Retired A.F.D. Rat Pack Club Annual report 2012The A.F.D. Rat Pack club is composed of 53 retired members of the Addison Fire Department. Our mission is to get together and remember all the good times and memories of our time on one of the best Fire departments there is.
We started the year with a meeting on April 4, 2012 and had a very weak turn out, 4 AFD guys and 1 mutual aid from Elmhurst .
On May 8th, we had a lot better turn out with 12 retirees at Aurelios Restaurant.
May 29, the passing of the Fire Department Trustee president Anthony LaRocco, he served on the Fire district for more that 22 years
June 9th we had a surprise birthday party for Chuck Schlicher on the pretence of having a Retirees luncheon. Oh, the stories that we told to surprise him.
On August 13th an old AFD member, Rick Mikel was promoted to Chief of Elk Grove Fire Department
August 17th, meeting at Sunmist Restaurant we had a good turn out with about 16 old and gray or bald Fire Fighters showing up
August 26th, the final bell rang for John Dony a 20 year volunteer and one of my mentors
September 3rd, passing of another of the old volunteer guard Allen Krage
September 20th, at Addison Fire house number one, we dedicated a plaque for Station 3 for Tony LaRocca, the new Pierce Quint and 30 year awards for FF Blake Deible and James Skula . One of the Fore Fathers of the Department ( Dick Schumacher ) came all the way from Wyoming for this meeting.
Blake Deible retired and had a big retirement party.
December 6th at Casey's Restraint we had 34 people with retirees and their loved ones to wish everyone a Merry Christmas
The department had a Christmas party for the active and retired members of the department and their families. With a Santa, a luncheon, and a jumpy thing for the kids. The kids will remember this when there are in their 40's I know, mine do.
Its is the want, the brotherhood, the knowledge, the training and the equipment to help your fellow man, that makes this job so great!