March NewsLetter - Rockland County PBA

P.B.A. Newsletter
MARCH 2015
By: President Philip E. Fantasia
To All PBA Members:
Greetings to everyone; we got a little taste of spring this month, but
unfortunately the snow is not out of the forecast yet. Keep the faith, golf
season is quickly approaching. Once again I remind everyone of the tax
season and with a little less than a month to file, please be sure to check your
W2 statements for accuracy, especially if you have line of duty days to claim.
We will begin mailing out our annual fundraising mailers in a couple of
weeks. I want to thank Julie, our executive assistant, for pulling it all together.
We are hoping as we do each year to top our last year’s return, which was a
great success.
The Haverstraw Elks Law Enforcement Recognition night is on
Thursday March 26, 2015, 7:00pm, cocktail hour. Congratulations to all the
award recipients and special thanks to the Elks for continuing to acknowledge
the work police officers do on a daily basis.
On Sunday May 3, 2015 1000hrs, The Rockland County Police Emerald
Society will be hosting its 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds of the race will
benefit Gary Baisley “Rise and Walk” Gary is a brother of Orangetown Police
Officer, Greg Baisley, and a volunteer fireman in Congers, NY. Gary was
paralyzed after an accident in the Hudson River. The proceeds will help to pay
for medical bills and a new program that is redefining the possibilities for the
Spinal Cord and Paralysis community called “Push to Walk”.
ADDITIONAL INFO CONTACT: , [email protected] Ken Marren Race
On behalf of the Stony Point PBA, they would like to express their
thanks to all who donated blood for the annual McNicholas Blood Drive in
February. They collected over 82 pints of blood.
This month’s meeting we also welcome Lt. Weisberg from C. P. D. who
will be speaking about an opportunity for our members to participate in an
educational experience called Leadership in Rockland. Also during March’s
meeting D.A. Thomas Zugibe will be in attendance to discuss the Attorney
Generals Plan in grand jury proceedings
On March 21, from 2-6 there will be a Penguin Plunge Post Party Get
together at Karma, 100 Main Street, Nyack with Live music, raffles; $20 adult,
$10 children. All proceeds go directly to the Penguin Plunge families.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 is the annual Saint Patrick’s Parade in Pearl
River. Once again the Rockland County Emerald Society will be hosting its
annual lunch and dinner at the Masonic Temple. $10.00 entry.
Clarkstown PBA is hosting its annual Golf Outing May 26, 2015
Paramount Country Club, New City. Shotgun starts at 1100hrs. Contact Jason
Manzella to reserve your foursome. 845-538-7648.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is holding its annual Great Strides Walk
on May 31, 2015 at Albertus Magnus High School. We encourage members to
support this important cause. Please visit this website to donate & for further
The Ramapo Golf outing will be held on Monday, June 15th at the New
York Country Club, with proceeds going to Ashlin Kiev. Registration is at 9:30,
$100 donation hole sponsor, $250 for Gold Sponsor. Make checks payable to
Ramapo PBA.
The next Rockland County PBA meeting will be held on Monday, March
30, 2015 at 1930hrs. Please be on time the meeting will start sharp.
The PBA office will begin accepting any nominations for scholarship
awards. Applications can be obtained on the PBA website or at the office. The
May monthly meeting will be the last day that applications will be accepted.
If anyone has any news or information that they want to share in the
monthly newsletter please contact the PBA office or myself.
Be Safe and Wear Your VESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good and Welfare:
It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Eileen Casey, mother of
past RCPBA President John Casey and Tom Casey
Orangetown Police Department
Condolences to Mike Shannon on the passing of his step father
Rockland County Sheriff’s Department:
Condolences to Rich Martucci on the passing of his father
Condolences to Joe Reicher on the passing of his father
If anyone has any good and welfare, email one of the board members or call the
Member’s Assistance:
As always, our member’s assistance program, run by Dr. Mike Popp, is
available to all members at no charge to the individual. Confidentiality is
of the utmost importance; so feel free to contact the Lower Hudson Valley
Employee Assistance Program, telephone 914-245-6300. The office is
located in Yorktown, however, local counselors are on hand if you so