June 24, 2017



Any of the parkways to the Cross Island Parkway to the Jamaica Ave. WEST exit.  Take Jamaica Ave. to Springfield Blvd and make a left.  Antun’s is located just past the railroad overpass. An alternate route is to take the Belt Parkway to Springfield Blvd North exit.  Be advised that this route has more traffic lights to contend with.

To the NYS FOP HQ:

New York State Fraternal Order Of Police
Empire State Lodge
911 Police Plaza
Hicksville NY 11801

Southern State East or West to Wantagh Pkwy North to Old Country Rd EAST. Take this to Newbridge Rd (Rt 106) North to West John St. just past the RR overpass.  Make a right to FOP on right. 

From LIE to exit 41 South (N. Broadway) to Rt. 106 South to W. John St.  Left to FOP on right.

From Northern State to exit 35 (N. Broadway South) to Rt. 106 South to W.John St.  Make left to FOP on right

By LIRR: Get off at the Hicksville station and walk 2 blocks north to W. John Street and turn right to the FOP building.

We are hopeful that many more members will be attending these meetings because remember, this is your Association and if you have anything important to say, this is the time for it.




 Wednesday, September 6th - NYS FOP
Thursday, October 5th - Antun's
(note date change)
Wednesday, November 1st - NYS FOP

Christmas and Holiday Party - 2017
Wednesday, December 6th 6:00 PM (note special time)
at Antuns of Queens Vilage

$20 for PAID members and $25 for guests


Our next meeting will be at our new location
The Coral House 
70 Milburn Ave, Baldwin - 516-223-6500

Food charge of only $10 for members and $20 for guests
Meetings start at 7:00 PM



The meeting schedule for 2017

August 10th
October 19th

Widows and Children Luncheon Sunday, December 10th at 12:30 PM


JUNE 23-25TH

Newly Owned
International Palms Resort and Conference Center
1300 N Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, Fl. 32931
Just 35 minutes from the Orlando Int’l Airport

Registrations will be accepted beginning Feb. 1st
See registration instructions below

I hope this email finds you well and anxious to attend our 21st Florida reunion. This year we have worked hard to provide some changes that will hopefully entice new people to attend and get those who continuously come to keep coming.

For those who have never attended a reunion I assure you that if you attend you will keep coming back. For those who are regulars we have provided some changes that I think you will like. Either way I assure you if you attend you will not regret it.

* ( All Room Rates include Friday and Saturday dinner & taxes
The Guest Package rates are:
All prices are for two nights
Friday and Saturday.

Traditional Room/Package/Single Occupancy: $282.08
Includes Standard room, (1) Buffet dinner on Fri. and (1) Banquet dinner on Sat.

Traditional Room Package Double occupancy : $321.08
Includes (2) Buffet dinners Fri and (2) Banquet Sat. night.

Pool Cabana , Oceanfront Std. or Villa Package/ Single $304.37
Includes standard room , (1) Buffet dinner Fri. and (1)Banquet dinner Sat.

Pool Cabana, Oceanfront Std or Villa Package/ Double: $343.37
Includes standard room, ( 2) buffet dinners Fri. and (2) Banquet dinners Sat.

Suite Package / Single occupancy: $348.97
Includes Suite room ,(1) buffet dinner Fri and (1) Banquet dinner Sat.

Suite Package/ Double occupancy :$387.97
Includes suite  2 buffet dinners Fri and 2 Banquet dinners Sat.

I strongly suggest that if you are booking the “traditional room package” you request a “Promenade View Room”
Also if you have any seating preferences please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. And questions please feel free to call me at 772-214-0920

Pre and Post Reunion Rates:
The hotel will confirm special pre conference and post conference rates, (3) days prior of June 23rd and post of June 25th based on availability.

* Please Note. If for any reason you have to cancel a reservation that you made you MUST do so by calling going through Bill McKechnie
Before making your reservation the following information may be of assistance in choosing your room

The hotel is on a lot about the size of a city block (13 acres).  Street to street across the front and avenue to avenue from US A1A to the Beach.

The lobby is on the south end facing A1A.  The ballroom is above the lobby with an elevator from the lobby.  There are four buildings with standard rooms, two queen beds, with access to the ballroom and elevator to lobby.  The first floor is close to the lobby, parking is behind the buildings.  The pool is across the promenade.  Odd number rooms face promenade, even number the parking lot.

Behind the pool, there are four Cabanas with access to the pool and upstairs there are four rooms with balcony view of pool, no elevator.  Behind the Cabanas, are two buildings, two stories, no elevator.  These are standard rooms and handicap rooms, some king beds and some queen beds.  Odd number rooms face the promenade, even number room’s parking lot.

On the Ocean side of the hotel are the Villas, one bedroom with a kitchen, two stories, no elevator to second floor.  These are very close to the beach.  Next to the them, are the Lofts with the bedroom up stairs, no elevator, close to the beach.

Oceanside, there is a three story building with an elevator, ramp or short staircase.  The building has Ocean front Suites on third floor.  On the second and first floor there are ocean front rooms and standard rooms facing the parking lot behind building.

 There is some walking according to which you prefer ocean or pool.  There is a bar at the pool and a bar and grill at the ocean side; food is available at both.

Note:  See attachment to see layout of the resort property HERE

This year we have been able to come up with two additions to our weekend that we think you will appreciate. They are;
Friday night will include a FREE BUFFET DINNER at the hotel. What this means to you is that there will be no need to leave the premises you can stay and eat drink, party and dance to our DJ and or just mingle with old friends. There will not be any reason to leave the hotel. For the Sat. night banquet where we traditionally had a ½ hour cash bar before the dinner. So this year you will now get a Free Buffet dinner Friday and a Free one hour cocktail reception Saturday night. How can you beat that!!!!!!!!

Both Friday and Saturday there will be Music by a New DJ from “Alwyz event concepts and entertainment.”

Friday’s buffet will include the following:
* Please note that with the exception of the Steak on Sat the choices are similar to Sat so please take this into consideration when making your dinner selection

Fresh Garden Salad-choice of dressing
Chef’s vegetables
Mahi Mahi
Chef’s selection of Desert

Saturday Banquet Menu
One hour Free cocktail reception
House Salad
Choice of
Grilled Chicken
Grilled fillet of Sirloin
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Chef’s choice of vegetable, Rolls and Butter
Freshly Brewed coffee, hot tea, ice tea and decaffeinated coffee
Chef’s cheesecake with strawberry topping
Seating for Friday and Sat will be the same
* Once again remember you MUST notify Bill McKechnie of your dinner choice’s as soon as reservations are made


Registered reunion guests will have special drink prices from June 22-25. Only those exhibiting reunion credentials will be afforded these prices which are;

12oz. Draft beer             $2.25
Domestic Bottle Beer     $4.00
Mixed Well Drink             $4.50
House Wine                      $4.00
Fountain Soda 16 oz.    $1.50
Please note gratuities are not included



There will be a Dinner & Gambling Cruise Thursday night June 22nd  on Victory Casino Cruise The cost will be $15.00 per person which will include round trip transportation, boarding pass, carving station buffet dinner, entertainment and free drinks while gambling. If you are planning on going I will need name & DOB for each person. If you went on the prior cruises and have a player’s card bring it.  If you don’t have the card, you can get a new one when you board. Note $10 in Free Slot Play is credited to your Player’s Club Card when 8 points in slot credits is played. Please send the $15.00 pp, check made out to NYCTP Florida Reunion, to Bill McKechnie, 8129 SE Double Tree Dr. Hobe Sound 33455. Please send check for the cruise as soon as your reservation is made.
Please Also Note, if you are planning on going on the Dinner/Gambling cruise; please provide name and DOB for each person that will be sailing. You name will have to match what is on your state issued ID. You will not be able to board the ship without photo ID. Also no types of weapons will be permitted on board.


If you would like to play, Golf John Caruso has agreed to set up tee times. Just call John at 352 650 7385 or email at

One other thing we are working on but cannot finalize until we have some numbers is For Florida Residents Only. We have a Florida State certified
Firearms Instructor who is willing to run a course to qualify people for their HR 218, 50 state permit. If you already qualified you can do it at the reunion and the clock will start anew on your permit. We are attempting to secure a range for this purpose.  The course will be conducted for $10 per person. You must bring your own weapon, ammunition ear and eye protection and a valid ID card. If we have sufficient numbers and this can be arranged it will be held Friday morning

Registration Instructions

Don’t wait call and register as soon as possible rooms will be going fast. The cutoff date is May 20th
Call the Hotel at 321 783-2271 and identify yourself as a member of the Transit Police Reunion Group. After your reservation is complete you will receive a confirmation from the hotel. Any problems with registration you may call Dan Anderson at 321- 392- 1625

PLEASE Remember after registering with the hotel you must contact me, Bill McKechnie Or by phone at 772 214 0920 and provide the following information;
Your name and the name of others in your party as you wish them to be listed on their name tags, Your address, Phone number, Date entered the academy, Dinner Choices and If going on the Gambling cruise the names and DOB of those going. And If you will be interested in taking the HR 218 firearms course if we are successful in putting it together.

Also if you have any seating preferences please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. And questions please feel free to call me at 772-214-0920

Please note: The hotel is pet friendly. The hotel’s usual charges for pets is  $35 for the first night and  $10 each additional night. For our group ,The hotel has agreed to waive the $35 for the first night and bill only the $10 per night

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE THAT NO COOLERS ARE PERMITTED IN THE POOL AREA. Last year some violated this rule and it we were embarrassed when so advised.

If you attended in the past you know the fun this reunion provides. If you have never attended we strongly urge you to consider attending. It’s a great opportunity to be with old friends , share war stories and have a great time at ridiculously affordable prices.

Stop by !
For people who may be in the area and will not be staying at the hotel and would like to attend and meet up with old friends on Fri. or Sat. You may attend by notifying me of your intention. Fridays Buffet will cost you $20 per person . Sat Dinner will cost you
$50 per person. You must mail your payment to Bill McKechnie so we can order your dinner, provide seating and you credentials.

The Reunion Committee would like to thank the Aetna Insurance Company for their generous contribution to this year’s reception. A representative from Aetna will be on hand to describe their product. She will be set up next Alan Berkowitz on the second floor.


There will be a ROMEO LUNCHEON on Thursday July 6, 2017 12:00Noon at the GOLDEN CORRAL IN Palm Coast
Please reply back if you can make it!

Contact Ron Conklin for more information


Where:               Pine Hills Country Club

                              2 Country Club Drive                               

                              Manorville, NY


                              1 mile south at exit 69 LIE

When:                Monday, July 17, 2017                             

Time:                  11: 00 AM to 12:00 Noon -

Price:                  $100.00

Includes:            Green Fees


                              ½ pound Hamburger Deluxe (other selections available)

                                                                           Beer & Soda


Gift Certificate Prizes only awarded to:

1. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lowest Score using the Callaway System only

2. Longest Drive in Fairway - 9th Hole

3. Most Accurate Drive - 6th Hole

4. Closest to the Pin -                3rd Hole - 14th Hole & 17th Hole

Gift Certificates will be determined by the amount of players.

Gift Certificate Prizes to be redeemed at Pine Hills Country Club Pro Shop.

Tee Time will be determined by soonest paid.

Must be paid no later than July 11th.

Limited to the first fifty players who signed up and remit $100.00.

For further information regarding this golf tournament, please call:


Vinnie Servedio - home 516.735.9095 or cell 516.353.0657                Or  Herb Schoen - home 631.584.0134 or cell 516.607.0741

Make check in the amount of $100.00 payable to Vinnie Servedio and mail to:

                              47 Blacksmith Road, Levittown, NY 11756-3105