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Niagara Frontier Chapter Newsletter December 2021

Niagara Frontier Chapter Newsletter December 2021

Due to cancellation of the Annual Christmas Party the Regular Monthly Meeting was Rescheduled for Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM and was held at the Denny's Restaurant located at 4757 Transit Road in Depew, NY. Meeting was called to order which was followed by a Pledge of Allegiance to Our Flag and then a Moment of Silence for Our Sick and Dceparted Members and for Those Brave Men and Women in Our Armed Forces Serving Our Country and Those on the Front Lines Fighting the Covid Pandemic.


President Terry Sutton welcomed the members to our first breakfast meeting. He asked if members were receiving the monthly emails and various informational emails and notices. Motion was made by Joseph Gramaglia to accept the minutes of the November meeting as sent to each member via email. Motion was seconded by David Groblewski.

Membership renewals for 2022 have been mailed out to members. Cards and decals are available.

Vice President:

Vice President John Loncher Wishes All the Members and Their Families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!


Waive Report till January 2022 Meeting


20 Members attended the meeting.

Members ordered from the breakfast menu. Breakfast was paid by the chapter. Three dollar donation was collected from each member for the waitress appreciation.

Application for new membership was received from Thomas Gehl. Motion to accept was made by David Overhoff and seconded by David Skretney. Welcome Aboard Thomas!!

Annual Christmas Dinner was canceled due to the restaurant charging an additional fee of $500 due to fewer than 50 attendees and the covid restrictions placed on the attendees. The deposit will carry over for next year's party date.

Future Regular Monthly Meetings will now be held on the THIRD Wednesday of the Month at the Depew Lancaster Moose Lodge located at 5437 Broadway Avenue, Lancaster NY 14086.

Discussion to hold a breakfast meeting in May in lieu of a an evening meeting so seasonal members may have the opportunity to attend.

Breakfast Drawing Door Prize Winners:

$25 Harry Perry

$25 Bill Gethoefer

$25 Lloyd Schwab

$25 Tom Rash

SWFARTS luncheon was held on December 8, 2021 at Noon at the Sea-Craft Dockside Tiki, 3440 Marinatown Lane, N. Fort Myers, Florida. Next Luncheon will be held on Wednesday January 12, 2021. Contact for reservations. David Miller reminded the group that the Naples St Patrick's Day parade was still happening and members should consider participating with the New York State Police contingent.

Limited 250 Club:

Congratulations to All the Winners of Week #20 for Series LXXXII

Checks are in the Mail!!

Notices for the upcoming year will be mailed out. Please remember to submit your funds for the upcoming Series LXXXIII

Numbers are still available!!

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Winning Limited 250 Club Numbers

$1,000 #070 Pedro Vera

$ 250 #226 Ann Beers

$ 250 #162 Nina Johnson-Synagogue

$ 250 #057 Samantha Jablonski

$ 100 #206 Thomas Blacjsczak

$ 50 #236 David Haines

$ 50 #128 Sue Howard

$ 50 #203 Sandra Morganti

Happy Birthday:

The Following Members Will Celebrate Another Happy Birthday Year During the Month of January. Please Take Time to Wish Them Well and Enjoy Another Journey Around the Sun!!

Fred Andriaccio 64, Richard Bizub 85, Thomas Blajszczak 80, Kenneth Chodkowski 75, William Curtin 61, Joseph DeBergalis 58, Stephen Domanski 82, Donald Fuhrman 77, Roger Giuseppetti 79, Bill Lines 63, Bruce Moritz 62, Harry Perry 82, Victor Rizzi 84, Joseph Thornton 83, Salvatore Valvo 75, John Violanti 80, Elaine Butt, Joan Elchorst, Jacqueline Wood

Helping Hands:

Trooper Paul Stedman and his wife Melinda were completely floored and are very grateful for the generous donation towards his son's medical care. Sending a Huge Thank You for all the Love and Support.

Good and Welfare:

A Thinking of You Card was signed for Victor Morales. Our actor who really broke a leg. Cast signings may be available at the next regular monthly meeting.

Louie Lang is in UMMC hospital in Batavia with an infection of his gallbladder. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday January 19, 2022

PLEASE NOTE!! The Next Regular Meeting of the Niagara Chapter of Former Troopers will be held at the Depew Lancaster Moose Lodge 5437 Broadway Avenue, in Lancaster at 7:30 PM

March 31 and April 1, 2, 2022

Florida Association of Retired Troopers Annual Reunion

Marriott Residence Inn

Daytona Beach Shores Oceanfront 888-236-2427

For information visit website;

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!!

Hope to See Everyone at the January Monthly Meeting!

Final Patrol:

Sgt Jerome R. Wilson 84, Sgt Joseph L. Coleman 67, V an Rensselaer “Toby” Campbell Jr. 87, Z/Sgt Edward George Knox 81, Tpr Frank A. Grossmann 59, Tpr James Barry Herbst 78, Tpr James Dennis (Dan) Mc Donough Sr. 88, Tpr Barrie R. Owen 90, Tpr Stephen Szmyr Sr. 80, Tpr Glen Reed George 83, Tpr Wayne N. Twining 85, Sr/Inv Kenneth Troidl 81, Tpr George G. Howze Sr. 64, Tpr Stephen Gerard Claus 64, Inv Donald J Greeley 85, Tpr John Charles Howish Jr. 88

May They All Rest in Peace

Motion to Adjourn the Meeting was made by John McGee and seconded by Anthony Butera

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen M. Pawlak


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