SHERRY BRENNAN, PRESIDENT [email protected]
734-455-5654 Dear Sisters, Well, another year has caught up to us and the holidays are upon us once again! What happened to fall? I want to thank all of the officers and members of the Elizabeth Fagan Division for all your hard work and dedication throughout the 2010 year. I appreciate your confidence in having me serve as your president over the past two years. It has truly been a rewarding, and at times, challenging experience. Congratulations to all of the new officers for 2011 as you embark on your new responsibilities. My best wishes to Mary Marx as your new Elizabeth Fagan Division President, who, with her great leadership abilities, will continue to live up to our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity in the New Year! Yours in Motto,
AN IRISH CHRISTMAS BLESSING
The light of the Christmas star to you The warmth of home and hearth to you The cheer and good will of friends to you The hope of a childlike heart to you The joy of a thousand angels to you The love of the Son and God's peace to you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOSE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY IN DECEMBER!!
Jesus Christ December 25
FUTURE DIVISION MEETINGS:
Meetings are usually held in the Adult Formation classroom at St. Thomas a’Becket Church, 555 South Lilley Road, Canton (Southeast corner of Cherry Hill and Lilley) at 5:00 p.m.
HOWEVER, OUR DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY/MEETING WILL BE MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 DECORATION. TH AT 6:30 PM AT MARVASO’S ITALIAN GRILLE, 6569 NORTH WAYNE ROAD, WESTLAND, MICHIGAN 48185. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE GIFT EXCHANGE, BRING A CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT OR DATE Monday, December 13, 2010
January 16, 2011 February 20, 2011
REFRESHMENTS Marvaso’s Italian Grille
Patti & Donna McGovern Barb Weir & Maureen Fagan
Mary Marx Barb Weir & Maureen Fagan
March 20, 2011 April 17, 2011 May ??, 2011 Kittie Higgins
GIFTS FOR VISTA MARIA
Thank You to all our members who filled the wish list of girls at Vista Maria or purchased items from the general wish list and dropped off their packages at the Christmas Bazaar at STAB. These items will be delivered to Vista Maria the week of December 6 th .
Just a reminder that our BORDERS BOOKS fundraiser will be this Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11. The coupon that must be used for the Division to get the percentage of sales was available at our last Division meeting, and we also have an electronic version that can be emailed to family and friends that is attached to the emailed version of this Newsletter. The coupon can be used at the Canton, Livonia, Farmington and Novi stores as well as Borders.com on those two days. So save your Christmas book shopping for then!
DIVISION OFFICERS ELECTION RESULTS
Our November meeting included the election of our Division officers for 2011.
President Secretary Treasurer Missions and Charities
Mary Marx Karen Stuard Katie Bradford Carol Buzard
Vice President Financial Secretary Irish Historian Catholic Action Mistress at Arms
Division – January 10, 2011 Sentinel
Congratulations to all!!
2010 – 2011 IRISH HISTORY WRITING CONTEST
Deadlines for the contest are: County – February 14, 2011 SUBJECTS: State - March 14, 2011 National – April 11, 2011 Barb Weir Sherry Brennan Kittie Higgins Mary Ann Harkins Phyllis Richards Level 1 (Grades 6, 7 & 8): The History of the Seannachie (Shanachie) – Traveling Story Tellers Level 2 (Grades 9 – 12): The Fighting 69th – Then and Now Our Historian will have full details at our December meeting. If you are not able to attend and would like more details or would like information sent to a particular school or group, please contact Barb Weir at 734 453- 1459 or [email protected] SASHES Katie Bradford is coordinating orders for our Division sashes and will have order forms and samples available at our December meeting. The cost is $50 each and come in either regular or long. Sashes are worn at all 2
major LAOH events such as the Memorial Mass, Installation of Officers, Our Lady of Knock Mass and St. Brigid Mass, as well as at the Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade. If you are not able to attend our December meeting, you can contact Katie at 734-765-0937 (cell), 734-459-6277 (home) or [email protected]
UNITED IRISH SOCIETIES (UIS) At the last meeting of the UIS, Past President of the LAOH Michigan, Mary Sheehy, was elected as Grand Marshall of the 2011 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade!!
The United Irish Societies publishes the PARADE TIMES each year advertising member organizations, businesses, and families who support the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Detroit. Patron ads, for individuals and families are available in levels of $5, $10, $25, and $50. Ads may also be dedicated in memory of loved ones. We will have a patron ad form at our Division meeting, so be thinking of the names you would like to include in this year’s Parade Times. NEW this year, we will also have a “clan” pages, where you can purchase a full or ½ page ad for your family and include photos, everyone’s name, maybe even include something about your family history, etc. So consider celebrating your “clan” and support the parade at the same time by purchasing a clan page in the PARADE TIMES. Forms are attached to this Newsletter and will be available at
our December and January meetings and are due, with payment, at our January 16, 2011, meeting. PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:
David Burleigh Bernadette Darroh(Mother of Kathy Inman’s son-in-law) Mike & Gloria Fagan Gene Hennigan Family of Erin Kurtz Kathy & Terry Lynch Molly McCarville Patrick McDonald & Family Kristen Piatek Jack and Joan Smith Kathleen Sweeney Patrick Lynch, Joe Barnes (Marna’s nephew), Joe Loftus(serving in Afghanstan) Sgt. William E. McCarville, Capt. Shannon Schuerger, Capt. Jason Schuerger (Katie Bradford’s nephew and his wife), Capt. Ty Scott (husband of Katie Bradford’s niece) and all those serving our Country in the military The homeless, hungry and hopeless
December 10 & 11, 2010 Borders Books in Canton, Livonia, Farmington and Novi as well as at borders.com
December 13, 2010 March 12, 2011
Mr. Burke (Sherry’s Dad) Doug Fayden Katie Herzog Duane Lucas Eileen & Herman Marshall Catherine McDermott Family of Kevin McManamon George Richards Stuard Family Fred Tanari Our Families Percentage of sales
Jim Buzard Ken Eaves Krystal Guzman Mae Hoelsher Jack Lucas Mary McCall Pat McDermott Keith Murray Peggy Seery Chris Sweeney Barb Weir donated to our Division
Elizabeth Fagan Division Christmas Party and Meeting 6:30 pm Marvaso’s Italian Grille, 6569 North Wayne Road, Westland
St. Patrick’s Party at St. Thomas a’Becket - More information to follow 3
May 21-22, 2011 June 3-5, 2011
Joint State Convention (LAOH/AOH) in Brighton, Michigan More information to follow Motor City Irish Fest at St. Valentine Church, Redford More information to follow
Check out our new LAOH web site ( www.laohmich.org
) where you can go for updated local, state and national news. .