying for tuition to put their child through a Catholic school. The winning ticket was drawn on June 30th by Fr. Tom Flowers, of St. Polycarp Parish. The winner was Danielle Wiley of Lewes, DE.
At the March 11th AOH Meeting, division president Brian E. Lewis, presented Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden with a Certificate of Appreciation and Merit from the Cardinal McCarrick Division 1 for Protecting the Citizens of the State of Delaware through serving his country as a Captain in the Delaware National Guard. Beau Biden, was stationed in Iraq last year and recently returned from overseas to resume his role as State Attorney General. Beau, was invited to the March Meeting to discuss his Irish Catholic Heritage and welcomed to join as a new member. Biden, also discussed his role as State Attorney General and said he was honored to address the members of the division. The Cardinal McCarrick Division Membership described Beau as a Class Act and true brother Irishman. The AOH is a non-profit Irish Catholic Humanitarian organization that assist the needy and disadvantaged in the community. Beau, is Vice President Joe Biden’s oldest son.