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Broward Sheriff’s Office Retirees Association
New Year’s Message 2018

We wish a blessed and Happy New Year to all our BSORA members and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all public safety members and their families as we start 2018 and we hope that this year will be a healthy and rewarding year for our retirees and all those who serve and protect.

The year 2017 was an interesting and engaging time for all of us. There have been many health issues, loss of loved ones, and injuries throughout the BSO and BSORA family and we wish each family well. We send sympathy and get well cards to all members and their families for the loss of a retiree or immediate family members. Please advise us if you learn of a loss, injury, or illness so that we may appropriately respond. Also, if there are special needs or information that needs to be disseminated please advise one of the Board members so that it may be appropriately addressed by the Executive Board.

The BSORA desires to be inclusive of all BSO retirees from every department, and we need your help to spread the word to every retiree and DROP participant. We have added the Fire Rescue logo to our home page. Last year we were able to add some members from these departments and would like to see additional retirees join us. We now have red Fire Rescur Retiree shirts and, in the very near future, Fire Rescue hats will be available for our BSO Fire retirees, check out our web site for updates.

Donations for 2017 include the following:

            2017   Ziggy Zablocki Memorial Scholarship Winners:

                        Kayla Grey (Dennis Grey’s Daughter)                              1,000     

                        Morgan Calero (John Lawless’ Granddaughter)                 1,000  

          Broward Law Enforcement Memorial (until completed)            1,000

            Florida Sheriff's Association Gold Membership                        100

                   National Law Enforcement Memorial                            1,000

                     Honor Flight of Broward County, FL                           1,000

                     Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch                                       500

         Hurricane Irma victim-BSO Communications Operator                500

$250.00 donation was made to the Sheriff's Annual Holiday Toy Drive for children

which this year was handled by the Sheriff’s Foundation.

Once again the BSORA had a great year for donations and assistance to worthy causes.

During 2017 we added the Amazon Smile Program to our fundraising efforts. Once you register on the link, a % will be donated to BSORA and deposited in our bank account every quarter. 

The 2017 Biennial Retirees Reunion Banquet and General Meeting was held May 19th at Embassy Suites on the 17th Street Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale. This was a beautiful venue and the staff and accommodations were wonderful. The Board of Directors was again re-elected unopposed for another two year term. You are encouraged to become involved in BSORA and consider running for Office or Chair Person in 2019. As always we had a lively discussion regarding health insurance.  The Financial Report was presented and approved, and applications for the Ziggy Zablocki BSORA Scholarships were distributed. There were by-law changes suggested and ratified to better clarify membership classifications. A raffle was held and many prizes won by attendees.  The evening concluded with a superb slide presentation of photos from days gone by and scholarship winners.

We would love to consider a new location for the 2019 Reunion Banquet. We are not locked in to Broward County as we know many of our members live in other locations near and far. So if you have an idea please send us your suggestions and we’ll certainly consider it. Discussions of a cruise or mountain retreat have also come up.

We also remind you that your 2018 dues are now due, $25.00 per BSORA Family.  Pay online with PayPal or send a check to: BSORA,P.O. Box 494727, Port Charlotte, FL 33949.

You are encouraged to get involved in your retiree association and consider running for office in 2019.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe in the coming year.

Your BSO Retiree Association Executive Board.

New Retirees and Visitors

Welcome to the association of retired
Broward Sheriff's Office personnel
Open to all past employees who have retired honorably from
 the offices of Detention, Fire Rescue & Law Enforcement

 Our mission is to
 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 kind.  7. To cooperate with civic organizations and promote such civic, charitable and educational undertakings as this Association shall deem proper.   

 For membership application information go Here  For information go here Mail@bsoretirees.com    
 Retirees or Drop participants can  join by sending their yearly contribution of $25.00 dues to:  BSORA PO Box 494727 Port Charlotte, Fl 33949 
 or Paypal below to pay with credit card

Membership  is $25.00 per year per family

If you would like to auto renew each year, use this recurring Paypal Payment

We are in the gift giving mood with a new selection of apparel.
 We now take Credit Cards for these Items.

Mobile users please use desktop version of Website for ordering

Thank you for visiting our site. If you have any question please contact us at Mail@bsoretirees.com
Any orders will be shipped by USPS. for normal ground.
Please allow 5-7 days for delivery
The new version of the hat with the new logo is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. Looking even better than the earlier version this is a great upgrade from this new vendor.  
A great gift for that retiree in your life. One size fits all order now.

Another new item this year is the good old T Shirt complete with the small front logo.  Lightweight and comfortable this is a great wherever shirt for that retiree that wants to show his colors! 


The newest item in our clothing line is for the Fire Side of the house, the new T shirt is the same quality as the LE version and shows your support in fireside red and silver.
This is the Favorite seller of all time and with the new Logo and shirt style it's even better now. Made of 50/50 cotton and polyester the shirt stays cool while keeping it's shape. A great gift for that Retiree in your life.Please pick your size below and order with a credit card.

Golf Shirt

Now the Women have a Shirt
This is the Favorite seller of all time and with the new Logo and shirt style it's even better now. Made of 50/50 cotton and polyester the shirt stays cool while keeping it's shape. A great gift for that Retiree in your life.Please pick your size below and order with a credit card.
 XL are on order and may be delayed.

Golf Shirt

The new version of the hat with the Fire Side in mind is Coming soon!
Please check back soon for Availability

Board of Directors

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

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

Media Coordinator
Merchandize Extraordinaire

Janice Creamer Media@bsoretirees.com

2nd Vp 
George Ferguson

Ziggy Zablocki

Eileen Forrester Mail@bsoretirees.com treasurer@bsoretirees.com

Pastor Jake Brey aslc_prjake@bellsouth.net Chaplain@bsoretirees.com 
Recording Secretary 
Carol Sclar  
carol.sclar@gmail.com secretary@bsoretirees.com
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