Brothers and Sisters;
I want to start off by thanking all of my brothers and sisters who both encouraged me and voted for me allowing me to be your Vice President of the Owensboro Lodge #16. I pledge to work tirelessly to perform my duties, as well as do anything I can to make our lodge succeed. I will not let you down!
The brothers and sisters of the FOP, both in Owensboro and around the country, are among some of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. We all share the common bond of being Law Enforcement Officers who serves and protects the communities we are sworn to, but our members don't stop there. Through the FOP, they go out into their communities and provide service and charitable acts on their own time. Our members don't do this for fame or to be given awards, we do it because we live in the communities we serve and want to see only good things happen in our communities, and our service demonstrates that we will do whatever we can to make this a better place to live.
It is with great pleasure, that the Owensboro FOP can report during 2013 we donated $37,911.57 back to our community. Because of the financial contributions made to us by the public, and through fundraising events such as telemarketing, chicken cooks and profits from bingo, this amount was given out to various charities and programs. Some examples of such programs include two shop with a cop events (reaching approximately 160 local youth), sponsorship of youth sports, and support to members of the public in need. We have also been able to support national philanthropies such as the March of Dimes and Special Olympics through donations.
Thank you to all of our community supporters who have donated time or money to our causes, attended our public events such as our annual police memorial service, and who have supported our members by simply saying "Thank You". Don't forget to check out our photo album and check us out on our Facebook page (F.O.P. Lodge #16) and Twitter (@KyFOP16_Oboro) If there is anything I can do or any questions I can answer, please do not hesitate to contact me via the listed email, or by phone.