President’s Message March 2022

Hibernian Brothers:

It’s Irish-American Heritage month. We’re all aware of the events going on around St. Patrick’s Day, but the month is for more than that. We regularly celebrate our heroes of the past and enjoy the presentations from Brian at our monthly meetings. But additionally, this month, we celebrate those people of Irish descent that have made contributions to America in everything from politics to sports to religion. Please remember to mention this to your friends and relatives. Irish Americans have made amazing contributions and we need to alert others to increase awareness.

Our meeting will be important as it has to cover a lot of ground. I will ask for a motion to dispense with the business portion of the meeting, and move on to March events. We will need to discuss the events listed below, and will need sign up sheets for the volunteers at each event. We will have Shepherd’s Pie after the conclusion, during which Brian will have his annual Irish Trivia contest.

Events as outlined in the earlier email that require staffing are:

Sat. March 12, 2022, Saturday, 12 to 5 pm; Montpelier Celtic Festival – Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets & man booth.  
Thu. March 17, 2022, Thursday- St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 9 am – Mass & Breakfast at St. Patrick’s Church, 213 North 25th Street, Richmond, VA 23223. Volunteers needed to set-up breakfast and clean-up afterwards.
March 25, 26 and 27, 2022 – 36th Church Hill Irish Festival – Street Festival in front of St. Patrick’s Church on North 25th Street and on Broad Street and will run from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers needed for Festival set-up, setting up and manning the booth, Festival Gate (8-7; 8-6), selling Raffle tickets & recruiting new members at Booth.
March 25th, Friday – happy hour, local get together
March 26th, Saturday – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (10:00 a.m.)
March 27th, Sunday – Annual Raffle Drawing at the end of day. (5:00 pm)
In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity, Tom Murphy President Major James Henry Dooley Division #1 AOH

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