As you plan your elections and Officer Installations, please send your Form 9 to your County, State, and National Board Secretaries immediately following their election with the planned installation date shown as the effective date. There is no reason to hold the Form 9 until the Form 12 can be submitted. It is critical for communication that we know who the new officers are and how to contact them. A separate Form 9 can be submitted later for any appointed offices.
The Colonel Cunningham Division will be hosting a State Board meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at St. Theresa Parish in Ashburn, Virginia.
An Exemplification of the Major Degrees of our Order is planned to follow the January State Board meeting. Please encourage any members of your Divisions who have not received their Major Degrees to fulfill the solemn promise they made at initiation to take these Degrees at their earliest opportunity.
More details pertaining to the State Board meeting and the Exemplification of the Major Degrees as the date nears.
I wish you and all you hold dear a very Blessed and Joyful Christmas as well as all the holidays of this season.
In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
Eugene J. Bransfield, Sr., KCHS
President, Virginia State Board
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
“Living the Faith of Our Fathers”