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 County 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 individual/group is being nominated must have occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2017, inclusive.

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, 2018 in order to be considered.

The Valor & Merit Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn – Clinton.  Ticket and reservation information will be available after March 15.  Paid membership includes one (1) ticket to the May 2nd 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 2018 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.