Welcome to the website of the Fraternal Order of Police Baldwin County Lodge 43
Next Meeting: February 11, 2016
Dinner served at 6 pm
Meeting starts at 7 pm
SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL SHOOTERS USING THE RANGE
WHEN SHOOTING @ THE RANGE, PLEASE PICK UP ALL BRASS. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR BRASS, PLEASE DEPOSIT IT IN THE CANS LOCATED UNDER THE SHED. THERE WILL BE NO SOLICITATION FROM OTHER MEMBERS WHILE ON THE RANGE TO REQUEST YOUR BRASS OR PICK UP FOR THEIR PERSONAL USE. THE LODGE RECYCLES THE USED BRASS TO HELP MAINTAIN THE COST FOR MAINTENANCE. PLEASE HELP US IN SEEING THAT THIS REQUEST IS FOLLOWED.
The Lodge has met its maximum amount of Associate Memberships as of 12/10/15. Any new Associate applicants submitting their application will be placed for review and voted on in the order in which the Lodge receives it. You may submit an application along with your payment and the Lodge will hold it until an opening becomes available. Usually it takes 2 to 3 months for an available slot opening.
Anyone visiting our web-site should not automatically go to the Credit Card payment tab and submit payment for Membership into the Lodge, unless you are already an Associate Member or Active Member. You must submit an application for approval prior to using the web-site for payment of dues etc.
CHANGE IN DUES DELINQUENT DATE
THE LODGE HAS CHANGED THE DATE FOR DELINQUENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERS TO MARCH 1ST, 2016. THIS IS THE SAME DATE THE GATE COMBINATION WILL CHANGE. IF DUES ARE NOT PAID BY MARCH 1ST, 2016, ASSOCIATES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE ROSTER AND LOOSE THEIR NP # THEY WERE ASSIGNED WHEN THEY FIRST JOINED THE LODGE.
Walter Crook (Associate Advocate)
ALL ASSOCIATES WHO HAVE PAID THEIR 2016 MEMBERSHIP DUES WILL BE MAILED THEIR CREDENTIALS WITHIN 5 TO 7 BUSINESS DAYS.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW GATE COMBINATION PRINTED ON THE BACK OF YOUR 2016 MEMBERSHIP CARD WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE MARCH 1ST, 2016.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO USE THE CURRENT GATE COMBINATION UNTILL THE NEW GATE COMBINATION BECOMES EFFECTIVE ON MARCH 1ST, 2016.
REMEMBER IF 2016 DUES ARE NOT PAID BY MARCH 1ST, 2016, YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE DROPPED AND YOUR NP # WILL BE ISSUED TO ANY NEW APPLICANT APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP INTO THE LODGE. AT THE PRESENT TIME THE LODGE HAS NO AVAILABLE SLOTS OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERSHIP INTO THE LODGE, BUT YOU MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION WHICH WILL BE PLACED ON HOLD IN THE ORDER/DATE IT IS RECEIVED. ONCE AN OPENING OCCURS, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR MEMBERSHIP INTO THE LODGE IN THE ORDER IT WAS RECEIVED.
WALTER CROOK (ASSOCIATE ADVOCATE)
The Lodge has had numerous members complaints about people bringing their dogs into the lodge meeting hall. We have no choice but to ask all members to please refrain from bringing their dogs into the lodge. We hope no one is offended by this New Rule, but we have to respect all of our members in this request.
When using the Range make sure you pick up all your used brass and take it with you, if needed, or put them into the brass containers located under the shed.
While doing regular maintenance on Tuesday, August 11, we found brass left and several LIVE ROUNDS laying on the ground. This is a HAZARD for our members cutting the grass with a mower, and not only for them, but all workers doing maintenance nearby as well.
PLEASE COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST FOR OUR MEMBERS SAFETY!
* * * SPECIAL POSTING * * *
2016 Dues reminders for all ACTIVE/ASSOCIATE MEMBERS were mailed out on 11/15/15. If not paid by April 1st, 2016 Active Members will be placed on the inactive roster. Associates will be dropped from the roster, and have to re-submit a new application if not paid by March 1st, 2016 and lose their assigned NP Number for being delinquent. Please inform the Lodge of any change of address. All Associates are to write their NP Number on checks and money orders. All Active and Associates can pay by credit card on the web-site which is a secured site. Be sure and put NP Number on form if paying by credit card. Gate Combination will change on March 1st, 2016.
All Active Members should mail dues to:
Baldwin County FOP Lodge 43
P.O. Box 691
Fairhope, Al 36532
All Associate Members should mail dues to:
P.O. Box 41
Foley, AL 36536
NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE
NEW ASSOCIATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE VOTED ON AT LODGE MEETINGS ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. IF YOU SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION BETWEEN THE REGULAR HELD LODGE MEETING DATES, IT WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE NEXT REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING.
THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THEIR DUES AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARDS, NEED TO CONTACT CHAPLAIN WALTER CROOK (ASSOCIATE ADVOCATE) TO VERIFY THEIR PAYMENT OF DUES AND MAKE SURE THEIR CARDS WERE SENT TO THEIR PROPER ADDRESS.
APPLICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR
ASSOCIATE / ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
All new applications for Associate Members and renewals will be mailed their Membership Package in 5 to 7 days once processed by the Lodge. Chaplin Walter Crook will be handling all Associate Memberships into the Lodge.
All new applications for Active Members and renewals will be mailed their Membership Package in a timely manner once processed by the Lodge. New Active Membership applications will have to be processed by the National FOP Lodge, prior to receiving their new Active
Membership Card: Secretary John McDonald will be handling all Active Memberships applying into the Lodge.
Walter Crook (Associate Advocate)
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