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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!