September 2014 Newsletter

There were eight members at the meeting on August 27, 2014. Adjutant/Finance Officer Ned Brooks read the minutes of the previous meeting which were accepted. Ned also reported $7,209.22 in the checking account. Membership as of the last report on September 19th, stands at 52%. As of the 19th we had 48 members re-up and 44 remaining. National has upped our goal by four to 92 members. Let's get your 2015 dues in PDQ so we can make 100 % no later than the end of the year. Adjutant/Finance Officer Ned Brooks reported on attending Charlie LaPierre's funeral. You may recall Charlie was a WWII veteran and a Concord Police Officer for 25 plus years and when he passed , Charlie was 100 years old. Ned also reported on the high school oratorical event where high school students prepare and speak about the Constitution. Judge Advocate Dennis O'Brien spoke about our post alternating between supporting a young man and young lady each year for Boys' State and Girls' State. Right now we are supporting a young lady or a young man with preference being given to the young student(s) who apply from Sugar Hill, then Epsom, Hillsborough and Concord (in that order) first. A motion may be made at the next meeting to go statewide with our selection as opposed to the four communities mentioned above. Upcoming Events: 1) Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Vietnam Moving Wall will be in Salem, NH. This is the night set aside for police and firefighters. We will meet at the Wall at Salem High School at 6:30 PM. 2) Monday, October 20th, 2014 - Tractor Trailer exercise at the Police Academy in Concord from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 3) Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Highway clean up along the Officer Jeremy Charron Highway (Rt 28) in Epsom. We will meet at 9:00 AM at Webster Park (intersection of Rt 28 and Short Falls Road). Rain date is the following day, Sunday the 26th also at 9:00 AM. NOTE: If any one needs transportation to any of these events, contact the Commander. The Post will begin our campaign to solicit nominations for the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officer of the Year once again. Flyers will be distributed to major news media outlets, Police Standards and Training, the Bi-monthly New Hampshire Legionnaire newspaper and the NH Chiefs of Police as well as others. Next Meeting is Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Police Standards in Concord. If you have any questions, concerns or newsworthy items, please feel free to contact Adjutant Ned Brooks or Commander Dave Hargreaves.