Newsletter Archive

September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

On Thursday, September 7th (1a-4), The Illinois Annual Survivors Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites of Carol Stream. For more details please contact Eileen at 708-560-5792 or

On Sunday, September 16th (1d-1), the International Association of Firefighters will have their annual memorial held in Colorado Springs, CO with them remembering Fallen Firefighters and Paramedics. Safe travels all who are traveling and please know that all of them are in our thoughts and prayers.

On Sunday, September 24th (3b-1), the 34nd Annual Rosehill Memorial Ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the monument of the CFFU Local 2 at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue. This is a beautiful memorial that if unable to make others, this is a wonderful way to show support to all that are being remembered.

On Saturday October 7th (1a-2), the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago will host a fundraiser at 115th Bourbon Street 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are only $25(beer, wine, pop, and food). A ticket enters you in the grand raffle you can win a $500 gift card for Southwest Airlines, a fitbit, and an Amazon Echo. Please help support your museum by buying a ticket. Also this year is their 20 year anniversary. They will be having many more open houses and events throughout the year to celebrate. Come on out bring the kids and we can take a visit through the history of the Chicago Fire Department from the volunteer years all the way to the present. With everything in middle. Listen to the stories of the board members as they share knowledge of this great department. Added a few more display cases so come down and see new displays. Admission is Free!! Please check their website @.

On Sunday, October 8th (2b-3), The National Fallen Firefighter Foundation will be hosting their annual Memorial Ceremony in Emmittsburg, MD. Safe travels all whom are traveling and please know that all of them are in our thoughts and prayers.

 Save the Date!!

*Saturday October 21st (3a-4), please join the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums in celebrating 10 years of service, 4pm-8pm at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, Illinois. Tickets are $35.00 and include food, wine, beer and pop and are free for guests under the age of 18. Enjoy performances by the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums, Celtic Aire, the Larkin Brothers and local Irish dancers. All proceeds go to the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums, a 501c3 non-profit organization in the State of Illinois. For more information please check their website @ and like them on Facebook.

 Calling All Golfers! 

There is one remaining charity golf outing this year in Illinois to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For further information on how to participate by either golfing or donating, please visit On a national level, there may be one near you. The NFFF has done so much to support CFD duty deaths families in recent years and they deserve our support.

* Friday, September 8th
Glendale Lakes Golf Course
Glendale Heights, IL.

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

With the Christmas season fast approaching, please consider Amazon.  It’s 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

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.