A. Vic. Grillo JR
We are aware that there was a problem in last years dues and packages. We
ask that you pay your 2014 dues as soon as you get your renewal notice.
Once again two very important issues are raising an angry
head as it pertains to retirees:
1) Last year VP and C.O.O. Call upon the National to ignite
and create a strategic plan for our National., he joined with several new
presidents to the National called for the rebuilding and reprioritizing of
the National. "Any talk of a merge with any other group is ridiculous, as we
are each demographically and as lodges divided among each other. As a
National we are strong however we need to recognize that it is time to draw
from our history and stop using it as baggage". Joe Gag goes on to report,
we need ( and enjoy at the 1013 BSI ) a great relationship with our Unions.
Citing the new PBA retiree newsletter, removal of the life cap on
prescriptions, annual invitations to the PBA Delegates Meeting and the
ability to have the delagets speak to us".
When we called upon the PBA to clarify the Governors joke of
a gun law, the PBA came down to our meeting and filled our room, we even
opened the door to ANY other organization to learn about the puzzle of the
gun law. And we are thankful for that.
We are hopeful that their is a place for our input on the
National as we seem to give and get the mutual respect of Unions and
Politicians throughout the State.
2) It is obvious now and just about anywhere in the United
States, there is an anti-cop sentiment in too many large cities. We ask all
our members and members of the National To hold their tongue. why? We
believe after 2014 elections, leadership from elected officials will rise,
history has taught us when in doubt, create an enemy. As active members of
the service we are easy pickings. In NYC, a demonstration was held at
a Pct instead of City Hall, even though the leadership is at City Hall
We will not speculate but history is history.
3) Which ever your Union is calling upon you to vote for, do
it!. Brooklyn Staten Island Cannot support any candidate. However we can
tell you follow your Unions Lead and lets have faith in their choices. These
are tough times in Albany.
We are growing everyday at the Brooklyn Staten Island 1013,
we have learned to Partner, because with it comes the ability to be heard.
I hope you all had a great and healthy summer, we look
forward to a great winter. Please follow us daily on Facebook
Finally, Dues. If you are waiting here it is pay your
dues. We will Email you a notice and we will mail you a
notice, woever all this is worthless if you miss the email or U.S. Mail.
We love you as members and we want to keep you updated. But we need for you
to help us accomplish that goal. Send us your email by Sending you name and
address to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are long distance PLEASE
the dues are 27.50 this includes shipping and
handling, so we can track the package to you.
Send your information to us at
PO Box 310495
Red Hook Station
Brooklyn NY 11231
God Bless and Be Safe
2013 Presidents report
1) The VSF - there are constant letters and updates as it
pertains to the ultimate thorn that divides us as retirees the "Haves" and
"Have Nots" As retirees we can only agree we were let down. When the benefit
was created it should have been one for all and all for one. The bogus excuse
of "Three Quarters is tax free so they shouldnt get it" No longer holds true.
Most retirees on 3/4's are barely surviving. The City knows this, it is the
reason why "popular" heroes injured in the line of duty are kept on the payroll
and even promoted, even though they never work as a cop again. Why is this?
because it would be an embarassment to see how injured retirees are forced to
live, after 5 years. Now 3/4's doesn't even exist and they still will not get a
VSF or defined Comp. Sorry Officer you have been shot in the head and you don't
know any celebrities. "Bye, Bye"
Follow us on FaceBook But remember for all intents and purposes
the lawsuite that defined all VSF LAwsuites is Gagliardo V Dinkins. This
litigation including Transit (Ed Ranieri ), NYPD ( P Catalano ) and Housing
Joseph Gagliardo. While we know today that the City lied in the Appeal Process,
unless the case is picked up it is over.
2) Gun Licenses and what can be caried and what cannot be
carried. The State has turned into such a political issue that they call
gun control restricting legitimate gun owners. The most recent legislation
restricts the number of rounds you can carry in a clip. Every law enforcement
officer and retiree in the State of New York is Carrying illegal guns due to
the rush to pass "Legal Gun Restrictions" Again Follow us on Facebook and we
update information almost daily. But more important. If you in the five
boroughs go get certified for HR 218.. Our Friend and honorary member at
the West Side Range are honorable Noble and Excellant trainers. Mention
Brooklyn Staten ISland 10-13. So you will receive the the true honor you
get when you served this City.
West Side Pistol Range
This is a link to the New York State form that will conceal your identity as a
legal gun owner in the State of New York.
Criminal with illegal guns are not required to file to
have your name withheld.
Our website is adding new and different
places of interest to our membership. THE MEDICAL BOARD caption contains the
names and specialties of numerous health care professionals, that are POLICE
friendly and accept most of our plans, THESE PROFESSIONALS are being used by
many of our members and are not advertising. THIS list will be constantly
updated to reflect the best care possible for our member's and their
families. The quarterly newsletter will be available on the website and will
continue to be mailed to all members in good standing. In keeping with our
tradition of supporting our active BROTHER'S and SISTER'S our organization
will be recognizing outstanding POLICE OFFICER'S for the excellent job being
performed in the field. I have added the position of PUBLIC RELATION'S
COORDINATOR to the BOARD, to keep the membership , and the BOARD aware of
any issues affecting RETIREE'S benefits and any other subject that may
pertain to our member's. I ask you to please attend our meetings for your
support and input, for this organization can only exist with your
participation. We have also established a presence on Face Book .com for you
computer savvy members, in an effort to keep our name out their for new
benefits and new members. The Bklyn 10 -13 Association has a history we can
all be proud of and I am proud to say we have a future we can all look
forward to. As the economy changes and world events alter our lives our
members and future members will always have a home base or virtual precinct
if you will, to get and give information for our members. We will be finding
partners to work with and as we can see we are reaching our to our "active "
brothers and sisters to let them know that we are proud of them and pray
that they are eligible to join our ranks in the future. To borrow a phrase
from another organization we are proud of our past, and have faith in our
future. Thanks to the Board and the membership we are within reaching
distance of our goals. I thank them, for the loyalty and work that they
perform everyday for our members. Be Safe.
WHO IS THE BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND 10-13 AND WHAT
HAVE WE DONE?
The Brooklyn & Staten Island 10-13 Association is an organization of retired
New York City Police Officers, of all ranks, including Police Officers of
the former Housing and Transit Police.
We are a Member Association of The National Association Of
Police Organizations, Inc. (NAPO) recognized by:
The Congress of The United States
- The Legislature of The State of New York
- The New York City Council
Representing the New
York State voting strength of members, relatives and friends of a nationwide
In the mid 1980's,
"10-13's" existed, in New York and in different parts of the country
but served primarily as social gatherings. There existed a need to
geographically effect political strategies and at the same time allow more
gainful services to the membership.
The origin of this
"10-13", as with others, is to upgrade pension income, increase
welfare benefits and lobby for a permanent C.O.L.A., for all members regardless
of their date or type of retirement. This Organizations job is to defend
you and your family - against the economic erosion of your benefits.
None of our Officers
are salaried and all pay annual dues, sacrifice their time and provide for this
organization on a volunteer basis.
There are many
retired and active police officers who may not have heard of the "New York
10-13 Association, Brooklyn & Staten Island, Inc." or who have not yet
realized the importance of joining us and of supporting our goals. We exist for
the good of all retired and active police officers.
If you have recently
retired, the problem of a fixed pension system has not impacted on your present
financial cost of living status. However, this temporary feeling of
well-being will rapidly diminish in a few short years. Ask any member who
has been retired for only five years or more and you will quickly realize the
need for an organization that is solely dedicated to the present and future
needs of you and your family.
Our organization continue to grow, as does our political strength. This
political strength has been further established under "one banner", of
the National Association of Police Organizations, Inc., to effect the voting of
those in the legislature who support us and those who do not. We utilize a
system through friends and family, outside of New York State, by utilizing those
within the state, even if they were not police officers. This is done
through the "National Association of Police Organizations, Inc." .
The Brooklyn & Staten Island 10-13 Association has been responsible for
numerous pieces of legislation submitted on behalf of our retirees and
active members of the Department. One of the most important piece of
legislation which has been submitted is the "Irwin Rutman Public Safety
Officers Act" (Federal legislation) . This legislation will
provide the same benefits to the retiree, as it applies to an active member who
is killed in the line of duty. This bill will provide for the widows and
children of a retiree who is killed, while taking action to prevent the
commission of a crime. An additional aspect of this legislation will also
provide for that retiree who is permanently injured, in taking such action.
In either case, the retirees widow will receive the same benefits afforded to
the active member or if permanently injured , the retiree will be eligible
to receive an additional pension from the Federal government for any permanent
ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE
N.Y.C.P.D: If you are presently still a member of the PD on active duty and
not retired, you may say; Why Join? Remember the saying on the
"tombstone"! "Where I am, some day you will be."
As such, the "10-13 Associations are your only protection you have at such
an "emotional time". We lost the "fraternalism" and
"camaraderie" in the job. In the "10-13" Associations, IT IS
STILL ALIVE AND WELL!
REMEMBERING PATROLMAN CARDILLO