After 39 Years as a NYC Firefighter and 13 years as President of the FDNY Steuben Association, Dave is moving on, however he will still serve as our Parade Chairman. We wish him well in his future endeavors...
Dave's Companies include Engine 262- (3 years), Ladder 116 (21 years), SOC Island (7 years) and The Decon Support Unit (8 years) which adds up to 39 years and a Great Career in the FDNY.
After about 2 weeks of rain here in NYC, the sun broke thru and shone down on the 61st Annual Steuben Day Parade and it was a dandy! Dubbed the most crowded Steuben Parade in recent memory, our Parade did not disappoint. A quick brisk march up 5th Ave led by the FDNY Color Guard and Engine 343. Our small but robust contingent of 30 German American NYC Firefighters led the way behind E-343. We were followed by 50 German Firefighters. Behind them were an Engine and Truck driven by Kirk Kowalchuk from L-111 and Ian Mesa from L-117. Atop the rigs were family & friends of the marchers-all enjoyed themselves immensely! Soon it was onto the Hall for food and refreshments and entertainment provided various German Bands topped off with 2 winners of the 50/50. Many Thanks to all who helped with making this another successful Parade Collation. For the Pictures go to Our Parade Page<click
SEPTEMBER MEETING MINUTES
The September Meeting was lightly attended maybe due to the weather, but all that came had a good time. And Charley Messemer was at the Head of the Meeting Table-Yes Charlie is Back!
At the meeting we remembered our very good friends who recently passed; John Wellenruether (7/13/18) and Bobby Ryall (8/8/18)- a moment of silence was observed for both of them and of course we paused briefly for those that made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9-11-01. Other issues that were discussed to the attendees was the small success of the Boat Ride that only made $668.00. Yes we tried something new and did get almost 300 to attend but the extra hour cost us! The Board approved to have the Boat Ride next year but only for three hours: 8-11pm on 7/19/19-the 3rd Friday of July...The Golf Outing was put out to the membership but only two members responded. We need more members to come to our events or these events will have to be cancelled. Many other organizations face the same dilemma. Come On!, Steubens, STEP UP!... Our Oktoberfest is the next event on the docket after the Golf Outing on 9/24/18, and we hope that many of you will attend but we will have to see. Remember we will be honoring Dave Schleyer as Man of The Year-so Come One, Come All!...That's all for now, go and peruse this incredible website for all the information on all of our events>>>
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