1. NEW DEADLINE: 12/01/10-FF/SSGT Chris Engeldrum (L-61) Memorial Fundraiser
REMINDER: For the past 5 years E-66/L-61 has been running a FH/Family Trip to Arlington National Cemetery on Chris Engeldrum's birthday. However, funding has now run out and an annual raffle has been started to build up the Trip fund again. Raffle tickets: $25. Make checks payable to E66/L61. Participants not only help raise funds to visit Chris but also have a chance of winning a cash prize. 1st prize- $10,000, 2nd prize- $5,000, 3rd prize- $2,500 (**Prize amounts may vary depending on the number of tickets sold**). Drawing to be held December 1st. For more info, including buying tickets, call FF Mark Klinger (L-61) 845-553-5298 or Joe Diodato 347-860-5956.
2. FDNY Anchor Club Annual Christmas Party at Coler-Goldwater Hospital
REMINDER: On Saturday, December 4th, 10:30am, the FDNY Anchor Club will host their annual Coler-Goldwater Hospital Christmas Party at the South end of Roosevelt Island. Volunteers will be needed to assist the residents to and from the auditorium. Food, refreshments and entertainment will be provided. For more info call Anchor Club President Bill Greco 718-863-8088 or 917-575-1012.
3. NYS Honorary Fire Chiefs Scholarship
The NYS Honorary Fire Chiefs will be granting two $2,500 scholarships to active members of the UFA who will be enrolled in college level classes in the 2011-2012 school year. To be eligible, please list your current college standing and number of credits earned, as well as the name of the school you are / will be attending and your major. Please include a three paragraph essay on your plans once you have completed your degree. Also please describe why you should be considered for this scholarship: i.e., your contributions to the FDNY and/or your community. Completed information must be submitted in an envelope clearly labeled NYS Honorary Fire Chiefs Scholarship to Joseph Miccio, UFA Recording Secretary, at 204 E. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, by January 15, 2011. Note: Those who have already been awarded any other FDNY scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year will not be eligible.
4. FF Michael J. Cawley Memorial Foundation
The Firefighter Michael J. Cawley Memorial Foundation is offering three (3) scholarships to the children of New York City Firefighters. The scholarships are being offered to students hoping to attend Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens for the school year starting in the fall of 2011. The scholarships are open to the children of active, retired and deceased members. For further information, please call 718-359-8430.
Stephen J. Cassidy
Joseph A. Miccio