Connecticut State Firemen’s Association
The 29th annual convention of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association was held in New London on August 28 and 29. There were 300 present representing 90 cities and towns. The company delegates numbered 225 and department delegates 75. At 2 o’clock the convention was called to order by President J. F. Redmond. Senior Alderman C. C. Perkins was then introduced and welcomed the visiting firemen and extended to them the freedom of the city during the two days of the convention. The president then submitted his report.
During the year the association has lost two of its charter members—Charles A. Gerdinier. of Bridgeport, who was the first president, and Albert C. Hendrick, who succeeded him. Secretary Robert V. Magee’s report showed that the amount available up to that time as shown by his last report was $3,389.94; only $24 in excess of that amount was called for. From October 1, 1911, to May 1, 1912, orders were paid by the comptroller amounting to $8,729.37, making a total for the year of $12,069.31, and leaving a balance to carry us from May 1 to October 1, of this year. $1,270.63. The special fund and also the association account show a gain for the year, the special fund being increased in the amount of $454, showing a balance of $7,162.20. The association account shows an increase of $257.27, leaving the balance in that fund $2,412.36.
The total membership is 458. The treasurer’s report showed total receipts to the amount of $12 029.52, and expenditures, State account, $526.