Ancient Order of Hibernians Add New Division, in Stark County
By Joe Casey
Ohio State Organizer
On Monday, July 19, 2021, the State of Ohio Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) grew by one division; the Stark County Division #1 formed at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Canton, with a combined nineteen new members and transferees. This has been a long road that was made worse because of the pandemic.
The National Chaplain, Fr. John Keehner (also Ohio State Chaplain), is a charter member and was very instrumental in getting the division formed. The Shamrock Degree was conferred, elections were held, and officers were installed.
They are President, Tom Fickes; Vice President, Joe Harrison; Recording Secretary, Erik Keenan; Financial Secretary, Bill Keenan and Treasurer, Tom Wolf. Fr. John Sheridan accepted the appointment of division chaplain.