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Next 4 Unit meeting dates


Sept. 10, 2016 – 4Unit Picnic
Oct. 5, 2016 – VFW
Nov. 2, 2016 – VFW
Dec. 7, 2016 – VFW


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Current Officers:

President: Gary Church
Vice President: William Balthaser
Secy/Treasurer: Jerry Mason(*WE NEED HELP FOR THIS POSITION)
Recording Secy: Darylee Foertsch
Sgt. At Arms: Mike Peery


Albert Allen
Carl Lawhorn
Bill Hanf


Larry Baker

 4 Unit Logo designed:

Bill Carl


Executive Board


Larry Baker Chaplain, Bill Balthaser V. President, Gary Church President, Bill Hanf Trustee, Albert Allen Trustee, Mike Peery Sgt. at Arms
Committee Chairs


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

Standing John Simkins and Albert Allen – Website.





Presidents Report


As most of you already know things did not go very well for us down at the Police and Fire Pension Board. This was round one for us and about the only thing that we managed to hang onto was the $104.00 given to offset our Medicare. Gary Siniff made a good argument as to why it should be kept. We did have a much better turn out this time around. Paul Young, Rich Luzader and myself attended last month’s meeting at Local 67, to try to inform the active members of the upcoming changes. We were able to get the attention of a few of the more seasoned members. I also contacted President Dave Montgomery from L- 67 and President Jason Pappas from the FOP, they sent out information to their members informing them about the meeting at the Pension Board regarding the changes to their health insurance after retirement. We only had ONE active member show up. We did try and we know that this cannot be fixed by the retirees alone. But for now we will have to make the sacrifices in coverage and increased costs to try to keep this thing running along. Thanks to both Union Presidents for trying to muster up support for our cause. Nobody likes how this played out and next year they will be back for more.

By the time you read this the rosters should be almost done. Bill Balthaser, Cecil Goodrich and Terry Hetzer have been working hard on the final draft. The printer will make several copies for us to check the layout and to make any needed corrections. Then they will go to print. The rosters will be available at the picnic on September 10th.

At last month’s meeting the Executive Board decided that a change was needed in our Bi Laws that would better define the duties of our two secretary’s positions. It was discussed on the floor at our June meeting. This had to lay over till the July meeting for a vote by the members and was passed.

Charlie Campbell stopped by the July meeting but could not stay, so I am passing along this information second hand. The Picnic will be held on September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon. Rain or Shine. Deserts are needed. Please do not bring covered dishes unless you can make enough to feed everyone (about 100 people). As always, we are in need of items to raffle off. This a large part of the picnic that everyone seems to enjoy. So please help us out if you can.


Gary Church.

4 Unit President.



Charlie Burkhart and Jerry Mason receive plaques for their service to 4 Unit Retired Firefighters.







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