Thank you for visting the IAPAs homepage. Feel free to visit anytime. The IAPAs members consist of men and women who work within the criminal justice field and are first generation Italian immigrants or descendants. If you are interested in joining our organization and meet the criteria feel free to download an application and bring it to any general meeting. If you would like to contact us you may do so by email. If you would like us to call you please leave a phone number. Thank you. Steve Lanza President, IAPAWNY Like Our Facebook Page, Click Like Below!
NEXT MEETING, WILL BE HELD AT THE MY TOMATO PIE RESTAURANT. IT IS LOCATED AT 3085 SHERIDAN DRIVE, BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14226. BOARD MEETING IS AT 6 PM, GENERAL MEETING IS AT 7:00PM. THE CALENDAR WILL BE UP SHORTLY.
Summer Outing: Summer outing is moving to Wings Flights of Hope picnic grounds, 3964 California Rd. Orchard Park. Wednesday June 26th from 2:00 pm till 9:00 pm. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and proves to be the best outing of the season. Music, raffles, hot dogs,hamburgers, Italian sausage w/peppers & onions, linguine w/clam sauce, corn on the cob, roast beef, tripe, clams, beer, pop and much more. Tickets $25.00. ******we are in need of merchandise for the raffles; request & thank you letters are available through Steve Lanza. Golf Tournament : The golf tournament will be held Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Westwood Country Club, 72 North Forest Road, Williamville, New York. Cost is $100.00 per person. Registration and sign in is at 10:00 AM. Lunch is served at 11:00 AM, and includes hot dogs, hamburgers and a salad. A free shooting range and locker rooms are provided. Two golf beer carts will be on the green throughout the day and is included in the cost. A shotgun start begins at 11:30 AM. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM. Dinner includes a NY strip steak, potato, vegetable, and hot fudge sunday for dessert. A cash bar will be available during dinner and afteward, ********Hole sponsors, prizes and baskets to be raffeled are needed. A letter to be provided to the donators and hole sponsors will be provided at the March 13th meeting.. Further information will be provided as time goes on. For golf tournament information contact Ron Deschenes. New York City Trip: The trip to a Yankees Game and San Genero Festival will be from September 19th through the 22nd. Travel to New York City will be on Amtrak. Travel from Penn station to the hotel is not included. Either a taxi or subway can be taken to the Belvedere Hotel, where there is the sleeping accomodations. Penn Station is only three blocks from the hotel. There are only "60" tickets available for this trip. The tickets will be available to members only for the first six weeks and after that they will be open to the public. ADD TRIP IS NOW BOOKED AND WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS CHECK THE MEMBER ONLY SECTION FOR DETAILS. ON THE DOWNLOADED INFORMATION COULD YOU PLEASE ADD CALL STEVE LANZA TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT 570-3299. THANKS AGAIN, Steve Columbus Day Parade:
This Years parade is held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 1:00 PM. All members who would like to participate please meet at the corner of Virgil and Hertel at 12:30 PM. We will walk south down Hertel Avenue to the old Diguilio Restaurant parking lot, located at 1673 Hertel Avenue. Pizza and other goodies will be enjoyed. Look forward to a large participation!!!
This years Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Protocol Restaurant, which is located at 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York 14221. (716) 632-9556. The cost of the event for members will be $70.00 a couple and $35.00 a person. For non-members the cost is $100.0 a couple and $50.00 a person. Coctails will be served at 6:00 PM and dinner is served at 7:00 PM. The dinner is a combo platter of filet, chicken and fish. It is a open bar before and after dinner. Wine will be placed on the tables for dinner. Entertainment will be provided but is not yet known what it will be. It is a wonderful event for us all to come together and enjoy each others company! Any questions please contact Mike Mordino. Further information will be provided as the event comes closer.
Sam Amato Sam Amato is the April member of the month, we would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication. Sam is the Chairman of our Scholarship committee and he also volunteers to most of our sanctioned events. Thank you Sam for your contribution.
The Italian American Police Association began when Angelo Fatta got an idea in his head about starting a club consisting of Italian American Police Officers. Accordingly, Angelo Fatta is considered our founding father. Eight of us got together and held our very first meeting in the old Show-up room on the fourth floor of Police Headquarters, 74 Franklin Street. I was appointed as the first recording secretary and Angelo Fatta was named our first President. The minutes of every meeting including that very first meeting have been preserved and passed on from recording secretary to recording secretary. To the best of my recollection, the members in attendance at that first meeting were: Angelo Fatta, Nick Martone, Louis Russo, Angelo Alessandra, Anthony Curletta, Anthony Manzella, Joseph Lascola, and Charlie Fieramusca. In addition, Angelo Cannizzaro and Joseph Nigrelli were appointed to the original board of directors. We began as a fraternal organization and over the years established goals and objectives as listed in our by-laws. We have grown into a strong, widespread organization which is dedicated not only to bringing together Italian Americans who are members of the criminal justice system, but more importantly reaching out to members of the community who are in need. In 1974, a young Police Officer assigned to the fifth precinct in Buffalo was tragically killed in the line of duty. His name was David J. Scime; he was the first member of our association who was killed in the line of duty. We established a scholarship in his name and every year since his death; this financial scholarship is awarded to a graduate of McKinley High School, David"s alma mater. We also award a second scholarship at Lafayette High School annually in the name of Robert Insalaco, yet another member of our association who was killed in the line of duty. Membership to our organization has since grown to all areas of the criminal justice system. We are a proud, strong organization dedicated to helping members of our society who are less fortunate than we are. It is our goal to continue growing and helping our community far into the future. Charlie Fieramusca First Recording Secretary Past President, I.A.P.A.