On April 26, 2018 the Signal 30 Benefit Fund will host its 2nd Annual Western NY Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY. Please join us in meeting Syracuse University’s Men’s Basketball Coach, Jim Boeheim. Jim has led the Orange to ten Big East regular season championships, 5 Big East Tournament Championships and 32 NCAA Tournament appearances. Jim also led Syracuse to the national title in 2003. We are pleased to honor Jim Boeheim with the George F. Chandler Award for his dedication to his community and to the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. We will also be awarding Signal 30 Benefit Fund Trustee , AJ Nassar, with The Trooper William H. Barfoot Award for his support of the Signal 30 Fund. Please contact Susan Streb at 518-462-7448 Ext. 1 for tickets, ads and sponsorship opportunities.

Remember that you can sponsor one of our events to have it go towards fulfilling your $5,000 commitment.


The First State Troopers A History of the New York State Troopers
By: Thomas H. Mungeer, PBA President

We are proud to announce that the book, “The First State Troopers – A History of the New York State Troopers”, written by our own PBA President, Thomas H. Mungeer, is now available on Amazon.com.  More than 230 stories make up this most comprehensive history of the formation and early years of the New York State Police and the first men known as State Troopers ever written.  The Signal 30 Benefit Fund will award the book to certain sponsors and honorees throughout the year and copies are available for purchase on Amazon.


New Trustees Elected at the October Board Meeting

Congratulations to the following Trustees who were elected at the February Board meeting. We look forward to them joining the Signal 30 Benefit Fund: Aaron Cohen, Anthony Cotroneo, Marc Goldstein, John J. Mendick, Charles B. Schottland, Konstantinos (Gus) Tsiavos and Michael Villano.

Atlantis Raffle

We will once again be conducting a raffle throughout the year to win a trip to the Reef at Atlantis in the Bahamas. In 2017, we were able to raise $6,800 from the raffle and hope to increase the number of tickets sold in 2018.  The tickets will be for sale at all our special events throughout the year. The ticket cost is $20 and we will only sell 1000 tickets. The trip includes a 4 Day/3 Night trip to the Reef at Atlantis in the Bahamas in an Ocean View Jr. Suite for 2 with round trip airfare from NYC included. A big thank you to Signal 30 Treasurer Richard Tschernia and Freedom Mortgage, who donated the condo. Please let us know if you would like to buy any tickets and we can mail them to you!  The drawing will be held at the Saratoga Golf Tournament on Sept. 17, 2018.

NYS Troopers PBA Scholarship Fund

On April 1, 2018 the NYS Troopers PBA Scholarship application will be available on the PBA website.  There will be a total of 31 scholarships available for 2018 including:

The Diana Brin Scholarship, sponsored by Jeff Bauml, Signal 30 Benefit Fund Trustee/Secretary-One scholarship of $1,000 for a 4-year period for a total of $4,000.

The Silver Shield Foundation Scholarships-Two scholarships of $5,000 for a 4-year period for a total of $20,000.

The Community Resource Credit Union Scholarship-One scholarship of $1,000 for a 4-year period for a total of $4,000.

In Memory of Paul Gerry-One scholarship of $2,500 for a 4-year period for a total of $10,000.

In memory of Coach Aaron Feis, Teacher Scott Beigel and AD Chris Hixon (Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims)-One scholarship of $1,000 for a 4-year period for a total of $4,000.

Sgt. Jeffry T. Edelson Memorial Scholarship

Last year, 28 applications were received and the Edelson Family awarded fifteen $1,500 scholarships.  We are looking forward to many more applicants this year. 

8th Annual PBA Awards Dinner- Save the Date!

Please save the date for our 8th Annual PBA Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 7th at Sparks Steakhouse in NYC. Invites were mailed March 27th-look for it to arrive soon in your mailbox!

9th Annual Saratoga National Golf Tournament – Save the Date!

Please join us Monday September 17, 2018 at Saratoga National to enjoy 18 holes of award-winning golf during our annual golf tournament.   Remember to reserve your spot early as the event will sell out!

2nd Annual Cigar Night and Texas Hold’em Event – Save the Date!

Our Second Annual Cigar Night Fundraiser will be held at the Grand Havana Room in NYC on October 23, 2018.  The night will include a Texas Hold’em event, open bar, hors d’oeuvres and great cigars.