Next Event, Thursday,
Irish Night at the Ball Park!!
I apologize for the long interlude since our last newsletter.
I’ll try not to let that happen again!
There is a lot to catch up on, but I’m sorry to have to
start out with the sad news.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Virginia State Board President
and Monsignor Bradican Division Treasurer Chuck Curran and family on the passing of Chuck’s father-in-law, and to our
Division President Jim McLaughlin on the passing of his father. May their souls rest in peace. In addition, my younger brother
passed away this past April. And finally, our dear friend and brother, National Chairman for Rituals and Degrees, Pat Shannon,
passed away last week.
Enough of the sad news.
We have a lot to catch up on in this newsletter – the first
since April 2011. A lot has happened since then. We had our 2011 AOH State Convention which resulted in Chuck Curran moving
up from State Vice President to State President, and Gene Bransfield moving from State Treasurer to State Secretary. Well
Our annual Christmas Party at the Auld Shebeen was once again
a big success, as was our St. Patrick’s Party, also at the Auld Shebeen.
Out Virginia State Board Right to Life Chairman, Joe Kennedy,
once again with the school children from St. Michael, put out the green, white and orange flags in the form of the Irish flag
to draw attention to the number of abortions each year in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Well done, Joe.
We just got back from the National Convention in Turning Stone,
NY. Jack Delaney gave us all a scare. He developed an infection in his leg and he and Kate left on very short notice to go
home. I just talked to Jack and he is doing well. Keep him in your prayers as he fights the continuing infection.
Check out the coming events on the next page, and the flier for
our annual trip to see a Potomac Nationals ball game.
In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.
J J Kelly
Early on in December we sent out Dues notices for 2012. So far, most of you have paid, but there are still 14 of you
who have not paid. The list is on the back page. Please make out your checks to AOH Monsignor Bradican Division and mail to:
J J Kelly, 9102 Paloma Lane, Springfield, VA 22153. Someone may be calling to remind you. Thanks!
J. J. Kelly
· Saturday, July 28, Annapolis, Maryland, completion of 250 mile run at Commodore Barry Gate.
· Saturday, August 11, Alexandria Irish Festival, Waterfront Park, Alexandria
· Thursday, August 23, Potomac Nationals Baseball, Prince William Park.
· Thursday, September 27, Summer is over, back to our monthly meetings, 7:30 PM, St. Michael’s.
· Saturday, October 13, Major Degrees Exemplification, Ocean City, Maryland.
Dues overdue: Boyle, Bresnahan,
Cirignano, Ferguson, Higgins, Kennedy (William), Lynch, McLeary, Murphy, Nolan, Shannon (Dennis & Peter), Snydstrup, Wagner.
Call J J if you have questions.
If it’s wrong – blame Jim. I just type this thing. J