CHESAPEAKE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
110 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake VA 23320 January 2007
Lodge Phone: 757-547-1488 Web: www.chesapeakefop.com
NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR ITS MEMBERS
THE VOICE OF ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CHESAPEAKE
Chesapeake Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9, Inc., is a member of the Virginia State Lodge FOP and the Grand
Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
2007 Lodge Board
President: Jack Bider 1 st Vice President: Ronnie Young
2nd Vice President: Rick White Secretary: Jim O’Sullivan
Treasurer: Jeff Sloan Financial Secretary: Tommy Kullman
Sgt. At Arms: Charlie Slocum Chaplain: Mike Rushak
Director: Bob Downing Past President: Doug Anderson
Trustee: Gene Klemp Trustee: Sam Palmer
Trustee: Marty Williams Trustee: Vickie Brideau
Trustee: Tori Blake
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Message From Our President 2. Valentine’s Day Dance on 2/10
3. Super Bowl Party on 2/4 4. 2007 Dues
5. Rally Day in Richmond 6. Public Safety Alliance Mass Meeting
7. Chaplain’s Corner 8. Our Sponsors
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to take this time to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank all of you for your support as President last year
and for trusting me enough to carry the torch again this year! What are you CRAZY??!! Just Kidding. The year 2006 was a
very good year for our Lodge. Although we say goodbye to Dave VanNice as our Treasurer of many years, I am grateful for
him managing the Lodges funds to get our building paid down to the point where it should be paid off this year! Jeff Sloan has a
tough road ahead to fill Dave’s shoes, but he is definitely the RIGHT person for the job! Ronnie Young was a big help with
handling the tough task of taking care of Bingo accounts. Tommy Kullman had his hands full trying to get out the membership
cards to our members due to the National Lodge changing over to a new system. He is still working diligently to overcome the
problems the State Lodge is having getting the cards printed. Our worthy Chaplain Mike Rushack sent cards of support to our
members in need and was the chairperson of Shop With a Cop. 2nd VP Rick White handled our annual Crab Feast and it was
our best yet!!! Our State Director Bob Downing, took care of business at the state level with Marty Williams. Our Associate
Lodge headed up by Kathy Clifton, did a great job supporting the main Lodge with all of its endeavors. The trustees stepped up
when needed as did numerous volunteers whenever we hosted an event. THANKS Krash and Nancy!! I would also like to
welcome aboard our new Secretary Jim O’Sullivan from the Sheriff’s Office.
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT CONT…
So now in 2007 I ask you, what did YOU do for your Lodge last year?? As I and several others go to Richmond this year to
once again fight for our retirement multiplier to be raised. (We are second to the last in the nation) YOU and your family
members can show support for the retirement bill by writing your delegate in support of it. Tell them our officers deserve a
better retirement. When there is an event at the Lodge, come out and support it! Come out to a meeting and share some
fellowship with our membership. Get a fellow officer to join! Check out our website at www.chesapeakefop.com . Your Lodge
officers are fighting for YOU! Help us help you! We look forward to seeing YOU in 2007!! Lets be Safe out there!!!
President FOP #9
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE
The lodge will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dance on February 10th from 7pm until 12 midnight. The cost will be $25 a couple
or $15 a person. Show your support and enjoy the fellowship of our membership! Contact your Board members for tickets.
SUPER BOWL PARTY
The Lodge will be hosting a Super Bowl party on February 4th. Doors will open at 4pm. Come and watch it on our Big
Screen TV. There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffles. The Lodge will be providing free draft beverages, three fried
turkeys and a few bushels of oysters. If you have time, bring your favorite dish.
2007 FOP LODGE DUES
Please remember to pay your Lodge dues for 2007. THEY ARE PAST DUE NOW. Dues can be paid in
person, by mail, or on the Internet. Dues will remain the same this year at $35 for a current member and $40
for a new application. If you pay your dues on the Internet there is a small PayPal fee. Remember the website
address is www.chesapeakefop.com and the dues payment buttons can be found in the ‘Members’ section.
RALLY DAY IN RICHMOND
Representatives of Lodge #9 and the Public Safety Alliance traveled to Richmond for Rally Day on January 24th. Our
members went to numerous pre-scheduled meetings with Delegates and Senators over a two day period. We expressed
our concerns with being second to last in the country with a 1.7% retirement multiplier. We politely informed our
elected officials that we will be supporting the Legislators in the upcoming elections that support Public Safety
employees. Our Lodge received the FOP State Lodge Rally Day Attendance Trophy for having the most members in
attendance for Rally Day. We will proudly display our trophy in our Lodge over the next year.
PUBLIC SAFETY ALLIANCE MASS MEETING
The Public Safety Alliance meeting was held on January 31, 2007 at the Greenbrier Middle School Auditorium. A Step
Pay Plan was presented by Greg Staylor for all city employees. The PSA Board scheduled a meeting for the following
day with Council Members Dwight Parker and Dr. Rebecca Adams for their review of the Plan. Legislative news was
discussed in reference to an increased retirement multiplier for Public Safety. The Public Safety Alliance Board members
are as follows:
President Jim Shipley Executive Board Members
1st Vice Pres. Wayne Turner Jack Bider Christy Golden
2nd Vice Pres. Rick White Jack Crimmins Jim O’Sullivan
Secretary Kim Talbert Lance Barker Chip Chappell
Treasurer Marty White
Chaplain Mike Rushak sent cards out to the following:
Gene Croce for the passing of his mother in law.
Tommy Hart for the passing of his farther in law.
Larry Stepney on the passing of his twins
Denise Tiedeman (wife) of the deceased William Tiedman of our Lodge.
James Guadet of our State Lodge for the passing of his brother.
Ronald Merrill for his daughter’s illness.
Tommy Stiles of our State Lodge for an illness.
Joe Anderson for his wife’s illness.
Please take a moment to check out our sponsors. These fine folks make it possible, in part, to provide you this newsletter each month.
SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US!
(For information on becoming a sponsor and having a business card size advertisement – Please contact the Financial Secretary, Tommy Kullman.
Chesapeake Lodge #9 PRESORTED
Fraternal Order of Police, Inc STANDARD
PO Box 1013 U.S. POSTAGE
Chesapeake VA 23327
PERMIT # 508
** NEXT MEETING DATE **
** February 5, 2007 **
Meeting starts at 7pm. Make sure that you are early to enjoy a nice
dinner, which starts at 6pm. The dinner only costs $3 and is catered