Harford County, Division 1

President’s Message

Failte Roimh! In English, simply put, Welcome to you all!

Harford County Division 1 celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2011, having been established on January 12, 1986.   Our division has much to celebrate, as we are a group of women who work together, and support one another, ever in our motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.

Community Service is ever present in our activity. We provide dinner for the parishioners of St. Mark every year after their Healing Mass in October. We make lap blankets for residents at a local assisted living facility.  We also support many worthy causes including SARC (Spousal-Sexual Abuse Resource Center) of Harford County. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons we provide food, clothing and toys for the less fortunate. Our annual Christmas Concert held each November has been quite successful, with all proceeds going to the Harford County Homeless Initiative.

You will see us in large numbers at many functions such as at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, working at the Irish Festival in Timonium, at the State Board Christmas Brunch and, of course, the many Masses throughout the course of the year.  We also do fun things, such as our Spring Bingo and our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, both of which are well-attended by many sister divisions.   In June, we get together and do something social to celebrate our accomplishments over the business year.  For the past two years we have been to vineyards for tours and tastings, which always prove to be very enjoyable.

We have quite a handful of charter members, which is quite remarkable and something to be proud of, but we are always seeking new members with fresh ideas and a zest for their Irish Heritage.  Our group meets the second Sunday of each month at 12:30 PM at St. Mark Parish in Fallston.  New members are always welcome.

Division Officers

  • President: Kira Schoeffield
  • Vice-President: Christine Brown
  • Recording Secretary: Betty Weiderhold
  • Financial Secretary: Kathy Lay
  • Treasurer: Claudia Beresch
  • Irish Historian: Patricia Potler
  • Missions and Charities: Eileen Verch
  • Catholic Action: Carole Franz
  • Mistress at Arms: Beth Lund
  • Sentinel: Dorthy Orndorff
  • Immediate Past President: Kathy Lay