International Footprint Association

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Message from the Grand President


Grand President Message


Fellow Footprinters:


On March 9th I and chapter 38 members Gary Mclaren and Bill Kabrich took a “road trip”, travelling to Novato, CA at the invitation of Past Grand President Dan Hanlon. On the evening of the 10th we attended Chapter 15’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Corn Beef & Cabbage event. A fun time was had by all; great hospitality, food and drink. On the 11th we spent time with Dan, Mark, Hunter, Rick and Rob & Linda and were able to view some of the beautiful countryside in central Marin County. On the 12th Gary, Bill and I ventured into San Francisco to partake in some traditional tourist activities. Many thanks to all those in Chapter 15 who made these several days memorable.


As a reminder, Our Grand Convention is coming up in June and now is the time to make your plans, send in your registration and book the hotel for this occasion. The convention committee is working hard to make this another memorable event. Late June is a wonderful time to enjoy the Seattle area. Lots to do and see. Convention information is on the web site and also Maura Mattson will be sending reminders to all the Chapter Secretaries.


The Convention starts on Thursday evening, June 22nd with the Grand President’s reception. The opening ceremony is Friday the 23rd at 9:00 AM. Business meetings, auction and events will convene on the 23rd, 24th and 25th with the Grand banquet, awards and induction of our new President on Sunday evening. We hope for a great turnout and I look forward to seeing many of you in June.

As your Grand President I have committed to visit as many chapter and district events as possible. In October I visited Lincoln, NE; March in Novato, CA. In April I will travel to San Bernardino, CA; May visiting Salt Lake City and Ogden, UT. In late May Denver, CO; and in June, Pismo Beach, CA. Racking up the air miles and well worth it.


Thanks to all of you who serve your respective communities and have made Footprinters such a wonderful organization.


Respectfully,


Douglas D. Partlow

Grand President

International Footprint Association


Grand President’s Message

November 15, 2016

Fellow Footprinters:


     On October 29th I and Grand Sergeant at Arms Gary

Mclaren had the privilege of visiting Lincoln, Nebraska,

Chapter #44 to participate in their annual Law Enforcement, Firefighter and Corrections Awards dinner and ceremony. The event was an excellent presentation and exemplified how a Chapter can truly recognize those who give so much to their community. I had the privilege of assisting in handing ut awards and was honored to be able to present a special award to the mother and grandmother of Omaha

Police Officer Kerrie Orozco who was tragically killed in theline of duty in May of 2015. The award presented to the family was the Robert J. O’Neill award that Chapter #44 had received at the June 2016 Grand Convention.


     My thanks go to Gene and Barb Giles, Jim and Karen Winney and Dave and Cheryl Goehring for their wonderful hospitality during our two day stay in Lincoln.

The weather was beautiful and we had an opportunity to see many of the sights surrounding Lincoln.

     Coming up soon is our Winter meeting in Tucson, Arizona, January 9th through the 11th, 2017. I would encourage all who can to attend this meeting. Tucson should be warm and beautiful that time of year and what a great location to re-unite with your Footprinter

friends.


     I can be contacted if necessary at the following address:

3901 Cook St. #6

Yakima, WA 98902

E-mail: dougpart@aol.com

Phone: 509-406-1017


Respectfully,

Douglas D. Partlow

IFA Grand President


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Grand President’s Message

July 5, 2016

Fellow Footprinters:


As I proceed into this year as your Grand President I want to thank those responsible for the wonderful 2016 Convention in Pismo Beach, CA; especially District 1, Chapter 73, President Bob Hubbell, Jay Conner and all others whose dedication and commitment made this Convention one to be remembered.


especially want to commend now Past-Grand President Bob Hubbell for the leadership and dedication displayed during his tenure. His diligence to his duties, strong support for the Footprint organization and tireless efforts made his year exemplary and one that will be difficult to follow.

Bob’s presidency led us forward on a path that I hope will continue to strengthen our organization. His embrace of the “National law Enforcement Memorial” as an International Footprint project is one that I will personally encourage as we proceed into the future. Bob also led us in an effort to strengthen our Chapters through membership building which is paramount to maintain the viability of our valuable organization. The strength of our Chapters is the core that binds us together.


As announced at the Convention my theme for this year will be “Back to the Future” What does this mean? Our past is rich in history. Many who came before built an organization dedicated to supporting Law Enforcement and the attributes of fellowship. Those working today in their respective Chapters and through the International carry on the work of our past leaders. The future truly depends on all of us renewing our commitment to "Footprinting”; preserving this organization for many years to come.


As individual Chapters serving your respective communities, Footprinters are known for their enthusiasm and respected as community leaders. Please carry on this valuable work and find creative ways to strengthen your Chapters. Even if your Chapter is small, you still can contribute to your community in a valuable way. 


This year I plan to travel to visit as many Chapters and Districts as viable. I have already committed to Chapter 44 in Lincoln, NE in October; Chapter 15 and District 2 in San Rafael, CA in March; Chapters 3 and 27 in Utah in May. Please send me your requests for visitation and I will try to incorporate them into my travel schedule. Those visitations that I can combine into one trip would be appreciated.


This year our Winter meeting will be in Tucson, AZ in January. Information will sent to District secretaries and through our International web-site. Please plan to attend as participation is the key to keeping us strong. Our Grand Convention is still in the planning stage, but will be in the Seattle area in June. The location will be in Tukwila, close to Sea-Tac International airport for easy accessibility.


In closing, remember as a member of the International Footprint organization you are all special in your commitment to the organization and to your communities. Footprinters are leaders who set the example for others and are tireless workers ensuring that our communities and nation remains strong.


I can be contacted as follows:

3901 Cook St. #6

Yakima, WA 98902

E-mail: dougpart@aol.com

Phone: 509-406-1017


Respectfully,

Douglas D. Partlow

IFA Grand President


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