from Jack Schneider, Ritual & Degrees Chairman
Major Degree Ceremonies were held at two State Conventions in the Northeast during the month of July with a total of forty-seven candidates receiving their Major Degree. Congratulations are extended to all newly Degreed Brothers and welcome to the Inner Chamber of Hibernian Brotherhood!
Seventeen candidates were brought into the ranks of full Brotherhood within the Order at the Major Degree held at the New York State Convention in Albany, NY on Sat. July 13. This Degree was exemplified by the Schenectady NY Major Degree Team.
The newly certified Tri Abhainn Allegheny County PA Major Degree Team performed their second Major Degree at the Pennsylvania State Convention in Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 20. There, thirty candidates completed their Major Degree with many National Officers in attendance.
Several opportunities for prospective candidates to take their Major Degree will be coming up within the next few months throughout the land. Major Degree Ceremonies are currently planned as noted that I have been informed of to date:
Sat. August 17 – Ohio State Convention, Radisson Hotel at Univ. of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Sun. August 18 – Virginia State Convention, Best Western Leesburg, Leesburg, VA
Sun. Sept. 22 – Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Sat. Sept. 28 – Irish Cultural Center of Utica, Utica, NY
Sun. Sept 29 – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Patchogue, NY
For additional details on exact venue addresses, please see our Rituals and Degrees page.