Dear Brothers and Sisters in the National Conference of Shomrim Societies,
I would like to thank all of you for your confidence in electing me President of the National Conference of Shomrim Societies. I am truly honored and humbled to represent you all. I would like to thank out going President Steven Litwin for all of his hard work and dedication these past two tears. I hope I can keep up with him. Just a little about myself, I am currently on my 23 year with the NYPD. I had the privilege of serving NYPD Shomrim as their President in 2009, 2010. I have been married to my wife Jennifer for the past 25 years and we have two daughters. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a couple of things in the works regarding the society. Firstly, we have developed society cards that will be sent out to the chapter Presidents. This card will recognize the holder as a member of the organization. I am currently working on developing a National contact list of members so that anyone traveling or just needs to contact a member in another chapter for anything personal or work related can do so. I’m just working out the logistics due to the sensitive information. Also, this years convention will be held in the city of San Francisco. We will enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer as well as traveling to wine country and have wine tastings in the vineyards. The annual cruise will still take place since many of our members really enjoy it. I hope most of you can attend. Please look out for future e-mails in regards to the convention.
I would like to take a moment an thank Marty Turetzky, Murray Ellman and Betty Astrizky. You all do a tremendous amount of work for the organization and I don’t think most members realize the amount of time and effort that needs to be put in to make this organization run.
I congratulate and look forward to working with our newly elected officers:
- Executive Vice President – David Rosenzweig
- First Vice President – Scot Pomerantz
- Second Vice President – Ari Bleifeld
- Treasurer – Martin Turetzky
- Recording Secretary – Murray Ellman
- Corresponding Secretary – Betty Astrizky
- Sgt at Arms – Jason Kalan
- Asst Sgt At Arms – Henri Portner
There are a few up coming events taking place, NYPD Shomrim dinner dance March 20, 2016 which will include ceremonial installation of the National Board. May 2016, Shomrim Society of Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Kaddish Service during National Police Week, and in June, we celebrate Israel Day in New York City where we march behind the National Conference of Shomrim Societies banner. we will be having a national meeting in Washington D.C., after the Shomrim Society of Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Kaddish Service and collation, in which important national business will be discussed. This will be an excellent time to meet as many of us will be in our nation’s capitol for Peace Officers Memorial Day on the following day. I am hoping that many, if not all, of our chapters will be represented, and that I see many of you there.
Lastly, I am open for any suggestions that anyone of you may have. If there is anything you feel is important to the organization or that may help in anyway please e-mail me and we can discus it.
I wish all of you and your families a good Passover.