About Division 87


AOH Div 87 - About Us

Who We are

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City in 1836. The order evolved from a need in the early sixteen hundreds to protect the lives of the priests who risked immediate death to keep the Catholic faith alive in occupied Ireland. When England implemented its dreaded Penal Laws in Ireland, various secret social societies were formed across the country. These groups worked to aid and comfort the people by whatever means were available. Later in time, the vast influx of Irish immigrants fleeing famine in Ireland prompted the growth of various social societies in the U.S.A., the largest of which was, and continues to be the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Active across the United States, the order seeks to aid the newly arrived Irish, both socially and politically. The AOH has been at the political forefront for issues concerning the Irish such as: the current peace process; immigration reform; economic incentives - both here and in Ireland; human rights issues; the Mac Bride legislation; right to life; and a peaceful and just solution to the issues that divide Ireland.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the finest Irish Catholic organization in the world. We are guided by our motto of "Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity."

Division 87 - Port Richmond - Promoting Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity since 1898

 



Division 87 Officers

 

Chaplains:

 Fr Joseph Howarth

   Fr Joseph Okonski
President:  Chris Asinos
Vice President:  James Hughes
Recording Secretary:  Patrick Dever
Treasurer:  Mike Nolan
Financial Secretary:  Sean Coyne
Standing Committee:  Ed "Obie" O'Brien
Marshall:  Gene Long

Sentinel:

 John Jones

   
Immediate Past President:  James Lockhart Jr.

 

 

Division 87 Home Association

Chairman:

 Tom LaVelle

Financial Officer:

 Chuck Welsh

Recording Secretary:

 Jim McGinley

Trustee:

 Jim Lockhart

Trustee:

 Ed "Moe" Moore Jr

 

Home Association Support Staff

Steward:

 Tom Wenger

Hall Manager:

 Gene Long



 

 

Some Division 87 Accomplishments and Activities

 

1. Recipient of the Presidents award in 1998.


2. John F Kennedy Medal recipient in 2008.


3. First place and 7-time winner of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade Award: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2009.


4. Winner of the first time presented 2006 Joseph Montgomery AOH Award and again in 2008.


5. Sponsor of the James Cawley St. Patrick's Day Award.


6. Charitable contributions include almost all Irish appeals, area schools and churches, and many more charities.


7. Award Six (6) $500.00 Hibernian Scholarships to selected Division members' students attending Catholic High Schools.


8. Initiated the now National Hibernian Hunger Project.


9. The Fall Hibernian Ball is an exceptional evening of Irish music, dancing and food following a special mass.


10. An annual Communion Breakfast and Mass.


11. Our own Division 87 Softball and Bowling teams.


12. Founders and sponsors of the Leprechaun's Youth Athletic Association.


13. Our membership includes leaders of the Irish American Community from the Federation of Irish Societies, Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, all units of the Irish String Bands and the Philadelphia Famine Committee.

For a more extensive history of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, please visit the National website. Click here for a history of the AOH in America.

 

 

Friendship, Unity, Christian Charity


2171 Wakeling St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
215-533-7070

Membership Info

 

Degree Information

 

Division 87 Softball Schedule

 

Division 87 Softball Standings



Division 87 Officers

 

Chaplains:

 Fr Joseph Howarth

   Fr Joseph Okonski
President:   Chris Asinos
Vice President:   James Hughes
Recording Secretary:   Patrick Dever
Treasurer:   Mike Nolan
Financial Secretary:   Sean Coyne
Standing Committee:   Ed "Obie" O'Brien
Marshall:   Gene Long

Sentinel:

  John Jones

   
Imm. Past President:  James Lockhart Jr.

 

 

Division 87 Home Association

 

Chairman:

  Tom LaVelle

Treasurer:   Chuck Welsh
Trustees:   Jim Lockhart Jr.
     Jim McGinley
    Ed "Moe" Moore Jr
Steward:   Tom Wenger


Binlids Hours of Operation


Wednesday:

  6:00 PM - Close

Thursday:   6:00 PM - Close
Friday:   Noon - Close
Saturday:   Noon - Close
Sunday:   Noon - 7:00 PM


External Links

 

Division 87 LAOH

Philadelphia County Board

Pennsylvania State Board

AOH National

 

St Patrick's Day Parade

Irish Philadelphia

Irish Memorial

Irish Edition

State Convention









 

              


 

Irish American News Links

 

  Boston College Subpoena

 

Duffy's Cut Project

 

Free Gery McGeough

 



Upcoming Div 87 Events


 

May Meeting


Date: Tues, 5/13/2014

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 2171 Wakeling St

Please note this meeting is a regularly scheduled meeting.


Div 87 Memorial Golf Outing


Date: April. 26, 2014

When: 8:00 AM

Location: 2171 Wakeling St. - Division 87 Home

It is with hard work and your continued support that we are able to honor and remember our brothers who have passed on over the years.

Thank you for support our Memorial golf outing and all other functions of our division. Sponsors are still needed please contact Kieran McGovern for more information.


Memorial Golf Outing After Party


Date: April. 26, 2014

When: 2:00 PM

Location: 2171 Wakeling St. - Division 87 Home

Tickets are $25 and will include draft beer and food.



 

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