UPDATED Endorsements for National Office

The original letters posted sent to me were what was posted in the Hibernian Digest. Attached are the endorsements I have received to date. I will post updates as I receive them. These will also be posted on the convention news page.  Letters will be updated to their full version when received.

Georgia Endorsement Ramp for National Historian

Illinois Endorsement of O’Connell for National President

NY endorsement Keane for National Secretary

Ohio Madigan Endorsement for National Treasurer

Ohio Sheyer endorsement for National Vice-President

Pennsylvania Endorsement Bowers for National Catholic Action

Pennsylvania Endorsement of Lubinsky for National Missions & Charities

SC Endorsement Conlon for Catholic Action



Update on the 2016 AOH/LAOH National Convention Information


From Mary Leathem, PNP and 2016 National Convention Liaison:
Just wanted to update you on the information I have about our convention in Atlantic City to date. As in the past, hotels needed to be changed and that has hampered the process. At this point, we are going to Harrah’s Resort and Convention center on July 11 to July 14, 2016 that is a Monday throughThursday convention.
Room rate is $107.00 plus 14 % tax and 10.00 added fee.  Reservation code is SH07AH6.  Parking is $5.00 for self parking and $10.00 for valet parking. Rooms are not available for Saturday night at our reduced room rate as previously stated, so check-in will begin on Sunday.
The package is cost is $200.00. Meals will be as follows:
Ice Breaker – Taste of the Jersey Shore
Irish Night – duet meal of chicken and shrimp ( Please notify the committee if you have a shellfish allergy.)
Installation Banquet – choices are either chicken, beef or fish.
As always a vegetarian option is available on request. The committee will endeavor to meet the reasonable dietary special needs of our delegates.
At this time wine will be served on the table for the Installation Banquet.
The web site still needs to be updated or completed, however there was an advertisement in the last Hibernian Digest.
Vendors will be charged $500.00 for table space at this time.
Boxes will accepted at the front desk at no fee if received no more than 3 days before the start of the convention. More information on the specifics will be forth coming. If we use Convention Services for mailing there will be a $10.00 fee per box.
Any convention related questions should be channeled through myself of Mary Hogan.
As always the National Boards of the AOH and LAOH are working very hard to guarantee that this convention is a success and will endeavor to help the local committee through this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at  natlconvention@ladiesaoh.com.
Yours in Friendship. Unity and Christian Charity,
Mary T.

National Fundraiser

FundraiserIf you decide to participate please send the check made payable to LAOH, Inc and mailed to me at:      Colleen Bowers
1404 Swantek Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15204

This fundraiser is one of our main Fundraising ventures for the National Board. If you have already have participated or wish to now I thank you for supporting the National Board!

As always any questions do not hesitate in contacting me at fundraising@ladiesaoh.com or 412-498-3392.

The Proclamation of the Irish Republic: The Rhetoric of 1916 Lecture

Regina Begley, NYS Irish Historian, attended the second of a series of lectures at the Irish Consulate in NYC. The topic was “The Proclamation of the Irish Republic: The Rhetoric of 1916” given by Professor Richard Aldous. Professor Richard Aldous holds the Eugene Meyer Chair at Bard College, New York, having previously taught for fifteen years at UCD, where he was chair of the History department. He is the #1 bestselling author of numerous books, including “Great Irish Speeches,” “Reagan and Thatcher,” and a biography of the Irish entrepreneur Tony Ryan. In 2009 he worked with Bertie Ahern on the former Taoiseach’s memoirs.

Below is a link to the lecture. Please take the time to watch/listen. The lecture runs about 45 minutes. Please share with your Divisions.

The Proclamation of the Irish Republic: The Rhetoric of 1916 Lecture