Congratulations to the following Officers and Appointees. Please note that all positions are in transition, which is taking a little longer due to COVID and not being able to meet in person with the previous officer.
The Website will be updated and is a work in progress.
President – Karen Keane, New York
Vice President – Marilyn Madigan Ohio
Secretary – Mary Ann Lubinsky, Pennsylvania
Treasurer – Sandi Riley Swift, Missouri
Irish Historian – Colleen Bowers Pennsylvania
Missions and Charities – Cathy Turck, New York
Catholic Action, Margaret “Peggy” Cornish, California
Organizer/Immediate Past President – Carol Sheyer, Ohio
Press and Public Relations – Kim Depeaux, New York
Freedom for All Ireland – Dolores Desch, New York
Fundraiser – Maire Leffel, Ohio
Immigration Education – Siobhan Dennehy, New York
Supplies – Mary Jo Rawlins, Ohio
Auditor – Christina Parisi, New York
2022 Convention Liason – Kathy Linton
Veterans & Military Affairs – Cathie Norton Doherty, New York
Political Education – Gail Dapoliti, Maryland
Legal Counsel – Ann Durkin Fisher, Maryland
Tax Expert/Co Chair Immigration – Kathryn Keane, New Yrok
Webmaster & Social Media – Beth Zuczek
Following the great response to Mark Thompson’s video on behalf of Relatives for Justice , the AOH FFAI is trying to bring you videos about the work done by other groups your Christmas Appeal donations support.
Their first interview was with Bik McFarlane and Joe Austin representing Belfast National Graves.
In addition to explaining the work of Belfast National Graves, and the vital importance of contributions from America and the AOH to Irish patriot graves, these two prominent Irish Republicans give moving insights into:
1- the 1981 Hunger Strike and why Republicans resisted torture and died rather than wear a British criminal uniform
2-how Republican prisoners locked away inside H-Block cells overcame the British propaganda machine to defeat Thatcher’s strategy
3-the battle for legacy truth and what the British are trying to hide in their latest legacy proposals.
4-the policy of censorship by visa denial where our government blocks them from coming to the US at Britain’s behest.
Here is a link to the video: Belfast National Graves