JAMES A. CURRAN-DIVISION 1
Chartered July 23, 1873
LADIES-DIVISION 2
Chartered April 29, 1897

HOT NEWS!

Congratulations to our own AOH member Jay Driscoll, recipient of the William Dwight Distinguished Service Award from the Holyoke Rotary Club.  Award presentation will be Thursday, October 23rd at the Delaney House.  Reservations are required, seating is limited.  Contact Deb or Kalie Buckley at 534.7355 for more information.  See attached for particulars. 

AOH_LAOH announce Membership Drive.  Contact AOH President Paul Hogan (413.210.1416) or LAOH President Paula Paoli (413.210.6031) if you have candidates or need more information.  See attached announcement.

SAVE-THE-DATE:  Annual Fall Foliage Train Ride, Saturday October 27th.  Train leaves from Heritage State Park at two convenient times:  choose 9AM or 11AM.  Reserve your seats now!  See attached flyer for more information. 

LAOH Irish History contest topics for 2018-19 have been announced.  The theme for all levels will be the same: "Heroes and Heroines in Celtic Mythology and Celebrations"  Guidelines are posted on the national LAOH website.  More specifics regarding actually submitting your entry will be posted in the fall.  Any questions can be directed to AOH Historian Noranne Duquette @ celticma5@msn.com

Congrats to the 2018 LAOH quilt winner Rachel Decaro of Springfield.  See attached thank you letter from President Paula Paoli with a picture of the lucky winner.

Great job AOH float building team!  1st prize Religious went to the Celtic Cross; 2nd prize Religious to the LAOH St Brigid float; 3rd place to the Irish Dance float.  Well deserved!  Check out the pictures on our Photo Gallery page.

Congrats to Sister Margaret McLearly, S.P. (founder of Kate's Kitchen and Margaret's Pantry) as our 2018 Christian Charity Award recipient.  Award was presented at the Communion Breakfast, Sunday, March 11th.  If you missed this event, you missed an awesome morning as AOH-Division-1 honored their Vets in addition to Sr Margaret.  Thank you Jay Driscoll, Committee Chair, for a terrific event.

Thanks to those that joined us for the annual Irish Night.  Funds raised will support the Maurice A. Donahue Memorial scholarship fund.  See our MassLive article on this link:  http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/02/daniel_p_curran_...

Congratulations to the 2018 Man/Woman of the Year:  Bob Cameron and Paula Paoli.  Awards were presented at our annual Irish Night - Saturday, February 24th.

Congratulations to "President-for-Life" Paul Hogan, the 2018 recipient of the Holyoke Parade Committee's Citizenship Award.  Well deserving!  Click here to read announcement.

Well done!  At our State Conventions, AOH Division I President Paul Hogan was re-elected for another term as the State AOH President.  LAOH Noranne Duquette was elected to State Treasurer and Barbara Twohig elected to Missions & Charities.  Our Holyoke divisions are well represented on the Mass State Boards. Congrats to all of them.

Holyoke Sun Annual Irish Night Article 2012