Hibernian delegates converge on Turning Stone

VERONA — More than 2,000 delegates, family, and friends from more than 40 states are expected to converge on Verona today in order to participate in the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians National Conventions. This will be the first time in over three decades that these conventions have been held in New York State.

The events kicked off today with a round of golf at the PGA level Shenendoah Golf course at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The Conventions begin tonight with an opening Mass with Bishop Robert J. Cunningham presiding.

The AOH and LAOH hold their national conventions jointly every two years to elicit the input of delegates which ultimately leads to the adoption of the policies that will govern both orders for the next two years.

Between meetings and business sessions, delegates and guests will have the opportunity to sample local cuisine at the "Taste of New York" reception, attend a concert at "The Showroom" featuring Irish music by The Makem and Spain Brothers, and go on a tour of the Saranac-Matt Brewery.

Addresses by State Senator Joseph Griffo, Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, and Oneida Nation Representative and CEO of Oneida Nations Enterprises Ray Halbritter will also be included.