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Gary Baker

President of Lodge 88

Areas Served Washington County
Meeting Dates 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Meeting Places Barrack "O" Hagerstown
Contact Email
Contact Phone 240-347-1788

News From Lodge Website

MTA Scholarships

February 20th 2020 | 8:57 pm

Reminder to Lodge 88 Members:  MTA 2020 ScholarshipsThe deadline for submitting your application for the MTA Scholarship is fast approaching. All applications must be received in the mail or hand-delivered to the MTA Office in Pikesville by March 31, 2020.  You may get an application by calling 1-800-876-6737 or emailing your request to Angie at   This year Lodge 88 is awa...

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Legislative Reports

February 6th 2020 | 10:38 pm

Dan Seiler and Denise Keller, members of MTA 88, attended the State of the County address on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Both submitted questions to the Commissioners about the tax credit law passed in 2008.  None of the Commissioners professed to know the status of the legislation in Washington County.  Commissioner Cort Meinelschmidt met after the meeting with Dan and Denise and said that he would look into the issue.  The law in question would give a property tax credit to any totally disa...

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Sick Call

February 6th 2020 | 6:55 pm

Edwin Burke is in the hospital at the John Hopkins Hospital located at 1800 Orleans Street in Baltimore.  Eddie underwent surgery on his colon.  He is resting with somewhat discomfort but is on the mend.  He is expected to be released on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.  We will update...

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2020 LEOSA-Schedule

January 23rd 2020 | 3:03 pm


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Legislative Issues 2020

January 18th 2020 | 3:08 pm

Hometown Heroes Act of 2020 Governor Hogan will introduce the Hometown Heroes Act of 2020 to exempt retired law enforcement, fire, rescue, corrections, and emergency response personnel from the state tax on all retirement income specific to their service in those professions. This is the fifth year that Governor Hogan has introduced legislation to eliminate state taxes on the retirement income of first responders. In 2017, the governor was proud to enact the Home...

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