Newsletter Archive

November 2018 Newsletter

Thank You Veterans! Happy Thanksgiving!

Daylight Savings time ends Sunday, November 4th. Perfect time to change your batteries in your smoke and co2 detectors.

On Tuesday, November 20th(2c-3), CFD Graduation at 6:00 p.m. held at Navy Pier. All welcome to attend. Please contact Eileen by email or phone.

We will be placing a Gold Badge Society nametag order on Friday, November 9th.  Hopefully, they will be ready for distribution at our November 18thmeeting.  If receiving a nametag for the first time, consider it a gift.  If you are ordering a replacement, there will be a $10.00 charge.  Please include exactly how you would like your name printed.  The nametags are magnetic so as not to damage clothing.   Please send your request to our email address or text 708.560.5792.

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 12/7, bring to the November meeting (11.18th), 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 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

CFD Monthly Mass 2018 Dates

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

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.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Eileen at (708)560.5792 or