AOH’s Erin De­gree Team hon­ored with Hiber­nian Friend­ship Award

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Pete Hand, AOH Notre Dame Div. 1 Pub­lic­ity For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

The lo­cal AOH Notre Dame Divi­sion #1 of Mont­gomery County’s Isle of Erin De­gree Team re­ceived the “Hiber­nian Friend­ship Award” at the 12th An­nual Fleadh an Ear­raigh of the Joseph E. Mont­gomery AOH Divi­sion 65.

The award was pre­sented to De­gree Team Pres­i­dent Jim Mur­phy from AOH Divi­sion 65 Pres­i­dent Patrick Mul­h­ern. The Joseph E. Mont­gomery Divi­sion is rich in his­tory and char­ity works have just cel­e­brat­ing their 120th An­niver­sary.

The award cer­e­mony took place on April 15th at the Spring Val­ley Ban­quet Hall in Spring­field. The Isle of Erin De­gree Team was founded by our late Brother, Paul McNulty in 1994. The de­gree team was cer­ti­fied by then the Na­tional Di­rec­tor of Rit­u­als/De­grees, Al O’Ha­gan on March 26, 1995. Paul died as­sist­ing Brother O’Ha­gan and the Round Tower Ma­jor De­gree Team in 1995, when an ar­ti­fi­cial heart valve Paul had rup­tured. Al O’Ha­gan was Chief of Es­corts of the Round Tower, the po­si­tion Paul would have had.

To date, the Isle of Erin Ma­jor De­gree Team has con­ducted 89 Ma­jor De­gree cer­e­monies, bring­ing more than 3,400 Brothers into the full mem­ber­ship of the AOH. The Isle of Erin Ma­jor De­gree Team is very happy to re­ceive this Hiber­nian Friend­ship Award from our Brothers of Divi­sion 65 and the De­gree Team thanks them for be­stow­ing this Honor to the Team.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Pic­tured from left are: Howard Williams, Honor Guard Cap­tain; Jack Sch­nei­der, Busi­ness Man­ager/Trustee; Mike Brown, Trea­surer; Don Lil­ick; Jim Mur­phy, Team Leader; Jack Ro­den­bough;Terry McGraw; Tom O’Ha­gan; Wil­ber Pow­ers, James Mohr; Pete Hand.

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