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NEWS EVENTS FOR 2024 

Peace Officer Memorial

 On Wednesday, May 1st at 10:00 AM in the San Mateo County Museum courtyard the 2024 Peace Officer Memorial was held.  The Emerald Society bagpipe and drum corps participated in the ceremony. 

FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL

Annual Member Appreciation Event

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the Board of Directors hosted the Annual Member Outreach & Social Event.  It was held in San Carols at the Skyway Center next to the Hiller Aviation Museum.  Food was provided by Tacos San Buena. The goal of this event is to provide exposure to the 100 Club and allow for networking, fellowship and marketing.  Approximately 50 people were in attendance.  Attached are some photos taken at the event.

Board Members L-R:
Bob Ravano, Darlene Hong, Mark Raffaelli & Al Pardini

Vice President, Al Pardini and Treasurer Leno Bellomo take a break before the event starts.

 Board Member, Darlene Hong and 100 Club Member, Julie Trinkala greet guests as they arrive.

NEWS EVENTS FOR 2023 

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      IN MEMORIUM - FORMER BOARD MEMBER,  DON HORSLEY

Born in San Francisco, Mr. Horsley moved with his family at a young age to Daly City, where he attended Westmoor High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and, after working for the Daly City Police Department, became a juvenile counselor for the San Mateo County Probation Department and a middle school teacher.

He then returned to law enforcement, first for the Pacifica Police Department and then the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office in 1972.

 

He ran for San Mateo County Sheriff in 1993. Don initially joined the 100 Club in 1995 as a member and shortly thereafter, was elected to the Board of Directors. Don was elected to and served as President of the 100 Club Board in 2007 and has continued his active support and membership in the 100 Club.     

 

After 14 years as sheriff, Mr. Horsley retired in 2007. That retirement was brief, however, as he won a seat on the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District. Then in 2010 he was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

 

The Members of the Board of Directors, Board Officers and all of our Members, collectively offer our deep and sincere condolences to Don’s loving family at this difficult time. Don was 80 at the time of his passing.

 ANNUAL FOUNDERS' AWARD AND 2023 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS  

  The Annual Founders' Award Dinner was held on  November 2, 2023 at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco.

 

 

This year, we had a special recognition of Fallen Officer David Chetcuti of the Millbrae Police Department;  District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe gave a background of the events leading up to the death of Officer Chetcuti and introduced the family members  present.

They were:  sons John Chetcuti & Ricky Chetcuti, Ricky’s wife Chelsea and their two young son’s Wyatt and Eli, Ken Chetcuti, Despina Johnson & brother Charlie Chetcuti.   Speaking for the family, John & Ricky Chetcuti both thanked the 100 Club for being there with a check and support for their mother and the family during those tragic days following their father’s death.

Mark Raffaelli and Karen Guidotti awarded plaques to CSM and Fontana Co. for their work in updating the Peace Officer Memorial at the CSM Police Academy.  Robert Gutierrez, representing CSM and Cynthia Parker, representing Fontana Co. accepted plaques from the 100 Club for their contribution.  Dennis Schofield was presented with a plaque from the 100 Club for the work he provided at “no cost except materials” in making a new Fallen Officer Memorial cabinet which now stands in the Hall of Justice in Redwood City.

 

​ This years Founders' Award recipient was Retired Chief Deputy District Attorney,  Karen Guidotti.  Karen Guidotti is a lifelong resident of San Mateo County.  She has been a member of the 100 Club since 2010.  Karen has served on the Board of Directors since 2013 and has served as Secretary, Vice President & then President in 2018. She continues to serve on the Board as the 100 Club Fallen Officer Memorial Chairperson in concert with the San Mateo County Police Chiefs & Sheriff Association and the families of the fallen officers who are honored each year in May.  This year she undertook to have the Fallen Officer Memorial Cabinet in the Hall of Justice replaced with a new cabinet made by 100 Club Member, Dennis Schofield, pricing out costs for each step of new cabinet construction. Tonight, she is honored as exemplifying a Founders’ Award Recipient.  

The meeting also installed the new officers for 2024 who are: President, Ross Hite; Vice President, Al Pardini; Treasurer, Leno Bellomo, Secretary, Danica Fryhling & Past President, Dave Norris. Installation of new board of director members were: Christina Corpus, Mark Duri, Jim Dudley & Peter Garrison.  Renewing their commitment to serve on the board for another 3 years were: Ross Hite, Dave Bertini, Darlene Hong & Bob Ravano.    

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President Norris presents the Chetcuti family with a plaque honoring the service of Officer Dave Chetcuti 

Thank you to the Butler family for their donation of wine for the evening

 2024 Board of Directors taking Oath of Office

Sheriff Christina Corpus & Undersheriff Chris Hsiung 

Board Member Danica Fryhling with husband James and Board Member Bob Ravano

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Founders' Award winner, Karen Guidotti presents Dennis Schofield with plaque for building a new Fallen Officer Memorial Cabinet located in the Hall of Justice

              IN MEMORIUM - BOARD MEMBER  BOB PUTS

Board Member, Bob Puts,  joined the 100 Club in 2013. He passed away on June 20, 2023, due to complications during surgery.  Bob was a long time supporter of the 100 Club of San Mateo County. He joined the Board of Directors in 2018 and became Treasurer in  2020.    

San Mateo County Fallen Officer Memorial - May 3, 2023

 NEWS ITEMS FOR 2022

ANNUAL FOUNDERS' AWARD AND 2023 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS  

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  The Annual Founders' Award Dinner was held on  November 3, 2022 at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco.

 

This year's guest speaker was Ron Brooks who served as a law enforcement officer for 38 years before retiring in 2012. He went on

 to found Brooks Bawden Moore LLC a Washington D.C. based government relations and business strategy consulting firm

specializing in criminal justice policies and technology.

 

This year, we had a special recognition of Fallen Officers from the Redwood City Police Department;  family members of those

officers were guests of the 100 Club.  They were: Grandchildren of Officer Herman Fleishman:  Dan Scanlan, Ret. Captain

SMPD and wife Marci; Anne Rohrer and husband Scot; Diana White and husband Ed;  Daughter of Sgt. George

Garrett Jr., Nicole Garrett-Burg and Cliff Gerken, son of Fallen CHP Officer, who could not attend last year when

his father was honored.  

                           This years Founders' Award recipient was Retired Chief, Mark Raffaelli. Mark has been a board member                                          of the 100 Club since 2003 & has served two terms as President.  During his presidency, he and his committee                              developed a Policy & Procedures Manual to provide consistency in decision-making.  Most recently, Mark                                    developed and brought to fruition a poster for the promotion of the 100 Club.  He is currently actively                                             involved in updating and  expanding the law enforcement memorial at CSM police academy, as well as one                                 for the civic center.   CONGRATULATIONS Mark!

The meeting also installed the new officers for 2023 who are: President, Dave Norris; Vice President, Ross Hite; Treasurer, Leno Bellomo, Secretary, Danica Fryhling & Past President, Jack Van Etten.  Renewing their commitment to serve on the board for another 3 years were:  Bob Puts, Danica Fryhling, Karen Guidotti, Jack Van Etten & Steve Wagstaffe

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Nicole Garrett-Burg with Guest Speaker, Ron Brooks

President Dave Norris with Fleishman grandson, Dan Scanlan and Ron Brooks

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Julie & Leno Bellomo with Mark Raffaelli

Cliff Gerken, son of last years CHP fallen officer honoree, Forrest Gerken with Pete Nannarone and Margaret Kemp

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Special thanks to Sheriff Carlos Bolanos & the Sheriffs Department Honor Guard; Reverend Peter Garrison for the Invocation; the Butler family for providing wine for the event; and Carolyn Thomas and Carol Hurst for volunteering to provide the Name Tags and for attending to the reception desk year after year.

  RESERVE SAN MATEO POLICE OFFICER,
            STEVEN EVANS CLARK,
  MEMORIAL HELD ON AUGUST 19, 2022

2022 PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL

 NEWS ITEMS FOR 2021

ANNUAL FOUNDERS' AWARD AND 2022 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS  

 After a year of Covid-19 and Zoom meetings, the 100 Club celebrated its

Annual Founders' Award Dinner on November 4, 2021 at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae.  The guest speaker was Christopher Costigan, Chief, Golden Gate Division of the California Highway Patrol.  

The Founders' Day Award recipient was San Mateo County District Attorney, Steve Wagstaffe.

The meeting also installed the new officers for 2022 who are: President, Dave Norris; Vice President, Ross Hite; Treasurer, Bob Puts & Secretary, Danica Fryhling.  Also sworn in, were new board members, Ed Barberini, Leno Bellomo and Gary Shweid.  Renewing their commitment to serve on the board for another 3 years were:  Dave Norris, Margaret Kemp, Al Pardini & Mark Raffaelli 

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We had over 90 attendees, both members and friends of the 100 Club in attendance at our Annual Dinner.

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Founders' Award Recipient for 2021, Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County District Attorney who has been a member of the 100 Club since 2000. 

IN MEMORIUM - BOARD MEMBER  MATT TUTINO

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Matt Tutino, a Board Member, who joined the 100 Club in 2007 lost his fight with leukemia on June 5, 2021.  Matt was a lifetime member, longtime   contributor and supporter of the 100 Club of San Mateo County spanning many years, serving in many board capacities and as President of the Board in 2012.  .  His Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:00AM at St. St. Bartholomew's Church, Corner of Crystal Springs Road & Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Reception will be held at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club 100 North B Street in San Mateo, following the church services.

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Board Member Dave Norris is appointed as Chief  in Menlo Park

In April of 2021, Dave Norris joined the Menlo Park Police Department as Chief of Police.
 
Following a brief minor league baseball career and a Bachelor of Science from St. Mary’s College, Dave Norris was hired by the San Mateo Police Department in 1993.

During over 27 years with SMPD, Dave worked in multiple positions, including Field Training, Narcotics & Vice, Criminal Investigations and Youth Services, and led investigations involving Gang Crimes, Officer Involved Critical Incidents, and Homicides. During his career at San Mateo, Dave was very involved in the operation of San Mateo’s Police Activities League and the design of SMPD’s Youth Services Unit.

From 2010-2014 Dave was assigned to Community and Media Relations, where he established SMPD’s community engagement strategy and elevated followership from a few hundred email subscribers to tens of thousands of community members across multiple social media platforms.

Dave is a graduate of POST Command College and received a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2019. He lives in San Mateo with his wife Nicole, a professional horse trainer.
 

 2021 NEW MEMBER EVENT

On April 22nd a New Member Event via Zoom was hosted by the 100 Club Board of Directors.  We had we had 35 people RSVP for the event.  The event kept to its 30-minute program including a welcome by President Van Etten, a review of the History & Mission of the 100 Club by Al Pardini, presentation by Carlos Bolanos on the Sheriffs’ Search and Rescue program; membership drive presentation by Al Pardini and a raffle operated by Danica Fryhling.  Pop-ups regarding membership during the presentation were provided by Dave Bertini and Dave Norris gave the closing statement.  The raffle gave out 8 bottles of wine and 9-$100 Amazon gift cards.  Al reported that 5 new members have joined since the event.                                                      

2021 PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL

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Daly City Police

Officers' Association 

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Pacifica Police

Supervisors Association 

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Pacifica Police

Officers' Association 

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Clapp Moroney

Vucinich | Beeman Scheley

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Atherton Police

Officers' Association

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The Police Credit Union

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Pacific Gas & Electric

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San Mateo

Officers' Association

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Redwood City Police

Supervisors Association

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South San Francisco

Police Association

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