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Fall Update. Fall agenda:

Plan the fall trip – it is November 11th
Organize the Christmas party – it has been moved to 12/4 which is a Sunday and planned around an Eagles away game at the Legion. Santa’s appearance and timing is most likely after the game – more to come on this family friendly event.
Plan a winter movie night or other event
Decide and work on a spring event. The 80s were fun but time moves on and slimmer versions of early 90s clothes are back in style so we need another idea.

Remember our theme this year is participation so no idea is a bad idea!

Nominations will also take place at the October meeting and I have heard from a few looking to rotate off of the Board and a few who would like to run for the Board. Per our by-laws everything is up for grabs so if you are looking to run for an office or the board -the October meeting is the time to be nominated.

The fall calendar is as follows:

10/12 Division meeting – nominations
10/26 Board meeting – TBD – most likely a phone call the following week
10/31 Philadelphia degree ceremony, Firemen’s Union Hall, 415 N 5th St, Philadelphia
11/9 Division meeting – elections
11/11 Fall trip – stay-cation in Philadelphia
11/30 Board meeting
12/4 Christmas party with Santa
12/14 Board meeting
12/28 We have the Legion?????

I look forward to seeing you Wednesday, November 9. The fall is off to a great start for our division and I hope your fall is also!


All meetings are at the American Legion – doors open 7 pm.

Elections take place in November – nominations in October. Should you wish to run for the board or an office please let me know.

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.

* NOTE:  If you were a member last year and have not yet paid last year’s dues, please add that amount to your current year’s dues payment.

Dues can be paid:

1.  Online using Paypal.  Acceptable forms of payment include major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover and you are not required to have a Paypal account.  If you do have a Paypal account you may also use your personal PayPal account to make your payment.  To make your online dues payment, click on the Pay Dues button:


2.  By cash or check payable to AOH of Havertown.  If you cannot pay in person, please mail your check to:   P.O. Box 1606, Havertown, PA 19083.   Be sure to indicate the annual period for which you are paying (e.g. 2017 dues;  2016 and 2015 dues) 


photoMcKenna’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 tjmcarroll@gmail.com 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, November 9, at the American Legion on Grasslyn Ave. Doors will open at 7:00 and the meeting will begin by 7:30.



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St. Malachy's College in Belfast has started The Dan Harrell International Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution Dan has made to the College's international exchange program. The award will be given to someone who has made a significant contribution to sporting and cultural exchange while at St. Malachy's. The award will be given in the College on either December 16th or 17th, 2015. Dan and his wife will be attending.

To view Thank You letters that we received from our charity efforts, go to PDF Fliers under the Members drop down menu on our Home Page

To learn more of the history of Dennis Kelly and how he affected Delaware County, go to PDF Fliers under the Members drop down menu on our Home Page.

Follow the link to see entry in the U.S. Congressional Record from Congressman Pat Meehan regarding Dennis Kelly and Dennis Kelly AOH.
Congressional Record PDF

Maureen O'Hara (1920 - 2015) Requiescat in pace

Upcoming Events

Next General Meeting
American Legion Post, Grasslyn Road
November 9, 2016

To read or print articles about Dennis Kelly and St. Charles parish, check out the PDF Flyer drop down menu under Members on our home page. Articles were supplied by Brother Charlie Dirvin.

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