Ladies AOH of Monroe County, NY

1st place winners of the 2017 TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade

Best Non-Commercial Unit Award!!

2010 Parade

Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month

6:00pm at Johnny's Irish Pub

1382 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609

A Sisterhood of Irish-American, Catholic Women, The Ladies Ancient
Order of Hibernians is a National organization officially recognized in
Omaha, Nebraska in 1894 as the "Daughters of Erin." Today, the LAOH
has changed in many ways but still holds true to its MOTTO of
"Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. We are pledged to God and
Country. The primary purpose of the Ladies was to protect young
immigrant Irish girls coming to the United States, to assist them in securing
employment, to give them the opportunity to be with their own kind, and to
 keep them from becoming homesick and discouraged.

In 1906, the name was changed to
"Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians".

In 1984, the Ladies voted to change their name to
"The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians."

The Preamble of our Constitution states that the intent and purpose of the
Ladies is to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity among its
members; assisting the people of Ireland to establish an Irish Republic
which shall include the 32 counties of Ireland, aiding the aged, sick, blind
and infirm members and for the legitimate expense of the Ladies, including
Missions work  and Catholic Action. Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid of

Members are expected to attend meetings and be active in their Divisions;
and to support and participate in their County, State, and National Board's
activities.  Members are involved in a wide variety of activities and events.
St. Brigid is our patron Saint, our Divisions celebrate this day with Masses,
luncheons, dinners, charity service in her honor.

Our Divisions are involved in numerous charity activities including food
banks, clothing drives, visiting the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals,
assisting our religious orders, raising money for worthy causes. Our
Organization holds a National Irish Writing Contest for Junior and High
School students each year. Our members participate in parades including
the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Ave in Manhattan.
Part of our mission is to promote our Irish culture, we do this by displaying
exhibits and lecturing on Irish history, and supporting groups who are
working toward preserving our rich history.

We are not a political organization, we do not endorse candidates. However
our members are involved in the legislator process. Our members and our
Organization as a whole support legislation that supports issues related to
peace in Ireland, freedom for all the Irish people, and our beliefs as

For a membership application click HERE

Monroe County Divisions 1 & 4

2017 Division 1 & 4 Officers

President : Gayle Shalvoy

Vice President : Jeanne Leo

Secretary : Kelly O'Brien

Financial Secretary : Sandy Foley

Treasurer : Eileen Fee

Sentinel : Kathy Veltz

Irish History : Marge Jacobs

Catholic Action : Kathy Kenny

Missions and Charities : Patty Flanigan

Mistress at Arms : Ginny Contestable

Past President : Deirdre Hickey

2017 Meeting Schedule

January 24, 2017
February 28, 2017
March 28, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 27, 2017- Picnic
July 25, 2017
August 22, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 24, 2017
November 28, 2017
December 2017 Christmas Brunch - TBA

All meetings are held at Johnny's Irish Pub at 6:30 pm

LAOH Links

LAOH National
LAOH National

AOH National
AOH National

AOH Rochester
AOH Division 7, Rochester, NY

Diocese of Rochester
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY

Rochester Irish Festival
Rochester Celtic Festival

Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade
TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade

Colonel Patrick O'Rorke Memorial Society
Colonel Patrick O'Rorke Memorial Society

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