The 200 Club of Hunterdon County will hold its annual Valor & Merit Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 11th at 6 pm at the Grand Colonial, 86 Route 173, Hampton. This annual event is held to recognize those Municipal police officers in Hunterdon, 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. The cost per person to attend is $ 75.
This year’s ceremony will honor several members of the New Jersey State Police, several volunteer firefighters and municipal police officers, including two officers from Somerset County – one who assisted with a major drug sting in Hunterdon and one who was off-duty at the time saving a motorist from a burning vehicle as well as 2 Hunterdon citizens who risked their lives to save another individual.
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 19 member Board of Trustees consisting of Hunterdon and Warren County residents who serve three-year terms. Officers of the Club 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 of its members, and the Golf Outing. It is registered IRS recognized 501c 3 and State of New Jersey charity, with annual reports filed with both the IRS and State of NJ.
For those wishing to attend the dinner on May 11th or receive a membership application please email the Club Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.