Congratulations to this year's Scholarship Winners:
1. Christian Adams son of Dan Adams
2. Catherine Hurley daughter of Michael Hurley
3. Daniel O'Connor son of Rory O'Connor
4. Jack Broderick son of John Broderick
5. Devon Kildroy grandson of Frank Rines
6. Brendan Kelly child of Robert Kelly
1. Sean Hawkins child of Thomas Hawkins
2. Connor Adams son of Dan Adams
I hope all is well after the visit from Hurricane Sandy. I’m a little bit late getting this out, we have been waiting for info from the newly formed “NCLEES Sandy Relief Effort” to help with the destruction and losses faced by our Emerald Society Brothers & Sisters and emergency personnel in the NY/NJ/CT areas. As you are aware of, some of the hardest hit areas are the places they call home. Not only are they working full time and extended tours, they have to deal with destruction of their own. The last relief effort (Katrina) had involved just the New Orleans Emerald Society, this effort could involve as many as 15 Emerald Societies! Our National President Joe Keenan (Ret NYPD) has no power and little access to communication, same with Jamie Wilson the Secretary of NCLEES, from the Nassau County Police Emerald Society and Lou Walker the Treasurer of NCLEES also of the Nassau County Emerald lost 2 cars and had 6 feet of water in his basement. A posting from Brian Sharkey, the Treasurer of the New York Corrections Department Emerald Society, on facebook tells the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has left. The NYCDES has lost a member and his son as they were both killed during the Hurricane. Their President Mike Barzal along with many other members lost their homes, many others lost cars, or had severe water damage to their homes, cars and belongings. Many people have reached out and are looking to contribute in whatever fashion, while we wait for further assessment from Emeralds in the effected areas, we will accept donations for the “NCLEES Sandy Relief Effort” starting at this Thursdays Meeting. Unfortunately, at this time, that is all the news I can get to you in this newsletter. As more info comes in, we’ll put it up on the website & facebook. Once the fund is fully established, an email will also go out to those on the email list with any details.
Vice President “Doc” Welby returned from the NCLEES Fall Conference in London and will give a recap of the events at this Thursdays meeting.
The new “Koala Kare” baby changing station has been installed in the handicapped bathroom. A nice benefit for Hall rentals, especially the Christenings and family parties.
The Connecticut State Police Emerald Society annual “Pub Crawl” in Faneuil Hall has been cancelled. They were returning this Saturday, November 10, but Hurricane Sandy has them working OT, same for the group from New Jersey and NY State Police.
Sunday November 11th is Veterans Day. World War I was formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. Originally called Armistice Day, it was changed to include Veterans of all wars. Thank a Vet for their sacrifice & service.
Sunday November 18th from 12-4, at the Hall, the Boston Police Veterans will be packaging care packages for our Troops. They are also accepting donations at local Police stations.
The Annual $10,000 Holiday Cash Giveaway will be held once again during our December 6th Monthly Membership Meeting. It is also our Christmas Party. Food and Holiday music will be provided. Tickets will be available at the meetings or by seeing P.P. Steve DaCorta, Tommy Curran or Rory O’Connor.
New Pins & Badges & Merchandise have been ordered and will be available for the December Meeting.
The Executive Board wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! By the way, Did you know? Potatoes were not part of the first Thanksgiving. Irish immigrants had not yet brought them to North America.
Next Membership Meeting will be held this Thursday, November 8th @ 8 p.m.
Greetings! Your Society stepped it up once again for the Road Race on the 16th, the organization and the members really shined. Past President Danny Adams and his Road Race Committee put on another fabulous charity race with just under 500 runners. Not bad considering all the other events happening that day. Jim Mullaly, the Secretary of the Emerald Society of New Orleans ran this years race with his Massachusetts relatives Robert and Tanner Mullaly and they were the guests of P.P. Mike McDonagh. A few runners were brave enough to wear kilts for the race, as well as VP Doc Welby working the beer taps. The volunteers were clutch again in making the work easier on the Committee. Sponsors, donations and prizes came pouring in as race day came nearer. Although a list of the banner sponsors is on the back of the newsletter, we could fill two pages on the names of those who contributed in even the smallest of ways, a big thank you to all of you for making this another success! Pictures and more are being updated and posted on the race website as well as the facebook page. Next year will be our 5th Annual race for Cops for Kids with Cancer and is due to be held on Sunday September 15th 2013.
The September 6th Membership Meeting was well attended and featured door prizes of 3 sets of tickets to the Red Sox game graciously donated by board member Tommy Curran.
Hall updates: the upstairs bathroom in the office has been finished, and can be used as a spare for our members and family on the more active event days (Road Race, etc.). In addition, a quality fold-out baby changing table will be installed in the middle (Handicap accessible) bathroom on the main floor. This has been recommended a number of times by members with small children.
October brings us another active month including Halloween, another holiday which has Celtic roots and includes many Irish traditions still today. Halloween is traced to the Celts through Samhain (Gaelic for “summers end”).
At the October 4th Meeting, we will be awarding the annual scholarships. These scholarships are made possible as a result of the annual Golf Tournament held each June. We will be giving out six (6) scholarships in the amount of $400.00 each, the rules are on the website. Forms have coming in, make sure you send in yours asap or come drop it off in person or fill one out at the October 4th meeting, and be present for the drawing, the membership drawing and the door prizes too! We have stocked up on the newly designed T-shirts - they will be on sale too. Free steamed hot dogs and the NFL Thursday night game will be Arizona Cardinals vs the St. Louis Rams, watch it with us on our HDTVs.
October 11th - 15th, the 2012 Fall Meeting of the Nation Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES) will be held in London, England. The Host will be the Metropolitan Police Service Emerald Society. Our representative attending will be Vice President Robert “Doc” Welby. In the fall of 2014, we will be the host Society here in Boston.
Sunday October 14th is the Annual Roslindale Day Parade, be sure to give our boys in the Emerald Society Honor Guard a big cheer as they march by!
On Tuesday, October 16th, there will be a Lecture and Exhibit Celebrating Women Pioneers in the Boston Police Department. This will be held at the Boston Public Library South End Branch at 6:30 p.m. Illustrated lecture with Kim L. Gaddy and Margaret R. Sullivan. The event is free and open to the public. www.bpl.org
Saturday, October 20th is a fundraiser at the Emerald Society for bartender/member Tim West and his Team Fisher House as they get ready to run the Marine Corps Marathon on 10/28 in Washington D.C. This year, the group will be running in memory of Donald “DJ” Jackson USMC. Hope to see you there!
The City of Boston's Commission on Affairs of the Elderly is bringing the “Memoir Project” to the your Emerald Society. The Memoir Project aims to capture the stories of Boston seniors over an extended period of time by teaching senior residents the rudiments of memoir writing. By capturing these stories, the Memoir Project intends to document the history of Boston and, in doing so, provide a greater understanding of the City’s past and present for all its residents. A book is due to be published! Class will start on Thursday, October 25, 2012. It will be held one day a week for eight weeks, every Thursday (except Thanksgiving on the 22nd) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. A light lunch will be served each date. No writing experience necessary, just life experience! Let your story be told. Space is limited, so call to RESERVE a seat: Tula Mahl 617-635-1922.
Massachusetts is due to issue a Law Enforcement Support license plate. The proceeds for the license plates will be split to benefit two organizations - the Nation Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB). The plates feature the logo from the NLEOMF. For more information, contact: Victoria LeBlanc at MassLawenforcementplates@gmail.com or at www.facebook.com/massachusettslawenforcementsupportplates. Also P. P. Steve DaCorta has left some applications at the Hall.
The Eboard has appointed a Committee to run the popular $10,000 Drawing for our December Christmas Meeting & Party. The date will be Thursday December 6th and the Committee will be Past President Steve DaCorta, Board Member Tommy Curran and Rory O’Connor. Tickets will be available soon!
October 4th Monthly Membership Meeting 8 p.m.
October 11th -15th Fall Meeting of NCLEES in London England
October 14th @ 1 p.m. The Roslindale Parade
October 16th Women Pioneers in Policing Exhibit & Lecture 6:30 p.m.
October 18th Eboard Meeting 8 p.m.
October 20th Team Fisher House fundraiser for the Marine Corps Marathon
October 25th The Memoir Project begin at the Emerald Society 10 a.m.
October 31st Halloween - Samhain (Celtic Origins)
Road Race Banner Sponsors:
Mount Washington Bank Greater Boston Constable Office
Aftermath Boston Police Patrolman’s Association
Jump Trax BPD Detectives Benevolent Society
In Memory of Trooper Mark Charbonnier BPD Veterans
Gentlemen’s Gym Local 7 Iron Workers
Gormley Funeral Home Corrib Charitable Trust
Stinky Socks Hockey Continental Home Loans
Fitzsimmons Contracting Robert & Tricia Shea
Hearn Painting Crowley Insurance Agency
Water Table Supporters:
Team Connolly (City Councilor John Connolly)
Team Consalvo (City Councilor Rob Consalvo)
Team Murphy (City Councilor Steve Murphy)
Team Coppinger (State Representative Ed Coppinger)
State Senator Mike Rush
I hope your summer has been a good one. Its nice to spend time with the whole family, but I can’t wait till school starts!
Did you know that Labor Day, the national day commemorating America’s workers was first proposed by an Irish American. Depending on the source, the holiday is credited to either Peter McGuire, who was born to Irish immigrants on the Lower East Side in New York in 1852, or Matthew Maguire, a machinist and a member of the International Association of Machinists. Matthew Maguire served as a secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York, which organized the first-ever Labor Day parade in 1882. Peter McGuire, on the other hand was a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor and was the first to propose a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” Both had storied careers in labor unions.
Our 4th annual “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race” to benefit “Cops for Kids with Cancer” will be held on Sunday September 16th @ 11:00 a.m. We are calling on our members - we are in need of Sponsors, Prizes and Volunteers! You may call Dan Adams @ 617-780-6535, email email@example.com or stop by the next Road Race Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 5th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Hall. This is the first year that we will be running as a part of the “Kilt Run” Race series that was started in Chicago. The first 200 to register will get a T-shirt, as well as the first 50 participants wearing a kilt! You can also get a T-shirt by volunteering. Post Race festivities include Music, food, raffles, prizes & giveaways, Irish Step Dancers, Simon Says, BPD K9 demonstration and Bomb Unit equipment, street vendors, finger printing for children, face painting, “Curious Creatures” animal presentation and more! The Patriots and the Red Sox will be playing on the HDTVs inside the hall after the race. For more info or to register, visit the Race website: www.emeraldsociety5k.org. We hope you will come and enjoy the race/walk and all of the post race festivities with your family - this is a big day for your society, help make it a success!
At the October Meeting, we will be awarding the annual scholarships. These scholarships are made possible as a result of the annual Golf Tournament held each June. We will be giving out six (6) scholarships in the amount of $400.00 each, the rules are on the website. Fill out the form & send it in asap!
Sean M. McCarthy, President ESBPD
September 5th: Road Race Volunteer Meeting
September 6th: Monthly Membership Meeting 8:00 p.m. BPD Squads 1&2 are off
September 15th: Clean up & prep for Road Race
September 16th: Memorial Dedication and 100th Anniversary of the BPD Motorcycle Unit, Special Operations, Warren St. Roxbury 9:00am to 2:00pm
September 16th: 4th Annual Road Race 11:00 a.m.
September 16th: Happy Birthday to Jack Sheridan!