· November 2002
Next Meeting 7:30 PM, Thursday, November 21, 2002
American Legion Post 1976, Annandale
Election Time is here!
I am sad to report that one of our long time members, Brother Don Beard, recently passed away. Don had been quite ill for some time. He fought the good fight. Please remember him in your prayers. Also, as Im sure most of you know, Msgr. Bradigan, had a stroke and is recovering in Pennsylvania. Pray for his speedy recovery.
On the brighter side, it is a pleasure to welcome a new member into the Division and into the Order, Father Kevin Walsh. Father Walsh is St. Philips Parish in Falls Church. Welcome, Father. It is a pleasure to have you as a member of the Division. And, our thanks to Jack Williard for recruiting Father Walsh. We all need to do a better job in that regard. We have had to drop some of our members recently, so our numbers are down. More important, we need to get more of you involved. I keep asking for suggestions, ideas, and things to do to make the Order more interesting to you, and to get you involved in the meetings. I have had very few takers. Personally, the Order and the Division are very important to me. Tell us how we can get you more involved
As you most probably know, our fraternal year ends in December. That means two very important things are coming up soon, dues notices and elections. First to the elections. Our by-laws call for our elections to be held at the November meeting. At the meeting in October, we went through the nomination process. Those nominated for the several positions are shown later on in this newsletter. Remember, just because someone was nominated, that does not automatically mean he will be elected. We will take nominations from the floor at the meeting. Come join us for an exciting evening by selecting the Officers who will be running your Division for the next Fraternal Year.
Secondly, dues notices will be out soon. Please be prompt in your payment of dues. It makes the Financial Secretarys life a lot easier.
Finally, mark your calendars for the first fundraiser we have done in a long time. We have made arrangements for a fantastic entertainer, Mary Smith, to put on a concert for us in late February. The details are still getting finalized, so you will be hearing more about this. Mary is a balladeer in the old Irish tradition. She puts on a great show. We will make it financially attractive to you. Dont let us down on this one.
In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
Dan Rhoades, President
The Irish Center needs help.
Contact Brother Dominic Preston at (703) 866-0343 if you can help.
An gorta mor
AOH license plates are still available. Two frames for $10 plus $1.50 postage. Contact Charlie Moore, at (703) 494-6125.
Officers for 2002
President Dan Rhoades
Vice President Tom Gallagher
Recording Secretary Paul OBrien
Financial Secretary J. J. Kelly
Treasurer Ed Kennedy
Standing Committee Frank Loughney
Marshall Jack Wyatt
Sentinel Emmett Murphy
Chaplain Fr. deLadurantaye
Historian Dominic Preston
Organizer Frank Loughney
Pro-Life Bill Delaney
Past President Frank Loughney