Newsletter Archive

January 2019 Newsletter

Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends, 

Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous 2019!!
Thank you to those who gave financial and other support this past year assisting us in the GBS mission.

Applications for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 2019/2020 Scholarships will be accepted January 1 – April 1, 2019. 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 28thanniversary, 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:

 On Saturday, January 19th (2c-3)CFD vs FOP All Stars Annual Charity Hockey Game benefiting the 100 Club of Chicago will take place beginning at 7:40 p.m. held at the Morgan Park Sports Center 11505 W. Western Ave.

Board elections are up next month, positions include president, vice president, treasurer, corresponding secretary, recording secretary, program director, and historian. If interested in any of these positions, please contact us at this address or Eileen.

It is time to renew our committees as well.  They consist of Scholarship, Monthly Mass Hosts, Memorial Park, and CFD VS CPD Charity Baseball Game.  If interested in joining any of these committees, please let us know.

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.

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

CFD Monthly Mass 2019 Dates

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

January 20 (3c-4)
February 17 (1b-4)
March 17 (2b-4) Patrick /St. Joseph’s Celebration
April 21 (1c-3)
May 19 (2c-3) Mother’s Day Celebration

Annual Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 27, 2019 (1e-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 16 (3b–3) Father’s Day Celebration
July 21(2d-2)
August 18 (3c-2)
September 15 (1b-2)
October 20 (3d-1)
November 17 (1c-1)
December 15 (2c-1)

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