Help St. Patrick’s Day Beating Victim Dennis Tisdale

Dear Brothers,

Here is a wonderful opportunity for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Chicago Division #1 to band together to help the family of Dennis Tisdale. A veteran of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, an iron worker, and a Portage Park father of four, Dennis was senselessly beaten with a baseball bat after leaving a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at Our Lady of Victory on March 3.

Here is the news story on Dennis Tisdale:

This could have happened to anyone. All Dennis was doing was leaving a local school fundraiser with his wife in Portage Park. He has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is paralyzed on one side of his body and unable to speak. We want to help raise funds to help the Tisdale family pay their medical bills.  The road ahead will be a very difficult one and we can help ease some of their burden.

There will be a fundraiser for Dennis on Friday April 5th.

Please join me in helping the Tisdale family. Contact me for ticket information.

Faithfully,

Bill

William J. Kelly
President, AOH #1
williamjpkelly@gmail.com

BENEFIT INFORMATION FOR CHICAGO CRIME VICTIM DENNIS TISDALE

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A NIGHT TO BENEFIT DENNIS TISDALE AND HIS FAMILY
 
YESTERDAY
A BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND
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A COMEDIAN
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 5th
7:30PM
$35
 
100% OF THE TICKET SALES WILL GO TO THE TISDALE FAMILY
A PORTION OF THE CONCESSIONS WILL ALSO GO TO THE TISDALE FAMILY
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES 2 FREE DRINK TICKETS
 
PORTAGE THEATER
6 CORNERS
4050 N. MILWAUKEE
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Welcome to the Ancient Order of Hibernians – A Letter from the President

The Ancient Order of  Hibernians is the oldest Irish Catholic fraternal organization in America and I am proud to be the newly elected President of Chicago Division #1.

We have a number of challenges before us but I am extremely confident that we can meet them head-on. The most important thing we need to do is grow the membership of our organization. And we can do that by having events that capture people’s interest and imagination through sporting, entertainment, cultural, and religious appeals.

Part of the reason I am very confident we can do that is because my background is in event production and entertainment.  Here are some photos from past events.

I believe we can do all of this and more for the Ancient Order of Hibernians and build a larger and more active organization. All it takes is a little thought, care, and some elbow grease. Together – we are capable of doing this and much more.

I welcome everyone to send me ideas for events they would like to see and what they think they can do to help make those events a reality. Part of having a great event is building excitement and members of a group asking their friends and family to participate.  If those friends and family ask their friends to join them – we widen the circle and our organization grows into something much bigger and more dynamic than it was before.

So I am asking everyone to come forward with their ideas – great and small. Every idea we can discuss at the next meeting and if we have agreement – we can start putting these events on the calendar and work towards making them a great success.

Faithfully,

Bill

William J. Kelly, President