1. FF John J. Kelly (E-37) Plaque Dedication
On Monday, March 22nd at 11am, a Plaque Dedication will be held honoring the memory of Firefighter John J. Kelly, E-37, who died on March 22, 2009. The dedication will take place in the quarters E-37/L-40, located at 415 West 125 Street, New York, NY. A Memorial Mass will precede the Plaque Dedication at 9:30am. All off-duty members and their families are invited to attend as a mark of respect to the deceased. Members are requested to attend in dress uniform.
2. FF Salvatore Scarentino (L-24) Plaque Dedication
On Tuesday, March 23rd at 11am, a Plaque Dedication will be held honoring the memory of Firefighter Salvatore Scarentino, L-24, who died on March 21, 2009. The dedication will take place in the quarters of E-1/L-24, located at 142 West 31 Street, New York, NY. All off-duty members and their families are invited to attend as a mark of respect to the deceased. Members are requested to attend in dress uniform.
3. Fire Bell Club Scholarship Award Application
Applications for the Fire Bell Club Scholarship Award are now available. Applications can be obtained from Ms. Jacqueline Merveil, FDNY Registrar, at 718-281-8465. Eligibility: (1) Applicants must be active FF's 5th Grade and above & Officers who have been accepted or are attending an accredited institution of higher learning. (2) FF's/Officers who are pursuing a degree in Fire Service Administration, Public Service Management, Nursing or a related Fire Service discipline and who have completed a minimum of twelve credits. Applicants must submit a written statement of 500 words explaining why an applicant should be considered for award. Award: $500. Deadline: April 30th.
4. FamilyLife Free Marriage Conference
FamilyLife, the nationally known leader in marriage conferences, offers again this Spring, an opportunity for all FDNY members to attend a free marriage conference. This conference will offer you an opportunity to improve communication, inspire commitment and increase closeness in your marriage. Topics during the conference will include: threats to great marriage, purpose for marriage, effective communication, conflict resolution, marriage roles, parental responsibility, developing a satisfying sex life, and modeling a healthy relationship for your children. The conferences will be held at the locations and dates listed below. FamilyLife will cover the cost of your hotel and conference registration. For information and to register for one of these conferences contact Battalion Chief Tom Byrne at 908-233-8675 or 908-482-9470 (cell).
April 9-11 PA: the Skytop Lodge in Skytop
April 16-18 NY: at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, Rochester
April 23-25 PA: the Skytop Lodge in Skytop
Stephen J. Cassidy
Joseph A. Miccio