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Blue Moral Wellness Seminar
Presented by the DC FOP Wellness Committee. This is designed to help provide resources to members, families, Labor Units, and Agency Leadership. Come and hear leaders in the Wellness Community on how to reach out and identify those who may need assistance with coping with stress and issues that impact performance and home environment resulting from events they have encountered while in service to the Community and/or everyday life. Learn about “Blue Morale” and how you can develop p...

September 2020 DC FOP Auxiliary Report
From Bonnie Cannon: The September 2020 National FOP Auxiliary Informer is online, including our own DC FOP Auxiliary report! For the first time in 7 years I am not able to attend the FOP Auxiliary Fall Board meeting which is being held in Jacksonville, FL recently. I have been provided with the Fall Board Auxiliary Meeting Handbook which includes all of the participating state Auxiliary reports of activity from the past year including the report I submitted for our Auxiliary. It also inc...

August 2020 DC FOP Auxiliary Report
Hello from the DC FOP Auxiliary!! We hope everyone is continuing to have a nice Summer and we pray everyone is doing well. We were notified that our annual crab feast that was to be held in November will have to be cancelled due to COVID-19. We unfortunately expected this to be confirmed at some point but hoped things would change. With the help of one of our Auxiliary members, Marianne Griffin, who is a travel agent, we have started a raffle to win a cruise for next Valentine’s Day, depa...

THE NEW VETERANS COMMITTEE
On December 12, 2018, the general membership voted to establish a Veterans Committee. At the March 11, 2020, general meeting, the membership concurred with President G.G. Neil's appointments to the newly-established committee. The Lodge's Veterans Committee will provide a strong voice and representation—within the Lodge's structure—to promote the welfare of Members, Auxiliary, and Associates who are veterans. Edward Holland (Chair) Lou Cannon Richard Miller GG Neil Alfonso Ortiz Tho...

May 2020 DC FOP Auxiliary Report
Hello from the DC FOP Auxiliary!! The DC FOP Auxiliary want to again say we hope that all of you are doing well during this pandemic. We continuously have seen how we have all come together to help one another and help our law enforcement families and our communities. On April 10th, our FOP generously provided meals from Mission Barbecue to our law enforcement community. In addition to the meal, our FOP Auxiliary made up morale bags to be handed out to show our support. We have since made u...

HOMETOWN HEROES ACT 2018 INFORMATION UPDATE
In 2018, legislation passed which expanded the Hometown Heroes Act of 2017 to include correctional officers by providing them with a pension exclusion of $15,000, if the individual is between the ages of 55 and 64. This is the same benefit that was provided to federal, state or local law enforcement officers, fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel in 2017, effective tax year 2017. The significance of this pension exclusion is the early age at which you can enjoy this tax benefit. The 201...

AUXILIARY REPORT
Happy Fall from the DC FOP Auxiliary. We hope everyone is doing well. Due to the recent hurricane in Florida our Auxiliary opted to donate the food we purchased for the THANK AN OFFICER DAY to be sent to our DC FOP Lodge DART, who went to Florida to assist law enforcement. However, we will make this up to our local law enforcement at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in January. Our National FOP Auxiliary implemented a program last year entitled REACH (Reach, Encouragement, Ass...