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Our Chapter met on July 14th at “My Place” in New Windsor, NY with the following attending: Sitler, Escobar, Tom Dunn, Bill McLean, Cunningham, Gillespie, Plunkett, Sweetman, Ross, Duryea, Hudson, Garrison, Hank Dunn, Caridi (14 members).

The meeting opened with The Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer.

Final Patrol: Noted was the passing of retired Lt. Col. Mike Halloran, age 86 on 6/13; retired BCI Captain George Dirschka, age 93 on 6/14; Maryellen DiBattista, age 72 on 6/13 (wife of Chapter member Mike DiBattista). Rest In Peace all.

Sick Leave: Herb Buckley recently underwent cancer surgery. We hope for his speedy recovery. Roger Duryea had heart valve surgery in March and was at the meeting. VP Don Plunkett who was recently hospitalized was also at the meeting.

It was good to see retired First Sergeant Bill McLean up from South Carolina at the meeting. Also, congratulations to Trooper Seth Caridi, son of Chapter member Bob Caridi, on his promotion to sergeant. He will be stationed at SP Middletown.

The Chapter treasurers report was approved.

A new member application was received and approved for retired Inv. Christopher Quick who served Troops F and NYC. Welcome to the Chapter.

The Chapter has decided to use the generous donation received from the family of Chapter member John Cuneo Sr. to purchase additional NYSP patch wreaths to be presented to the families of future deceased members.

The 50/50 was won by Shawn Garrison. The attendance award was won by Bill McLean.

The next regular meeting is Wednesday August 11th, at “My Place”.

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