Congratulations to the 10 scholarship winners who were chosen at the May 11th meeting, good luck in all your future endeavors. Thank you to our many generous friends and members who made these awards possible.
Pete Cardalena, informs us that NYPD service retirees who are presently receiving the Defined Benefit (VSF) – when they become eligible for COLA, have the COLA amount deducted from their Defined Benefit payment. But in 2007 service retirees who have reached 62 years of age will no longer have the COLA payments deducted from their Defined Benefit payment.
Many thanks to the members and friends, who took the time either to help us place flags on the graves of the veteran’s buried in Long Island National Cemetery or worked security at the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, your efforts were noticed and greatly appreciated.
Since this is the last Call Box before the summer break, remember Rich Rottkamp and his committee are planning the annual boat ride for Friday August 11th, and our 2 day golf outing for Sunday/Monday, September 24 & 25 at the Villa Roma, they have assured us that the recent fire will not have an effect on our outing.
Being an election year, and anticipating a turn over of Shields Board members, I have asked Rich to chair the 2007/08 nominating committee, Joe Wolff will be the other board representative. I have nominated from the membership, Joe Murray, Bob Forrester and Frank Lawlor . If you are interested in running let them know, sometimes change is good.
I am very proud to announce that the National Police Support Network, Nelson Doanes President/Founder, have chosen to honor Rich Rottkamp and “yours truly” at their June 29th Dinner/Dance, also being honored will be Chief Michael Scagnelli, NYPD and from the Finest Foundation, L I Shields Honorary Member Shelly Goldfedder. It is truly an honor to be recognizes with these distinguished gentlemen. Thank You.
Don’t forget. (Ret. Det. NYPD) Randy Jurgensen, who was there at the Mosque in 1972 will be our June guest speaker, and tell it, like it is. Phil Cardillo’s son Todd will also be there to present his father’s scholarship, let him know we haven’t forgotten.
Have a safe and pleasant summer. Thank’s for the continued support. Wear your vest.