On behalf of the AOH Virginia State Board I would like to congratulate our new National Officers and National Directors. We are looking at another two prosperous years.
Presentation to Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell at the Governor’s Mansion, Richmond, Virginia. There were over twenty AOH Dooley Division Brothers in attendance on March 17, 2010, St. Patrick’s Day. They presented the First Lady with a Galway Crystal Pillar Hurricane and with an offer of a complimentary portrait from Mary Ellen McFadden, wife of Brother Paul McFadden. They also presented her with a Celtic Cross Pin and an AOH Application for her husband, Gov. Bob McDonnell (Irish Catholic). The First Lady was very gracious. It was a Great event for the Division. It is a tradition for the Division to present the First Lady with a gift during her first year in office.
Catholic Schools Check Presentations. Major James H. Dooley Division of AOH donated $3,200.00 to Catholic Schools and Parish Christian Formation Programs. Donations were made from the proceeds of their 8th Annual Trip for Two to Ireland Raffle. Since 2007, the AOH has donated $12,200.00 to Catholic Schools and Education. For the past 8 years the AOH has donated $26,500.00 from the Raffle to Local Charities.
Dooley Division Members with Virginia Governor McDonnell and Irish Ambassador Michael Collins. Dooley Division members were invited for a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion as the First Family of Virginia were planning their trip to Ireland this summer. Jack Cassells, founding member of Dooley Division gave them some great travel tips gleaned from his many trips to Ireland.