Events for 2016
Good afternoon friends. It has been one week since our 25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Dinner Banquet. What an incredible event it was. Approximately 325 members, family, friends and colleagues all celebrating this great milestone of ours. This was our largest banquet ever. I want to thank all of you that attended the banquet and weekend of events. It was truly an amazing time. We have come a long way from just 6 or 7 members to over 300. Special thanks to our founders like Lorraine Cambria, Mike Carney, Preston Horton, Amy Pear, Robert Ian Schlessinger, Stacy Simmons and Ken Watson to name a few. Hat's off to these brave men and woman that have made all our lives easier to serve our communities and departments out, open and proud!!!
Our award recipients this evening were exceptional; from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, USMC Sgt. Tanner White, Mrs. Judy Shepard, Author and retired Officer Greg Miraglia, Lt. Det. Mary Richie of the MSP. All incredible and inspirational. Of course our Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Randy Price of WCVB TV Channel 5. Last but certainly not least my good friend and Banquet Chair, our Chaplain and G.O.A.L. NE member, Fr. Alex Oneto as well as the banquet committee and our volunteers from the Beantown Softball League that all worked really hard to make this event possible from planning, preparing, organizing and implementation.
Together, GOAL NE members stand strong, united and determined to make our organization great and assist those in need. I am very much looking forward to G.O.A.L. New England continuing to be the great organization that it is, the only GLBT public safety serving ALL New England and having our 50th Anniversary Celebration!!! Photos will be posted on FB soon.
OUR NEXT EVENT
On Saturday, June 11th let's all celebrate, kick back and have a good ole' BBQ at the President's home. That's me!!! Beginning at 1:00pm (1300 HOURS) at my house rain or shine. If you are planning on attending please email me directly and I will forward you the address and directions. Just bring a hardy appetite and any spirits that you may wish to consume. NOTE* This BBQ is for members and plus one's only. See you all soon my friends.
The following individuals are the 2016 Award Recipients of the evening:
Elsie Frank Award and Keynote Speaker - Mrs. Judy Shepard
G.O.A.L. New England Distinguished Service Award - USMC Sgt. Tanner White
G.O.A.L. New England Community Service Award - Hon Gov. Charlie baker, Hon. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Hon Attorney General Maura Healey.
Henry Dumas Award - Author and Retired Officer Greg Miraglia
G.O.A.L. New England Award - MSP Det. Lt. Mary Ritchie & MEMA employee David Paulie Bryant
GOAL New England Founder's Award - Officer Scott Gunn, GLBT Fallen Heroes Fund & Wash DC PD
Robert Ian Schlessinger Award - Officer Anthony Imperioso
G.O.A.L. New England
SEE FACEBOOK @ New England G.O.A.L. for details on all events.