GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 9, 2017

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours.
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Chaplain Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Secretary Tiller was absent and excused.
The Secretaries report was waived from last meeting by motion.
The Treasurers report was waived from the last meeting by motion.
The Chaplain’s report was given, please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers. The Police Memorial was held in Tallahassee. Our lodge was represented by Major Feeney, Major Bullara ,Major Montoute along with Connie Miller and other members of the Sheriff’s Office.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $35.00 being paid. The monies were donated back to the lodge.
A vote was taken by the Executive Board. The exterior of the lodge will be painted.
Door prizes were given out.
The steak dinner was awesome as usual. Great job by the cooks and staff.
I hope to see you at the June 13th meeting.

 

 

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – APRIL 11, 2017

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours.
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Chaplain Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine was absent and excused.
The Secretaries report was waived from last meeting by motion.
The Treasurers report was waived from the last meeting by motion.
The Chaplain’s report was given, please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers. Former Under Sheriff John Kirk passed. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $35.00 being paid. The monies were donated back to the lodge.
Special Thanks to Brother Richard Campbell for repairing the play area equipment.
Door prizes were given out.
The steak dinner was awesome as usual. Great job by the cooks and staff.
I hope to see you at the May 9th meeting.

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 14, 2017

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Chaplain Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Outer Guard Gage, Secretary Tiller and Conductor Francesce were absent and excused.
The Secretaries report was waived from last meeting by motion.
The Treasurers report was waived from the last meeting by motion.
The Chaplain’s report was given, please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers. Brother’s Bruce Woodbury and Don Hunt seem to be doing better. Don Hunt made it to the lodge and we were happy to see him.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $50.00 being paid to Brother Smith.
New benefits offered by the National Lodge was presented to the membership.
Door prizes were given out.
The steak dinner was awesome as usual. Great job by the cooks and staff. J.R. Miller was missed by everybody.
I hope to see you at the April 11th meeting.
The meeting was closed at 1940 hours

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 14, 2017

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Chaplain Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Outer Guard Gage was absent and excused.
The Secretaries report was waived from last meeting by motion.
The Treasurers report was waived from the last meeting by motion.
The Chaplain’s report was given, please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers. Brother’s Bruce Woodbury and Don Hunt seem to be doing better.
Birthday draw was held with Brother Tosdevine winning $25.00
50/50 drawing was held with $43.00 being paid.
New benefits offered by the National Lodge was presented to the membership.
Door prizes were given out.
The steak dinner was awesome as usual. Great job by the cooks and staff.
I hope to see you at the March 14th meeting.
The meeting was closed at 1935 hours.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 10, 2017

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours

After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Chaplain Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.

Roll call of Officers: Trustee Bennett was absent and excused.

The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion.

The Treasurer report was waived from the last meeting by motion.

The chaplain’s report was given, please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers. Tony Miller was released and is resting at home.

Birthday draw was held with no winner.

50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.

New benefits offered by the National Lodge was presented to the membership.

Door prizes were given out.

We are back to steaks again for dinner. Great job by the cooks and staff.

I hope to see you at the February 14th meeting.

The meeting was closed at 1935 hours.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – December 13, 2016

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1910 hours

After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Chaplain Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.

Roll call of Officers: Outer Guard Gage, Secretary Tiller, and Trustee Bennett were absent and excused.

The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion.

The Treasurer report was waived from the last meeting by motion.

The chaplain’s report was given, please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers. It was brought to my attention that William Perry passed. Tony Miller was still in the hospital.

Birthday draw was held with no winner.

50/50 drawing was held with $35.00 being paid.

Past President Preston conducted the swearing in of the 2017/2018 Executive Board.

Door prizes were given out. The Christmas draw was held. Brother Young won the television, Brother Seibel took home a fit-bit and Brother Leonard won the fire place entertainment console.

Excellent meal was served by Chef Bill and his staff.

The meeting was closed at 1940 hours.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 8, 2016

President John Couey called the meeting to order at 19:05 hours

After the prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Richard Smith, the lodge was open for the transaction of regular business.

Roll call of Officers: All board members were present with the exception of 2nd V.P Clamon, Treasurer Bordonaro, Inner Guard Tagliarini and Trustee II Bennett who were excused.

President Couey appointed Leon Paige to fill the remainder of the Inner Guard term.

The Secretary report was waived from the last meeting.

The Treasurer report was waived from the last meeting. The treasurer report is posted.

The Chaplin’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your prayers.

Past State President Preston was present and spoke to the membership. Brother Preston will attend the December meeting and swear in the 2017/2018 Executive Board.

FOPA will be purchasing door prizes for next meeting.

President Couey thanked “Chef Bill” for a great dinner of ham, turkey and all of the sides.

President Couey opened up nominations for the 2017/2018 Executive Board. All Board members drew no opposition from the members present; all current board members were nominated to current positions. Nominations for the Executive Board is closed. The current Executive Board will be sworn in on December 13, 2016 and will be in effect for the 2017/2018 term.

The meeting was closed at 19:35 hours after the closing prayer.

Hope to see you at the December meeting.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 11, 2016

President John Couey called the meeting to order at 19:00 hours

After the prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Richard Smith, the lodge was open for the transaction of regular business.

Roll call of Officers: All board members were present with the exception of Trustee II Bennett and Secretary Tiller who were excused.

The Secretary report was waived from the last meeting.

The treasurer report was given by Treasurer Bordonaro. The treasurer report is posted.

The Chaplin’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your prayers.

National Trustee Leonard was present and provided information on the various items pertaining to our members from the state and national level.

FOPA will be purchasing door prizes for next meeting.

President Couey thanked the cooks and staff for their time and great job once again. Steak night is over and the lodge will be switching to the traditional ham and turkey holiday dinner for November and December.

President Couey opened up nominations for the 2017/2018 Executive Board. All Board members present drew no opposition from the members present; all current board members were nominated to current positions. Please keep in mind that the members elect the Board for this lodge. Every Executive Board position will remain open until November 8, 2016.

The meeting was closed at 19:35 hours after the closing prayer.

Hope to see you at the November meeting.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ENDORSE TRUMP!!!

Nominee has the “full support” of the nation’s largest police labor organization

Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, today announced the organization’s endorsement of Mr. Donald J. Trump for the office of President.

“Obviously, this is an unusual election,” Canterbury said. “We have a candidate who declined to seek an endorsement and a candidate without any record as an elected official. Mr. Trump, however, has seriously looked at the issues facing law enforcement today. He understands and supports our priorities and our members believe he will make America safe again.”

For a candidate to receive the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, he must receive a two-third majority of the National Board, which is made up of one Trustee from each of the organization’s state lodges.

“Our National Board, and the more than 330,000 members of the FOP, acquainted themselves with Mr. Trump’s answers to our survey. He took the time off the campaign trail and met with us to talk about our issues, our priorities. He’s made a real commitment to America’s law enforcement and we’re proud to make a commitment to him and his campaign by endorsing his candidacy today.”

“Donald Trump may not ever have been elected to public office, but he is a proven leader and that’s what we need for the next four years-a leader unafraid to make tough choices and see them through,” Canterbury said. “I look forward to working with the Trump Administration on the issues that matter most to law enforcement.”

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.