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CHESAPEAKE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE 9 110 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake VA 23320 January 2007 Lodge Phone: 757-547-1488 Web: www.chesapeakefop.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!! Fraternally, Jack Bider 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 CHAPLAINS CORNER 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. OUR SPONSORS 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 PAID NORFOLK, VA. 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 by Shoney’s.
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