MOVIE NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
We have a division meeting this Wednesday April 12 8th at the Legion. Doors open at 7 pm. We will go around with announcements. Please let me know if you have any.
New Duffy’s Cut Film. On Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., Immaculata University will be the location of a screening for a new Duffy’s Cut documentary from Irish American Films entitled “The Cut: The Journey of the Men and Women of Duffy’s Cut,” produced and directed by Shawn Swords with William Watson, Ph.D., professor of History at Immaculata University, serving as historical consultant in addition to his role as director of the Duffy’s Cut Project. The screening will be held in the Green Room with a Q&A following the film.
Several recent Immaculata University History alumni who continue to assist Dr. Watson with excavation at the Duffy’s Cut site, participated in the film as reenactors. The alumni are:
Joseph Conte ’15 of Glen Mills, PA
Matthew McStravog ’13 pf Clifton Heights, PA
Taylor Sims ’12 of Wayne, PA
“The Cut” The Journey of the Men and Women of Duffy’s Cut,” is a feature length documentary film about the 57 Irish railroad workers who arrived in Philadelphia to build mile 59 of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, and died within six to eight weeks of violence and cholera. The Irishmen were from Donegal, Tyrone and Derry in Ulster, with an average age of 22. A project, headed by Dr. Watson and his brother Rev. Frank Watson, has been underway since 2002 to locate the graves of these workers and properly rebury them. To date, the graves of seven workers have been excavated. Work is ongoing to recover the remaining fifty bodies.
“This documentary is the newest and most extensive coverage of the Duffy’s Cut story and it places the events at Duffy’s Cut in the context of other 1832-era deaths of Irish immigrant laborers elsewhere in Chester County,” stated Dr. Watson. The film discusses the possibility of the site being the location of the worst mass murder in Pennsylvania history.”
Attendees are asked to donate a $5.00 contribution in support of the non-profit Duffy’s Cut Project. For more information on the screening, please contact Dr. Watson at 484-323-3491. Information on Irish American Film and “The Cut” can be found at http://irishamericanfilms.com/films/.
Colin Cleary is very thankful that the division members donated so many new hats and gloves.
He was able to give over two hundred hats, gloves , and scarves to the Philadelphia Police 16th district.
The officers will give them out to kids without on their way to school as well as needy family’s.
As always the division came up big for those in need!
AOH Dennis’s Kelly 5 year plan
1) Active membership growth – utilize 4 corners meeting strategy to increase member participation – start quarterly membership awareness events to recruit members – start a social chair
2)Increased community activity – increase giving through increased fundraising – utilize 4 corners strategy to focus all members on fundraising – scholarship fund at Catholic school
3)Increase permanent fund – start coin challenge – charitable gifts from members are tax deductible and increase permanent fund
4)Partner/purchase clubhouse – better outreach with Legion – donations to them at times – form committee to explore purchase and what it requires
5)Host a degree ceremony
Please note that 2017 dues are now due. Dues are now $50.00* cash or check, $52.00 for all credit card transactions, paid annually. If paying past year’s dues, add $35.00 or $36.50 if paying by credit card.
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McKenna’s Kitchen and Market Opening Sunday July 5th As many of you know, our dedicated division member Brian Cleary and his wife are opening McKenna’s Kitchen on Darby Rd. where the Irish Shop used to be (1901 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA). The grand opening was Sunday, July 5th from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. They will typically be open for dinners as well with the last seating taking place around 7:00 pm. Brian has done so much for the division over the years with generating fundraising ideas, running ad books, getting sponsorships, working events, etc. He has done it all and has always been there for us so let’s be sure to support him in this endeavor. You can go in for a great Irish or American meal as well as pick up some Irish products on your way out. This is a great business to have in the Havertown area. Follow link for info and menu: McKenna’s Kitchen
Dennis Kelly merchandise Dennis Kelly merchandise available, including winter jackets, windbreakers, scarves, and our new zip-up windbreaker with our logo on front and back, and black knit cap with logo. Email Tim Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org for available sizes and prices.
Congratulations Congratulations to Brother John Cooke for being chosen to be new president of Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast High School. Official Announcement
3 Leaf Basketball 3 Leaf Basketball is an offshoot of the Dennis Kelly AOH. Home of the Delco 33s, promoting sport & friendship with our brothers and sisters from Ireland. Follow us on Twitter 3leafbasketball or Facebook 3leafbasketball
Scranton trip pictures. View pictures and images of the Scranton trip and other AOH events on the Highlights from AOH Events on the EVENT/NEWS drop down menu on our Home Page.
View the trailer of “A Terrible Beauty.” If you missed the world premier of “A Terrible Beauty,” follow the “A Terrible Beauty” link to view the film trailer. A Terrible Beauty
Next general meeting Wednesday April 12, 2017, at the American Legion on Grasslyn Ave. Doors will open at 7:00