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Next 4 Unit meeting dates


August 5, 2015 – VFW
Sept 12, 2015 – 4U Picnic
October 7, 2015 – VFW
November 4, 2015 – VFW
December 2, 2015 – VFW


Please contact any 4 Unit officer or committee chairman at -
4unit@centohretfirefighters.com with comments, questions,
news items or events of interest to the  4 Unit membership.
4 Unit dues are due each year by January 1st. You can mail
your dues to Treasurer Jerry Mason at the address listed on
the membership/renewal enrollment form here:
2015 4 Unit Application for Membership


Current Officers:

President: Gary Church
Vice President: Charlie Burkhart
Secy/Treasurer: Jerry Mason(*WE NEED HELP FOR THIS POSITION)
Sgt. At Arms: Mike Peery


Albert Allen
Carl Lawhorn
Bill Hanf


Larry Baker

 4 Unit Logo designed:

Bill Carl


Executive Board


Rear Row L-R  Gary Church – President , Carl Lawhorn – Trustee, Bill Hanf – Trustee
Front Row L-R  Albert Allen – Trustee,  Mike Peery – Sgt at Arms, Charlie Burkhart – V. President
Committee Chairs


Seated L-R  Cecil Goodrich – FD News,  Gary Siniff – Benefits, Bill Wells – Picnic

Standing John Simkins and Albert Allen – Website.



Presidents Report


We held the May meeting at Station 67. This has become the largest meeting of the year. Thanks to President Jack Reall , Gary Wells and the men and women of Columbus Fire for once again hosting this annual event. This year we had 138 members sign in, but we always have a few that slip by without signing. We were treated to Burgers, Brats, Cowboy Beans, Chips, Veggie Tray, Ice Cold Soda and I think I might have even seen a couple of beers go by. The food was prepared by Lt. Steve Heughebart, FF. Jim Ferris, FF Wayne Morris, FF. Steve Sigwert, and FF. Dan Shafer and I know I missed a few. Thanks to the guys for giving up your day off to come and cook for us. They roll out the RED carpet for us every year and treat our members with such respect, and admiration. It is something that you need to come and see, if you have never been to the May meeting. We had seven new members at the meeting. This might be a new record. FF. Jeese Robinson, FF. Mike Bates, FF. David Hartsoe, FF.Dan Filipski, FF. Kevin Stiffler, FF. JD Hughes, FF. Bill Veeck. We hope you had a good time at your first 4 Unit meeting. We will be looking for you in the future.

Thanks to CME for coming to the May meeting, Crystal and Jeff always bring the famous cookies with our logo on them. CME is another great supporter of 4 Unit.

The May meeting is also when we make the nominations for the election in June. Only one nomination was made, Bill Balthaser for Vice President. We are going to need some more members step forward to become officers if we want 4 Unit to continue to grow. Jerry Mason and Charlie Burkhart have ask to be replaced. I want to thank them for their years of service to the members.

Bill Deighton gave a brief talk about his plans for the Pension system if reelected. Charlie Campbell also gave a presentation to the members at the April meeting of his plans if elected. Brothers I think we are lucky to have a choice. It was very refreshing to see Charlie and Bill sitting and chatting at the same table. Both are some classy gentlemen.

Bob Elfline gave the members an update on the plans for the banquet. Details are on the website, Milos will be providing the food. As this is a new venture for us and we would like to get it as right as possible. We are asking all that are planning to attend. Please preregister with Bob Elfline or Gary Church so we can have an accurate headcount.

Lt. Stu Tudor is still recovering. He is at the Darby Glen facility, and would love to have visitors. Please stop by and see him.


Gary A. Church

4 Unit President.






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