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Announcing the Sixth
BSO Retiree's Reunion
May 15th 2015

The Invited include all Retiree's & Drop
BSO Personnel and Their Guests

 

Hello Members,

Celebrating 100 years of the Broward Sheriff's Office
                                                 
Come Join us for a night of memories and fun. The night begins with an hour of cocktails and conversation with those you haven't seen in ages. After that the dinner will be served in the banquet room with the trip through time.  The presentation through dinner will provide endless conversations of the days gone by.  These moments sent in by you will be shown for fun and contest. It was a great contest at the last meeting this one should be just as good!
 


Cocktail Hour & Dinner starts at 6:00pm  $45.00 per person 

Cash Bar available - Self Parking Vouchers paid by BSORA
(Parking Voucher sent via email when reservation check received)

Checks and/or money orders to cover the $45.00 per person should be made out to BSORA and all monies must be received by May 12th 2015.

Mail to:
BSORA
P. O. BOX 494727
Port Charlotte, FL. 33949

Please help us contact the retirees who do not have email to share the info about the reunion, and funds are available if members need assistance with price of a ticket.       

 

“To Help Those in Time of Need, Especially Our Own”

R.S.V.P. here
Click here if you're thinking of attending you can send the check in later.

Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale - 17th Street1100 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale,Florida, 33316, USA

has given BSORA a special room rate for the night of  May 15, 2015.  
ROOMS MUST BE BOOKED BY APRIL 15, 2015.
REUNION ROOM BOOKING PROCEDURE:
Call 1-800-362-2779 (1-800-EMBASSY)
Ask for GROUP CODE:  BSO
King Rate:  $159.00      
Two Double:  $169.00

Presentation:  Please pick out some of your favorite shots, scan and send them to 2ndvp+photo@bsoretirees.com.  Show will continue during dinner so we can enjoy seeing your favorites from “the old days at BSO”. If unable to scan, send actual pictures to P. O. Box for the show or email above for help.
Raffle Tickets available for some great prizes..... 

Hats, Polo Shirts & T Shirts available for purchase

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Dear
 Members,        

On behalf of President John Lawless, and the members of the Executive Board, we hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and Hanukkah Holiday Season.  We wish only the best for you this New Year and hope that 2015 brings you good health, peace, and happiness.

This has been an active year for BSORA, with many of you concerned about your Health plans. Once again, we were able to acquire the expert assistance of  Liz Martorella at lmartorella@comcast.net or 561-434-6534. 

She made an excellent presentation at the 2014 General Meeting on Medicare supplements, Affordable Care Act, and the important decision on continuing with your present provider.  This is extremely important for us all and not one to be taken lightly or quickly.  In addition, if you need any assistance with your Coventry plan, contact Elizabeth Parker, BSO Employee Benefits Manager, at Elizabeth_Parker@sheriff.org or 954-831-8357, Fax:  954-321-4541.  

Another important decision we must make is planning our estate, since no one can predict the future.  We are fortunate to have access to an outstanding Attorney who specializes in Estate Planning, including Revocable “Living” Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney and much more. Her name is Mary Beth Crawford and her contact information is mcrawford@cl-law.com or 239-390-8062.  

SAVE THE DATE:  

Our next biennial BSO Retirees Reunion Banquet is planned for Friday night, May 15, 2015, again at Embassy Suits on 17th Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale.  This is an outstanding location and we were very pleased with the dinner, staff  and rooms.  We are currently working to secure rooms again, on a first come basis, and information regarding a special room rate will be available in the near future.  Our 2nd VP, George Ferguson, is once again preparing a slide presentation that will bring back great memories.  Please send pictures to George at 2ndvp@Bsoretirees.com Please remember to save the date, and join us for an evening of seeing old friends and sharing stories.

Many members are interested in firearms qualification for the HR 218, concealed carry law. Contact was made with Range Master Sgt. Robert Chenoweth.  He advised all the necessary information regarding qualification dates, etc. are on the BSO website www.sheriff.org, in the administration section and, it is our understanding, free for BSO retirees.  However, some paperwork requires notarization, so make sure you review the site or contact him via the BSO website to answer any questions.

Annual Elections:  it is that time again and all seats are open so start thinking about becoming part of the Executive staff.  We are only as good as those who bring forth their talent to the organization.  Our yearly General Meeting and Elections will be held during the Reunion, along with New Business and Suggestions from our Members.

Reminder:  Your 2015 annual dues are due and, according to the BSORA By Laws, need to be received by the end of March. 

Please send your $20.00, per BSO FAMILY  to:

BSORA

P. O. BOX 494727

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33949

 

We wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year,

John Lawless, President

Dennis Creamer, 1st Vice President

George Ferguson, 2nd Vice President

Eileen Forrester, Secretary-Treasurer

Carol Sclar, Recording Secretary

Janice Creamer, Media & Social Coordinator

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Dear Members,

We are still looking for memories!  Please send that special picture by email to 2ndvp+photo@bsoretirees.com.  These pictures may be show to the world so pick accordingly, they will be posted to the site and shown at the upcoming dinner party for the organization. 
If you have that perfect picture but can't scan it, email to above and we'll work something out.

Thanks in advance
BSORA Board of Directors
About BSORA
Our Association, granted IRS exemption under 501 (c) (3), was established as a not-for-profit organization.  Under guidelines set to allow for this, our objectives are: 1.    Promote the general welfare of our retirees. 2. Promote law enforcement, respect for authority and suppression of criminal activity. 3.  To assist in the development and implementation of crime prevention programs. 4.    To assist persons in need. 5.    To provide educational scholarships. 6.    To encourage tolerance of every kinds. 7.    To cooperate with civic organizations and promote such civic, charitable and educational undertakings as this Association shall deem proper. All honorably retired and DROP members of the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO), regardless of sworn or civilian status, are eligible to become members, and they are more than welcome to do so.  There is no rank structure in being a retiree, and there are no structures within our organization. Being somewhat unique in having many of our members in different parts of the State and Country, the advent of electronic communication through the use of emails, etc., makes everyone only minutes away in one manner or another.  Committees will be necessary to form and require Chairmanship.  We will have many upcoming business/social meetings, to address the official needs of our members.  We would like to see as many that want to get involved, do so.  The BSORA can only be as strong and as noticed as you want it to be!!
   Become part of it and help make us grow into a professional, recognized association.  
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For information
or to Join BSORA
contact
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Mail@bsoretirees.com  

BSORAINFO@BSORETIREES.COM


Retirees or Drop participants can join by sending their yearly $20.00 dues to

BSORA
PO Box 494727
Port Charlotte, Fl
33949



BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

President
John Lawless
jblawless@comcast.net
President@bsoretirees.com

1st VP
Dennis Creamer
Spike6611@aol.com
1stvp@bsoretirees.com

2nd VP
George Ferguson
2ndvp@bsoretirees.com


Secretary/
Treasurer
Eileen Forrester
eilfor@embarqmail.com
treasurer@bsoretirees.com

 Recording
Secretary
Carol Sclar
carol.sclar@gmail.com
secretary@bsoretirees.com

Media
Coordinator
 
Janice Creamer
 bsoretiree@aol.com
media@bsoretirees.com

Chaplain
Pastor Jake Brey
aslc_prjake@bellsouth.net
Chaplain@bsoretirees.com
 
Past-President
Ziggy Zablocki


Check out Benefits section for breaking news on Healthcare issues!


Banquet pictures and more 
More information

COMMITTEES

Social Events
Janice Creamer

Benevolence & Emergency
Needs
Robin Calhoun
IB4U@ATT.net
Benevolence@bsoretirees.com

Union Liaison
Jay Leiner
taz2bee@aol.com
UnionLiaison@bsoretirees.com

Nominating Committee Chair
Bob Baton
RLBaton0597@bellsouth.net



Need to qualify for firearms carry? Open hr 218 forms above.