I would like to start my final President’s message with a sincere thank you to the membership for their patience and assistance during my term in office. I would also like to assure the newly elected board of officers that I will help them in any way I can. All of the members could also help out in any number of ways. Those of you who regularly attend meetings know the chores that are done and who does them. The set up and take down of chairs and tables are generally done by Bill Kearny and Bob Bechner. The 50/50 table is manned by the members mentioned above and Artie Marra. The President and other officers use the time before and after meetings to field questions, address paperwork and accept monies for dues etc. All you have to do is ask how you can help. The asking alone would be refreshing!
In March 2014 we will be moving to the Kearsing Edwards post of The American legion for our monthly meetings. The post address is 20 Station Hill Road Pomona NY 10970. This is next to the Provident Bank Baseball stadium (Rockland Boulder Stadium). Directions will follow in the March 2014 Newsletter.
The Thursday December 19, 2013 meeting will be held at the Elks Club in Haverstraw. This meeting will combine a holiday party and the installation of the new Board of Officers. The meeting is free for our members; however, if you would like to bring your spouse or S. O., there will be a charge of $40.00. A buffet meal will be served and there will be an open bar from 7PM to 11PM. The board is asked to wear proper business attire: jacket and tie.
Finally I would like to say thanks to our long serving corresponding secretary, Carl DeNonno. He has held this office for more than 20 years. The job entails just about everything that keeps us afloat. His dedication to the membership is greatly appreciated.
A special note of thanks to the more than 50% of members who have already paid their 2014 dues. If you have not yet paid your dues for 2014 please send them in as soon as possible.
I and the entire Board of Officers wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and a Healthy New Year.
Again, thank you all!
Bill Leach President
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Member Kevin Moroney retired Det. 48 Pct. is recuperating
from foot surgery. If anyone would like to visit him, or send a card, the information for the nursing home is:
Telephone: 845-623-394 or 845-623-1467
Kevin Moroney Room 121
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Nanuet, NY 10954
Special Article - WEAPON OF CHOICE
Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map
The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job.
(Article originally posted on WND: http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/bang-editor-fired-after-publishing-gun-owner-map/)
According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News.
The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go.
It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the headline “Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?”
The Times said police reports showed McBride had called the Clarkstown Police Department to notify them of a flood of angry phone calls and letters the newspaper received after it published the map.
The Rockland editor said she felt threatened by the complaints, but local police didn’t believe there was a credible threat. McBride and other executives then decided to hire armed guards to protect their property, the Times reported, “causing an uproar due to the perceived hypocrisy of the avowed anti-gun editors hiring gun-toting men.”
The layoffs were announced by the newspaper’s CEO, Janet Hasson.
The fallout from the decision to publish the names and addresses of gun-permit holders continued for weeks.
Two months ago, the White Plains-based newspaper admitted that the information it published was badly outdated. The paper acknowledged many people had a dot on their house, indicating there was a gun permit at that address, even though they didn’t own a gun.
The responses to the publication included the publication of a map showing “Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?” The Times said a Clarkstown police report confirmed that armed security guards were hired for the Journal News.
The Times also reported that shortly after the publication of the map, authorities said burglars entered the home of one of the gun owners identified by the newspaper, and a gun safe that was on the premises was damaged in a robbery attempt.