Broward County, Division #2
Fireman William J. Elliott
5 December 2011 Broward
diligent and tireless efforts of Florida State
Organizer John Pesce, the second Broward County,
Fl AOH Division was realized.
Charter Officers were then formed as described in the
AOH Ritual and Tradition. State VP Rukosky asked those formed to
reflect on their undertaking, the importance of it, the 300+
tradition and the footsteps they would follow. With their new Division
around them the Officers were then installed by Pres. Canning.
"John never gave up. It took several meetings to get them (applicants)
together but he did it", said State President Greg Séan
traveled some 250miles along with the entire State Board to attend the
of the Division and Installation of the Charter Officers.
Irish Pub in Dania
Beach (South Florida) was the site of the proceedings. The
gathered and addressed by members of the State Board. Each Board Member
about Hibernian History, the AOH service to the Catholic Church and Ireland,
our State and National Objectives along with their years in
the AOH and
the responsibilities of each potential office.
the completion of the required formation paperwork, State President
Canning gave the applicants their oath. The State Officers then left
for a period, in the hands of Organizer Pesce to learn more about each
and discuss the talents each hold and their ability to meet the
Emerging from deliberations the Division announced their Charter
President - John A. Boyle,
former 30yr Nassau
County, NY, AOH
Div #14 Member and Major
Vice-President - Bob
Welch, a Fireman and Pipe Major of the
Black Pearl Pipes and Drums of Broward County.
Recording Sec'y - Kevin
Leahy, 3rd year law student at the Barry
Financial Sec'y -Mike
Nugent, Fireman, Black Pearl Pipes
and Drums of Broward County.
Treasurer - Brendan Quilter,
Fireman, Broward County Sheriff Fire
Rescue, VP, Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS).
Chairman of Standing Committee
- to be
Marshall - to
Sentinel - to be determined
was the first such duty the State Board performed since
taking office October 29th. Rec. Secretary Delaney and
Treasurer Konecny echoed
the same sentiment, "With Grace and work, this will be the first of
new Florida Divisions." All four State Officers hail from the Brevard
Fulton J. Sheen Div #2.
the installation the meeting was adjourned and the
group celebrated "as would be expected."
Congratulations Charter Officers
and Members of Broward County #2
are Proud to Call you Brothers.
Florida State Board