Howard County Division 1 of the Maryland Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was established in 2000, making us one of the youngest Divisions in Maryland. Howard County Division 1 may be young in history, but we are proud of our Irish hearts and commitment to each other, our community and the LAOH motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.
We enjoy gathering at meetings, socially, and attending Maryland LAOH-sponsored events throughout the year to foster our friendship, Irish heritage and Catholic faith. We proudly participate in the Maryland Irish Festival and Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Parade to support and highlight work of the Irish community in Maryland. Our Division makes the Irish tri-color sashes used by our LAOH Sisters and many of our Ancient Order of Hibernian (AOH) Brothers as one of our fundraisers. Through our monetary, food and clothing donations, we support charitable organizations that span from local to international, including St. John the Evangelist’s Appalachian Service Project, St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Knights of Columbus’ Tanzanian Children’s Project, Grassroots, Columbia Community Cares, the Columbia Pregnancy Center, the Sisters’ Academy of Baltimore, the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Shrine of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore, the Howard County and Maryland Food Banks, World Central Kitchen, Freedom for All Ireland, and the Columban Fathers.
We invite you to join us in making a difference in our community and society. We love the ideas and the gift of presence each new member brings.
Céad míle fáilte!
Sharon Strobel, President
Howard County Division 1
- Chaplain: Deacon Paul Gifford
- President: Sharon Strobel
- Vice President: Mary Ann Mohler
- Recording Secretary: Mary Laura Ensey
- Treasurer: Laura Ensey
- Financial Secretary: Laura Ensey
- Irish Historian: Holly Mills
- Missions and Charities: Mary Anne Mohler
- Catholic Action: Carol Hayes-Gegner
- Mistress-at-Arms: Maria Benitez
- Sentinel: Ruth Talbot
- Immediate Past President: Patti Gifford