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Happy New Year!

We will have a division meeting this Wednesday December 11th at the Legion. Doors open at 7 pm. As a reminder – we are there from 7 pm to 10 pm or so – we conduct business from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm – please free to get up during the meeting – arrive during the meeting – and leave as you need to. Even if you can only stop by for fifteen minutes in between your various events, we welcome seeing you!

Our Calendar for the coming months is as follows:
January 11th Division Meeting
January 25th Board Meeting
February 8th Division Meeting
February 22nd Board Meeting
March 8th Division Meeting
March 12th Philadelphia St. Patrick Day Parade
March 22nd Board Meeting

We had a successful Christmas Party and received the following thank you:
Colin Cleary Colin 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 families. As always the division came up big for those in need!

We have several opportunities to volunteer in the coming months:

Saint John’s Hospice
Friday January 13th Morning
We are looking for people to help prep food on Thursday night and for at least four people to help serve Friday in the morning. Please contact Chuck Harrington at charrington2000@yahoo.com to volunteer and for details on food prep location / start time.

Ronald McDonald House
Sunday February 19th 2:30pm – 6pm
3925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Become a Guest Chef | PHILADELPHIA Ronald McDonald House
We will be cooking dinner for 100 people or so that are staying there. If you are interested you can email jimmymac131@yahoo.com. Parking is limited so we will most likely car pool down.


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)


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 January 11, 2017, at the American Legion on Grasslyn Ave. Doors will open at 7:00



Welcome to our new website!
Fáilte chuig láithreán gréasáin nÉireannach

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
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7PM

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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