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Ocean City MTA Convention
March 19th 2019 | 7:14 pm
Sgt. Blubaugh – President of M.T.A. From: Gary Baker – President MTA Lodge 88 Lodge 88 Members, This year the MTA Convention has changed its venue. The MTA Convention will be held at the...
February 2019 – Meeting Minutes
February 20th 2019 | 9:09 pm
M.T.A. Lodge 88 Minutes February 12, 2019 Barrack “O” Hagerstown, MD In attendance: (10) President G. Baker, Treasurer D. Seiler, S. Lipinski, D. Keller, D. Cardwell, C. West, T. Hovermale. E. Burne, A.Swope, R. Narrion. This meeting, held at the Hagerstown Barrack, was called to order by President Baker at 6:00 pm. Reading of January minutes waived after...
Prescription Drug Update
February 15th 2019 | 7:46 pm
On February 26, 2019, at 1:00 pm Brian Blubaugh and Jack Howard will be in Annapolis attending the House Appropriations Committee hearing on HB 98. The meeting will be held in the House Appropriations room #120. HB 98 legislation restores our State Prescription Drug coverage for current and FUTURE retired state employees. HB 98 was introduced by Delegate Eric Bromwell along with 56 cosponsors and this bill will repeal the legislative action that was taken in 2011 eliminating...
Sick Call for Anita Bussard
February 11th 2019 | 2:32 pm
We are requesting your thoughts and prayers for PCO Anita Bussard – Retired MTA 88 Lodge member. She suffered a series of mini-strokes last Thursday, February 7, 2019. She has been released from the hospital and recovering peacefully at home. Please include her in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy and lasting recovery.
MTA 88 Ex. Board Meeting 1/29/19
February 5th 2019 | 12:53 pm
MTA LODGE 88 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 1/29/19 Attended: Gary Baker- President, Ryan Shaffer Secretary, and Danny Seiler Treasurer 1. Lodge 88 Events for 2019 The following dates were approved: Family Picnic June 11, 2019, at 5:00 pm at the Potomac Fish and Game Club. Member Only River Picnic July 30, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Doug Bittinger’s river place. Lodge...
March 11th 2019 | 4:38 pm
Just confirmed through the MTA lobbyist, Cornerstone Government Affairs: The House Appropriations Committee REJECTED to delay pay increases by 6 months. Therefore pay increases will take effect as planned in July.
July 2nd 2018 | 1:07 pm
Thank you for your service always and especially over this holiday week. Happy 4th of July!
April 17th 2018 | 12:07 pm
Did you know if you're a Police Officer, Fire/Rescue Personnel(paid and volunteer) or a Correctional officer living in Washington County, you could be receiving a property tax credit up to $2,500 as approved by the State of Maryland? Only one problem...The Washington County Commissioners office has failed to act on the legislation. HB0979 passed last year authorizes local county and municipal Government bodies the ability to grant up to $2,500 property tax credit to Public safety officials. This bill was passed unanimously by both the House (127-0) and Senate(47-0), yet our local officials have still not acted on this legislation. The First Responders and correctional officers within this county deserve to know if they are supported by the local County Commissioners, especially so close to the impending election. Please take a moment and contact their office voicing your support for the legislation. They can be contacted: Email the Commissioners: firstname.lastname@example.org (This address sends mail to all the Commissioners and their staff.) -President Gary Baker
March 25th 2018 | 9:33 pm
At the next Lodge meeting on April 10, 2018, the Republican candidate for Washington County Sheriff will be attending our lodge meeting. I hope we can have a good showing and come prepared to ask a few good questions. Brian Albert is from Clear Spring and has announced his Republican candidacy for sheriff of Washington County. Born and raised in Washington County, he has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience. [ 332 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/republican-candidate-for-sheriff/
March 25th 2018 | 8:21 pm
The following members are not registered on the MTA88.org website and they are not getting up to date information about what is going on at Lodge. If anyone has the below-listed member’s email address, please email it to me, Dan Seiler email@example.com. Philip Andrews Douglas Bird Michael Brady Robert Breeding Theresa Canfield Andrew Cibula Karen Davis Matthew DeValk Charles Farmer… [ 56 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/help-contact-lodge-88-members/
March 25th 2018 | 7:08 pm
In attendance: (14) President G. Baker, Secretary R. Shaffer, Treasurer D. Seiler, B. Blubaugh, S. Ciccarelli, R. Narron, D. Bittinger, A. Swope, C. West, E. Burke, J. Hewett, D. Keller, T. Hovermale, K. Baker. This meeting, held at the Hagerstown Barrack, was called to order by President Baker at 6:00 pm. Reading of January minutes waived after a motion from Treasurer D. [ 400 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/mta-88-march-2018-minutes/
March 19th 2018 | 1:56 pm
Road Dawg Rumble Update: Lodge 88 is sponsoring a half-price table again this year for the Maryland State Police Alumni Association’s Road Dawg Rumble event at Martins West. If any lodge member would like to attend the cost is reduced to only $35 per seat. Please contact Dan Seiler if you would like to reserve your seat, 301-991-4381. We will be carpooling from Barrack “0” again this year. [ 435 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/road-dawg-rumble/
March 15th 2018 | 1:01 pm
President of the MTA Brian Blubaugh submitted new information about the Pension Reduction Tax laws Brian found a few different articles about the tax deduction modification from the Comptroller site as well as others. Rick is going to post something on the listserve too. PENSION SUBTRACTION MODIFICATION FOR RETIRED PUBLIC SAFETY Posted on Wed 01/03/2018 by fopAdmin In 2017 Governor Hogan signed the bill passed by the state legislature to provide for a $15,000.00 [ 922 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/maryland-tax-reduction-on-penions/
March 10th 2018 | 9:24 pm
Information on LEOSA firearms qualifications for retirees in Lodge 88 Retiree Range Dates: 2018 LEOSA: 04/02/2018 04/09/2018: ANDY SMITH AVILA HEWITT JULIO HEWITT DAVE ANDERSON HEGEDUS ARDINGER DOUG LOWRY HOZIK YOHMAN PHIL ANDREWS BLENARD BOB REID 04/1/2018 04/20/2018 VINCE MILEO MOST UPDEGRAFF ROBERT ADAMS HARRIS PERKINS GREG JOHNSTON SASSE MCCARTY CLICK MIKE BRENNAN DOUGLAS BIRD ED CROUSE BERNARD BITTINGER 04/25/2018… [ 73 more words ] https://mta88.org/2018/03/l-e-o-s-a-firearms-training-schedule/
March 4th 2018 | 9:30 pm
There is a new section on our website called Police Stories. If you have a story about something that happened to you, email the text to Dan Seiler at email address firstname.lastname@example.org. A lot of exciting things have happened to our members over the years. Dan will be happy to do the editing and publish your information on our MTA 88 Website. You can preserve a little bit of your police history by posting your story. See the latest Police Story by clicking here. https://mta88.org/2018/03/police-stories/