Nassau County Convention on June 7th

This is to again announce that the Nassau County AOH Convention will be held on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Holy Family Church basement, 25 Fordham Avenue, Hicksville.

Please tell all Hibernians you know, pass this to all Hibernians in good standing, announce it at your next meeting, and attend the convention yourself. It will be hosted by Division 11. All county officer positions are open.



Line of March for 2009 Parade

Order in Line of March



SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009

Andrew Stafford, Chairman


Assembly Location

Glen Cove Police Motorcycles For Ave West of Sunrise driveway
Glen Cove Police Color Guard For Ave West of Sunrise driveway
Nassau County Police Color Guard For Ave West of Sunrise driveway
Nassau County Police Mounted Unit For Ave West of Sunrise driveway
Irish Wolfhound Club of Long Island AREA A Front of basketball court

BANNER – Avalon Bay

Tara Pipes and Drums AREA A Front of basketball court
G.M. Robert Lynch

AREA A Front of basketball court

St. Martin de Porres TIN WHISTLE CLUB AREA A Front of basketball court
Matinecock Irish Brigade For Ave close to Dosoris Lane
Aide to G.M. Barney Lough AREA A Front of basketball court
County Executive, GC Mayor and other dignitaries AREA A Front of basketball court
Division 8 LAOH and AOH AREA B – Basketball Court
Car carrying Division 8 member/s For Ave behind Irish Brigade

BANNER -King Kullen/Friends of Tom Suozzi

AOH John P. McGuinness Div. 14 AREA B – Basketball Court
AOH Nassau County Board + Divisions AREA B – Basketball Court

LAOH Nassau County Board

AREA B – Basketball Court

Ryan Academy of Irish Dancing

AREA B – Basketball Court


AREA B – Basketball Court

Irish/American Society of NassauSuffolk &Queens

AREA B – Basketball Court

Sunrise Assisted Living ForAve east of sunrise driveway
The Regency At Glen Cove ForAve east of sunrise driveway
Glen Cove Senior Center For Ave east of sunrise driveway
Atria Senior Residence For Ave east of sunrise driveway

Family & Friends of Dustin Hill Motorcycle Club

For Ave east of sunrise driveway

Glen Cove Beautification

For Ave east of sunrise driveway
M.T.A. Police Color Guard & Cruiser For Ave West of Sunrise driveway
Glen Cove Downtown Ambassadors AREA B – Basketball Court
G.C. Assoc. of Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts AREA B – Basketball Court
Brownie Troop 78 – Glen Head AREA B – Basketball Court

St. Paul’s Dance Academy -Irish stepdancers

AREA B – Basketball Court

Pre-School YMCA

AREA B – Basketball Court

CYO Track & Field Team

AREA B – Basketball Court
Knights of Columbus – James Norton Council

AREA B – Basketball Court

Loggia Glen Cove 1016

AREA B – Basketball Court

Kiwanis of Glen Cove

AREA B – Basketball Court

Glen Cove Road Panthers AREA E – Middle School Lot -W. side
American Red Cross of Nassau County For Ave East of Sunrise driveway
Flotilla 22-07 US Coast Guard Aux Band AREA B – Basketball Court
Glenwood Landing American Legion – Post 336 AREA B – Basketball Court
Howard A.Van Wagner American Legion Post 962 AREA B – Basketball Court
Gold Coast Cruisers AREA E – Middle School Lot -W. side
John Deere Tractor c/o Tom Savage ASSEMBLY AREA D(horseshoe)
O Boys 4 by 4 Race Team ASSEMBLY AREA D(horseshoe)
Model T Ford Club ASSEMBLY AREA D(horseshoe)

Long Island Brass & Percussion

AREA B – Basketball Court
St. Edwards Twirlers AREA B – Basketball Court
La Fuerza-St. Patrick’s Hispanic Community AREA B – Basketball Court

Gold Martial Arts

AREA B – Basketball Court

Long Island Roller Rebels

AREA B – Basketball Court


Glen Cove Vol. Fire Dept ASSEMBLY AREA F(Dosoris Lane)

Glen Cove Vol. EMS

Locust Valley Vol. Fire Dept. ASSEMBLY AREA F(Dosoris Lane)
Bayville Vol. Fire Company ASSEMBLY AREA G(Dosoris Way)
Sea Cliff Vol. Fire Dept. ASSEMBLY AREA G(Dosoris Way)
Glenwood Fire Company ASSEMBLY AREA G(Dosoris Way)

K-Joy Radio Station Van

For Ave East of Sunrise driveway

2009 Aide To The Grand Marshal – Barney Lough

Barney Lough was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School he joined the Navy. Thirteen months of his 7 years in the Navy were spent in Korea. Upon leaving the Navy he obtained a position with the United Nations in its security division. In May 1957, Barney met, courted and married Laura Prezioso also from New York City. Barney and Laura are the proud parents of Annemarie O’Hara and Patrick Lough who have given them seven grandchildren. Barney took a position with the Long Island Railroad as a police officer in 1958 before transferring over to passenger service where he worked as a conductor for the next 30 years.

Barney was influential in starting a new Division 19 of Hibernians in Port Washington where he presently holds the office of President. His heart however is and always will be with Division 8 of the Hibernians where he was an active member for 5 years. Barney keeps active in their Parade Committee.

Barney’s life has always been dedicated to family, church and community. His other involvements include The Knights of Columbus where he is a past Grand Knight and is a member of the Fourth Degree. He is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Port Washington Elks, an active member in the Port Washington Sons of Italy, and a Lifetime member of Port Washington Cancer Care. Barney is active in St. Peter’s Parish where he has served as an usher for many years. As his personality dictates, Barney will continue as in the past to serve those organizations he hold dear.


2007 Grand Marshal – Jack McDougal

Jack was born and raised in Glen Cove where he resides with his wife Karen.

Jack has served his community as a member of the Glen Cove Police Department for 23 years and is currently a Sergeant.  He has received 30 commendations, including for removing illegal guns from the street, rescuing 2 people from a burning house and delivering a baby.

Jack has been a Hibernian for 6 years, making his mark by spearheading such projects as the Christmas party for the Boys and Girls Club, programs in support of our service members overseas and the innovative annual blessing of the Christmas crèche downtown.

Jack is also a member of the K of C, a board member of both the Boys and Girls Club and the Substance Abuse Free Environment Citizens Committee, sits on the Community Pride Project Committee and is an active member of St. Patrick’s Parish.

Jack is well known for his work in local schools, including with Parents as Reading Partners, anti-bullying classes and as a teacher with the PRIDE anti-drug program, as well as a mentor with the Glen Cove Youth Board.

The Hibernians proudly join such other groups as the Animal Lovers League and the Glen Cove PTA in naming Jack as our annual honoree and we look forward with pride to marching behind him as he leads this year’s parade as Grand Marshal.

PO Jack McDougal Pays Tribute to Fallen Comrades

Flanking Officer McDougal are Kenneth Honig, Port Authority Police Operations Captain (l) and Tom Buchta , PAPD, retired.

Glen Cove Record Pilot Oct 4, 2002

As do many descendents of the Emerald Isle, Glen Cove Police Officer Jack McDougal has the soul of an artist in the body of a policeman. He is a writer and has the gift of gab, and while he insists his drawing talent is limited to stick figures, the artistry in his soul recently found a way to verbalize itself and, with the aid of artist Kevin Vetrone’s skilled hands, what began as a stick figure vision is now a work of art.

Profoundly affected by the terrorist attacks of last year, Officer McDougal sketched three stick figures, labeled them police, fire and EMS, and sketched a flag in front of the now famous image of the girders and beams that remained after the Twin Towers fell. Knowing his fellow officer Det. Steve Vetrone was as strongly affected as he, he showed Det. Vetrone his inchoate artwork, along with the message, “Without Hesitation…In God’s Service…September 11, 2001.” In one of those coincidences that was meant to be, Det. Vetrone just happens to have a brother, Kevin, who just happens to be an artist. Although Kevin Vetrone does not live locally, he coincidentally just happened to be in town. Detective Vetrone introduced Mr. Vetrone to Officer McDougal and the rest, as they say, is history.

Officer McDougal says of the collaboration, “I never thought all those months ago when I described my feelings to Det. Vetrone…that the result would be such a touching tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.” The picture, a black and white drawing and computer art piece, “is the story of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel who wrote their social security numbers on their arms and called their families to tell them how much they loved them. They knew the risk they were taking. It took more than duty and honor…it took goodness and that goodness was the ultimate love and sacrifice for other people,” according to Officer McDougal.

In the main chamber of Glen Cove City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 24, Officer McDougal presented the framed picture to Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp and the City of Glen Cove and on behalf of the police department, fire department, EMS and the harbor patrol. He entered city hall followed by an honor guard of the champions he represented, and surrounded by colleagues from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club and members of the Port Authority Police Department, who made a special trip to Glen Cove for the presentation.

Also in the audience were a number of very proud family members: wife Karen, mother-in-law Louise Bell, father Harold McDougal, brother Don, nephew Michael and aunt Yvonne, as well as friends filling up whatever seats were left. Officer McDougal told this reporter that he could not express what it meant to him to look out and see so many family members and friends. “I’m so happy to be able to get the message out. People always hear about it when a cop or firefighter gets in trouble; people need to know that 99 percent of all of them are good.” He reiterated his pride that “nobody went in and said, ‘Line up according [to] color, race or religion.’ They [just] saved hundreds of people.”

Officer McDougal presented Mayor Holzkamp with a T-shirt bearing the same image as his artwork. The mayor thanked him, and remarked that “We can see by this portrayal that [September 11] got to a deep part of Jack’s soul. We are very proud of you; you are a police officer with a heart of gold.”

Ending the presentation and ready to begin the regular city council meeting, the mayor, overcome with emotion, was unable to finish the request she began, and, always the gentleman, and always a good man, Officer McDougal offered, “Do you want me to lead the Pledge of Allegiance?” The mayor nodded.

Glen Cove Community Honors PO Jack McDougal

This year’s Glen Cove PTA Council Scholarship Dinner Dance was an overwhelming success because of the tremendous love and support our community has for the honoree, PO Jack McDougal. Officer McDougal, the embodiment of the Hibernian credo “friendship, unity and Christian charity,” is perhaps the most easily recognizable man in blue around Glen Cove. His dedication to children of all ages and with varied needs, his patriotism and his volunteer efforts are just a handful of reasons Jack was chosen by the PTA Council.

On behalf of the City, Glen Cove Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp presented a citation to PO Jack McDougal in recognition of his commitment to Glen Cove children and his outstanding record as a police officer. All photos by Peter M. Budraitis Photography

The evening was filled with praise and emotion and of course, since Jack was being honored, plenty of laughter. Music was provided by the talented Glen

Cove High School Jazz band under the direction of Rich Roselli. Jack received recognition from Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp; State Assemblyman Charles Lavine; County Legislator Diane Yatauro; Interim Superintendent of Glen Cove School; Dr. Jerry Cicchelli; members of the Glen Cove school board and school district administrators; the Glen Cove Teachers Association; the Community Scholarship Fund; Pat Hall, president of the Glen Cove PBA; the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club; the Glen Cove Youth Bureau; SAFE (formerly GCCCASA); and last, but not in any way least, Ed Doohan on behalf of the Glen Cove Hibernians. Not to be outdone, Karen McDougal, Jack’s wife, paid tribute to her husband and his unique attributes that make him a worthy honoree of an organization that, like Jack, advocates for children. Her explanation to Jack, when he asked her why she thought he connected so naturally with children was, “Of course it’s natural, you never grew up.”

At the 2005 Community Scholarship Dinner Dance, honoree Jack McDougal is pictured with his wife Karen and the Glen Cove PTA Council executive board: Irene Leahy, treasurer; Marion Voegtlen, co-president; Marilyn Abrams, vice president; Carolyn Boz, recording secretary; Zefy Christopoulos, corresponding secretary and Tina Hament, co-president.

And in the not to be outdone by his wife category, Jack himself paid tribute to Karen and to friends and role models who have always been there for him. “Jerry Caparella is always asking me what he can do to support any fundraiser I get involved with. Sometimes I have to find a fundraiser just to get him to stop asking.”

Honoree McDougal ending his talk by elaborating on the standard “I thank God” remark that so many athletes, actors or musicians say when they receive an award. “I’m going to be more specific,” he said. “Thank you, God, for so many good people to care about and thank You so much for so many good people who care about me.”

The Community Scholarship Fund has been awarding college scholarships to Glen Cove High School students since 1957. They are funded through donations from individuals, corporations, the annual PTA dinner dance and the interest from endowment funds.