Italian-American Police Association      Western New York
Italian-American Police Association
Western New York
P.O. Box 1194, Ellicott Street Station, Buffalo, New York 14205
Welcome to the IAPAWNY Website !  Our 7th Annual Randy and Roseanne Burgio Golf outing and Wings Flight Hope Annual BBQ events are coming soon! See Events section for details. Hope to see you there!!

Dear Members and guests,
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


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Event Calendar


Golf Tournament :
On Monday, September 8, 2014, is our 7th annual Randy and Roseanne

Burgio Memorial Golf Tournament. This event will be held at the Westwood Country Club. It is located at 772 North Forest Drive, Williamsville, New York 14221.
Check in begins at 11:00 AM. Shotgun start at 12:30 PM. Lunch served before start. NY Strip steak Dinner to follow.  $100.00 per person, $400.00 for foursome, and/or dinner only for $40.00.  (scramble format) 
Complimentary beverage cart on course provided by Galbani Cheese Greater Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival. 
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.
For reservations and questions call: Ron Deschenes 863-8778, Carl Fatta 208-6668, Mike Mordino, 400-2234 or Joe Maraschello 715-5770.  

Hole sponsors start at $100.00. (Please include business card or name to be placed on hole) 
All checks payable to: IAPA of Western New York; Attn: Steve Lanza, 39 Tracy Lynn Lane, West Seneca, New York 14224. 
Wings Annual BBQ:
On Saturday, September 13, from 4:00 PM to 10 PM, 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. Anyone that would like to volunteer for this event with your fellow iAPA members serving beer and wine please either contact Steve at 570-3299 or Lori at 698-7249.

 New York City Trip:


All spots for this trip are filled. Have a great time!

Annual Christmas Party:
This years Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 27th, at Salvatores Italian Gardens. The cost for members is subsidised, $100. per couple and $50. for single.  Non members cost is $130. a couple and $65. for a single. Some of the dinner consists of steak, salmon, chicken, with soup, salad and pasta.  Some of the appetziers are clams casino, shrimp coctail, calamari, and a cheese plater. Further details to follow. 


 2013 Christmas Party winner for television is Joe Caci. Congratulatins Joe!

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 We are proud to announce Jim Lema as August's member of the month. Jim consistently avails himself to all of the IAPA's numerous events. Congratulations Jim, thank you for your service.


Sam Amato is the 2013 Recepient of the  WNY IAPA Presidents award.


History of the IAPA of WNY
 As told by Charlie Fieramusca...

  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.


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