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 www.patriotstailgate.com
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.
DRAWING WILL BE AT
THE EMERALD SOCIETY OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
10 BIRCH STREET
ROSLINDALE, MA 02131
THURSDAY APRIL 7, 2016
THE INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND AWARDS BANQUET WILL BE ON FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2016
COCKTAIL HOUR 6:30 PM
DINNER AT 8PM
LIVE IRISH MUSIC AND TRADITIONAL IRISH DINNER
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.