The Michigan LAOH/AOH members were honored and thrilled to have LAOH National President, Patricia O’Connell and AOH National President, Jim McKay attend our State Convention on May 19th – 20th at the Embassy Suites in Livonia Michigan.
During her address, National President Patricia O’Connell informed us that Michigan is the eighth largest state in membership. She challenged us to sustain and increase our numbers. The St. Brigid Degree Team of Michigan escorted the State Board and our National President for our Opening Ceremony. They also assisted at the installation of officers following Mass said by Fr. Richard Leliaert, Chaplain of the Steven Walsh Division.
We appreciate and thank Pat and Jim for taking the time from their demanding schedules to come to Michigan.
The new Michigan State Board was proud to be installed by Patricia O’Connell, our LAOH National President. L-R: Kathleen Capman, Catholic Action; Dianne Mankel, Missions & Charities; Patricia O’Connell, National President; Barb Weir, President; Stacey Blair, Vice President; Maureen Kelly, Secretary and Brigid Taylor, Historian. Missing from photo, Marna Adamian, Historian.
Taking a moment following installation of officers are: Past National President, Maureen Shelton, AOH National President Jim McKay III, and LAOH National President, Patricia O’Connell.
L-R State Pres. Maureen Kelly, Julian Santillan, 2nd Place winner of the Level 1 Irish History Writing Contest, National President Pat O’Connell and Pam Conway-Teunis, Michigan State Historian.
L-R Past National President, Maureen Shelton presents the 2017 Michigan Hibernian Woman Award to this year’s recipient, Maureen Kelly.
Past Michigan Hibernian Woman Award recipients gather for a photo. L-R Mary Ochab, Mary Sheehy, Agnes Gowdy, Maureen Shelton, Mary O’Connell and Maureen Kelly. Missing from photo, Patricia Martin.