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Hope to see everyone Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00pm.
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THE EMERALD SOCIETY OF BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE KIDS' CHRISTMAS PARTY !
A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS
FOOD, GAMES, ACTIVITIES
PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED GIFT FOR EACH CHILD YOU BRING, SO SANTA CAN PRESENT THE GIFT TO YOUR CHILDREN
Posted by David Isberg on October 7, 2015
Remaining 2015 Membership Meetings:
- October 15, 2015 (Scholarship Drawing)
- November 5, 2015
- December 10, 2015 (Christmas Party and Cash Drawing)
My thanks to Past Presidents Sean McCarthy and Robert “Doc” Welby, Treasurer Edward “Ned” Dervan and Executive Board member Bernard “Bernie” Hicks for representing the Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies in Chicago 9/24 through 9/27. Our representatives again stressed the desire to be more involved and requested better communications from the national conference. It was reported to me that attendees in Chicago were still praising Boston for our hospitality last fall. The national board explained that the operating costs of the annual Pipe Band March and Memorial Service during the spring, Police Week, meeting continue to rise. Additionally, the competition for that permitted slot in the program continues to rise. Over the past 20 years, the pipe band march and memorial service has grown and become one of the most popular Police Week events. In the coming months, the ESBPD will be participating in fundraising efforts to support the future of this worthwhile program. It was confirmed that the 2016 fall meeting of NCLEES will be in New Orleans, LA and Pittsburgh, PA is planning on hosting 2017. Again, thanks to the guys for representing as I was unable to commit to the trip due to the upcoming wedding and ongoing K-9 training.
Sunday 9/27 was the “Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day 5K” to support Cops for Kids with Cancer and the Gentlemen’s Gym boxing program. Thanks to Past President Dan Adams and ALL who helped out this year. This is a massive undertaking that Dan does a great job with every year. We are looking to create a road race committee to divide responsibilities and lighten the load on any one individual. If you are interested in helping out for future races, let us know; planning for the success of next year’s race starts shortly after the current year’s race settles.
I sometimes have mixed feelings about social media, but I am grateful that on the morning of Saturday, 9/5/15, thanks to a Facebook post, I became aware of a young family from Ethel, Louisiana. It’s a story of how small the world can be and how the law enforcement community truly is a big family. So, here goes: the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Police Department posted a Facebook story and well wishes for two of their officers, a young married couple named Kirt and Tamron Allen. The Allen’s 12 day old son, Luke, was born with a heart condition that required surgery to be corrected. A Natick, MA police officer, who I used to work with as a Lasell College Police Officer, shared the story to my Facebook page, knowing that the Allens were en route to Boston Children’s Hospital and that I was now a Boston Police Officer. I reached out to Kirt via Facebook and we exchanged phone numbers.
By that afternoon, my partner and I had gone to Children’s and picked up the Allens to go shopping. The Emerald Society purchased some essentials for the Allens to keep in their modest, dorm-style room at Children’s and we provided them ESBPD shirts and trinkets. Word of the Allen’ story spread and the BPD community and other local law enforcement and their families began surrounding the Allens with the love and support they needed as they waited for Luke to arrive on a separate, medical flight. They were in a strange city, far from home and their loved ones. We felt compelled to make them feel as “at home” as possible and to try and reduce their stress as much as we could. Along with ESBPD Executive Board members John Quinn (K-9) and Kevin Plunkett (B-2), I rallied a few volunteers from BPD District B-2, BPD K-9, the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force and BPD Mobile Operations (motorcycles) and the Massachusetts State Police. My partner and I picked up the Allens at the hospital and took them to the airport to escort baby Luke’s ambulance from the airport back to Children’s. We escorted the ambulance through the streets of Boston and safely to Children’s where Luke eventually underwent a successful surgery.
Over the next two weeks, the local law enforcement community (many of them Emerald Society members) and their families, showered the Allens with support in the form of meals, clothes, rides and even borrowing a baby seat. I am happy to report that Luke is getting stronger and things are looking better every day. Over the two weeks, the Allens and I went from complete strangers to extended family. Ironically, I was transferred to BPD K-9 while the Allens were in town. Kirt is a K-9 handler for Baton Rouge PD and I told him that Luke was my lucky charm in getting the new assignment. Kirt has been great about keeping me in the loop with Luke’s progress and keeping me motivated for training by sending me pictures and videos of his K-9 “Omega” working. Although Luke is headed in the right direction, he will likely have more medical expenses along the road. If you would like to support the Allens, you can donate securely at:
Each October, the ESBPD holds a Scholarship Drawing.
The scholarship rules are as follows:
*** The drawing is for members, their children & grand children who pay tuition to the school they attend.
*** Members must be paid up in their dues for the current year to submit an application and must be a member for ATLEAST 6 months prior to submitting application.
*** Only one application per student may be submitted.
*** Copies of the application may be made, but must be the same size.
*** Applications must be submitted by mail or in hand to the Scholarship Committee by the October Membership Meeting (the drawing date).
*** Six $400.00 scholarships will be drawn with four alternates.
*** Only one scholarship may be awarded per family.
Print this form and submit by mail or in person to:
10 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Must be received by 8PM on October 15, 2015
2015 Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department
Annual Scholarship Drawing
Name of Student ________________________________________________
School Attending _________________________________________________
Member’s Name __________________________________________________
Member’s Address __________________________________________________
* This application will not be considered, if member has not paid his/her dues for the 2015-2016 membership year.
2015 Christmas Drawing & Member's Christmas Party
December 10, 2015 8PM
As in years past, there will only be 150 tickets sold at $100 each. However: we have made a slight adjustment to the prizes by upping the previous $100 winners to $150 so instead of breaking even, the winners will be in the plus.
(1) $5,000, (1) $1,500, (1) $1,000, (4) $500 & (5) $150
DRAWING TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON