2009 New York State Convention Jul 8-11, 2009

January 21, 2009 (revised 2/11/09)

Dear Brother and Sister Hibernians,

On behalf of our entire convention committee, we wish you and your family the best of health, luck and happiness in 2009. This year also brings the New York State AOH and LAOH conventions and our committee has been working diligently to ensure an enjoyable and successful convention.

The 2009 convention begins with our Opening Mass at Historic Saint Mary’s Church on Wednesday, July 8th and concludes with our Installation Banquet on Saturday, July 11th.

We are pleased to partner with the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Albany again for the very affordable rate of $124 per night plus tax , (hospitality suites are $144 per night, available through Liam McNabb) and we are confident that you and your guests will enjoy the sites, events and scenery that downtown has to offer. Rates include FREE hotel parking.

Attached are Convention Registration Forms and Souvenir Journal forms. Please note the early date of 6/19/09 for ordering the full package – and late date of 6/30/09 for individual event tickets. We strongly encourage you to register and order your tickets as early as possible as this will assist our committee in the planning of each event.

We are honored to have been chosen to host the 2009 convention and we look forward to welcoming you again to our Capital City of New York State – Albany.

Please feel free to contact any of us with questions or if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

2009 Convention Committee

2009 AOH CONVENTION COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 7th:
4-7pm- Convention Registration: Schuyler Room

Wednesday, July 8th:
8am – 5pm- Convention Registration: Schuyler Room

5:00pm- Opening Mass at St. Mary’s Church
6:30pm- Icebreaker Reception
Entertainment by Kevin McKrell
Hospitality Rooms:
TBA

Thursday, July 9th:
Daily Mass- St. Mary’s Church 7:00am & 12:05pm
8am – 5pm- Convention Registration: Schuyler Room

AOH Credentials- Ten Broeck B (Ballroom Level)

9am- 2pm: AOH General Business Session (Ballrooms C & D)
10am- AOH & LAOH Joint Session- Pearl Street Room (Pool Level)
-Site Presentations

Ballroom E: (Ballroom Level)
11am-Noon: AOH Political Education- Merc Morris

Webster’s Meeting Room: (Behind Restaurant- Lobby Level)
11am-Noon: AOH Catholic Action- Dan Case

Capital Hospitality Room: (Lobby Level)
Noon-1pm: AOH Organizer Meeting- Liam McNabb

Noon-1pm: AOH FFAI- Frank Corcoran (Syracuse Room?)

Pearl Street Room: (Pool Level)
10am-11am: Joint Session (AOH & LAOH)- Site Presentations
11am-Noon: AOH Immigration- Dan Dennehy
Noon-1pm: AOH Commodore Barry- Vic Vogel
1pm-2pm: AOH Pro-Life- Leo Kane
*2pm-2:30pm: *Workshop AOH by National Secretary Thomas McNabb (Division Presidents and Financial Secretaries are encouraged to attend)
2:30pm-3pm:*Special AOH Seminar- Speakers from NYS Pro-Life
*3pm-3:30pm: Representatives from CONPOR (Conference of Private Organizations- Elks, Moose, Eagles and AOH)

“Free Night”

5pm- Irish “Alive at Five” at Hudson Riverfront featuring “Black 47” and “The McKrells”. Transportation available).
-Themed “Open Houses” at Albany and Watervliet Hibernian halls (transportation available).

Hospitality Rooms:
TBA

Friday, July 10th
Daily Mass- St. Mary’s Church 7:00am & 12:05pm

8am – 5pm- Convention Registration: Schuyler Room (Ballroom Level)
9am- 4pm: AOH General Business Session (Ballrooms C & D)

AOH Credentials- Ten Broeck B (Ballroom Level)

Ballroom E: (Ballroom Level)
9am-10am: AOH Veterans- Jack Ryan
10am-11am: AOH Buy Irish- Paul O’Donnell
11am-Noon: AOH Scholarship- Thomas Conway
Noon-1pm: AOH Webmaster- Al Norton

Webster Room: (Behind Restaurant- Lobby Level)
9am-10am: AOH Historian- Mike McCormack
10am-11am: AOH Juniors- Chip McLean
11am-Noon: AOH Editor- Tom McKenna
Noon-1pm: AOH Rituals Meeting (Pat Shannon and his appointed committee only)

Capital Hospitality Room: (Lobby Level)
Noon-1pm: AOH Resolutions- John Hennessy
1pm-2pm: AOH Charities & Missions- Dennis Browne

Pearl Street Room: (Pool Level)
9am-10am: AOH Sports- Patrick Burns
10am-11am: AOH By-Laws- Thomas O’Donnell

6:30pm- Awards Night Reception

Entertainment by Kevin and Katie McKrell

Hospitality Rooms:
TBA

Saturday, July 11th:
AOH Vote: 10am -12 noon- Ten Broeck B (Ballroom Level)

12pm- AOH Major Degree Ceremony (conducted by Cuchulainn Celtic Warriors Major Degree Team, Richmond County) Pearl Street Room- Pool Level

5:30pm- Closing Mass at St. Mary’s Church

6:30pm- Installation Banquet

Entertainment by the Cunningham Brothers

Hospitality Rooms:
TBA

More information on the NY State AOH Website.