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PO Box 1013, Pearl River, NY 10965-0283 • 845-735-1013
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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!
Welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable and relaxing summer for all our members and their families.
While most of us were relaxing, Car DeNonno and Artie Marra were busy on a "Recruitment Drive" that resulted in over 100 NYPD retirees joining the Hudson Valley 10-13. In addition, Jim O'Neill brought in over 10 new members from Dutchess County. I'd like to extend a special thank you to Carl, Artie, and Jim for a job well done.
The June Barbecue meeting (6/18/15) was a huge success in part due to the time and efforts of John Young, Chip Hayes and their staff. Over 100 members attended and all had the opportunity to meet and catch-up with old friends. The winner of the 50/50 raffle went home with $790.00 and the winner of the door raffle walked away with $280.00.
The National 10-13 Annual Convention held at Honors Haven Resort was enjoyed by all who attended. The Hudson Valley 10-13 sold 175 of the 400 mega raffle tickets and claimed 12 of the 19 winners (including the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners). Proceeds from the raffle netted our chapter $1,375.00. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated.
For your information, nominations for the new Board of Officers (2016-2017) will take place at the October meeting. If you are interested in running for an elected position, a letter of "Intent to Run" must be submitted to the nominating committee on or before September 17, 2015. The nominating committee consists of two past presidents, Timothy Connolly and John Peluso.
Our next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, September 17th, at the American Legion Post/Pomona. The guest speaker will be Lt. Bernard Whalen, co-author of The NYPD's First Fifty Years. We look forward to seeing you.