February 27th: The HLSR BBQ is this Friday and Saturday and once again, we are part sponsor in a tent. For safety reasons, please contact any board member for the tent number. Each member will be allowed in, plus one guess. Ask for Deputy Paulk when arriving for entry into the tent. Wrist bands will be provided at the tent. We hope all have a good time.
All First Responders who present their badge or proper work identification at the NRG Park Ticket Window will receive complimentary admission to the NRG Park for themselves, plus up to four (4) additional guest to enter the park grounds. This does not grant admission to the Super Series and Musical performance.
Brother and Sisters,
We have some exciting news. Today we reached another milestone and kicked off our Mobile App for Android and iOS Phones and Tablets. We hope that this additional resource to your Tablet or Smartphone can make things more accessible, then having to log completely into the website. This is something new and exciting for the Lodge. The Mobile App is under FOP 98 and we have direct links to Google Play and iTunes App Store in the module in the left column. You must be a registered member of the website to access the Members Only Section of the Mobile App.
As some members have already seen, the biweekly dues have gone up from $17.00 to $21.00 bi-weekly. This increase was proposed months ago at a monthly meeting and was passed by the membership. The dues increase was due to the rising costs of services and to continue to provide quality services to our members. We are still at a competitive price with other unions in the area, as our executive board still continues not to be paid for any services. Most, if not all unions in the area, have employees on payroll, but we continue to run our organization with volunteers only. Also as a reminder, this is the first time we have ever had to raise our dues, and secondly we only deduct twice a month, even though members are paid three times a month, twice a year. Please contact any board member if you have further questions. Thank you and continue to watch your six!
We would like to thank all the candidates that ran for the open board positions. The election committee has completed the vote count and the following are the results. The board members will be sworn in at the monthly meeting in January. We would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
John Ivey: 1st Vice President
Brian McDonough: 2nd Vice President
Felicia Robles: Sgt at Arms
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