Michigan State Convention

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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.

Notre Dame Hibernian Weekend-Save the Date

Notre Dame Administration Building
Notre Dame Administration Building

 

Save The Date: September 22, 2017

Please mark your calendar and make plans on attending the 2017 Hibernian Lecture at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. The final details for the LAOH and AOH visit on the weekend of September 22 and 23, 2017 are in the planning process at this time. This visit is scheduled on a non-football weekend.

The 2017 Hibernian Lecture will be presented by Professor Ian McBride of Oxford University.

The LAOH and AOH University of Notre Dame Committee members will participate in meetings with personnel from the Scholarship Office and the Cushwa Center on Friday earlier in the day. All LAOH and AOH members are invited to attend the Hibernian Lecture at a site to be announced at a later date. On Saturday, a tour of the Notre Dame Campus is scheduled for all the LAOH and AOH members.

A block of rooms has been reserved and the cutoff date is August 22, 2017.

Please contact your State President for a copy of the information letter and the room block information.