On Saturday Mach 12, 2022 AOH Suffolk County President, Bill Gorham received a proclamation from Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone. County Executive Bellone (who is a Hibernian Brother from Suffolk County’s Division 2), stated; “on behalf of the 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County, I officially proclaim that March 2022 is Irish American Heritage Month here in Suffolk County. We celebrate and recognize the rich history and the many contributions of the Irish and Irish-Americans over the years here in our County”.
President Gorham proudly accepted this proclamation and thanked County Executive Bellone for recognizing Irish-Americans here in Suffolk County. Along with President Gorham, was Jack Ryan, AOH National Director – District 6; Suffolk County’s Vice President and past president Division 2, Bill Corrigan; Financial Secretary Dennis Harty (current Suffolk County Division 2 President); Jerry Belmont, past Suffolk County and Division 2 President along with past Suffolk County 2 Division Presidents, Matt Buckley, Tom Bennet and Jim Killen. Suffolk County Legislature and Division 2 Brother, Kevin McCaffrey was also in attendance to lend his support.
From Left to Right:
Jack Ryan, AOH NY State Director, District 6
Tom Bennet, Past President – Suffolk County Division 2
Bill Corrigan, Suffolk County Vice President & Past President Suffolk County Division 2
Jim Killen, Suffolk County Public Relations & Past President Suffolk County Division 2
Kevin McCaffrey, Presiding Officer – Suffolk County Legislature & SC Division 2
Brother Bill Gorham, Suffolk County President
Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive & Suffolk County Division 2
Brother Dennis Harty, Suffolk County Financial Secretary and President Suffolk County Division 2
Jerry Belmont, Past President – Suffolk County and Suffolk County Division 2
Matt Buckley, Past President – Suffolk County Division 2