The main purposes of our degree program are: “Waken a pride in the ancient race
of our forefathers and develop an interest in the history and destiny of that race”.
The Rituals and Degrees of the AOH are an important component of who and what we are as an organization. While it is essential for us to urge our members to take the Major Degree, it is also incumbent on us to assure that the Degree Teams themselves are available to perform this service wherever required. During the first week of September I mailed a Degree Team Profile form to be completed by each of our teams. My purpose was to ascertain which teams are currently active, as well as to update contact information for all teams.
The teams are being listed below in the hope that counties, states, and regions will now start to plan for Major Degrees in their respective jurisdictions.
Whenever the Major Degree is performed, in addition to the qualified candidates for the degree, we also welcome and encourage Officers, Sponsors, and all Major Degree Members to observe the candidates learn the Lessons and take the Test of Our Order, in accordance to our laws. Candidates and observers alike should be informed, that proper dress code is in order (no sneakers, shorts, tee shirts, etc.), so that the ceremony is conducted in the dignified manner that it deserves.
Saint Columbkill Knights Major Degree Team (MDT)
Contact: John O’Keefe Jjok59@comcast.net
10 Brantwood Court
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Brian Boru MDT
Contact: J.J. Kelly IrishKnight1@verizon.net
9102 Paloma Lane
Springfield, VA 22153
Cu Chulainn Celtic Warriors MDT
Contact: Jack King firstname.lastname@example.org
636 Rockaway Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
Isle of Erin MDT
Contact: Jack Schneider Jack1515@aol.com
118 Magdalena Lane
Lansdale, PA 19446-1664
Tara Court MDT
Contact:Walter S. Butler Wbutler547@aol.com
4 Melvin court
Sons of Milesius MDT
Contact: John O’Connor email@example.com
573 Olentangy Woods Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43235-3495
Contact: Owen Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
738 Swaggertown Road
Scotia, NY 12302
The Red Branch Knights MDT
Contact: Francis McLoughlin email@example.com
Innisfail Major Degree Team – Florida, Hernando Co., Div. 1
Contact: Jim Cahill, Team Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
730 Sea Holly Drive
Brooksville, FL 34604-1402
Round Tower MDT – Status: currently re-organizing
Contact: Jerry Callaghan
44B Jennifer Place
Staten Island, NY 10514
Carraig Phadraig MDT – Status: currently re-organizing
Contact: James Lawracy email@example.com
144 Village Farm Rd
In addition, the National Board would suggest that any counties or states that might presently be considering starting their own teams contact JJ Kelly, the Chairman for Rituals and Degrees (details above). JJ will be happy to provide assistance and direction on forming a new team.