56 YEARS AND STILL GROWING STRONG!
THE FDNY STEUBEN ASSOCIATION PROMOTES GOOD WILL AND GERMAN HERITAGE THROUGH ITS' MEMBERSHIP AND BELIEVES IN THE VALIDITY OF THE MERIT SYSTEM. ALL MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MANY EVENTS WE HOST THROUGHOUT
HEY!-We have a new Staten Island Boro Delegate, his name is John Sarnes from Ladder 82; joining John in the same category are John Mayberger (E-268) representing Queens and from Brooklyn we have Mike Zaczyk from E-250. Another member Tom Boyne (BFI) agreed to be our Fire Marshal Rep. There's a Bronx Boro Delegate on the way, so that means we only need to fill the Manhattan Role and we still need a Recording Sec'y-any takers out there?... Hey, we have 8 new probies that signed up when Dave Schleyer and Charley Messemer went to the "Rock" on 12/20/18 to try and induct some new members, well here they are: Conor Wetzel, Tom Koehler, Chris Bohack, Ceyhun Dagdeviren, Chris DeBonet, Phil Kurpeawski, Frank Hunt Jr. and Conner Williams-We Welcome them all! Probie School Instructor Sean Becker also signed up-Welcome Sean!... At our meeting on 1/16/19 we paused briefly for a moment of silence to remember FF Stephen Pollard and NYPD Housing Police Officer Brian Kessler. Our meeting had some interesting guest speakers from the Plattduetsche Park Refurbishing Crew. We also got a sneak peek of the Grand Ballroom which is under major construction and will be completed by the end of March. The room will be equipped with 6 big screen monitors, they will come in handy when we have our Oktoberfest there on 10/26/19. We hope many will come on that date and enjoy the new confines...that's all for now, see you on 2/20/19 for our next meeting...
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Of course we will host our monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month; January to June, then September to December. All meetings are held at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 1132 Hempstead Tpke Franklin Square, NY 11010. This year we hope to have interesting guest speakers at each meeting. After the conclusion of business hot food will be served along with refreshing beverages.
Beginning in June of 2019 we will have our first event; The Annual Steuben Family Picnic. We welcome any suggestions for the venue to be located, as of now we are researching places to have it. Two years ago we had it at Oyster Bay Park but it was lightly attended. We need new guys to get involved to help with getting it off the ground. Most of our other events are successful but this one needs a little help. So it's time to step up and get involved! The date of the Picnic is Saturday June 22nd. We have the date, now we need a place.
Friday July 19th, 2019-The Steuben Boat Ride. Here is another event that is in flux. The Circle Line has always been our venue for this event, however their prices are steep and we welcome any suggestions you may have to have it elsewhere. We are looking into Skyline Cruises which leaves out of the World's Fair Marina. Again we need help with this event.
Saturday September 21st-The 62nd Steuben Day Parade. The 2018 Parade was organized incredibly well and we had a lot of help from our membership-we thank all for that. Dave Schleyer, our Parade Chairman did a great job and we look forward to another great event on 9/21/19.
The Steuben Scholarship Golf Outing was held in September of 2018 and it proved to be the best success of 2018. John Louthan, our President and Golf Chairman did a great job with it. Even though we had a light turn out (49 Golfers) the outing was a tremendous success. How to improve it? : We need our members to get the word out and bring in more golfers. Come On Steubens! Help Us! [The Golf Outing does not have a date as of yet but we hope to host it once again in September of 2019]
Saturday October 26th, 2019: OUR ANNUAL STEUBEN OKTOBERFEST DINNER DANCE-This event gets a lot of support and can only get better as the years go by. Many Thanks to Our Oktoberfest Committee for making this one of the most popular events. Over the past 3 years attendance has grown from 150 in 2016 to 200 in 2018. Let's get that number up to 225 in 2019.