Welcome back, I hope the soon ending summer has been good to you so far.
Unfortunately, it is my sad duty to report that on July 3rd the police family lost a dear friend and supporter, as Mr. Rodney Ettman passed away. Rod was a founder of many fine police supportive organization organizations such as the Nassau County Police Reserves and others. He will be dearly missed; our condolences go to his entire family.
Thanks to all the recent scholarship winners for taking the time to write and thank The Shields for their awards. It is appreciated.
Another good job by Rich Rottkamp and his committee for running a great boat ride. A good time was had by all who attended.
Nominations are now being accepted for Executive Board positions for years 2009/10. If you are interested in any position please contact members of the Nominating Committee, Chairman Rich Rottkamp, Bill Petito, Larry Oliva, Frank Lawlor or Bob Forrester. Let them know your qualifications and the position you are seeking. Nominations will be accepted via phone, e-mail or in person at the September meeting. Remember there is much behind the scene time spent running our organization, so we are looking for people willing TO WORK!
The WTC Disability Law has recently been extended to March 2009. If you failed to apply, do so now. It may be your last chance. Call your union representative to request an application now and forward it to the Police Pension Fund for filing.
Great job by Financial Secretary Joe Wolf in securing the services of Rear Admiral Robert A Rosen as speaker at our last meeting. Now Joe has honored us by having U.S Marine Corps Reserve Colonel Matthew Bogdanos speak at our September 25th meeting. Colonel Bogdanos is both an author and Manhattan ADA. His recent highly acclaimed book Thieves of Baghdad will be available for sale and signing. Try to make it on the25th. It promises to be both an entertaining and educational meeting.
Remember the men and women defending our freedom at home and abroad!