By Anna-Marie Menhenott
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- For the families of those who've been seriously injured or lost their lives in the line of duty, the St. Lucie County Hundred Club is a saving grace.
Hundred Club serves the emergency services professionals in the county by providing financial support to families of law enforcement, corrections officers and firefighter/EMTs seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
Every day on the job, emergency services officers face the possibility of serious injury or even death. Thinking about of these dire possibilities are a consequence of the job, so businesses, and government and law enforcement leaders created the St. Lucie County Hundred Club to prepare for the worst.
The St. Lucie County Hundred Club is supported by the governmental and emergency services agencies in the county including: Nineteenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bruce Colton, Florida Highway Patrol Capt. John Cataldo, St. Lucie County Fire District Chief Ron Parrish, Fort Pierce Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin, Port St. Lucie Police Chief John A. Bolduc, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara, Mayor of Fort Pierce Linda Hudson and Mayor of Port St. Lucie JoAnn Faiella.
All services provided by the St. Lucie County Hundred Club are volunteered. Therefore, 100 percent of the money the Club raises goes to support the families of emergency services professionals who suffer serious injury or lose their lives in the line of duty.
The president of the St. Lucie County Hundred Club is Jane Rowley.
The 2014 Hundred Club annual meeting and banquet will be Wednesday, May 28, at Gator Trace Country Club, 4302 Gator Trace Drive, Fort Pierce. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m. and dinner will be at 7 p.m. The banquet will honor the outstanding firefighter/EMT, police officers, deputies and state troopers, as selected by their agencies. The banquet is the main fund-raising event for the St. Lucie County Hundred Club.
An individual membership of $100 includes one ticket to the banquet. A law enforcement/firefighter membership is $50 and includes one ticket to the banquet. A corporate membership is $250 and includes two tickets to the banquet. A lifetime individual membership is $2,000 and includes one ticket to the banquet.
Those attending the banquet are asked to confirm by May 21.
Contributions can be mailed to: The St. Lucie County Hundred Club, c/o Tammy Schwab, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Information is available by calling (772) 462-3205.