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Florida State President’s Report
I reached out to Governor DeSantis’ office in February requesting that he proclaim the month of March Irish Heritage Month in Florida. A copy of the Proclamation is below in my update.
I hope you have been taking advantage of all of the Irish Heritage Month offerings the National Board has been presenting over the past few weekends in March. If you’ve missed any, or would like to rewatch them, they are on the AOH YouTube page. Please also take a moment to post the videos to your social media accounts as well. These are great marketing tools for new membership. I’d also like to take a moment to reaffirm that we need to all make a concerted effort to our individual and Division commitment to the Ancient Order of Hibernians in the State of Florida. It has been a long time since we have been able to safely meet and it is easy to get complacent with our “reason for being a Hibernian”. Hopefully the this year will soon bring a regular schedule for us to follow and we will be able to get back to the business of the Order.
While concerns are still lingering with the pandemic, and to keep our members safe, we will be holding our Bi-annual State Board meeting via Zoom on April 24th at 11am (please see the CALL TO ORDER in the State Secretary’s report below, it has all the info needed to be part of the meeting (i.e. date, time, zoom link info) Everyone is invited to join the call! The more the merrier!!
We will be holding the State Biennial Convention this year from Oct 1st through 3rd at the Rosen Center in Orlando. More information on registration packages will be sent out as soon as it is available.
Our State Board ran a fundraiser jointly with the LAOH State Board daily though the month of March. The daily calendar drawing winners have been posted on both the AOH and the LAOH State FaceBook page. Congratulations to all of the winners!! Thank you all who participated in purchasing tickets for the daily drawings!
It is my honor to serve you as your Elected National Director and State President. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, suggestions or concerns you have (my info is below).
I’ve added a few of the Irish Heritage Month videos at the end of this newsletter for your viewing pleasure along with links to the State Zoom meetings and the State and National Websites. Stay Blessed Brothers….