Newsletter Archive

November 2017 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

Thank You Veterans! Happy Thanksgiving!
Daylight Savings time ends Sunday, November 5th. Perfect time to change your batteries in your smoke and co2 detectors.

On Thursday, November 2nd (3e-4) at 8:00AM, there will be a 5th Anniversary Bell Ringing in honor of Capt. Herbie Johnson.  The bell ringing will be held at Eng. 123, 2215 West 51st St.  All are welcome and keeping the Johnsons in our thoughts.

On Saturday November 11th (3c-1) at 8:00AM, there will be a 5th Anniversary Bell Ringing in honor of FF Walter Patmon Jr.   The bell ringing will be held at Truck 40 Eng. 121, 1724 west 95th St.  All are welcome and keeping the Patmons in our thoughts.

A tradition of an annual tree lighting started by the CPD at their headquarters, which is now shared with the CFD, has always included GBS Christmas ornaments. We now have the opportunity to personalize those ornaments. If you would like to include an ornament with your beloved firefighter/pm’s name included, mail it to our address by 12/4, bring to the November meeting (11.19th), or plan to attend the event. The date of the tree lighting is TBA.

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.  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 2017 Dates

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

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.