LAFASNY

Ladies have played a role in FASNY for many years. Their service was first recognized by Ernest Wendt of Queens, who wanted the ladies taken into the Association.

His idea was first brought to the attention of FASNY at the Convention of 1932, when he offered a resolution to include ladies in FASNY. The FASNY Resolutions Committee felt that at that time it was too cumbersome to have a ladies auxiliary group of the Association. The resolution and four others were not presented to the Convention in 1932.

The year following, FASNY gave consent to use the name Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, establishing LAFASNY. Currently, our Auxiliary membership is 548 individual members with 188 auxiliaries participating.

The mission of LAFASNY is to encourage cooperation and preserve the rights and privileges of auxiliaries of the volunteer fire service in the State of New York by increasing membership, organizing new auxiliaries and supporting legislation beneficial for all volunteer firefighter and to support the Firemen’s Home, along with programs on fire education, prevention and awareness proposed by the volunteer firefighters in the State of New York.

We accomplish this mission with constructive, educated support of the fire service and united cooperation between local, county and statewide auxiliaries.

Click here for the LAFASNY Membership Brochure.


LAFASNY Committee Roster

President

Dianne Werner
diannemw@optonline.net
County
Rockland County

First Vice President

Jean Christensen
fdaux@aol.com
County
Suffolk County

Second Vice President

Diana Balling
dlb@megacity.org
County
Ulster County

Junior Past President

Jo Ann Dunn
lafasny.jo14@yahoo.com
County
Onondaga County

Recording Corresponding Secretary

Beth Smith
bhs7900@gmail.com
County
Madison County

Financial Secretary

Jeri Rowlingson
jrowl827@aol.com
County
Madison County

Treasurer

Gen Blair
gmblair@twcny.rr.com
County
Onondaga County

Historian

Cheryl Jones
County
Onondaga County

Chaplain

Vickie Dichian
County
Rennselaer County

Credentials

Joanne Martin
County
Oneida County

Linda Finn
County
Oneida County

Fallen FireFighter

Sherry Bryon
County
Cortland County

By-Laws

Valery Clark
County
Onondaga County

Janet Griffiths
County
Onondaga County

Resolutions

Kimberley Ruso
County
Albany County

Birthday Ladies

Carolyn Day
County
Albany County

Susan Rock
County
Saratoga County

Karen McDonald
County
Rennselaer County

Elizabeth Chapman
County
Columbia County

Marilyn Farrell
County
Greene County

Norrine Cooke
County
Albany County

One-Year Director

Sherry Byron
sherrylb@frontier.com
County
Cortland County

Two-Year Director

Toni Casey
caseytona@aol.com
County
Erie County

Three-Year Director

Nancy McMaster
nmcmastger@twcny.rr.com
County
Madison County

Four-Year Director

Catherine Johnson
cgjohnson5@yahoo.com
County
Greene County

Five-Year Director

Mary Korkuc
County
Niagara County

Conductress

Joanne Jantz
County
Schenectady County

Color Bearer

Judy Balenske
County
Madison County

Color Guards

Clara Bryon
County
Cortland County

Emily Sudol
County
Madison County

Publicity

Jean Christensen
County
Suffolk County

Elections

Karen McDonald
County
Rennselaer County

Auditing

Peggy Gray
County
Onondaga County

Kathryn Welton
County
Oswego County

Pamela Whittaker
County
Cortland County

Laws and Legislation

Kathleen Heighton
County
Oswego County

Mary Dolan
County
Suffolk County

Member Recognition

Kathryn Welton
County
Oswego County

Nancy McMaster
County
Madison County

Elizabeth Chapman
County
Columbia County

Schedule of LAFASNY Meetings 2017-2018
April 21, 2018 ~ Lakeside FD, Liverpool, Onondaga County
(315) 468-0072
Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. with meeting at 1:00 p.m. A block of rooms have been secured for April 20 at the Comfort Inn, 7010 Interstate Island Road.

May 13, 2018 ~ Firemen’s Home, Hudson ~ Columbia County
(800) 479-7695
Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. with meeting at 1:00 p.m. A block of rooms have been secured at the Best Western/New Baltimore.
Nominations being accepted for LAFASNY Auxiliary Member Recognition Award