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Family Christmas Party – Sunday December 4th – Legion – 1 pm Game – 4 30 pm Party

We will not have a division meeting this month which is nothing new – we will have our Annual Christmas Party with Santa. What is different is we will watch the Eagles for those interested and Santa will join us after the game. We will also collect hats and gloves for men and donate them to Old St. Joseph’s. Please join us and bring your kids, grandkids, etc. Please see letter from Colin Cleary below.

Dear AOH-

My name is Colin Cleary and I am in sixth grade at Sacred Heart Manoa.

I am making my confirmation this year.

As part of making my confirmation I have to prove I am worthy of becoming an adult in the eyes of the church.

I have to do a few service items before my confirmation.

I am hoping to collect new hats and gloves to bring to a Catholic-run homeless shelter in the city.

I would be grateful for anything you can donate to help these men and women out.

I can collect these at the AOH Christmas party with my dad.

Thank you guys for helping me help others!


Colin Patrick Cleary

Home Heating Fundraiser

We are again selling lottery tickets for our home heating program. Harry Quinn has them and can get them to you in time for Thanksgiving. He will also have them at the Christmas party. You can contact him at 610-937-8730 or email him at Harry.Quinn@jefferson.edu. Tickets are $5 a ticket or 5 for $20. This important fundraiser helps heat the homes of people in need in our own community.

Christmas Division Apparel

Do not let the title fool you – we didn’t do division apparel for Christmas although that would be cool. Tim Carroll did work very hard to have coats, scarves, hats etc. be available for order for Christmas. If your wife is looking for a gift for you or you want one for yourself he will be at the Christmas Party with samples and is available at (610) 931-9297 if you want information to order sooner.

On behalf of the Board we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families. We look forward to celebrating the Christmas season with you and hope to see you on Sunday the 4th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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 Sunday, December 4, at the American Legion on Grasslyn Ave. Doors will open at 4:00 for family Christmas Party



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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 was 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
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4PM

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.

Irish Word of the Day

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