Archive for General Membership Meetings

May 2022

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on May 10th.
The lodge served our normal steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. Brother Bryan and Brother Hugh Williamson manned the grill and cooked up some great tasting steak.
50/50 was held with $48.00 to the winner.
The point of contact within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is Buddy Rudolph and can be reached at CRUDOLPH@teamhcso.com
I can always be contacted at JGCoueyFOP108@aol.com.
Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your prayers.
Our next meeting will be June 14th. Dinner will be served at 1800, but the lodge is open at 1530.

Hope to see you then.

Fraternally,
John Couey

April 2022

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on April 12th. 
There was not a meeting as Anthony Bordonaro passed away on the 11th.
The lodge served our normal steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. Brother Gage, Bryan and Brother Hugh Williamson  assisted me in the grilling of the steaks. The weather was nice. Everyone had a good time.
50/50 was held.
The point of contact within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is Buddy Rudolph and can be reached at CRUDOLPH@teamhcso.com

I can always be contacted at JGCoueyFOP108@aol.com.
Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your prayers.
A Celebration of Life for Anthony Bordonaro was held at the lodge on April 20th
Our next meeting will be May 10th Dinner will be served at 1800, but the lodge is open at 1530.
Hope to see you then.

Fraternally,
John Couey
President

April 2022 General Meeting

I hope this finds everyone doing well.
As you may have heard, Hillsborough County has released all of the Covid restrictions.
Unless something should change, we will be back to holding a regular meeting and release the “Social Gathering” status.
The next meeting is April 12th. 

THANKS MUCH

March 2022

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on March 8th, 2022.
The dinner was held and there was not a meeting.
The lodge served our normal steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. Brother Gage, Bryan and Brother Hugh Williamson assisted me in the grilling of the steaks. The weather was nice. Everyone had a good time.
50/50 was held.
The point of contact within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is Buddy Rudolph and can be reached at CRUDOLPH@teamhcso.com
I can always be contacted at JGCoueyFOP108@aol.com.
Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your prayers.
Our next meeting will be April 12th. Dinner will be served at 1800, but the lodge is open at 1530.
Hope to see you then.

Fraternally,
John Couey
President

December 2021

National Disaster Area Response Activation

The National FOP Disaster Area Response Team (DART) has been activated and will be deploying to Mayfield, Kentucky in the next 24-48 hours to provide rehab to the first responders in the community and remediation to first responders homes. This is still in the preliminary stages, so information is limited.
What you can expect to do as part of this response is general food preparation, cooking, and food service as well as responding to residences in the affected area to remove trees and debris from homes and apply tarps as well as other protections to these homes so that first responders in the area can continue to serve their community.

What the F.O.P is all about. Family taking care of family….

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on December 14, 2021.

The dinner was held and there was not a meeting.

The lodge served prime rib and smothered chicken with all the fixings. Great job and tasted very good. We will be back to steak and chicken in January 2022.

Our next meeting will be January 11, 2022.

Be safe, keep everyone in your prayers.

Fraternally,

John Couey

President

November 2021

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on November 9, 2021

The dinner was held and there was not a meeting as we are still in “social gathering” mode. We must follow the BOCC rules. The county just extended the order for 7 more day. We are hoping January 2022 will be a go.

The lodge served the traditional  turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings. Great job and tasted very good. We may change it up in December, but not sure.

We will continue the “social gatherings” until further notice. 

Remember to look under the application section. This covers “218” for only $50.00.

Our next “social gathering will be December 14, 2021. 

Steaks return in January 2022…. 

Be safe, keep everyone in your prayers.

Fraternally,

John Couey

President

October 2021

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “Social Gathering” on October 12, 2021.

The dinner was held and there was not a meeting as we are still in “social gathering” mode. We must follow the BOCC rules. The county just extended the order for 7 more day. We are hoping January 2022 will be a go.

Chef Chris did the cooking again, Brother George (Tampa #27) came over and helped us get a great meal out to everyone.

We will continue the “Social Gatherings” until further notice.

Remember to look under the application section. This covers “218” for only $50.00.

Our next “Social Gathering” will be November 9, 2021. The steak dinner will not be served and will be replaced with the tradional ham and turkey dinner. I hope to see you there.

Be safe, keep everyone in your prayers.

Fraternally,

John Couey
President

September 2021

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on September 14th.

The dinner was held and there was not a meeting as we are still in “social gathering” mode. We must follow the BOCC rules, but we did serve over 50 dinners. Great turn out.

Gage and I were the cooks and no complaints. The steaks were great as usual.

We will continue the “social gatherings” until further notice.

Remember to look under the application section. This covers “218” for only $50.00.

Our next “social gathering will be October 12th and will be the last steak night of the year as we switch to ham and turkey for November and December.

Be safe, keep everyone in your prayers and be safe.

Fraternally,

John Couey
President

August 2021

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on August 10th.

The dinner was held and there was not a meeting as we are still in “social gathering” mode. We must follow the BOCC rules.

Chef Chris did the cooking again, Gage and I were the helpers. The steaks were great as usual.

We will continue the “social gatherings” until further notice.

Remember to look under the application section. This covers “218” for only $50.00.

Our next “social gathering will be September 14th.

Be safe, keep everyone in your prayers and be safe.

Fraternally,

John Couey
President

July 2021

I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on July 13th.

The dinner was held and there was not a meeting as we are still in “social gathering” mode.

Although I was out of town, I had “Chef Chris” come in and cook the steaks. I did not hear any complaints, so maybe “Chef Chris” will continue to cook the steaks.

We will continue the “social gatherings” until further notice. As you may have heard, the Tampa area has “sporadic spikes” and I do not want to be in a hurry to open for a full meeting.

Rest assured, I will keep you posted of any important updates that may arise.

Remember to look under the application section. This covers “218” for only $50.00.

Our next “social gathering will be August 10th.

Be safe, keep everyone in your prayers and be safe.

Fraternally,

John Couey
President