From the Desk of President McKay
Christmas is upon us and many divisions are in the process of installing new officers and hosting Christmas parties. We wish you all success as we move forward and continue to grow the premier Irish Catholic Organization in the USA. Once your installation is complete please send in an updated Form-9 so the National and State Boards know whom you new officers are. This should be completed every time there is any change in you officers at every level.
Today’s e-mail features an article from Charities and Missions Chair Ted Sullivan. Missions and Charities are important every day of our lives. It is important we remember that donations to Hibernian Charities are tax deductible and donations to Hibernian Charities received by the end of the year will benefit you as a year end tax deduction.
The second feature is from Immigration Chairman Dan Dennehy. Our national constitution calls on us “to encourage an equitable U.S. immigration law for Ireland, and to cooperate with groups for a fair American Immigration Policy.” Immigration is certainty critical work for the order and we are fortunate to have a strong group on Irish Immigration advocates among us. Our goal is to return to the day Ireland has a proper quota of immigrant visa’s annually.
The final item in today’s e-mail is a reprint of the call for nomination letter for the Sean MacBride Humanitarian Award sent out by our AOH and LAOH National Vice Presidents. Nominations must be in by January 15,2017 and can be made by 1) All Officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians & Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., National Boards, Elected and appointed, 2) All Officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians & Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., State Boards, elected and appointed, and 3) Divisions in meeting assembled. If you do have a nomination please be sure it is in on time.
In our Motto,
James F. McKay III
Save the Date:
Pro-Life Breakfast, Friday, January 27, 2017
The Irish Channel (500 H St NW, Washington, DC)
Hibernian Mass: 9 a.m., Breakfast Buffet: 9:30 a.m., $25pp
Join your fellow Hibernians for Fellowship & Speakers prior to the March.
Contact JP Walsh for more information: John Patrick Walsh
January 29, 2017, Major Degree at the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians 375 Ontario Street, Albany, New York 12208, Candidates are to report by noon. Cost $20, observers $10, includes food after the Degree.