The 9th Annual Saratoga Golf Tournament is September 17, 2018
The 9th Annual Signal 30 Benefit Fund Golf Tournament is set for Monday, September 17th at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, we are completely sold out! There are still some sponsorship opportunities however. Tee sponsor signs are $300 each, Longest Drive is $350 and Closest to the Pin is $500. The deadline for artwork is September 4th. The morning session will be run as a Best Ball Tournament with a 1st place prize. Registration and a light breakfast for the morning session will start on the Veranda at 6:30 AM with a tee time of 7:30AM. The afternoon session will be a 4 person scramble. Registration and brunch will be from 10:30AM until 12:30PM with a shotgun start at 12:45PM. We have some new and exciting additions to the tournament this year! The Travis Mathew Tour Bus will be on-site all-day providing entertainment. Each player will receive a credit that can be used to shop on the bus for Travis Mathew golf gear including hats, polos, sweaters, shoe bags, backpacks and more! Comedian Vic DiBitetto will be making a special guest appearance during the dinner hour!
As always, we will have lots of great giveaways, auction items and raffle prizes too! We hope to see you on the 17th and if you have any questions please call Susan Streb at 518-462-7448, ext. 1.
Annual Commitment Reminder
We would like to remind all of our Trustees of their annual $5,000 commitment to the Signal 30 Benefit Fund. This annual pledge can be met in a variety of ways, but must be a contribution of value equivalent to $5,000 in order to maintain status as a Trustee in good standing. As discussed above, there are many opportunities to participate in our last event of the year, which is the 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Saratoga National Golf Club. If you have any questions about your current pledge status, please call Susan Streb at 518-462-7448 ext. 1 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can let you know your status for 2018. Thank you for your continued support of Signal 30 all year long!
June Board Meeting held on June 7th
The Signal 30 Board of Directors met on June 7th at The Belvedere Hotel in New York City. At the meeting, the following Trustees were confirmed by the Board: Peter Roberti, Sr., Isaac Ash, Sarah Horowitz, Dean Kolligian, Fred Tracy, Alfred Mendick, George Pietropaolo, Joseph Rigabar, Peggy Tsiavos, John Tachin, Steven Stein, Peter Roberti, Jr., Robert Karfunkel, Patrick Murphy, Bob Alexander and Lou Ferrari. We welcome them all to the Signal 30 Benefit Fund and look forward to working with them!
Grants Awarded to Date
Since January 2018, the Signal 30 Benefit Fund has given over $120,000 for Troopers, their families and other law enforcement personnel during emergency situations. Some reasons for the grants include family illnesses, medical assistance and loss of property due to fire. Another important goal of the Signal 30 Benefit Fund is to provide support to families of Troopers who have died either on duty or off duty. We gave over $45,000 to assist families who have lost loved ones with burial costs and funeral expenses. This also includes money that is donated to designated Funds that have been set up for continued support of families of Troopers that have passed away. Over $70,000 has been collected to date in memory of Trooper Nicholas Clark.
9th Annual Troopers PBA Awards Dinner Huge Success
The 9th Annual PBA Awards Dinner was held on June 7th at Sparks Steak House in NYC. Over 350 people attended the event and enjoyed a fun filled evening of mingling and dining. We would like to thank our sponsors: NYSCOPBA, Monticello Motor Club, AYCO, Bridgeview Mortgage Corp., Pepe Auto Group, SBL Solutions, Turken & Heath, LLP, Ovation Risk Planners, Inc., Modica Associates, Inc., The New York State Laborers’ Organizing Fund, Maxwell Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Bryan Murphy, Bob Alexander, Ryan Alexander, Marlene Manzella, John Keenan, John Giangrasso, Marc L. Goldstein, Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., and Paragon Companies. We thank the honorees for their dedicated service to the PBA and the Signal 30 Benefit Fund. A special awardee received the Colonel George F. Chandler Award, retired Senior Investigator Raymond A. Salvie. Raymond joined the State Police on Nov. 1, 1954 and retired from Troop D in 1979. He has been a member of the Troopers PBA since Aug 1, 1955 and is one of our two longest serving members. He is also a decorated veteran of WWII having fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. The event raised $270,000, which will go towards the NYS Troopers PBA Scholarship Fund.
Atlantis Raffle Tickets for Sale
The NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund is once again holding a raffle to win a 4 day/3 night trip to the beautiful Reef at Atlantis in the Bahamas. The trip includes an ocean view Jr. Suite and round trip airfare for 2 from NYC. It is subject to availability and valid until September 2019. Tickets are $20 each and will be sold at all Signal 30 Benefit Fund fundraising events in 2018 with the drawing to be held on September 17, 2018 at the Signal 30 Golf Tournament at Saratoga National. The winner does not need to be present at the Golf tournament. We would like to thank Richard Tschernia and Freedom Mortgage Corp. dba CHL Mortgage for donating the trip.
Troop G & H Golf Tournament
The Annual Troop G & H Golf tournament at the Fairways of Halfmoon was held on June 21, 2018. 144 golfers piled into their golf carts for a great cause. Over $13,000 was raised and donated to the Signal 30 Benefit Fund. Thank you Dale Palmer, Troop G & H Delegate for all your hard work putting this tournament together.
Be on the look-out for us to announce the February 2019 date for our 2nd Annual Cigar Night and Texas Hold Em Tournament scheduled to take place at The Grand Havana Room in NYC. Thank you to Vinny LeVien for sponsoring this event.
Trooper Nicholas Clark
NYS Trooper Nicholas Clark was shot and killed July 2 while responding to a call that a suicidal man was barricaded inside his home in the town of Erwin, near Corning, NY. Trooper Clark graduated from the NY State Police Academy in 2015. He was stationed in Ithaca, Auburn and eventually settled in Steuben County at the Bath station. “Trooper Clark is a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of serving and protecting others. Despite the inherent dangers in today’s society, our troopers have answered -and will continue to answer- the call of duty again and again,” said Thomas H. Mungeer, president of the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association. Thank you for your continued support of the Clark Family.
Save the Date
The Third Annual Western New York Dinner will be held on April 25, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester. Mark your calendars!