Newsletter Archive

January 2018 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous 2018!!

Thank you to those who gave financial and other support this past year assisting us in the
GBS mission.

At our January monthly meeting, Local 2 calendars will be available for members that would like one.

Applications for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 2018/2019 Scholarships will be accepted January 1 – April 1, 2018. 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.

Not only does February mark our 27th 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 website in the give central section,

Save the Date:

*Ignite the Spirit 11th Annual Valentine Ball
Saturday Feb.10th (1c-4)
Please visit for more information on all of their events

Captain Tony Ferenzi of Eng. 50 is working on creating a memorial to honor those who died in the line of duty from the Mickelberry explosion on February 7, 1968.  This includes; Capt John J Fischer, FM Charles D Bottger, FM Edward Leifker, and FM Thomas Collins.  This coming February 7th will mark the 50th anniversary.  We have been asked to help locate family members, friends and coworkers to make them aware of these plans.

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 2018 Dates

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

January 17 (2b-4)
February 18 (3a-4)
March 18 (1e-4) Patrick /St. Joseph’s Celebration
April 15 (2e-4)
May 20 (1a-3) Mother’s Day Celebration

Annual Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 28, 2016 (3d-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 17 (2a–3) Father’s Day Celebration
July 15(3e-3)
August 19 (2b-2)
September 16 (3a-2)
October 21 (2c-1)
November 18 (3b-1)
December 16 (1a-1)

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