Our Division Meeting will be this Wednesday the 8th at 7:30 pm at the Legion. Doors open at 7 pm.
Pease bring canned food for the Hibernian Hunger Project or a bottle of whiskey for the basket of cheer we are sponsoring for the Philadelphia Parade Fundraiser at Springfield Country Club. As in life – for most people – more food is needed than alcohol – for anyone wondering if you should bring both whiskey and food or just one.
Welcome to our busy season. It probably is no surprise that the month leading up to March and March itself are a busy time for us. There lots of opportunities in our calendar below to celebrate and spend some time with your brothers. Take a look – we hope there is something for everyone.
Our Calendar for the coming months is as follows:
February 8th Division Meeting
Sunday 19th Ronald McDonald Volunteer event
February 22nd Board Meeting
March 4th AOH Movie Night – Sacred Heart – more to come
March 5th Philadelphia Parade Fundraiser – Springfield Country Club
March 8th Division Meeting
March 11th Springfield parade
March 12th Philadelphia Parade
March 22nd Board Meeting
We will discuss each of these events, parade attire (black division jacket, khakis), and parade behavior amongst other things at our meeting. If you will miss the meeting but have questions or want to let us know you will be joining us on the bus parade day feel free to respond to me.
For those who signed up for the Ronald McDonald house event details are as follows:
Ronald McDonald House
Sunday February 19th 2:30pm – 6pm
3925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
We will be cooking dinner for 100 people or so that staying. If you are not signed up but still interested email email@example.com. Parking is limited so we will most likely car pool down.
In addition to all of this, planning for upcoming St. Malachy’s trips is in full swing.
A fundraiser for some cool swag along with the link to order from 2 Leaf is as follows:
Our online store and our Facebook and Twitter account links so people can see what we have done and plan on doing for these trips to Ireland with these local kids so people know where and what the money being raised is for.
If anyone does plan on ordering anything online, they will need a “players name” to checkout, so we know who benefits for the proceeds of sale. They can just put “Meakim” and we will distribute the funds where needed. I will also pick up the orders on March 12th, so people can have these items for St. Patrick’s Day. Important to point out, St. Patrick’s Day this year falls on the first Friday of the NCAA tournament, so great shirts to wear celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
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.
* 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)
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 February 8, 2017, at the American Legion on Grasslyn Ave. Doors will open at 7:00