Upcoming Events

  • September Quarterly Meeting 9/17/15
  • Irish Open Golf Outing 9/28/15

Dear Fellow Member:

Please join us for our September Quarterly meeting to be held on
Thursday September 17th 2015
Great American Pub/Valley Top Ballroom
123 Fayette Street, Conshohocken PA 19428

We will be in the Valley Top Ballroom and doors will open with a cash bar at 5PM.  Between 5PM and 6PM light refreshments will be available free to the membership from the generosity of a sponsored member firm. 

  • Chicken Wings 
  • Cheese Steak Spring Rolls 
  • Taco chips and dip
  • Three dips & assorted flat breads (Spinach pesto, roasted pepper hummus, & Gorgonzola bacon) 
  • Fruit and Cheese platter

We ask for a voluntary $20.00 donation at the door.

The business meeting will start at 6PM and is expected to conclude around 7:30PM.

Note: No dinner payments required. The Great American Pub will take your order directly if anyone wishes to stay after the business meeting and purchase an individual meal or drinks.

The membership will be selecting nominations for the 2016 Board of Managers. 

The listing of those members qualifying for nomination based on having attended at least four out of the eight previous meetings can be downloaded here:

The membership will be voting on a Bylaw change, which is detailed below. 

PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGE

Download Here

NEW MEMBER LISTING

Please check the website http://www.friendlysons.com for new member listing updates

Reminder

September 28th, 2015 The Irish Open Golf Outing

http://www.friendlysons.com for more information on the Golf Outing

Please support your Society with this Fundraising Event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Joseph P. Heenan 

President

Beef & Beer for a Fellow Friendly Son

By Dan McCormick

A Friendly Son needs some help and the help requested involves beef and beer. Seems like a no-brainer to me!

On June 19, Friendly Son, John Croke, Jr., suffered a stroke while on the phone at work. It was followed by two more strokes and a heart attack due to the brain swelling. Brain surgery removed most of the clot, which caused the stroke. He spent the next week in the ICU. After another couple weeks in Rehab John is now home and beginning a long but hopeful recovery.

John has learned to walk again and is making great strides. After such a trauma one needs to relearn the simplest tasks like speaking, the alphabet, and numbers. A couple of weeks ago he managed a seven-word sentence, a major achievement.  It will be a long and difficult process but John is determined.

John's out-of-pocket—that’s after insurance—medical expenses will soon exceed $12,000 and only continue to mount. That’s a lot of money for a 28-year-old man just starting out in life.

John, Jr. is also a Son of the American Legion. His post in Fort Washington asked the family if they could have a beef and beer benefit. John, Jr. is the son of John Croke, Sr. Both are Friendly Sons.

The benefit is Saturday, September 12 from 7:00 p.m.– 11:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 10, 493 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Tickets are $35.00 at the door and all of the proceeds will go to the fund.

 

Applicants for Membership - August 2015

August 31, 2015

The following are applications for membership received for listing in the August 2015 meeting notice.

First Listing:  

Applicant                Sponsor

Brandon Pfister . . . . . . . . . Kevin J. Maginnis & Bernard E. Kueny

Daniel Fitzgerald . . . . . . . . Brendan Flynn & Colin Flynn

Jason Skinner . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Cino and Frank Watson

Charles Palmer Sturm . . . . Michael P. Heenan & Joseph P Heenan

Third Listing:  

Daniel Glennon . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Byrnes & Marty Ward.