Newsletters

March Newsletter 2017

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  Sense of Urgency! Tickets for Fr. Tom’s Gala go on sale Monday March 6th at 9:00 AM. All sales will be through www.ignitethespirit.org. The event will be, Thursday, June 15th, held at Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan, 6 – 11:00 PM. Cost is $125.00 with discounted […]

February 2017 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  A message from Fr. Tom Mulcrone; BACK, LOOKING AHEAD When Cardinal Bernardin in 1987 named me as the Chaplain of the Chicago Fire Department his letter of appointment stated that there was a term of office of 3 years for this position, renewable upon […]

January 2017 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous 2017!! Thank you to those who gave financial and other support this past year assisting us in the GBS mission. Applications for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 2017-2018 Scholarships will be accepted January 1 – April 1, 2017. […]

December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  GBS member, Pat O’Boyle Pemberton passed away on November 12th. Pat is the widow of LODD Lt. Thomas O’Boyle whom died on September 26th, 1995 and wife of Patrick Pemberton. Please keep Pat and her family in your prayers. Her bright smile will […]

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  Thank You Veterans! Happy Thanksgiving! Daylight Savings time ends Sunday, November 6th. Perfect time to change your batteries in your smoke and co2 detectors. Saturday December 3rd, Local 2 Annual Toy Drive and Parade! For over 10 years, we have been always fortunate to raise […]

September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  On Saturday, September 10th (2a-d), Renegade Pigs Motorcycle Club, Southside Chicago Hitmen Chapter 12th Annual Run with the Pigs Poker Run Proceeds to benefit Fire Fighter (GBS)/Police charities $20 per person/rider ** Starting Time: 10 am First Stop: Guide’s Sports Bar, 5544 S Archer Ave, Chicago Second Stop: Tom’s Place, […]

August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  Thank you to CFD Bravest and CPD Finest for a fun filled yet rainy night at US Cellular for the Annual Classic Baseball Game on Wednesday, July 13th. Thank you to all volunteers who helped throughout the event especially Ted Johnson whom took the lead […]

July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  GBS member, Janice Watroba passed away recently. Janice is the wife of LODD FM Walter Watroba whom died on November 22, 1976. Please keep Janice and her family in your prayers. On Friday, July 8th, (1d-2), LODD Anniversary Bell Ringing and lost Proclamation presentation to […]

January 2016

January 2016 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,  Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous 2016!!  Our deepest sympathies to the family of FF/PM Dan Capuano, who sacrificed his life in the Line of Duty on December 14th, 2015. Please keep Julie, Amanda, Andrew, Nicholas, Dan’s parents Jackie and Mike, and the […]

December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,   On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the 2015 Promotional Ceremony at Navy Pier once again, this time in the evening to allow for children to attend without missing school and spouse without missing work at Navy Pier-Grand Ballroom 7:00 pm to approx. 8:00 pm. There were a […]