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Ancient Order of Hibernians - Michigan State Board
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May, 1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years. The AOH Michigan State Board represents the 12 AOH divisions spread throughout the state of Michigan. The board meets quarterly, on various published dates, and officers and members of all divisions are encouraged to attend these meetings.
The next AOH Michigan State Board meeting will be on Saturday May 8th in Grand Rapids, hosted by AOH Kent County Fr. John Whalen McGee Division. Time is 11:00 AM. Social distancing will be in place and masks will be required. Note: See the "Activities/Photo Gallery" page on this site for more details.
Up and Coming!
5/8/2021 - NEXT AOH Michigan State Board Meeting, Grand Rapids.
Fall 2021 - AOH Michigan State Board convention (date & time TBD)
Normally our AOH Michigan State Convention would be in the next few weeks. As an update, please know that the LAOH has reached out to AOH State Board President Mike Kelly to inform his that their board voted to not participate in the scheduled joint AOH/LAOH Convention that was scheduled for May 7 & 8, 2021 in Grand Rapids because of COVID concerns. Do know that the plan is still to have a joint State Convention at a yet undetermined date this fall in Grand Rapids.
To be a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), one must be a male, 16 years or older, be of Irish birth or descent, and be a practicing Catholic. However, any clergy need not be Irish by birth or descent. Women are welcome in the associated Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) as well. Need more info? Give us your email and hit the "Submit" button. We will get back to you!
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