“Thanks” to all who helped with our bullet proof vest drive and pre-paid phone drive to be used by our troops overseas. “Special Thanks to Chief Owen Kirby, Sands Point P.D. for his support. We are still asking for more vests and phones cards, to be brought to our meeting. Keep up the good work.
My “Thanks” to Shields Attorney for accepting on short notice, and his informative talk at our last meeting. The snowfall didn’t stop Pete and many members from attending.
Congratulations to the 2004 Scholarship winners, unfortunately due to the lack of space there will be no pictures in the Call Box this month.
We have two events coming up that are near and dear to us. The Gravesite Flag – Placement at L.I. National Cemetery will take place on Saturday, May 28, (page4) and the volunteer security detail (page7) at The Games for the Physically Challenged, Thursday, June 2 – Saturday, June 4. We need your help, and you can’t do much better than this.
Tom Kinirons, L.I. Coordinator, 516-764-4240, is once again conducting his annual Project Children, cultural program this summer, and needs host volunteers.
Speaking of children, it is with great pride that I announce our guest speaker for the April 28th meeting to be Laura A. Ahearn, C.S.W. Executive Director of Parent’s for Megan’s Law Resource and Support Center in Stony Brook. Laura, a certified social worker is a passionate voice protecting sexually victimized children, and a expert on childhood sexual abuse prevention, and Megan’s Law. Laura has written local, state and federal legislation aimed at strengthening laws to protect children. She works with law enforcement, judiciary, state and federal prosecutors to enhance their response to, and understanding of child victims of sexual abuse. You don’t want to miss this meeting.
Don’t forget to continue to wear your vest, we need you. Remember the troops defending our country, Be Safe!