Our 20th meeting was held at the Hamden Elks Lodge, with 16 members attending. Members voted final approval to two by-law changes. Annual dues are increased by $3 and future quarterly meetings will be held during the same months, but on either the 2nd Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday on a rotating basis. Minutes of the meeting are posted on the Members Only pages.
Bob Mordecai took these photos of the gathering (CLICK to enlarge).
Bob Mordecai Elected HFRA President
HFRA VP Bob Viglione passes the gavel to newly elected HFRA President Bob Mordecai
Election of HFRA officers for 2014 took place at the 20th meeting of the association last Wednesday. Bob Mordecai was unanimously elected president of the Association. HFRA vice president Bob Viglione officially presented Bob with the gavel on behalf of former HFRA president Mark Barletta, who had moved to Florida the previous week. Bob served previously as one of the three HFRA trustees. Jim Dunlop was elected to fill the three-year trustee slot vacated by Bob, and will serve until Dec. 31, 2016. Bob Viglione and Dave Johnson were re-elected to serve as vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively.
New trustee Jim Dunlop with new president Bob Mordecai
As his first official act as the new HFRA president, Bob Mordecai presented member Brain Forsyth with a well deserved special plaque from the membership that reads, "The Membership of the Hamden Fire Retirees Association recognizes with sincere gratitude and appreciation your outstanding efforts and dedication in providing fine meals to your brother retirees at quarterly meetings since our first year." Brian has planned and prepared excellent meals for his fellow HFRA members since the first meeting to be held at the Elks Hall in November 2009. Thanks, Brian!
More Views of the Fall Meeting - October 9, 2013
Photos by Bob Mordecai and Dave Johnson
(CLICK to enlarge any of them)
Jimmy Dunlop, Chickie Manware, Kerry Castracane, Tom Doherty and Rev. Sanderson
Gil Spencer and Bob Anthony
Dave Johnson, Bob Viglione and Bob Mordecai
Augie Williams and Eddy Doiron
Bob Viglione, Harold Mangler and Ray Dobbs
John O'Hare and Tom Doherty
Mordecai, Yoga, Maybury, Mangler, Doherty, O'Hare and Castracane
Forsyth, Dobbs, Moore, Anthony, Leddy and Lostritto