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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...

Message from the DYRS Labor Committee
Message from Andre Phillips, Chair of the DYRS Labor Committee: I’m writing on behalf of the FOP Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Labor Committee with some very sad news, and a plea for solidarity from the Lodge. As you may know, the FOP DYRS Labor Committee (“Union”) represents about 260 Youth Development Representatives (YDRs) at the DYRS facilities. These folks are youth correctional officers. They are essential employees who have continued to report for duty ...

AUXILIARY NEWS - MARCH 9, 2020
The Auxiliary, along with DC FOP Lodge #1, is holding a St. Patrick's Day 50th Year Parade luncheon and fundraiser on March 15th, between 11am and 5pm. If you would like to volunteer to help that day, please let me know. It would also be great if you can come out and just celebrate with us. 
Another upcoming Auxiliary fundraiser, which is being handled by one of our members, Marianne Griffin of Griffin World Wide Travel, is a 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise in February 2021, going out of ...

FOP PAPAL PROTECTION DETAIL BADGE
DC FOP Lodge #1 is offering sworn law enforcement and supporters this Papal badge to commemorate Pope Francis' protection detail during his U.S. visit. Now that the pope's visit has passed, this specially commissioned badge is available to the public. Badges may be purchased separately or in a set with a commemorative coin and mini badge lapel pin, presented in a deluxe box with custom gold foil decoration on inside satin liner and outer carton lid. Badges and sets are still available! >&g...

AUXILIARY POLICE WEEK CHALLENGE COINS
The DC FOP Lodge #1 Auxiliary is selling these challenge coins in honor of the fallen during Police Week 2019. Please note that the flames on this coin glow in the dark, which makes it unique. The coins are $10 each. The money raised will be used by our auxiliary to help other law enforcement members in need. If you are interested in purchasing the coins, please email Bonnie Cannon at bcannon@dc-fop.org. Indicate how many coins you want to order (at $10.00 each.) Shipping and handling fees ar...