Newsletter Archive

December Newsletter 2018

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas Season!

Chicago Fire Department & Gold Badge Family has been cordially been  invited to participate in the Superintendent & Commissioner’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 14th(2a-3),  at Public Safety Headquarters located at 3510 S. Michigan Ave beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Please join in assisting the Gold Badge & Gold Star Families in wrapping donated gifts and writing cards for children of domestic violence and other law enforcement families across the country that have lost a loved one in 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. 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 12/7th, or plan to attend the event.  Please contact Eileen at this address or via cell number for any questions or planning on attending.

We are not being asked to bake for the December meeting but hoping to see everyone during this Christmas Season at the CFD monthly mass at 8:30 and GBS monthly meeting following mass on Sunday Dec. 16th at Holy Family Church.

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 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.

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