We had many outstanding candidates apply for positions on the Board of Directors to help make a difference to our community. We are thrilled to receive such a positive response. The Board is currently reviewing the applications and will be in touch with all applicants this month (May).
On April 28, 2018, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police and St. Louis County Police took 30-40 middle schoolers to view classic cars where the FBISTLCAAA had the opportunity to attend and engage with them while enjoying the car show.
FBISTLCAAA and 2017 FBI St. Louis Citizens Academy Graduates gathered for a holiday happy hour at Yaya’s Euro Bistro. Besides enjoying food and each other’s company, the Board results were announced and awards for past work were given. Further, Norm Appelman, Chair of the Life Membership Committee, awarded the Life Membership pin to 12 of the attendees. We congratulate and commend their support of the goals of our Chapter. We hope other Life Members, at some point in the future, have the opportunity to accept their pins and for other members to join as Life Members.
The FBISTLCAAA Board met the new FBI St. Louis SAC Rich Quinn, whereupon everyone discussed how the FBISTLCAAA can help our community. These ideas will be discussed at further length and translated into actions throughout next year.
Elections were recently held for Board Members and Officers, all with term start dates of Dec 1, 2017. The Board Members are as follows: Christy Moreno, David Brickhaus, David Wren, Dr. Randy Gray, Gary Chan, George Wilder, Joe Malec, Norm Appelman, Richard Heinrichs, Rufus Moore, Travis May, and Victor Salguero. The Officers are as follows: Gary Chan (President), Travis May (Executive Vice President), Joe Malec (Secretary), and Christy Moreno (Treasurer). Details can be found on the About Us page.
The FBI Teen Academy Gradation was held at the Northwest Academy of Law public high school to recognize sophomore students that completed weeks of training provided by FBI St. Louis agents and professional support personnel.
During the event, school Principal Ms. Valerie Carter-Thomas thanked the FBI St. Louis field office for continuing this program, and she thanked FBI Special Agent Matt Brummund for his work in “making a difference” in the students’ lives.
FBISTLCAAA Board Members celebrated by attending the graduation. A special thanks goes to the following: (1) Board Director Dr. Randy Gray of the Radiant Life Church in Festus, MO, for providing Samsung tablets that were given to four graduates in recognition of completing classes, (2) Board Director Rufus Moore for providing the graduation cake, and (3) St. Johns Bank for providing school supplies.
FBISTLCAAA and STL Infragard members enjoyed breakfast with the FBI St. Louis Cyber Squad.
On September 30, 2017, the community outreach event was held and met the goal of hosting community conversations with youth, parents, community leaders, and law enforcement about the challenges we face and our shared responsibility to create positive change. Mission SAVE (Strike Against Violence Early) is a federal, state, and local law enforcement initiative in St. Louis.
FBISTLCAAA Board Members Rufus Moore, Jr., and George Wilder attended and participated. Thanks to a donation by a member who wishes to remain anonymous, the FBISTLCAAA was able to provide food and refreshments at the event.
Donations were raised to benefit charities at the 36th Law Enforcement Golf Tournament hosted at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park. This tournament is held in honor of slain FBI Agent L. Douglas Abram. Donations benefit the Agents Memorial College Fund and Missouri Special Olympics.
We were honored to have former American football player Aeneas Williams give a guest speech. Everyone in attendance had a great time!
We are thankful to all the golfers, sponsors, contributors, and volunteers for this event. Thank you for your participation and continued support!
As part of the FBI Citizens Academy program, graduates had the opportunity, at their own expense, to take a two-day behind-the-scenes tour of FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Graduates learned about special agent training, ballistics, behavioral analysis (commonly known as profiling), and the history of the FBI.