CNY AFNYST - DECEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
The December meeting / Christmas party was held on Dec. 14th at Theodore’s Restaurant. Following
our social hour, President Ed Rood read a prayer before our dinner. The prayer was written by
Reverend Stephen Maddox, who was unable to attend this year. After dinner the meeting was opened
by President Rood, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was held for our sick
and departed members.
The meeting was attended by the following : Mark Wadopian, Nancy Wadopian, Pete Patterson,
Kathy Vernay, Matthew A. Tynan, Janet Bianchini, Dick & Mitzi Lynch, Jack Morlock, Jim Cole, Bob &
Martha Story, Greg Walsh, Mike TenEyck, Joe Domagola, Mike Gilmour & Paula, Lee & Doris Pavlot,
Bob & Pam Haumann, Barbara Schreib, Ken & Kay Kotwas, Ted & Nancy Palmer, Joe Smith, Norm
Denny & Shirley, George Hopper & Sharon, Jeff Brown, Don & Mary Barker, Ed & Lynette Rood.
President Rood acknowledged our past CNY officers that were in attendance : Ken Kotwas, Mike
Gilmour, and Ted Palmer...... and thanked them for their years of service to our chapter.
The Treasurer report was given by George Hopper.
President Rood yielded the floor to Troop D Major Michael S. TenEyck. Major TenEyck thanked us for
inviting him, and said that he did not have much info about anything new in Troop D since he has only
been Major for a few weeks. However, he did state that the biggest issue statewide is recruitment. He
noted that recently 4200 people were called to Albany for processing, and only 600 showed up. The
Major advised that if we know anyone interested in becoming a Trooper that now is the easiest to get
hired. The test is available via computer at about 250 sites across the U.S. including about 50 in NY.
There is more information on the website : www.joinstatepolice.ny.gov
President Rood thanked VP Don Barker, and his wife Mary for picking up items for a raffle. The raffle
was held, with each person in attendance having a ticket to win a prize.
President Rood and Ted Palmer brought up discussion of the NYSP 100th anniversary envelopes we
had made up a few years ago. We have a few hundred of them sitting around, and we are looking for
suggestions as to what to do with them. No ideas were brought up by the members in attendance, so
Ted suggested giving some to Kevin Kailbourne, who uses them when sending correspondence to
the family of deceased members as part of the grave marker program. The discussion led to an
agreement to send 50 to Kevin, and a motion to do so was made by Mark Wadopian and seconded
by Dick Lynch. Motion carried.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2022....location to be determined.
President Rood thanked everyone for attending, and also thanked the staff of Theodore’s for the meal
and great service.
President Rood ended the meeting by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
DUES REMINDER : It is that time of year again !!! Dues are due...many paid at the December
meeting. Any questions, etc.... Contact Treasurer George Hopper.
Edward Rood - President - 2793 St. Rt. 69 Camden, NY 13316 - email@example.com 315 245 0825
Don Barker - Vice President - 3 Watkins Ave. Camden, NY 13316 - 1074DWB@gmail.com 315 245 0841
George Hopper - Treasurer - 2096 West Elm St. Oneida, NY 13421 - firstname.lastname@example.org 315 363 2252
Jeff Brown - Secretary - 819 Miller Rd. West / Westdale, NY 13483 - email@example.com 315 723 2762