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Bob Nolan, who has served as president of the Bronx County Hibernians for the past six years, was elected by unanimous vote for the position of district director of the Ancient Order of Hibernians at the New York State Convention held Wednesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Albany Hilton.
Nolan, who became a member of the order in 1987, was elected president of AOH Division 3 in the east Bronx in November 2010 and served until 2015, when Joseph McManus was elected president.
As president of Division 3, Nolan initiated a scholarship program for 8th grade graduates at every Catholic elementary school in Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Throgs Neck, Country Club and City Island.
The initiative was continued by president McManus and these financial awards were presented at graduations in early June.
From 2011 thru 2019, the brothers of Division 3 approved awarding $18,000 to 36 students who used the awards to reduce the cost of a Catholic high school education.
The funds were raised at the annual golf outing chaired by past president Dan Donovan.
In 2013, Nolan was elected county president, where he expanded finances, membership and local involvement in local neighborhoods.
He served as chair of six county dinners and breakfasts where prominent Irish-Catholic leaders were honored and funds were raised to support local programs and Hibernian division in counties in downstate New York.
In his new role, Bob will be able to help the Hibernian cause, not only in the Bronx, but two other counties as a district director.
I ran for higher office to continue to serve the order not only in the Bronx but in New York and Westchester counties, said Nolan.
He was endorsed by all three county boards in the district.
Nolan was nominated by Martin Galvin, newly elected county president and national and state chair of the Freedom For All Ireland campaign.
I was proud to nominate Bob because he has worked for the past 6 years to help rebuild our Bronx divisions, shared county revenues with local divisions and restored the Bronx as an important player in the Hibernians, said Galvin.