I am so happy to be able to serve as your new President of the 100 Club. It is a great honor and privilege for me. I have been a member of The 100 Club of Rhode Island for twenty one years and have served as Scholarship Committee chair for 5 years and as a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) for 11 years. Over the years, in triumph and tragedy, I have witnessed The 100 Club be a strong and vibrant support system to our first responders in Rhode Island. We are a proud organization that is proud to serve those who serve us. We do this through our various benefits, student scholarships, and specially approved benefits throughout the year.
We would like our 100 Club to continue to grow and continue to be one of premier 100 Club organizations in the country. We have a mission and vision that not only supports our first responders, but also one that is ready to take on the challenges and possibilities of the 21st century. Members can expect to see new technologies coming to them via social media, email list servs, and possibly electronic renewal of your dues. While we receive recognition from media outlets and first responders about the good work that we do, it is time to get that information out to our members immediately so you can spread the word to others about the importance and quiet strength of our club.
Our Past President, James D’Agostino, has worked tirelessly to ensure the continued success of our Club and set an impressive example by updating our bylaws, increasing events and setting the stage for future leadership of our club. Our new Vice President, James Grundy and I will do all we can in working with our Board of Directors to bring our members what they expect from The 100 Club. Thank you for your confidence and support and may God Bless all of you, our dedicated public safety personnel, the State of Rhode Island and the United States of America.
Dr. Lawrence P. Filippelli