I hope everyone had as merry a Christmas and a Happy New Year as my family and I did. The presents were nice and the fellowship was priceless. So now the next thing to look forward to is the FFAM Convention at the Lake and the Missouri State Fair.
The convention will be here before you know it and every one is busy with that but don’t forget the fair. Remember the fair applications, in this publication and on line at www.FFAM.org, are due to Monty Thompson by the end of the 2016 convention. So don’t forget to get them in.
Remember we need your FFAM membership card for 2016, your current drivers license, and any certificates and license you need for your work to work medical at the fair. These need to be with the application and also parents signatures for junior firefighters. So start now and make sure your dues are paid up, we don’t need any surprises at the last minute, and make sure your license and certificates are current and get them to us with that application.
Make sure you read the application as some of the wording has changed. Remember if you want extra shirts state that on the application and fill out all the information we ask for because we use all of it. It takes extra time to chase you down to ask a question you needed to answer.
Well that’s enough to think about for a while so get ready for Convention 2016 and I will see you there. Remember if you have raffle tickets to sell for the Henry Riffle that was donated to FFAM by Jay Weinstein for proceeds to go to the Fire Fighter Museum then get out there and sell all you can. We have someone down South selling lots of them. Thanks Mr. Riley. Bring the money and stubs to the convention for President Hoover or myself to get them in the drawing.
And one other item, remember President Hoover appointed another commissioner to the State Fair Committee so be sure to welcome Officer 5, Rick Dozer to the State Fair staff. Thanks to every one for all you do for the FFAM and see you soon.