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DECEMBER 2, 2014
GOOD MORNING: IT IS WITH THE DEEPEST REGRET THAT IT IS MY SAD
DUTY TO INFORM THE MEMBERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY 10-13 OF THE PASSING OF OUR PRESENT PRESIDENT LOUIS J. MASSARO ON MONDAY DECEMBER 1, 2014 FROM HEART FAILURE. OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES ARE EXTENDED TO THE FAMILY OF LOUIE IN HIS PASSING. LOUIE'S DEDICATION TO THIS ORGANIZATION, AS ITS PRESIDENT, EXTENDED FAR BEYOND HIS DUTIES AS PRESIDENT. FROM HIS SICK BED LAST JANUARY IN NYACK HOSPITAL HIS CONCERNS WERE FOR THE ORGANIZATION. EVEN WHILE IN REHAB HE MICROMANAGED ISSUES. IN HIS PASSING WE HAVE LOST A GOOD FRIEND AND LEADER. CARL AND CHIP DID THEIR BEST TO REPORT THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR LOUIE'S WAKE AND FUNERAL. MAY THE SOUL OF LOUIS J. MASSARO REST IN PEACE.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US AGAIN AND THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR. THIS YEAR HAS SEEN A NEW WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, A MID-TERM ELECTION, CHANGE OF POWER IN THE SENATE, ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE WINTERS IN A LONG TIME, LOWER PRICES AT THE PUMP AND THE ISSUE
OF FERGUSON AND THE DISGRACEFUL AFTERMATH.
THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND MYSELF, WISH TO EXTEND TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. HAPPY HANUKKAH. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
The board and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
The election is over and the results will be in. Since we have no representation from the unions, our only hope was to support people who support us.
In June, we traveled to The Bronx to help Jeff Klein doing a telephone support group. We had a favorable response. During the summer we had a small group and visited local politicians.
Recently we held a telephone support group for candidates in the Hudson Valley. We were able to support our candidates for NYS Governor, US Congress, and NYS Supreme Court Judge 9th district. We wish board member Chip Hayes best of luck in his bid for leader of the Conservative Party in Haverstraw. We did miss a great opportunity to support member Matt Brennan. I did get to see his debate on TV, and he did an excellent job. Matt, please let us know what you are doing next year.
I thank all of the members who gave their time at the phone banks and visits to local politicians.
National 10-13 President, Tony Perrone recently spoke about the Health
protection Bill coverage. He stated that we are protected under Intro 580 of The
Administrative Code. He also said there are six favorable bills that will expire
on December 31st. This has been routine for the past few years. In January 2015
we will have the new bills reintroduced and supported. A separate mailing and/or the March 2015 newsletter will contain the information. Perhaps in 2015 we can get an earlier start, make our telephone notifications, and put some pressure on Albany to advance our causes?
Inside newsletter you will find a great recruitment letter for HV 10-13, penned by Sergeant at Arms Artie Marra. It is specifically for NYPD retirees. Use it please.
See you at November 13, meeting. Please send in your dues for 2015.
*MEMBER UPDATE: Bill Hatch is recovering at home. We wish a him a speedy recovery.
2015 Calendar of Events
• For calendar year 2015 our meetings will move to the 3rd Thursday of the month.
• Thursday March 19, 2015 @ 7:30PM General Membership Meeting Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post #1600, Pomona NY
• Thursday April 16, 2015 @ 7:30PM General Membership Meeting VFW Empire Post 375, 10 Huber Place, Yonkers NY
• Tuesday May 5, 2015; 9:30AM Departure - Lobby Day - Albany Bus Trip
• Thursday May 21, 2015 @ 7:30PM General Membership Meeting Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post #1600, Pomona NY
• Thursday June 18, 2014 @ 6:00PM Annual Picnic Meeting Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post #1600, Pomona NY