2022 CENTRAL NEW YORK FIREMAN'S ASSOCIATION
128th ANNUAL CONVENTION
Hosted by Central New York Firemen's Association Convention Committee
White Eagle Conference Center
July 8 - 10, 2022
COMPLETE PACKAGE IS IN "FILES"
JULY 8 – 10, 2022
WHITE EAGLE CONFERENCE CENTER
2910 Lake Moraine Rd, Hamilton, NY 13346
PROGRAM AGENDA 128th CONVENTION
FRIDAY, JULY 8
12:00 – 4:00 pm LACNYFA - E Board & Audit Meeting - (Cleveland Bldg)
3:00 - 5:00 pm LACNYFA - Registration (Cleveland Bldg)
3:00 - 5:00 pm CNYFA - Registration (Cleveland Bldg) (Maryann Ouimette & Linda Rothdiener)
5:00 – until!! OLD TIMERS/NEWCOMERS BRING A DISH BBQ (Cleveland Bldg) (Ken Holmes)
SATURDAY, JULY 9
7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast – (Lodge) (Tom Rothdiener)
8:00 - 8:45 am Registration Opens CNYFA & LACNYFA – (Appley Bldg) (Maryann Ouimette & Linda Rothdiener)
8:45 am Welcome (President Paul Rieben)
Presentation of Colors (Sgt @ Arms Larry Rieben)
Pledge of Allegiance (Assistant Sgt @ Arms Art Gage)
Invocation (Rev Elliott Oakes)
Introduction of CNYFA Officers, Past Presidents & Life Members (Vice President Tom Dwyer)
Introduction of CNYFA Ladies Auxiliary President Cari Kessler (President Paul Rieben)
(Auxiliary President Cari will introduce her officers and quest to the Ladies Convention)
Introduction of dignitaries (Vice President Pat Gavin)
9:00 – 10:00 am Joint Memorial Service (Rev Elliott Oakes & Kathryn Welton)
10:00 – 10:30 am Awards Program (Past President Rick Waite)
Charles Marsfelder Explorer of the Year (Jeff Geer & Steve Kay)
Scholarships (Vice President Pat Gavin)
James W. Wright Fire Service Journalism Award (Past President Gordy Kotars)
RECESS (Ladies staying downstairs – CNYFA upstairs) (Snacks & Refreshments)
10:55 - 12:00pm CNYFA General Meeting (President Paul)
Officers & Committee Reports (Secretary Maryann)
Audit Report (Mike Caron)
Bylaws Report (Rebecca Franklin-Guild)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Joint Luncheon – (Appley Center) (Tom Rothdiener) (Downstairs in big area)
129th CNYFA Convention – (Doug Van Etten)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Reconvene to complete CNYFA & LACNYFA business
Adjournment of 128th CNYFA Convention (President Paul)
2:00 - 5:00 pm Tournaments/Gaming (Appley Center Parking Lot) (Wayne Sherwood)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Past Presidents Hospitality Room (Cleveland Bldg) (Past Presidents)
6:00 – 7:00 pm Past Presidents Dinner (Lodge) (Past President Tom Rothdiener)
Ray Sherburne – John Haley Lifetime Contributions Award (Past Presidents)
SUNDAY, JULY 10
7:00-9:00 am Breakfast – (Lodge) (Tom Rothdiener) as of: 6/16/22
Central New York Firefighters Association is hosting its own 128th Convention, July 8 – 10 2022 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY. The information about the convention is provided to ensure that your department or organization can make adequate plans to prepare for our annual gathering and about special arrangements that have been secured to improve your participation. Please take the time to review this entire document and pass it along to your membership. Your prompt attention to these matters is vital to a successful convention. Please note specific deadlines and return the reservation form within those deadlines.
2022 Convention Time & Date – The 128th Convention is being held Friday, July 8 until Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the White Eagle Conference Center, 2910 Lake Moraine Road, Hamilton, NY 13346.
Accommodations – Friday, July 8, 2022, there are 44 double rooms and 4 single rooms available at The White Eagle Conference Center. Saturday, July 9, 2022, there are 34 double rooms and 4 single rooms available at the White Eagle Conference Center. Check In is 4:00 pm daily, Check Out 11:00 am daily. Cost is $125.00 per night. You must make your own reservations. Call, The White Eagle at (315) 824-2002 or 800-295-9322. Mention you are with Central New York Firemen’s Association. You must present a NYS ST-129 to be tax exempt upon check in, when paying.
Annual Dues Reminder - Corporate dues for fire departments and associations are $10 yearly. Individual dues are $5 yearly. Please contact Secretary Maryann Ouimette or Assistant Secretary Linda Rothdiener, with any questions. Dues must be paid before June 30th to be eligible to vote at the convention.
Preliminary Program Agenda - A draft program schedule is included. Any changes please forward them to any committee member.
Convention Program Book Advertisement- Please show your department’s support at the convention by placing an advertisement in this year’s convention program book. Advertisement form is provided.
Meals– Purchased Meals will be breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, joint Luncheon on Saturday, and the Past Presidents Dinner on Saturday night. Menus and Costs are on the reservation form. Contact Tom Rothdiener with any questions. Friday Night will be the Old-Times/Newcomers Bring a Dish. Please contact Ken Holmes to bring a dish or donate.
Tournament/Hose Games– A modified games tournament will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 2 pm in the Appley Center Parking Lot.
Finally, we ask that you do not put this convention package aside but give them your earliest possible attention. The convention will be here before you know it and the Committee wants to make sure it is a most enjoyable experience for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
See you at the grove,
CNYFA 2022 Convention Committee - Tom Rothdiener-Chairman, Ken Holmes Sr., Linda Rothdiener, Ken Czupryna, Larry Rieben, Jeffrey Martin, Nancy McMaster
MAKE ON YOUR OWN
The Grove is located on Madison Country Route 83, just 3.5 miles south of the flashing traffic light on State Route 20 in the Village of Madison. County Route 83 is also South Street inside of the village and becomes West Lake Moraine Road once you leave the village. Guestroom registration takes place at The Lodge located within The Grove.
Guests are housed in cottages located within The Grove. Guest rooms are arranged two or four to a building. All have comfortable furnishings and a private bath. Amenities in each room include color cable television, air conditioning, free local/800 number telephone service, and data port. White Eagle is a smoke free location.
All cottages in The Grove are located within walking distance of the Cleveland Building and Lodge.
Friday, July 8, 2022, there are 43 double rooms and 4 single rooms and Saturday, July 9, 2022, there are 34 double rooms and 4 single rooms available at the White Eagle Conference Center. Call the White Eagle at (315) 824-2002 or 800-295-9322. Mention you are with Central New York Firemen’s Association. You must present a NYS ST-129 to be tax exempt upon check in
ROOM RATE IS $125 PER NIGHT
OTHER LOCATIONS – PLEASE CALL THEM DIRECTLY
Colgate Inn – (315) 824-2300 - https://www.innatcolgate.com/
Holcomb’s Bed & Breakfast – (315) 228-2120 - http://www.holcombsbandb.com/
Timberlake House Bed & Breakfast – (315) 824-1648) - https://timberlakehousebandb.com/
Ye Olde Landmark Tavern – (315) 893-1810 - https://www.yeoldelandmark.com/
Manor on the Green – (607) 316-0464 - https://www.themanoronthegreen.com/
Campground – Lebanon Reservoir – (315) 824-2278 - https://lebanoncampground.com/
Campground - Butternut Hill RV – (315)893-7497 - https://www.butternuthill.net/
Address: ________________________________City:_______________State: _______Zip: _______
Phone: ( ) ____________________________Email:_____________________________________
Current Office/Position/Title with CNYFA: _______________________________________________
Please complete and return this form with your check made payable to
“Central New York Firemen’s Association OR (CNYFA)” by July 1st, 2022, to:
Tom Rothdiener, 5725 Valley Road, Whitesboro, NY 13492
PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF THIS FORM FOR YOURSELF.
The Central New York Firefighters Association was organized in 1893 to serve the volunteer fire fighters within twenty counties in Central New York. Our mission is to maintain, support and serve the Volunteer Fire Service, its firefighters, and the public they protect through education, legislation, communication, recognition, and community service. We accomplish this mission by building camaraderie among the members and forming a positive partnership with related organizations. To further accomplish our mission requires substantial fund raising and support throughout the community. Your Tax-Deductible contribution is a way you can support our programs and volunteer fire fighters throughout Central New York. Below are the sizes and prices for such ads.
Thank you for your supporting the Central New York Firemen’s Association.
Central New York Firemen’s Association
PLEASE SUBMIT NO LATER THAN JUNE 1, 2022
Please forward your picture ready ad copy (or we can make it if you submit details) along with your check made out to “CNYFA.” by June 1, 2022, to:
CNYFA Advertisement FULL PAGE 8” X 10” $100.00 ( )
5725 Valley Road HALF PAGE 8” X 5” $ 50.00 ( )
Whitesboro, NY 13492 QUARTER PAGE 4” X 5” $ 25.00 ( )
BUSINESS CARD $ 10.00 ( )
BOOSTER $ 2.00 ( )
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2021 CONVENTION PHOTOS
Thank You Marlena Rieben.
Website updated on
June 24, 2022
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July 8 - 10, 2022
White Eagle Conference Center