September Monthly Meeting-September 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Hi all, and I hope this labor day weekend finds some enjoyment and relaxation with friends and family. Here are some quick updates from the hall, road race planning, and renovation progress.

September Monthly Meeting-September 8th, 2016 at 8:00 PM-Please come and check out the new hall updates.

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We are in need for our membership to step up and volunteer with a variety areas. We need some volunteers for the following events/causes.

Saturday September 3, 2016 Noon- assist Dave Hogan in leaflet drops for notification letters to our abutters affected by next weekend's road race. If interested in assisting please email Dave Hogan at or just show up at the hall tomorrow at noon.

Monday September 5, 2016 7:00 PM-assist in wiping down tables and chairs part of hall clean up. Any questions or plan on helping please email

Tuesday September 6, 2016 8:00 PM-final road race meeting-we need volunteers and thereafter help with additional hall cleanup.

Thursday September 8, 2016 8:00 PM-September Monthly Meeting

Sunday September 11, 2016 11:00 AM-Emerald Society 8th Annual Halfway to St Patrick's Day Road Race benefiting Cops for Cancer.

Look forward to seeing our membership, specifically those that have been away from the hall for a while to come check out the newest improvement to our hall. Please step up and volunteer your time for the betterment of the hall.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day




The Officers and Board of Directors of the

Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department

extend a Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you and your families.

We hope you enjoyed the day and are enjoying the evening responsibly.

Stay safe.


We would also like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the

family, friends and coworkers of

Massachusetts State Police

Trooper Thomas Clardy


who was tragically killed in the line of duty yesterday on the Massachusetts Turnpike.


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We will double the amount of Birch Street prizes to make up for not having the Birch Street drawing in February.

There new flat caps have been a big hit and sold out the first run almost instantly.  We have more in stock now: gray and black available with the logo embroidered on the back.

We are happy to offer the Patriot's All Pro drawing again. It has been a huge success the last few times. The proceeds from this effort will go towards a new floor, sprucing up the wooden bar, larger televisions over the bar and acoustic improvements in the hall.

(The new ceiling caused an unforeseen echo that we are working to mitigate)

As with the past drawings, we will limit sales to 300 and each ticket is a $100 donation.  The grand prize includes a pair(2) tickets to each 2016 REGULAR season New England Patriots HOME game with parking and pre and post game Celebrity Tailgate.

For full package details, see

2nd prize: $2,000

3rd prize: $1,000

4th, 5th & 6th prizes: HDTVs

Also, $200 prize to be drawn every 25th ticket.

1 in 16 will win a prize. Need not bone present to win.













TICKETS $50/each


Barney McGinniskin Police Officers of the Year

Boston Police Officer John T. Moynihan

Boston Police Officer Brian W. Johnson

Boston Police Officer Janet P. Lewis

Boston Police Officer Dennis M. Medina

Boston Police Officer James J. Conley

Boston Police Detective Brian L. Ball

Massachusetts State Police Trooper William A. Cameron, III


Emerald Society Man of the Year

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross


Emerald Society Lifesaving Award

Dr. Michael O'Shea

Dr. Panos Voukydis


In addition to the awards presentations and enjoying a meal and fellowship amongst our members and friends, I will be swearing in your new President, James M. O'Loughlin, Sr.  Jimmy will then swear in your new Vice President, Kevin R. Plunkett.

Edward Dervan will remain as Treasurer, Richard Forrester will remain as Secretary. Several members of the Board of Directors will continue to serve in their positions and we welcome Officer Brendan Kelly (YVSF) and Detective Jake Elwood (CACU) to the board.


For those Active BPD employees that are not already enrolled in our payroll deduction system and those that do not qualify for the deduction, we are now accepting dues for the March 17, 2016 to March 17, 2017 season.   Dues remain $25 per year. New memberships are $30 for the initial year and then $25 each year thereafter.

Jimmy, Ned, Brendan and I attended an informational breakfast with Fionnuala Quinlan, Consul General of Ireland for Boston.  The meeting was in regards to the Boston College v. Georgia Tech football game to be played in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Clearly a trip to Ireland can bear some expenses and not everyone finds themselves able to afford travel expenses and time off. We are looking to get a list of people together that have an interest in going to Dublin for the game so that we can have a realistic conversation with some of the contacts we made in hopes of getting discounted tickets to the game, discounted lodging, etc. We will need to give them concrete answers by the first week of April as tickets that are being held will then need to be purchased or released to others.

It has been my privilege and honor to serve as your president for the past two years.  I think we accomplished a lot of positive things and gained a lot of momentum with hall improvements and membership increases. Some of the decisions made by the board were met with resistance or weren't the most popular; but, the board had the wellbeing of the Society as a whole at the forefront.

I encourage each of you to get involved, stay involved and recruit new members so that the Society continues to thrive. I congratulate the incoming Officers and Board members and wish them well as they bring the Society into it's next chapters.

I wish each of you the best and thank you all for your patience and dedication.


Purposes of our Society

To develop a spirit of brotherhood and fellowship amongst it's members.

To encourage a fuller participation in the activities of organizations existing within the police department.

Encourage members to fully familiarize themselves with the prescribed, authorized and accepted practices and procedures of law enforcement in a courteous, intelligent manner.

To engender exemplary deportment on the part of it's members, thereby creating respect and good will for the police in the city.

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at all times.

To inculcate and preserve in it's members the heritage of their Gaelic culture.

To award scholarships annually to children and grandchildren of members of the society as provided in the by-laws of the society and also to the children of the members of the society who were in good standing at the time of their death


Pride in Our Heritage


Liam Patrick Hawkins

President, Emerald Society of the Boston Police Dept.