from Bill Sullivan, National Director …
As we all know the cost of a college education today can be very expensive. Realizing that many of their members had children of college age, President Charlie Sinclair of the Major John “Mike” Tivnan USMC Division 18 AOH in Salem, Massachusetts along with the Division Officers and members came up with the idea of an activity to raise funds for college scholarships for members children and grandchildren, while at the same time providing an enjoyable activity for its members their families and friends – a golf tournament!
The first golf tournament in 2018 raised enough funds to fund several scholarships and this year’s tournament is expected to do the same.
The tournaments are held at the Olde Salem Greens in Salem followed by prizes for golf tournament participants, raffles and a full course dinner at the Salem AOH Hall. The tournaments have been well attended by Division 18 members, their families and friends of local Hibernians. Many AOH brother members from other Divisions across the Bay State and New Hampshire have also joined in on the fun. President Sinclair noted: “This type of event is a win, win for everybody – our members children and grandchildren who receive scholarships and our members and others who have a great day playing golf with their families and friends, a great dinner, fun, laughter and comradery. Everyone leaves happy and a winner!”