Region 11 News Flash
International Police Association Region 11
By Bob Killen
Here we are and almost the half way through 2016. Let me say first, a belated Passover to our members. The Region has been very busy with planning and in-coming visitors. The Region has hosted many Interns since February as well as visitors. My house has been filled since February with those doing internships as well as those just coming for visits. Since April 4 through April 29 I have been hosting 2 German Police Officers and 1 Russian (see photos).
Our 1 st VP, Dirk has been busy with in-coming visitors as well; while both the 2nd and 3 rd VP (Jim & Bob L) have been busy recruiting and planning the Doo Wop Night. Kindly check the Doo Wop flyer as their has been lots of effort in doing this by them. I can’t expressed enough the need for the membership to support this great event. The “Doo Wop Kids” are great performers and give you a great show of the fond memories we all have of that era. Kindly mark your calendar for the date (May 15) and attend. See the attached flyer. Any questions on that, kindly contact myself or Bob L. There is a deadline for purchasing the tickets ($30.00 pp).
We have had many social events recently: Panthers Night (see photos) with 18 in attendance;
A IPA Brazilian Bar B Que Day with the Samba-Multa dancers;
A Comedy Night (see photo) at the Palm Beach VFW organized by 2 nd VP, Jim.
We hope that we can as board members organize even more events, but for success, we need members to support the events. Any member that has ideas for future social events kindly contact myself or any board member.
We the Region are looking for: Any member who has the talent in advertising to contact one of us as the idea of getting vendors to purchase time in our newsletter is discussed in a way to help finance the region’s expenses. Also we are looking for someone who may have some computer talents in organizing our membership list (as we had it years ago) in a excel type list, where members can be entered-deleted rather than the way the Nationals send it to us. This will great assist the board in particular the Secretary-Treasurer in his work.
One of our members, Laszio who is from Hungary has been in contact with the Hungarian Section about a tour to Hungary. At this time there is nothing etched in stone and I am taking a list of those that would consider a 10 day trip to Hungary. I have no costs yet or destinations, but obviously Budapest would be on the agenda. I have been to Hungary 2 different times and can say it was a great experience. The costs would determine if we are only in Budapest or also a side trip to another area (like lake Batlon). Laszio will be leaving May 17 for Hungary and return sometime in June So anyone interested in a Hungary Trip,,,,?
There will be a August meeting now as original there wasn’t. 3rd Wednesday in August. All the years meeting left (May, August and November) will be the same venue. Bru’s Room.
And of course I like to personally thank the board for their dedicated work in the many things that have come up.
Bob Hurley our Region Secretary-Treasurer has been great in keeping the finances intact and all the correspondence with the Nationals.
Bob L. has been quite busy coordinating the Doo Wop Night. The doo wop night has been advertised in the Community newsletter (Winston Trails) as well as various other organizations
Dirk L has been very busy with incoming visitors
Jim Reid has done excellent job in recruitment and retention as well as organizing events
MAY: Mother’s Day and Memorial Day (Veterans of Military and Police).
JUNE: Father’s Day
We the board always welcome ideas and concerns
DOO WOP NIGHT
HOSTED by the INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION – REGION 11
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 6 – 10 PM
AVANTI’s ITALIAN RESTAURANT at WINSTON TRAILS COUNTRY CLUB
6100 WINSTON TRAILS BLVD
LAKE WORTH, FL 33463
LIMITED to 110 RESERVATIONS
$30.00 PER PERSON, NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
BUFFET STYLE DINNER INCLUDING HOT DOGS, HAMBURGS, SALADS, SOFT DRINKS AND DESSERTS, CASH BAR
ENTERTAINMENT by the DOO WOP KIDS
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
IPA Region 11
PO Box 970266
Coconut Creek, FL 33097
For FURTHER INFO CONTACT: BOB LUNDEQUIST, TEL. NO 203-206-8169
Yes, Prince died. May he RIP.
So did 33 Police Officers since January 1, 2016. 17 of the 33 were killed by firearms-related incidents (+113% compared to 2015).
They are heroes. May they also RIP.
As everyone shares Prince’s photo across the globe, please share this too. Thank you.
Donated by Gerd Rohleder (Life member region 11)
Mother’s Day is always the 2nd Sunday in May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, or a meal at a restaurant.
Mother’s Day is NOT a federal holiday.
The origins of Mother’s Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition
Where ever ones lives, the importance of Mother’s Day is world known and celebrated. It is the person that you solely depended on for so many years and more than not even to this date, no matter what your age is. From day one she protected you and nourished you to the person you Remember her on this special days in THANKS for the person you are without any reservations on her part; and do it in a way that she will understand your love for her.
Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY
March: John Diaz; Jim Donahue; Shawn Hunman; Toni Ippolito; Bob Killen; Rich Kreuter; James Oleksa; William Pinto Jr.; Paul Sosnick; Mike Tramontena. April: Peter Baci; Carl Coleman; Patrick Counahan; Debbie Cox; Robert Creighton; Dennis Crispo; Tom Dickson; Kerry Draddy; James Garrison; Paul Goldstein; Frank Hilderbrandt; R. Jaffe; John Jones; Dennis Latronico; Gregory Vitele; Steve Wlesen; L. Wolcox Jr.; Fred Wood
MAY: Chenry Baughman; Jay Cytryn; George Epstein; Mike Butler; Jeremy Hansen; Dave Lewis; Thorsten Oppermann; Mike McDermott; Milt Meadows; Paul Richter; jack Roberson; Luis Rodriguez; Ivan Relz; harold Rustlander; Carl Salerno; Robert Snow; June: Sal Borgese; Rich Burdick; William Garrison; Stuart Copperman; Joseph Falsia; Ray Haselman; Robert Jones; Steve List; Gerd Rohleder; Rose Murphy; Dominic Napoltino; Mike Roggin; Art Rohe.
by Bob Killen
Father’s Day in the USA is the 3rd Sunday of June. It celebrates the contributions that fathers and father figures make in their children’s lives. Many people send cards or gifts to their fathers. Father’s day is relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. Father’s day is NOT a federal holiday.
Actually Mother’s day inspired Father’s Day tradition.
To all the Fathers; a very happy day and those with Father’s place a smile on their face with a phone call and/or card. They inspired us to be what we are and taught us the things males do (not to offend any political correctness); with ball games, fishing, etc.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day:
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war).
It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363). This helped ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays, though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19th in Texas; April 26th in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10th in South Carolina; and June 3rd (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
Peace Officers Memorial Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty. The Memorial takes place on May 15, and Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial falls.
The event is sponsored by the National Fraternal Order of Police and is implemented by the National FOP Memorial Committee. Other events of National Police Week include the annual Blue Mass, Candlelight Vigil, Wreath Laying Ceremony, National Police Survivors Conference, Honor Guard Competition, and the Emerald Society & Pipe Band March and Service.
The events draw 25,000 to 40,000 law enforcement officers and their families to Washington, D.C. every year.
SERVING VETERANS: A RESOURCE GUIDE
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) developed this guide for primary and behavioral healthcare professionals serving veterans and their families. All of these resources and more are available from CIHS’ website at www.integration.samhsa.gov.
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PROVIDE CULTURALLY COMPETENT AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO VETERANS
Community Provider Toolkit: Specifically for providers outside of the VA, this website provides a wide array of resources to assist providers who treat veterans and their families. It includes information on understanding military culture and experience, connecting with your local VA, and tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions. www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders
Helping Veterans and Their Families: Resources for safety net providers to learn how to help veterans transition to civilian careers, provide referrals to VA facilities, and contract with VA Medical Centers. www.hrsa.gov/veterans National Non-VA Medical Care Program Office: What non-VA providers can expect in working with the VA, including a comprehensive provider guide that details the VA’s requirements for authorizations and referrals, claims payment, and the return of medical documentation back to the authorizing VA Medical Center (VAMC). www.nonvacare.va.gov/providers.asp
SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center: Resources available to providers serving Veterans, service members, and their families, including links to specific programs (such as the Jail diversion program and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network), as well as webinars, videos, and fact sheets. www.samhsa.gov/MilitaryFamilies
CARE MANAGEMENT Hope for the Warriors Care Management Services: Programs to assist wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen through family care, financial needs, morale trips, and professional development. www.hopeforthewarriors.org
Veterans Crisis Line: 800.273.8255 and press 1, or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net. Connects veterans in crisis with VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Defense Suicide Prevention Office: Links to suicide prevention programs for all service branches, the National Guard, Reserve, and the VA. www.suicideoutreach.org
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 877.424.3838 or chat live online at www.va.gov/homeless/ nationalcallcenter.asp. Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless can contact the call center 24/7 for assistance in connecting with local supports.
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