THE FDNY RMA EXECUTIVE BOARD left to right: (Standing) Frank Martinez, Paul Mallery, Manny Croquez, Jim Hayhurst,
Bill Schillinger, Mike O'Keeffe and Frank Lomuscio
(Sitting) Manny Fernandez, Bob Landau, Bob Divirgilio and Wilbur Hutchins
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our Next Meeting
Tuesday April 29th
The Knights of Columbus Hall
3051 Nostrand Ave. Brooklyn, NY 7:30pm
Scheduled Special Guest Speakers:
Bill Romaka from the IAFF
and Mike Donovan from the UFOA
Food & Refreshment will be served at the Conclusion of the Meeting
ZADROGA BILL UPDATE (click here to go to our Health Care Page)
[The Zadroga Fund Closes in 2016] At our FEBRUARY MEETING,
Dominique Penson, from the Barasch McGarry,
Salzman and Penson Law Firm spoke to us about the VCF. He was very informative.
He told us that initially the VCF was funded with
20 Billion Dollars, but only 6 billion was paid out.
The difference was returned to Congress
and the Fund closed in 2003. Originally,
Cancer was not covered but eventually that all changed.
Barasch McGarry, along with Kreindler & Kreindler, fought hard to get many cancers recognized.
They lobbied Congress to re-open the VCF.
Now 67 types of cancer are covered, with the latest ones being: Pancreatic, Cervix, Testicular and Brain.
For a list of the Cancers covered go to: www.wtc-illness.com
If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed
with the Cancers covered please call them at:
1-877-WTC-0911 or 1-800-331-2782
Our next speaker was from the 4-5-7 plan;
Ronni Bretschneider. She had a Q&A and brought up many different points. The members were satisfied with her answers. She also extended an invitation to all to attend a Financial Planning Seminar.
The cost is $179.00. It will discuss your goals
as it pertains to your 4-5-7 Funds.
To contact the Deferred Compensation Plan,
Call (212) 306-7760.
The meeting ended abruptly when the food line
was opened pre-maturely, however it was re-opened
when the stampede subsided.
110 Members were in attendance-Great Turn-Out!
Let's keep it going when we go back to Brooklyn
on Tuesday April 29th, 2014.
See you all then...
____________________________________________ Our Brothers Need Help Getting to Their
Treatment Centers-Volunteers Needed:
"Transportation" for retired members that have to go to the hospital or their doctor's office can be provided by
The Fire Family Transport Foundation with their many vans. These vans will be located
at the following locations:
Fort Totten, Staten Island, Brentwood & Middletown.
Volunteers may also use their own vehicles.
To volunteer, contact Chris Garcia at (212) 570-1693,
or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
________________________________________________ FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS:
F o F has helped over 500 Families since "Sandy".
For further information call (718) 643-0980
or E-mail them: email@example.com
Click below to go to their website: http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/ ********************************************************************
Looking to Volunteer to give
walking tours at the New World Trade Center Site
please call (212) 422-3520 Ex.112
You can also e-mail them at:
There is a new program for both active and retired members with health concerns related to the World Trade Center.
It is called:
Mindfulness Techniques for Relaxation,
Chronic Pain and Mood Mgmt Program.
It is offered at Fort Totten every Friday commencing on 10/7/11,
from 10:00-11:30am at the Counseling Service Bldg.
For more information Contact Maureen Healy at
(212) 570-1693 ext: 312
or Send E-Mail: healymfdny.nyc.gov ***************************************
WE NEED YOUR E-MAIL!
If you sent it in already-That's Great!
If you haven't then we must have it.
Please send it to me ASAP
send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your home mailing address, your phone number, the last company you were assigned to,
your date of Retirement,
as well as your valid e-mail address.
Many thanks to those who signed up for an email address at the last meeting
Remember to include your E-mail address
when signing in at future meetings.
It's Crucial that we have a Valid
E-mail Address! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THE RMA COUNTER KEEPS CLIMBING AND CLIMBING
THANKS FOR VISITING!
HERE ARE THE PICTURES FROM
THE 2013 FATHER MYCHAL F. JUDGE WALK OF REMEMBRANCE
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