FMGC Members and Fire Service Friends;
We need help in pursuing EVERYONE to join the Fire
Museum of Greater Chicago
So far our progress has been good, but as you know
the economy has lessened our efforts and help is needed, so that your
Fire Department history is saved for your families and future
generations. This venture is for yours and yours alone. Those that
receive the newsletter already are helping and I now implore those
members to put the arm gently on those who are not members.
The entire FMGC board are volunteers and spend
many house of their day working on and for the success of the museum.
Our slogan is “Don’t throw anything out.” We can
use it at the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago. That slogan seems to be
working, almost every day calls are received that someone has
memorabilia and memories they want to share.
So come on and join us at the Fire Museum of
Greater Chicago. We are looking for active, retired blue shirts to
bosses and also anyone interested in the history of the fire department.
Also, I’m sure we have some mighty talented
tradesmen and women out there too and their help is needed. We’ve had
many of our brothers do a lot of work to make the museum what it is
today. The Trade Unions of Chicago have been most generous to us.
It is very gratifying on our Open House Days to
hear visitors comment so positively on what has been done.
You might also contribute to the “CFD Charities
Inc.”, a payroll deduction program thru the Department Finance Division.
This has been an added solution to the finances of the Fire Museum of
Greater Chicago, the C.F.D. Chaplains Ministry and the 5-11 Clubs
Canteen. A few bucks a payday shouldn’t be missed.
My best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year to you and your family.
Stay Safe and Watch Out for Each Other.
Bill Kugelman, President
C 773-206-9555 (anytime)