Newsletter Archive

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. All the details are available here:

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Children and stepchildren must be under age 30 and have been under age 22 at the time of the firefighter’s death.

We are preparing to put in an order for Gold Badge Society nametags. For those who would like to have them replaced, updated to magnetic, or need a spare, the cost would be $9.00. Any new members who have yet to receive one, please let us know at this address or contact Eileen and there will be no charge for the tag. If you let us know by January 5th, tags should be available for the January meeting.

 Save the Date!!

*Saturday February 11, (3b-4) ~ Ignite the Spirit 10th Annual Valentine Ball
Please visit for more information on all of their events

Not only does February mark our 26th anniversary, it is also the time that annual member dues of $10 are owed. Remember, if you are under 21 or over 65 you may waives dues but please inform us that you would like to be considered or remain a member. Dues and/or notification of waiver of dues in writing may be mailed to the address on the left or may contact us at Dues can now be made through our the Give central section, 

As we begin a new year, a friendly reminder, you do not need to be Catholic to attend the CFD monthly Mass and fellowship that follows. Also, you do not need to attend mass and fellowship in order to attend GBS meetings. The meeting starts about 10:00 a.m. (depending on the level of socializing), these meetings generally last for about an hour and there is always someone looking to go out to lunch afterwards. Attending meetings is the best way to keep informed and we are always open to fresh faces and new input.

Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. Customers can now elect to donate 0.5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice. This is all made possible by shopping on If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at and choose CFD Gold Badge Society as your charity of choice.

A new opportunity for GBS donations is Give Central, in which the site up and running! Here is the link;

CFD Monthly Mass 2015 Dates

8:30 a.m.
Holy Family Church
1120 W. Roosevelt Road

January 15 (3c-1)
February 19 (2e-4)
March 19 (3d-4) Patrick /St. Joseph’s Celebration
April 16 (1c-4)
May 21(3e-3) Mother’s Day Celebration

Monday, May 29, 2017 (2c-3)
9:30 a.m. ~ Parade of uniformed members
10:00 a.m. Memorial Mass
11:00 a.m. ~ Raising of Flag, 21 gun salute and taps

June 18 (1d-3) Father’s Day Celebration
July 16 (2d-3)
August 20 (1e-2)
September 17 (3b-1)
October 15 (1a-1)
November 19 (2a-1)
December 17 (3e-1)

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