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Next 4 Unit meeting dates


November 4, 2015 – VFW
December 2, 2015 – VFW
January 6, 2016 – VFW
February 3, 2016 – VFW
March 2, 2016 – VFW
April 6, 2016 – VFW
May 4, 2016 – Local 67
une, 1 2016 – VFW
July 6, 2016 – 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

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer, but with all the rain it sure seemed to be a short one. We did not have a monthly meeting in September due to the picnic. The picnic was held on September 12, 2015. We had some rain that kept us inside for the most part. As far as we can tell we had approximately 125 members in attendance.

Jim Mcvay handled things at the door, but we sure had to scramble with the raffle tickets and the 50/50 drawing. I did not know where the tickets were, they were in the storage room in a plastic bin. Many thanks to Helen Siniff and Jane Goodrich who saved the day. I had to ask them several questions during the day to keep things running smoothly. You take things for granted when you have good people, who take care of business volunteering their time They were finally able to take the day off and enjoy the picnic. Thanks for all you have done for us throughout the years. I want to thank my wife (Gloria) for stepping in to help out, when I had my meltdown over the lost tickets. Many thanks to Charlie Campbell and Steve Hennosy, for getting the shelter house ready and setting everything up. The food was prepared by Tom Christ, Jim Pritsel (who stepped up to fill in for Neil Studebaker) and Joe Keefer. Thanks to Local 67. Gary Wells and Tina, took time out to gather up many nice items especially for the ladies. Once again Forrest Bennett pounded the streets to find items for the raffle, He was able to get Papa Johns to donate 20 pizzas, Donato’s donated several pizzas and Fire House subs donated a bunch of subs. He also made several wooded items for the raffle. Please keep these businesses in mind when you are looking for a place to eat. Remember they supported us. We were a little thin on items for the raffle this year, we can always use help in this area.

We have been invited back to the Columbus Fire Training Academy. To watch the new boys go thru some scenarios and then have lunch. The date will be October 13, 2015 at approx.10:30. I am hoping that we have a good turnout, they always treat us very well. It is always enjoyable to visit with new firefighters.

I have been trying to think of some news ways for us to get together and do something different. I have talked to Daisy Mott at Motts Military Museum and have scheduled April 6, 2016 for us to visit (they are excited to have us) she even donated a necklace and earrings for the raffle. They do not have enough room for us to set up chairs and have a meeting or a meal there. So with the help of Larry Baker we are working on the logistics. We will keep you informed of the details, we are hoping that things will fall into place.

The Executive Board also voted to award Charlie Burkhart and Jerry Mason plaques with the approval of the members in attendance at the July meeting. This was hard to do without them knowing. We wanted to thank them for all that they have done for the members and families of 4 Unit for so many years. They were presented the plaques at the August meeting.


Gary A. Church.

4 Unit President.


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







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