President's Message October, 2018
I hope everyone is enjoying the coming fall season and had a great summer. The AOH County Board and Divisions conducted our September Picnic at Division 2, and although it was a light turnout, a good time was had by all.
Dues for 2019
Please note that 2019 dues are now in order. The Division must pay its assessments to the National, State and County by February 1 in order to be in good standing and take advantage of some early payer discounts. Therefore, we need to collect the dues this year to ensure we have sufficient funds to remit the dues early in 2019. Waiting till January to pay your dues may require the Division to wait till past February, costing us additional money and leaving less to operate the Division, make charitable contributions, etc.
Please note as reported in our last meeting, the JDJ Board has notified the AOH that it will be officially leasing the 2nd Floor to the AOH. This will enable the floor to be leased with utilities included, which will save the Division the cost of the electric and heating bills for the year. This is a tremendous savings, however, anyone who can contribute to the Building Fund will be offsetting that increased cost to the JD Corporation.
Please send your dues as soon as possible, and by November 30 at the latest this year! Please check page 2 for further information on dues payment options.
Brothers, you are notified that nominations are now open for the AOH Board for 2019.
ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN for nominations.
Please note that I have decided not to seek the office of President for the coming year, in order to focus on my duties with the JDJ Corporation. As well, the current Recording Secretary, George Anderson, and the current Financial Secretary, Tom Keahon, have announced their intention NOT TO SEEK re-election to their offices for 2019.
If you wish to seek to become a leader in our great Division, please send a letter of intent to me, as I will serve as Nominating and Election Committee Chair, as outlined on Page 2 of the Newsletter.
Annual County Mass and Breakfast
I hope everyone who is able can attend the upcoming Annual County Mass and Breakfast, October 28.
In our motto, Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Neil O’Riordan, President