From the President

Where has the time gone, it seems as though I just finished putting the Christmas Decorations away and it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Time flies when you are having fun.  My family and I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed and Holy Christmas.

It was so nice to see so many State Presidents and Observers at the interim board meeting as well as the Officers of the National Board. Thank you for all your well wishes and thoughtfulness at my testimonial dinner.

I attended the AOH National President’s dinner in Pennsylvania and enjoyed meeting the recipient of the Sean MacBride Humanitarian Award Clara Reilly.  I traveled to South Carolina for their State Convention and observed our newest Degree Team from South Carolina as they exemplified the Degrees of our Order.  We presented our donation to Notre Dame and met the recipients of the Hibernian Scholarship.  I will be attending Georgia’s State Convention in November.  Thank you for all your invitations to attend your conventions, I tried to attend as many as possible.   It was great to meet the Ladies from around the country and see the wonderful things that they accomplish in the name of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Just a reminder that with the State Conventions completed for this year, a copy of your newly revised bylaws needs to be sent to me for my signature.

While you enjoy the Holidays give thanks for all of the gifts that God has given us and remember to say a prayer for our deceased brother & sister Hibernians and all of our troops that are serving our Country.