Fado’s New Home of AOH Seattle Fado’s Irish Pub and Restaurant located at 801 First Ave. in Seattle has become the new location for the Archbishop John J.Hughes Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Seattle-King County.
After meeting with the management of this latest Irish Pub to grace Seattle, an agreement of sponsorship was worked out. In addition to a 15% discount to AOH members who show their current membership cards. Starting 15 February on thereafter on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM the division meeting will be held at Fado’s.
This will allow members of the division to enjoy a meal and beverage during the meeting and socialize after division business. A room has been set aside for our use and placement of our banner, it is hoped that attendance will increase with this more relaxed way to conduct division affairs and we encourage you attend and invite others to join our growing division.
St. Patrick’s Day Division Dinner 15 March 2000 7:00 PM
The division will be having an St.Patrick’s day dinner the 15th of March at 7:00 PM at Fado’s. We invite each member and their families and guests to attend this event. Initiation ceremonies for those members who have not yet been initiated will held in addition to this get together of friends and members. Meal selection will be from the menu and a donation of $10.00 is requested separate from the cost of food and beverage, funds will then be donated Catholic Charities in the name of the Division. Please contact me no later than 1 March with if you plan to attend and number of family and guests so I may arrange seating. I can be reached at (206) 301-9910 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing all of you.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 17 March 2001
The Division will once again be marching in the Seattle St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade starts at 12:30 the 17th of March 2001. Beginning at Prefontaine Park and marching north on 4th Avenue downtown Seattle. Meet no later than 11:30 AM at the park. Families, friends and those interested in joining are welcome. Afterwards the division will gather at Fado’s to enjoy the day and entertainment of musicians and bands including a group from Ireland to be announced.
As the parade this year is on a Saturday I hope that as many of our division who can attend do so and enjoy the day.
Seattle Irish Events
Friends of Sinn Fein are hosting a speaking event Feb.1 at 7:00 PM at the Irish Emigrant, University Way at 53rd Street. Guest speaker will be Sinn Fein representative and member of the Northern Ireland Assembly Mr. Francie Molloy. Suggested donation is $10.00
On Sunday the 18th of February at 5:00 PM at the Irish Emigrant a fund raising event will be held to raise funds to assist the Irish Language School Gaeilscoil Dha Riada. This Irish language primary school was destroyed by arson in November 2000 and this will help with the rebuilding fund.
Also upcoming is the visit by Sinn Fein representative Mr. Gerry Kelly in March.
If you have moved, changed phone numbers or e-mail please then contact the division office to have these updated for our records and the national records. The division also has a Yahoo Groups site for news and updates of events and news about Ireland and the division.
Know someone who may wish to join? Put them in contact with the division or our web site, a membership application is available for printing and completing.
Division Members to Date
The Archbishop John J.Hughes Division
Ancient Order of Hibernians Seattle-King County
201 W. Olympic Pl. Suite 102
Seattle, WA. 98119-4756
Another item is the National appeal to the US Postal Service for a commemorative stamp to honor Commodore John Barry. Enclosed is a form letter to the Stamp Development Committee concerning this issue, please sign and mail to them let them know that we wish the contributions this son of Ireland made to America be honored.
Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
C/o Stamp Development
United States Postal Service
475 Lenfant Plaza SW, Room 4474E
Washington, D.C. 20260-2437
Dear Members of the Committee:
I write to you as a member of the oldest and largest Irish Catholic lay organization in America in support of an appeal for a commemorative stamp in recognition of the distinguished life of Commodore John Barry.
John Barry was a native son of County Wexford in Ireland but is remembered for his record of service during the Revolutionary War and its aftermath as a valiant on the high seas and as a determined patriot in the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. His successes in guiding the fledgling naval forces of the colonies proved key to the survival of General Washington's forces and to their ultimate victory.
In 2003 our Order will give special recognition to this true hero of our Country on the 200th anniversary of his death. It would be a fitting tribute to his memory if the United States were to issue a stamp in recognition of his naval feats. It is for those achievements that he received the 1st Commission from Congress and is considered the Father of the United States Navy.
I share this appeal with Members of Congress and those members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians nationwide who hope, in due course, recognition is given to this son of Erin for his services in the cause of freedom and justice, which lead to the birth of this great nation.