Broward Sheriff’s Office Retirees Association
P.O. Box 494727
Port Charlotte, FL 33949
New Year’s Message 2017
Happy New Year BSORA members and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all public safety members and their families as we start 2017 and we hope that this year will be a wonderful year for our retirees and those who serve and protect.
The past year was an exciting and busy time for all of us. There have been many health issues, loss of loved ones, and injuries throughout the BSORA family and we wish each family well. If there are special needs or information to be disseminated please let one of the Board members know and we will see that it gets addressed.
The BSORA desires to be inclusive of all BSO retirees from every department and we need your help spreading the word to every retiree and DROP participant. We have added the Fire Rescue logo to our home page, last year we were able to add some members from these departments and would like to see additional retirees join us. We now have shirts and hats for BSO Fire retirees.
During the years since BSORA was established we have had non-stop discussions with BSO Command Staff, and the involved unions concerning retiree insurance coverage, the main sticking point being coverage for retirees outside the service area. All insurance for retirees has been expensive, but for those who moved outside the area the cost nearly doubled. For those retirees the only choice was the very expensive PPO option, or to opt out of the coverage and lose their up to 50% BSO insurance payment assist. This past year though everything came together and the Coventry platform moved to the AETNA platform starting 2017. This allowed out of area retirees to opt back into the BSO system and regain their benefit and return to a much less expensive plan option. We thank all those who worked so hard on securing this benefit.
This past year we were able to provide assistance donations to more benevolence situations than any year prior.
02/2016 FCC of Margate $ 250.00
05/2016 American Cancer Society 500.00
05/2016 FL Sheriff’s Association 100.00
07/2016 Dallas Assist the Officer Foundation 1,000.00
9/2016 Make a Wish of Southern Florida 500.00
9/2016 C.O.P.S. of South Florida 1,000.00
9/2016 Memorial Scholarship-David Reignierd 500.00
$250.00 donation to the Sheriff's Annual Holiday Toy Drive for children.
BSORA had quite a year for donations.
The 2016 Biennial Retirees General Meeting was held at the Wings and Ale in Coral Springs and was a great success, the place was packed. This was a nice venue – and owned by BSO Retiree Chuck Tate before his passing - but actually was a bit small for the number of attendees. We had a couple presentations on insurance and wellness as we continue to look out for our members. Dues were also raised to $25 per year.
We also remind you that your 2017 dues are now due. So, go to pay online with PayPal.
So please be well and stay safe in the coming year.
Your BSO Retiree Association Executive Board.
Membership is $25.00 per year per family
We are in the gift giving mood with a new selection of apparel.
We now take Credit Cards for these Items.
Mobile users please use desktop version of Website for ordering
Thank you for visiting our site. If you have any question please contact us at Mail@bsoretirees.com
Any orders will be shipped by USPS. for normal ground.
Please allow 5-7 days for delivery
The new version of the hat with the new logo is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. Looking even better than the earlier version this is a great upgrade from this new vendor.
A great gift for that retiree in your life. One size fits all order now.
The newest item in our clothing line is for the Fire Side of the house, the new T shirt is the same quality as the LE version and shows your support in fireside red and silver.
This is the Favorite seller of all time and with the new Logo and shirt style it's even better now. Made of 50/50 cotton and polyester the shirt stays cool while keeping it's shape. A great gift for that Retiree in your life.Please pick your size below and order with a credit card. XL are on order and may be delayed.
Another new item this year is the good old T Shirt complete with the small front logo and the full size logo across the back. Lightweight and comfortable this is a great wherever shirt for that retiree that wants to show his colors!
Board of Directors
Dennis Creamer Spike6611@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Creamer Media@bsoretirees.com