April 2014 Newsletter

April 2014
Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,

Please keep Fr. Tom Mulcrone in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. He has stated” Every day I feel a bit stronger and better but I have a way to go…I am trying to learn the virtue of patience”  He also sends his gratitude to all who have reached out to him and for your prayers.

Thank you to all who applied for the GBS Scholarships, recipients will be announced at the May monthly mass. Thank you to our Scholarship Committee, and most of all the generous donors whom make this wonderful program possible.

The 9th Annual National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Survivors Conference will be held May 4-7th, in St. Louis Missouri. More information at firehero.org or please call Eileen for further details 708.560.5792.

Through the cooperation of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, there will be an opportunity for survivors of fallen firefighters from the State of Illinois, to get acquainted, support each other, and share some good times.  It will be held on July 17th in Carol Stream. This is an adults only retreat for parents, widowed, siblings, and children. For further information  please contact Eileen.

Chicago Fireman’ American Legion Post #667 presents the 82nd Annual Memorial Day service to be held at Holy Family Church located 1120 W. Roosevelt on Monday, May 26th (1a-4). Assembly of uniform and Post 667 members at 0900, followed by a short parade at 0930. Mass and service at 1000 with awarding of Post #667 scholarships at the end mass. This will be followed by a 21 gun salute, taps and flag raising ceremony outside of church. A continental breakfast will be served in the church basement. This annual Memorial Day mass is in honor of personnel and GBS members that have passed away in the last year.

The CFD Picnic Committee is looking for volunteers for this wonderful event. If interested, please contact us at this address or Colleen Breakey 773.233.2534.

Save the Date:

*Friday April 11th Battle of the Badges 7:00 p.m. at DeLasalle HS (1a-3)

*Saturday April 26th Engine 120 100th Anniversary 11-2 p.m. (1a-2)
located at 11035 S. Homewood

*Saturday May 31st Local 2 Picnic (3c-1)

*Saturday May 31st Burns for Burn Camp (3c-1)

*Saturday June 14th Fire Muster at Quinn Fire Academy (2c-3)

Wednesday June 18th IFSA Burn Camp ”Camp I Am” (3d-3)

*Thursday July 24th Ignite the Spirit Run 4 the Kids (3a-3)

*Sunday August 3rd CFD Picnic 12th Annual Family Day (1b-1)

Calling All Golfers!!

~ Herbert T. Johnson Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Outing Friday, May 30th (2c-4)

~ 4th Annual Christopher D. Wheatley Memorial Foundation Golf Outing Wednesday, June 18th (3d-3)

~ Father Mulcrone’s Annual Golf Outing Tuesday, June 10th (1a-3)

~ CFFU Burn Foundation Golf Outing Thursday, August 7th (2a-1)

There are different charity golf outings this year in Illinois to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They are working on having at least one in every state of the Union, and they have been quite successful. For further information on how to participate by either golfing or donating, please visit www.firehero.org. There may be one in your area. The NFFF has done so much to support CFD duty deaths families in recent years and they deserve our support.

*Friday July 18th
Glendale Lakes Golf Course
Glendale Heights, IL.

 * Monday August 9th
Bliss Creek Golf Club
Sugar Grove, IL.