We are announcing our annual membership and fundraising drive for this year. As you know, we have been in existence since 1988 and have given over $300,000 in grants, gifts and scholarships to local law enforcement in Kern County. In the last three months alone, we have given over $6,800 for law enforcement purposes.
Our scholarship committee has given over 20 law enforcement scholarships to local students pursuing a career in law enforcement. We are pushing this year to grow the membership and sponsors and recruit young new members as well. New Board Members, Jon Busby, Greg Sturges, Angela Barton and Mike Larsen have already made their presence known by attracting many new members and new sponsors. Commitment has been given for several public service announcements to broadcast our goals and objectives and further inform the public of the positive things law enforcement does in Kern County. Sometimes new members bring new ideas and “fire up” our longstanding members to try new projects; which we are announcing first in this letter.
Saturday, April 28, 2007, will be the date of our new improved Clay Shoot at Five Dogs Range with more law enforcement teams, a firing demonstration and fine BBQ luncheon.
On June 13, 2007, we will host the annual Law Enforcement Officer of The Year Awards Dinner. Yes, this year it will be a dinner at the Stockdale Country Club, which will be a first class awards presentation. Seating is on a first come, first serve reservation basis and we are expecting over 300 people who support law enforcement to attend; the website also has information on this event.
If you renewed your membership after September 1 of 2006, your membership is for 15 months. We encourage all of to renew or join now; an application is enclosed for both and you may reproduce copies for people you would recommend or encourage to join. In addition, we offer business and group memberships for larger donations. For $1,000, you now can have up to five friends or employees as members, receive a beautiful badge plaque for your wall and also be placed on our sponsorship site on our web page. Any donation given is tax deductible as we are a 501(3) c foundation.
Finally there are many other sponsorship opportunities, so if you just want to give a donation please free to do so. There is no overhead or salaries; all money goes to local law enforcement projects. We need and want your help and participation in any and all ways, so join now and help Kern law enforcement thrive and enjoy our continued support.