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Offline nfd2004

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Member Get Together
« on: March 05, 2019, 09:55:15 PM »
 Over the last two weeks or so, myself, Joe M. (macK), John B (jbendick) and Tommy B (tbendick) have been talking about having a One Day Get Together, open to the members who would like to have a dinner and meet some of the guys of Nycfire.net.

 There is a possibility that Lt Tommy B might be able to present a program on the FDNY and maybe a couple of guys would be willing to talk on the FDNY history of the dept, the War Years, etc.

 We would hope to hold this event at a hall in Yonkers, maybe on a weekend in early May. Limited to 45-50 people depending on the allowed occupancy.

 Hopefully we can give you more information soon. But again, this is very early in the planning stages at this point.

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« on: March 05, 2019, 09:55:15 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 06:46:59 PM »

 Keep Me Posted Willy. I Swear - I'm gonna' get to One of These Yet !   ::)

 Yonkers would be great as I'm Now Up in Kingston, NY  (God Only Knows where I'll be in May;
 Hopefully Closer to Yonkers !)

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Re: Member Get Together
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 07:53:04 PM »

 Keep Me Posted Willy. I Swear - I'm gonna' get to One of These Yet !   ::)

 Yonkers would be great as I'm Now Up in Kingston, NY  (God Only Knows where I'll be in May;
 Hopefully Closer to Yonkers !)

 Joe, we'll do. Had a brief discussion about it earlier today with "mack". I'll also be in touch with Capt John B and pass on a couple of thoughts "mack" had mentioned.

 Trying to get the place for the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in May.

 Maybe a start time of about 11:00 am with an optional dinner maybe 1700.

 Hope to get a few more details within a week or so. I hope to talk to Capt John B about it within the next few days.

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 08:48:34 AM »
 Friends of Nycfire.net, so far we are looking at Saturday May 18th as the day of this Get Together. Maybe from around 1100 hours to 1700 hours.

 A few guys talking about the FDNY now and then. For me as a buff of the FDNY, how it all started and how I found this site. If possible I understand that Lt Tommy Bendick might be able to present us with a power point program on the FDNY as it is today. Retired Capt John Bendick has mentioned to me about telling us about working within the FDNY during those very busy War Years.

 I would hope that maybe Joe M., "mack" might be able to talk a little too. His father was a B/C on the FDNY and Joe spent a lot of time with him at the firehouse, I think in Coney Island. A very busy place during those War Years. As we know, "mack" has been the main contributing author of the FDNY Firehouse threads. The most viewed and popular threads on this site.

 Of course it is hoped that more guys might be interested in telling their stories. The FDNY, as well as other topics many of us would be interested in. FDNY Dispatchers and the FDNY/EMS.

 Besides a few guys talking to the group, maybe a coffee hour chit chat and later a dinner.

 The place would probably be in Yonkers. A few of us visited a VFW Hall several years ago and John and Joe have mentioned that place as a possible location. The cost would depend on the cost of the hall and the meal. Maybe have a raffle to off set it a little. Also of course mentioned is making a donation to a charity. One talked about is the NYC Burn Center which has an office at the firehouse where Lt Tommy Bendick works.

So with that date in mind, (Saturday May 18th - if possible), John Bendick has mentioned that we would need a count of those who would be interested in attending.

We begin with Joe W., "STAjo". Members we would like to have a good idea on those who would be interested. Please sign up below between now and Tuesday March 19th.

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Re: Member Get Together
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:49:35 AM »
 Joe W., aka "STAjo"

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 02:08:17 PM »
I'm out.   I won't be in NY until around June for The Bell Club Dinner as I am a member.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 08:16:51 PM »
Joe W., aka "STAjo"

 I'm In. [Hopefully !]

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 11:20:55 PM »
Sounds good hope to make it.

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 07:05:27 PM »
Thanks for organizing this, Bill.  Hope I can be there.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:44 PM »
I should be in as long as my mutual goes through.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 09:16:40 AM »
 Thank you "manhattan" and "Lebby", along with "STAjo" and "68jk09", we will be in touch.

 I think there might be a few more joining as well.

 We will keep you advised.

 

 

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Re: Member Get Together
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 09:43:27 AM »
I hope to make it; will definitely know as the date gets closer.

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 01:39:37 PM »
I am in. 

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 04:36:43 PM »
I'm in...getting my best clean tee shirt out for the occasion...

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 09:15:41 PM »
Let me know when you know the date. I will do my best to make it happen.

 

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