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!
Sad news to report:
Chuck Bartolotta's father passed away this morning, 4/9/14. The wake is tomorrow, 4/10/14, at Lombardo Funeral Home, on Niagara Falls Blvd, from 4-8 PM. The funeral will be held at 8:45 AM, at Holy Spirit Church, 85 Dakota, near Delaware. From all of us in the IAPA, we offer our sincerest condolences, and pray for all the family and friends effected by this loss to find comfort. Summer Outing:
The Summer outing again will be held at Wings Flights of Hope picnic grounds, 3964 California Rd. Orchard Park. Wednesday June 25th, 2014, 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. We are looking for stage and sound sponsors for this event. The opening act will be Jax and Fair Trade as our featured band.
Golf Tournament : On Monday, September 8, 2014, this event will be held at the Westwood Country Club. It is located at 772 North Forest Drive, Williamsville, New York 14221.
Foursomes are being sought for this fun event. Also Donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.
We are working on an online application in the near future.
More information will be provided and also you may contact Ron Deschene with any questions. He can be reached at (716) 863-8788.
Galbani Italian Heritage Festival:
Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, New York July 17-20, 2014
Wings Annual BBQ:
This worthwhile and fun event is located at the Erie County Fair Grounds. Tickets are $35.00 pre-sale and $40.00. at the door. Any queston please either call (716) 667-0812 or visit WINGSFLIGHT.ORG. New York City Trip: The trip to the Yankees vs. Blue Jays Game and San Gennaro Festival will be from September 18th through the 21st, 2014. Travel to New York City will be on Amtrak. Departure from Amtak Depew Station is at 7:41 am on train 284 on Thursday, September 18th, and returns from Penn Station at 1:20 am on Sunday, September 21st on train 283.
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. It is also walking distance to Time Square.
The total cost for transportation, hotel, baggage handling (1 bag per person) and game ticket is as follows:
DBL room 2 to a room $610.00pp Triple room 3 to a room $490.00pp Quad room 4 to rooom $430.00pp
Note that based on upgrading the baseball tickets to the next level along with with an increase in hotel charges the new cost per person this year is slightly higher by $45./per person. This was originally $100. more per person but Steve Lanza was able to re-negotiate the room price back down to close to what we paid last year along with the breakfast buffet to be included in the morning.
The game is at 7:05 PM Friday night with the New York Yankees playing the Tronoto Blue Jays. This is also the last year Derek Jeter is playing.
There are only "80" tickets available for this trip. The tickets will be available to members only until May 1st, and then are open to non-members. Steve has a waiting list for people who have gone on the trip in the past and will back fill with those names. He doesn't want any disappointed members, so please act quickly because once the seats are gone, they are gone! The San Gennaro Festival is going on all 4 days while we are in NYC!
PLEASE CALL STEVE LANZA TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT 570-3299. THANKS AGAIN, Steve
2013 Christmas Party winner for television is Joe Caci. Congratulatins Joe!
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.