Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Countess De Markievicz, Div. #1
Minutes from the General Business Meeting
August 11, 2016
Attending (Officers): Megan Kelly, Kristin DeMain, Toni Dodge, Gretchen Moriarty, Judy Leddy, Mary Driscoll, Janelle Brown
(Members): Phyllis Cain, Colleen Campbell, Jo Ann Cormack, Leah Demko, Rosemary Feka, Teresa Harris, Mary Higgins, Julie McGhee, Mary Modic, Pat O’Connor #2, Louise Popich, Erin Reidy, Cathy Sullivan
Absent (Officers): Karen Finn (ex), Lisa O’Connell (ex), Chaplain Bud Campbell (ex)
(Members): Joanna Brand (ex), Elaine Browning (ex), Dawn Clark, Maureen Clark, Rory Clark (ex), Rose Eaton, Norah Fagan (ex), Rachel Hunter (ex), Mary Hayes, Carol Higgins (ex), Ginny Holleran, Rachel Hunter (ex), Kristine Konich, Maureen Lovell (ex), Julie Lovett, Nona McGuire, Janet McGue, Megan Moriarty, Beth Motika (ex), Heidi Motika (ex), Pat O’Connor #1 (ex), Holly O’Leary, Sue O’Connor, Dawn Peterson, Judy Pitts, Deborah Reinstatler (ex), Michele Sagraves, Jessica Schmitt, Lindsay Stemen (ex), Mary Ann Weber (ex), Megan Weis, Mary Ann Williams, Julie Wright, Heather O’Leary Ziccardi
The meeting was called to order by President Megan Kelly. Opening prayers were said.
Installation of Officers: None.
Initiation of New Members: None.
Approval of the minutes
Motion (Mary H/Janelle B) to suspend with reading of minutes was PASSED and minutes were approved with corrections.
Presentation of bills:
Megan Kelly submitted expenses of $46.99 ($10.00 cards/$36.99 for food for Leddy funeral). Motion (Mary D/Teresa H) to pay Megan was PASSED.
Discussions to advise where funds were sent for the different donations (i.e. Catholic Action, Columban Fathers/Sisters, etc.). Megan advised Julie M. to keep a copy of her reports for submission.
Megan requested a replacement check to Judy for the 35th anniversary expenses.
Recording Secretary: Correspondence was read.
Chaplain: Deacon Chris Campbell was excused.
President: Megan thanked the Teresa for the snacks. Megan thanked the members for the contribution for to assist with convention expenses. She will present the detailed expenses at the next meeting. She felt the convention experience was worthwhile and was impressed with the number of ladies participating. Megan received an email that included letters from all the new National letters and brought them to the meeting to share. The next State Board meeting is November 12 at Tara Hall. The ladies will be providing lunch and Megan is asking for help. The Cuyahoga Division is celebrating “Our Lady of Knock” August 21st if anyone is interested. Medina Division is having a Corporate Communion celebrating Mother Theresa in September. The Men’s AOH is sponsoring “The Water is Life” event August 20.
Vice President: No Report.
Financial Secretary: There are 32 paid members, 20 members in attendance, 7 seniors, 3 national life, and 53 total members.
Treasurer: June - Total Receipts were $161.00 and expenses were $339.81. Account balances are: MIN - $1,160.06, Celtic - $932.69, Checking balance - $10,120.67 and $5,222.21 after Cottage Fund of $3,235.15. July - expenses were $500.00. Checking balance was $7,957.36 and $4,722.21 after Cottage Fund of $3,235.15. MIN - $1,160.07, Celtic - $932.70.
Historian: Mary shared the weather in Ireland. January 37, June 63, August 54/66, October 46/55, etc. The Euro is down to $1.09, the cheapest it’s been in years and airfares are down as well. In 1922, Arthur Griffin and Michael Collins died. Teresa shared that the writing contest were determined to be too rigid and they are being re-done and more user-friendly. There is now a Facebook page for LAOH Historians. 2016-17 Role of Irish in WWI, 2017-18, Expressing Irish History in Music, 2018-19, Heroes and Heroines in Celtic Mythology and Art and, 2019 will be the 125th Anniversary for LAOH . The year-end reports will be converted to a narrative report. Historians were advised to type their reports to share in notebooks for reference.
Missions & Charities: Judy shared about the relationships between LAOH and Catholic Institutions. LAOH has donated more than $1 million dollars to the Columban Fathers and their work. Columban Sisters and Appeal for Aid also benefit greatly. Megan brought to the division’s attention the challenge to raise an additional $200 over the next two years.
Catholic Action: Kristin passed around the form. Megan advised the trip to the cemetery has been postponed until further notice. She will look into another event.
Sentinel: Janelle thanked Toni for the DIF and the smooth set-up. She reported the Shamrock Club event was not as smooth.
Mistress at Arms: No Report.
Freedom For All Ireland-Heather O’Leary Ziccardi/Elaine Browning: No Report.
Hospitality-Teresa Harris: Thanks to Teresa for snacks. September is Pat #1 and Sue O’Connor.
Newsletter-Mary Higgins: No Report. Mary asked if the newsletter could be disbanded as the Facebook and website pages are active. Megan suggested that Publicity and Newsletter be combined.
Membership-Rory Clark: No Report.
Publicity-Leah Demko: Leah will post things requested. Leah said the men will be doing a winter clothing drive in Tara Hall the next two months. It will go to the Bishop Griffin Center in October. Mary H. also advised she can take donated clothing to J.O.I.N.
Sunshine-Julie McGhee: Julie sent cards to Tony Ziccardi, the Leddys and the Verbance family. She also has sent personal notes to Karen and Mo.
Cottage-Maureen Lovell: Megan reports renovations are continuing.
Bereavement-Maureen Lovell: No Report.
Activities-Rory Clark, Erin Reidy, Leah Demko: There will be a Mass at St. Llad’s August 20 and then dinner to follow. Contact Rory by August 15. Leah reports the paint night was a success.
Website-Maureen Clark, Toni Dodge, Lisa O-P: No Report.
Megan still has 1 Lilly pin.
No update on the Time Capsule.
Megan advised the Division made $256 at the Shamrock Club Music Festival.
Megan has 1 more 1916 card available.
Maureen Clark will pick up the painting to re-touch and prepare for mounting.
Megan talked to the person who will be making the baldrics, to get pricing.
Remember to bring school supplies to the September meeting.
Megan is trying to reach Limited Brands for a fundraiser.
February 18, 2017 is the next Clann na nGael dinner. It will again be held at the
DIF – Motion (Mary H/Judy L) to purchase a banner and business cards for display was PASSED. Megan will research our options.
Megan made a motion, Rory seconded, to reinstate the August meeting was PASSED.
Charity for August – Janelle suggested we do school supplies for St. Mary’s school in German Village. Mary Driscoll reminded everyone to watch for the school supply sales that will be going in this summer. Suggestion was accepted by the division.
Emerald Society Pig Roast
Flag Day Tuesday 6/14 at the Shamrock Club. Beth’s father-in-law, Joe Motika, is being honored.
President – Megan Kelly
Vice-President – Kristin DeMain
Recording Secretary – Toni Dodge
Treasurer – Gretchen Moriarty
Financial Secretary – Lisa O-P
Historian – Mary Driscoll
Missions and Charities – Judy Leddy
Catholic Action – Karen Finn
Mistress at Arms – Pat O’Connor #2
Sentinel – Janelle Brown
Audit – Toni Dodge, Julie Lovett, Mary Driscoll
Activities – Rory Clark, Erin Reidy, Leah Demko
Bereavement – Maureen Lovell
Cottage Manager – Maureen Lovell
Freedom for All Ireland – Elaine Browning, Heather O’Leary Ziccardi
Sunshine – Julie McGhee
Hospitality – Teresa Harris
Newsletter – Mary Higgins
Publicity – Leah Demko
Membership – Rory Clark
Website – Toni Dodge, Maureen Clark, Lisa O’Connell-Paccioretti
Irish Calendar Events:
August 18 – LAOH darts night at the Shamrock Club
August 19 – Birthday night at Tara Hall
August 14 – Holy Family pilgrimage to Carey
August 21 – Feast of Our Lady of Knock. Rory will coordinate mass and then Shamrock Club corn roast. Lisa scheduled St. Ladislas on behalf of our division for this date.
Proposals for new members: Katie Somers. Voting was passed.
50/50 Raffle: Total collected was $24.00 and Janelle got $12.00.
Good and Welfare:
Mary H – Julie & Bill McGhee celebrated their anniversary, Rosie signed up as an Associate Deacon
Toni – MOW
Mary D – friend with emergency surgery, pray for a friend in the division, sister-in-law in hospice.
Judy L – thanked everyone for prayers for brother’s passing and keep brother’s daughter in our prayers.
Leah – special intention.
Janelle – lost an uncle.
Motion to adjourn (Mary Driscoll/Kristin DeMain) was PASSED.
The next meeting of the LAOH will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Toni Dodge Megan Kelly
Recording Secretary President