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Next 4 Unit meeting dates


May 4, 2016 – Local 67
une, 1 2016 – VFW
July 6, 2016 – VFW
August 3, 2016 – VFW
Sept. 10, 2016 – 4Unit Picnic
Oct. 5, 2016 – VFW
Nov. 2, 2016 – VFW
Dec. 7, 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

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$3000 Gross Income Exclusion for Federal Income Tax



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


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.



** Notice to all 4 Unit members **

This is an update regarding our monthly meeting in April.

I have finally gotten all the pieces of the puzzle into place regarding our trip to Motts Military Museum.

We will not be meeting at the Firefighter VFW. Instead we will be having our monthly meeting at the Madison Township Fire Station 181 located at 4567 Firehouse Lane, across from Groveport High School on South Hamilton Rd. just south of Williams Rd. The Meeting time has been moved up one hour. Business meeting will start at 11:00 AM. Hopefully we can be finished up in 30 to 40 minutes. Lunch will be catered by Little Italy Pizza. We will have pizza, subs and salad, soft drinks and water. The lunch is being provided at no cost to our members. After lunch we will drive a short distance to the museum.

We want to give back to our members for all the support you have given to us over the years. We will have a collection jar and will be asking for donations. All money raised will be given to the museum. This was much harder to pull off than I thought it would be. Many thanks to Battalion Chief Chris Pallos and Mrs. Daisy Mott for making this possible. Any of our members needing special assistance i.e. wheel chairs please contact Gary Church or Larry Baker. Please give us a little notice so we can track down any special equipment needed. This is a self-guided tour so you can take your time and travel at your own pace. There is also an outside static display of military vehicles and a FDNY truck damaged on 9/11. We are hoping for nice weather and a great turnout.


Gary Church.


Presidents Report

Greetings to all,

Well it looks like spring is upon us, and I am glad that we had such a mild winter.

As some of you know, that attend the monthly meetings I have been working on a visitation to Motts Military Museum for our April 6, 2016 meeting. I thought you might like to try something new for a change. All the plans have been made. Motts Museum did not have a space large enough to hold our monthly meeting or for us to have lunch. Thanks to Chief Chris Pallos from Madison Township Station 181, they have offered to let us hold our meeting and have our lunch there. The address is 4567 Firehouse Lane. It is across the street from Groveport High School just south of Williams Rd. The members voted last month to move the meeting time up one hour to 11:00AM. I am going to try to keep the meeting as short as possible. 4 Unit is trying to give back to its members so we will be providing the lunch to the members as well as the firefighters working that day. Lunch will be pizza, subs and salad. We will also provide soft drinks and water. For all you beer drinkers sorry you are out of luck this month. After lunch we will have a short drive to the museum. I had put out a notice regarding the trip on our website. Motts is asking for a $5.00 fee to the museum which has been discounted to us. Anyone who is a member of the Firefighters VFW will be admitted for free, please bring your membership card. This has been set up by Ron Casto for some time. We are looking forward to a great turnout. Mott’s Museum has a great display of military items as well as items from 9/11 including a Firetruck that was at Ground Zero.

Anyone that needs assistance (wheelchair) in getting around at the museum, contact Gary Church or Larry Baker. Please give us ample notice so we can obtain the necessary equipment.

I had the pleasure to be invited to Henry Baldwin’s 80th birthday. Henry took me under his wing when I was a new boy assigned to Station 23. It was nice to see Henry’s children and meet his many friends. Gary Siniff had a knee replacement surgery on March 2 and is reported as doing well.

We are making the final push on collecting information for the new rosters. If you have had any changes in your information, address, phone numbers, email address please contact Gary Church or Jerry Mason with your updated information. All the information we use for the roster’s come from your membership form. We try to make the roster as correct as possible and if we don’t have your updated information it will not be correct in the new roster. The new roster’s will be finished sometime in August and will be available at the picnic in September.


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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