February / March 2015
Brothers and Sisters,
We are off and running with 2015 and Happy 100th Birthday to the Fraternal Order of Police!!!!
We have started our new membership / attendance boosting efforts with the introduction of a year end drawing for prizes that will include a weekend getaway for 2. The way it works is for every meeting or lodge sponsored event an active member in good standing attends, they will receive one ticket with their name on it that will go into the pot for
We are STILL looking for police memorabilia and law enforcement patches from around the world if you would like to donate them to have them framed and displayed.
If you are interested in reserving the lodge you can go to the FOP 16 Website: www.fop16.com and click on the lodge availability link to see if the date you are interested in is available. If you want to reserve a date, please email the lodge at : firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and times. A few changes have been made to the rental of the lodge for events: (1) A member has to reserve the lodge and must be present for the event. (2) The event has to be a family type or member gathering function. No side or personal gain business meetings will be allowed. (3) An event can be reserved up to a 6 hour block. (4) $50.00 deposit is required to reserve the lodge (via check made out to FOP 16) and $25.00 will be returned if requested and once the lodge is inspected and all is in order. (5) The member reserving the lodge is responsible for all damages & happenings at the lodge during the reserved event. (6) Trash shall be taken out after the event and if non-disposable dishes owned by the lodge were used then they shall be cleaned before leaving. (7) Reserving the lodge is a privilege and not a right. It is not open to the public to reserve. Misuse of the lodge or damaging the lodge will not be tolerated and could be grounds for dismissal from the lodge and requested to pay for all damages done.
A lot of information is being sent out via emails and on Facebook. If you are not receiving information other than the newsletter and want to, please email the lodge at email@example.com . If you have noticed our email address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org from the old address of email@example.com We are officially "gone green" and are communicating via email, Facebook and website.
Your local FOP Executive Board wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Blest Christmas Season for you and your families.
As always, If it’s not for the Good of the Order, then it’s not good!
Also remember we are badges of many with a purpose of one!
Fraternally your Brother and President,