Newsletter Archive

October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

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 where 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. 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 @.http://www.firemuseumofgreaterchicago.org

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.

On 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 @ www.chicagofirepipers.com and like them on Facebook.

Congratulations to the following members who will be receiving Chicago Fire Department Awards at the Annual Awards Ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 10th, (2/E)(EMS 4) at 10:30am.

Lambert Tree Award                          
Capt./EMT John W. McAndrew, T12     
Firefighter/EMT Edgar I. Gallo, T38

Firefighter Award of Valor
Lieutenant Jerry F. Cambria, E116
Firefighter William F. Vaci, T4

Paramedic Award of Valor   
Paramedic Nicholas C. Chow, A28

City of Chicago Special Honorable Mention
Firefighter/EMT Michael Stewart, T29
Firefighter Brian C. Herrli, Sqd 5
Firefighter Jason Lach, Sqd 5

Richard G. Albrecht Award of Merit
Captain/EMT John J. Cronin, E82

As we are always in the process of updating the GBS’s membership, we are asking if you have any new information that you would like us to have i.e. an updated e-mail, address, phone number or any other contact information that we would need to contact members, please let us know at this address or contact Eileen via cell number.

As much as we like to include any events, updates etc. through the newsletter, many come up through the month and we would like to keep the membership updated the best that we can. Any help on this matter, would be appreciated.

With the Christmas season fast approaching please consider, 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 smile.amazon.com. 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 smile.amazon.com and choose CFD Gold Badge Society as your charity of choice.

An opportunity for GBS donations is Give Central, in which the site up and running! Here is the link; also direct link off our www.cfdgoldbadgesocirty.org website

https://www.givecentral.org/location/406/events-list-basic


 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 @ www.chicagofirepipers.com and like them on Facebook.


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 smile.amazon.com. 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 smile.amazon.com 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; GiveCentral.org


CFD Monthly Mass 2015 Dates

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


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.