I hope all of you had a nice Christmas and are staying well during these winter months.
In December, Jake, Jennifer, Theresa, and I met with AOH State President Sean Hughes, VP Larry Prelle and Treasurer Rich OBrien. The meeting took place in Marmora, NJ. The reason for this meeting was to finalize the monies due to the AOH/LAOH from National Convention.
In January I had the honor of installing Camden Co. Division 1 officers at our January 12, 2017, meeting.
January 31st I was invited to a reception by Ms. Barbara Jones, the Consulate General of Ireland, to meet Fr. Gary Donegan, CP formerly of Holy Cross, Ardoyne. The reception was held at her residence in New York. Father Gary spoke about violence at the Holy Cross School and the atrocities. Father concluded by saying how thankful he was to the AOH/ LAOH for all their donations.
My condolences to past State President’s Rose Langan for the loss of her sister, Margarite, and to Michelle McGuire for the loss of her brother, Charles; also to past National President Mary Paglione for the loss of her son, Thomas. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Heritage Mass in March.
Happy Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Roseann Michel, President
LAOH NJ State Board