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PO Box 1013, Pearl River, NY 10965-0283 • 845-735-1013
Serving over 950 police families in the Hudson Valley
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The holiday season is certainly upon us. Christmas lights are twinkling everywhere and the stores are filled with shoppers. Some would say that all we need is a good snowfall. On behalf of the Board of Officers, I'd like to extend best wishes for a happy Hanukkah, holy Christmas, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
The guest speaker at our November meeting was Keith Owen, PBA Retirement Benefits Analyst. Keith provided an extremely informative presentation regarding our choices for Health, Drug and Optical Plans. Special thanks to John Young for arranging this event.
At the August Board meeting, Treasurer Bill Kearney reported that $2,500 in donations was received in memory of Past President Lou Massaro. After a lengthy discussion it was determined that the Bible Fund, which was discontinued four years ago, should be reinstated. The Bible Fund supports the purchase of Bibles which are presented to the families of deceased Hudson Valley 10-13 members. Over the years we have received many touching and heartfelt words of appreciation from family members upon receiving a Bible after the death of a loved one. It is my hope that the membership will continue to contribute to the Lou Massaro Memorial Bible Fund so this tradition may continue.
Just a reminder, our next meeting/Installation Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the Haverstraw Elks. Incoming President, Bart Foley, and the new Board of Officers will be installed. Congratulations and best of luck to Bart, and his team, as they continue to work on behalf of HV 10-13 members. For more information please refer to the invitation included in this newsletter.
I'd like to say that it has been an honor and privilege to have been asked to serve the remainder of Lou Massaro's presidency. My sincere thanks to the Board of Officers for their support and assistance throughout these past months. I especially want to commend Carl DeNonno and Artie Marra for the time and work they put into the recruitment drive. Through their efforts, we acquired over 100 new members.
In conclusion, please note the beautiful tribute to Lady Liberty, written by my good friend and true patriot Jim Mullarkey, Comander NYS Catholic War Veterans. God Bless America!
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM TONY PERRONE
September 25, 2015
Dear Board Members, Presidents, Members and Families ,
At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all of your concern and good wishes. I especially would like to thank my Executive Board, Frank, Rich and Marie for keeping things running smoothly.
I received many phone calls and prayers from many members and their families during a very difficult time. I was un-able to talk, but my family received the calls, cards and prayers, and passed them all on to me. I am very grateful and honored to have so many friends.
I truly believe that your prayers, calls and well-wishes expedited my recovery. We take things for granted, especially our health. A little abscess nearly killed me, I am on the mend, though still tired and weak. But, at least, I'm home!
Once again, I'm honored and very touched by your concern about me. I will try to return the calls I received as soon as I'm feeling better, my voice is still a little hoarse.
I'm so thankful to have so many friends, and I think God for our 10-13!