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.

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LAFASNY OFFICERS & Committee Roster 2019/2020

President

Diana Balling
dlb@megacity.org
County
Ulster County

First Vice President

Kathleen Heighton
heightonkm@aol.com
County
Oswego County

Second Vice President

Toni Casey
caseytona@aol.com
County
Erie County

Junior Past President

Jean Christensen
fdaux@aol.com
County
Suffolk County

Recording Corresponding Secretary

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

Financial Secretary

Jeri Rowlingson
jrowl827@aol.com
County
Madison County

Treasurer

Jane Trombley
janetrombley@hotmail.com
County
Niagara County

One-Year Director

Catherine Johnson
cgjohnson807@gmail.com
County
Greene County

Two-Year Director

Mary Korkuc
Missmary353@yahoo.com
County
Niagara County

Three-Year Director

Mary-Catherine Dolan
dolanmc516@gmail.com
County
Suffolk County

Four-Year Director

Rosemary Walsh
walshr186@yahoo.com
County
Erie County

Five-Year Director

Beth Smith
bhs7900@gmail.com
County
Madison County

Conductress

Joann Jantz
County
Schenectady County

Chaplain

Vickie Dichian
County
Rennselaer County

Color Bearer

Judy Browngardt
County
Madison County

Color Guard

Emily Sudol
County
Madison County

Clara Bryon
County
Cortland County

Historian

Cheryl Jones
County
Onondaga County

Credentials

Darlene Wilson
County
Albany County

Elizabeth Pettitt
County
Onondaga County

By-Laws

Janet Griffiths
County
Oneida County

Elaine Montrose
County
Oneida County

Publicity

Barbara Stone
fiveriders@optonline.net
County
Nassau County

Auditing

Kathryn Welton
County
Oswego County

Elizabeth Chapman
County
Columbia County

Marybeth Asbell
County
Suffolk County

Susan Mehan
County
Saratoga County

Elections

Karen McDonald
County
Rennselaer County

Member Recognition

Kathryn Welton
County
Oswego County

Genevieve Blair
County
Onondaga County

Catherine Johnson
County
Rensselaer County

Laws and Legislation

Leisha Hubbell
County
Warren County

Christina Sudol
County
Madison County

Resolutions

Donna Bauer Hicks
County
Monroe County

Fallen FireFighter

Mary-Catherine Dolan
County
Nassau County

Birthday Ladies

Carolyn Day
County
Albany County

Marilyn Farrell
County
Greene County

Joann Jantz
County
Schenectady County

Susan Rock
County
Saratoga County

Karen McDonald
County
Rennselaer County

Dianne Werner
County
Rockland County

Elizabeth Chapman
County
Columbia County