Newsletter Archive

June 2014 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,

Please keep the family of Ann Glinka, GBS member, who passed away on February 2, 2014. Ann was the wife of LODD FF Teddy Glinka (6.16.65).

Get well wishes to both MaryCae Reidy and Shirley O’Connor.

145 CFD Candidates will graduate on Wednesday, June 4, 9:00 a.m in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.  All are welcome to attend, however, we are asked to  RSVP. So, please RSVP to this address by noon Tuesday. Meanwhile, congratulations to them all!

Ralph Scheu, president emeritus of the 100 Club Chicago, passed away on May 16th.  Mr. Scheu was an advocate who helped many CFD/CPD families throughout the years. A “Celebration of Life” for Ralph G. Scheu will take place on Thursday, June 19thfrom 6-8pm at the University Club’s Michigan Room (76 East Monroe Street). Guests, 100 Club Senior Directors, Board Members and family members will be welcomed to share stories.  We hope you will be able to attend.

Congratulations to the 2014/2015 GBS Scholarships Recipients;


* Helen Lydon Miller Memorial Scholarship
Chloe Zwolfer~ FF Matthew Zwolfer Eng. 68

* FF/PM Christopher D. Wheatley High School Scholarship
Delane Papez~ FF Richard Papez T 32

*FF. Francis Joseph Foley High School Scholarship
Kyle Gallagher~ FF/EMT-B James Gallagher Eng. 113


* FF Gerald Sullivan College Scholarship
Daniel Carone~Lt Edward Carone 5th District relief

*Hoffelt Family College Scholarship
Lauren Piskiewicz~FF/EMT Greg Piskiewicz TL 21

*FF/PM Christopher D. Wheatley College Scholarship.
Jordan McDermott~ FF/PM Jordan McDermott E 79

*James J. McLaughlin College Scholarship
Jacob Nichols~ FF/PM James Nichols Eng. 29

Kathryn Osepek~ FPM Phil Osepek A- 26

Alexandra DeGryse~ BC Daniel DeGryse

Christopher Welsh~ FPM William Welsh (ret)

Plans are moving along well for the 2nd Annual Illinois Firefighter Survivor Conference on July 17. Although the request was to RSVP by June 1, if you need a few more days to decide, that is fine. If you did not receive an invitation to the conference, please contact Eileen.

Many dedicated retirees of the CFD have been working on a memorial for CFD retirees and now it is official. They are approved to move forward with this memorial, plans and order forms to have names listed are now available, please contact Eileen at this address or phone to be forwarded all information.

Ignite the Spirit holds many fun filled events throughout the year benefitting firefighter/paramedics in need; please go to their website for opportunities to attend these events.

 Save the Date:

*Thursday July 31st Ignite the Spirit Run 4 the Kids (1c-2)

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

* Friday July 18th (3d-1) The Captain Herbert T. Johnson Foundation Fundraiser
Presale tickets until Friday June 27th and raffle tickets available $10 each.
The raffle winner will throw out the 1st pitch on game day vs. the Astros.
For more information, please contact Allyson Coglianese.

Calling All Golfers!!

~ 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 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.

The Gold Badge Society members meeting is held following the  CFD Monthly Mass in the basement of Holy Family Church.

**If interested in playing any of these tournaments, please contact Eileen.**

CFD Monthly Mass 2014 Dates
8:30 a.m.
Holy Family Church
1120 W. Roosevelt Road

July 20 (2e-3)
August 17 (3d-3)
September 21 (2a-2)
October 19 (3e-2)
November 16 (1d-2)
December 21 (3a-1)

2014  Memorials

September 20th- International Association of Firefighters Annual Memorial,
Colorado Springs, CO Visit for further information.

September 28th- CFFU Local 2’s Rosehill Cemetery Annual Memorial, Chicago, IL.

October 12th- National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual Memorial,
Emmittsburg, MD Visit for further information.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to
contact Eileen at (708)560.5792 or