volume 2 issue 1
January 1999

President's Message
1999 Meeting Schedule
Get Well Wishes

President's Message :
Welcome to a new year.  As we approach the millenium, we hope to increase our membership and the things that we are offering to our members.  On behalf of the Board, we hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday and that work was not too hectic.

For a few updates - first, Harry and Jackie Dobson's baby daughter, Giannamarie (I spelled the name wrong last month) was brought home from the hospital the day after our last meeting, and is recovering nicely.  I'm truly sure she enjoyed her first Christmas.   Secondly, when I gave a list of our speakers, I inadvertently left out Superintendent James McMahon, who spoke to us at our October meeting.  I apologize to Supt. McMahon and the State Police for this oversight.

An organization should always have goals for its membership and ways to make thier lives easier.  We are looking into getting cellular services for our membership and families at a discounted price.  Hopefully I will have the information at the January meeting.  The Board is also looking into some sort of accident reduction program for our members and their families to reduce their insurance premiums.  This should come in handy for our members who have teenagers who are just starting to drive.  As we get more information, we will be passing it along to you.

If any member knows of any service that might be beneficial to our members, please pass it along.  We can explore it and see if our members will benefit.

We are now entering the comptuer age and we are trying to update our records, since most of the Board have computers and are on the Internet (as soon as I figure mine out).  I will be posting email addresses for our Lodge.  Also, we now have a HOTLINE that is in service 24 hours a day.  It will have updated messages on it, and it will be available for members or other concerned parties to leave messages.  The hotline number is (914)774-3283.  This number will be posted at the head of every newsletter as well as our Lodge Web Page.  These are just a few of the ways that we are trying to serve our members.

We are also trying to establish a police memorial honor wall for police officers killed in the line of duty, who lived or worked in Orange County.  This is a big undertaking and we do not want to leave off any names.  We have established a design and location, an illuminated spot at the County Government Center.  I woudl like to possibly print up a design for an upcoming newsletter.  If you know of any officers fitting this category, please pass the information along, or call the Memorial Chairman, Past President Neil O'Riordan.

Lastly, we are starting out the New Year with a bang.  We are hosting our first annual FOP Venison Dinner at the Lakeside Firehouse on West Mombasha Road, Monroe.  The dinner will start at 6:00 pm on Saturday January 16, 1999 and go until.......  The dinner is also open to the public and will cost $20.00 per person, including beer and soda.  Tickets will be available at the January meeting, and will also be sold at the door.  Seating is limited to 100 people, so order early.

Remember, Stay Safe and Wear Your Vest.


The following is the 1999 schedule for our monthly meetings which will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the American Legion Post 488, Lakes Road, Monroe.  Meetings are at 8:00 pm.

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 14
October 11
November 8
December 13


Congratulations to Sergeant Chris Napolitano on his new transfer to the 47 Pct. Detective Squad.

Get Well Wishes

We would like to extend get well wishes to Trooper Alphonse Nitti, NYSP Troop "F" who was injured in a vehicle accident on route 17 in Monroe,to Trooper Leslie Simpson, NYSP Troop "K" who was also injured in a vehicle accident on Interstate 84 in Greenville, and to Police Officer Robert Gambuti, Village of Chester PD, who was injured in a vehicle accident while conducting traffic duties on Route 17M.