200 CLUB OF HUNTERDON COUNTY NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR VALOR & MERIT AWARDS – DUE MARCH 1

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The 200 Club of Hunterdon County is now accepting nominations for its Valor & Merit Awards
program. This annual event is held to recognize those Municipal police officers in Hunterdon, members of
the New Jersey State Police who serve Hunterdon County, Hunterdon volunteer firefighters and first aid
squad members, Sheriff’s officers, members of the Prosecutor’s office and citizens of Hunterdon County who
go above and beyond the call of duty in performing extraordinary service in risking their lives to save others.
Any Hunterdon resident as well as police department, fire department or rescue squad or individual
member of said department or squad can nominate an individual or group of individuals. The event/incident
for which the nominee is being nominated must have occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Club’s website at
www.200clubofhunterdon.org
or
can be requested by sending an email to
200clubofhunterdon@gmail.com
. Completed nomination forms
must be submitted no later than March 1, 2017 in order to be considered.
The Valor & Merit Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 10
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at 6 pm. Ticket and
reservation information will be available in April. Paid membership includes one (1) ticket to the May 10
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Banquet.
Over 50 years ago a Detroit businessman elicited generous responses when he asked 100 business
friends to contribute $ 200 each to the family of a young local police officer who was fatally wounded in the
line of duty. This selfless act was the beginning of the 200 Club
The 200 Club of Hunterdon County was established in 1976 as a NJ not-for-profit corporation to
provide financial assistance to families of any police officer, fire, rescue and emergency management
personnel providing such services to the citizens of Hunterdon County who have lost their lives or become
disabled in the line of duty. The Club stands ready at a moment’s notice to provide assistance should the
need ever arise. The Club is governed by a 15 member Board of Trustees consisting of Hunterdon and
Warren County residents who serve three-year terms. Officers of the Club for 2017 include President Peter
DeLoria, Vice President Frank Fuzo, Secretary Richard Reiner and Treasurer Les Hall. The Club currently
has over 300 members.
Anyone interested in supporting and furthering the mission and goals of the 200 Club of Hunterdon
County is eligible for membership. All prospective members must be sponsored by a member in good
standing and have the approval of the 200 Club of Hunterdon County Board of Trustees. Initial dues are
$ 200 per member and annual dues of $ 75. Each member receives identification from the 200 Club of
Hunterdon County establishing his/her membership. The Club enjoys the full support and endorsement of
police, fire and emergency service organizations in Hunterdon County and throughout the State, including
the New Jersey State Police.
The 200 Club receives its income from dues, continuing annual support from its members, and its
annual Golf Tournament jointly sponsored with the Hunterdon County Police Chiefs Association. It is an IRS
501(c)(3) and State of New Jersey registered charity, with annual reports filed with both the IRS and State of
NJ.