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Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet
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By Mechanicsville Volunteers
January 20, 2018

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. held their annual Installation of Officer’s Banquet on Saturday, January 20, 2018. This was the first banquet held in the new station. President John S. “Monkey” Montgomery kicked off the evening by welcoming guests and dedicating the banquet to the previous year’s deceased members: Michael Pilkerton, Sr., James F. Mattingly, III, Chuck Misamore and Billy Guy. Former County Commissioner Dan Raley was the master of ceremony. The officers were installed by 2nd Vice President to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Phillip “Heavy” Ridgell. The 2018 Administrative Officers are: President, John S. Montgomery; 1st Vice President, Dennis Bellevou; 2nd Vice President Jackson Miller (not present); Treasurer, Tommy Kidwell; Secretary, Darene Kleinsorgen, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Montgomery; Financial Secretary, Frank Kleinsorgen; Fire Prevention, Terri Palmer. The 2018 Operational Officers are: Chief, Mark Trowbridge; Chief 2A, Scott Bellevou; Chief 2B, Keith Hemming; Chief Engineer, James Barnes, Sr.; 1st Engineer, James Barnes, Jr.; Training Captain, Mark Pullium; Squad Captain, Perry Bryant; Engine Captain, Robert Barnes; Squad Lieutenant, Stephen Truesdell; Engine Lieutenant, Ryan Raley; Sergeant, Daniel Busl; Sergeant, Reid Colomo; Safety Officer, Bret Krabbe; Water Supply Officer, Joe Guyther.

The entire membership was recognized by the President with the “President’s Award” for their hard work. The award acknowledged the efforts of everyone who helped with the move back into the building which was a very huge task. Special Service Awards were given by the President to the Ladies Auxiliary, Mark Trowbridge, Tyler Raley, Dennis Bellevou, Jackson Miller, Tommy Kidwell, Jimmy Burroughs and Karen Montgomery.

Length of Service Awards were given to the following fire department members: Tyler Burroughs – 5 years, Mark Pullium -- 10 years, Frank Kleinsorgen – 15 years, Dennis Hooker – 20 years, Scott Bellevou – 20 years, B.K. Abell – 30 years, Larry Greenwell – 35 years, Charlie Evans – 35 years, Willie Wilkerson – 45 years and Henry Fowler – 50 years.

Fire Chief Mark Trowbridge welcomed everyone and gave a run-down of the company’s stats that included the 872 calls the department ran for 2017. Chief Trowbridge presented the following awards: Firefighter of the Year – Daniel Busl, Junior Firefighter of the Year – Joseph “Jake” Senatore, Chief’s Awards: Tyler Raley, Kenny Lloyd and Joyce Lloyd.

He then announced the Top Ten Responders: Daniel Busl, Mark Trowbridge, Justin Raley, Robert Barnes, Andrew McHone, Keith Hemming, Dennis Bellevou, Joseph Senatore, Scott Bellevou and Stephen Truesdell. The Top Five Drivers: Andrew McHone, Kenny Dickerson, Jeremy Hemming, Mike Roache and Dennis Bellevou
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presented the President and Chief with a check in the amount of $17,000.00. The Auxiliary had recently also purchased tables for the social hall that amounted to $4,500. Therefore, the total gift to the department was $21,500. Auxiliary President Colonna presented Paul Colonna and Karen Montgomery with the Auxiliary President’s Award. She thanked the fire department members who helped the Auxiliary the past year and she presented the following Auxiliary members with their Length of Service Awards: Lorraine Ferguson 5 years, Lori Greathouse – 10 years, Karen Gibson – 15 years, Amy Copsey – 20 years, Donna Wockenfuss – 30 years, Ida Abell – 30 years, Peggy Guy – 60 years.

The meal was prepared by Rita B Catering and music was provided by CM Entertainment. The Commissioners and Delegates presented their proclamations/commendations, etc., the Optimist Club and Lions Club presented the department with checks and everyone had a great time. The President and Chief thanked everyone for a great 2017 and all are looking forward to an even better 2018.

President, John S. Montgomery; 1st Vice President, Dennis Bellevou; 2nd Vice President Jackson Miller (not pictured); Treasurer, Tommy Kidwell; Secretary, Darene Kleinsorgen, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Montgomery; Financial Secretary, Frank Kleinsorgen.
President, John S. Montgomery; 1st Vice President, Dennis Bellevou; 2nd Vice President Jackson Miller (not pictured); Treasurer, Tommy Kidwell; Secretary, Darene Kleinsorgen, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Montgomery; Financial Secretary, Frank Kleinsorgen.
Board of Directors:  President, John S. Montgomery; 1st Vice President, Dennis Bellevou; Treasurer, Tommy Kidwell; Harold Anderson; Jimmy Burroughs; Chief, Mark Trowbridge; Willie Wilkerson, Paul Colonna, Assistant Chief, Scott Bellevou, Bobby Johnson.
Board of Directors: President, John S. Montgomery; 1st Vice President, Dennis Bellevou; Treasurer, Tommy Kidwell; Harold Anderson; Jimmy Burroughs; Chief, Mark Trowbridge; Willie Wilkerson, Paul Colonna, Assistant Chief, Scott Bellevou, Bobby Johnson.
 
Chief, Mark Trowbridge; Assistant Chief, Scott Bellevou; Deputy Chief, Keith Hemming; Training Captain, Mark Pullium; Engine Captain, Robert Barnes; Squad Captain, Perry Bryant; Engine Lieutenant, Ryan Raley; Squad Lieutenant, Stephen Truesdell;  Sergeant, Daniel Busl; Sergeant, Reid Colomo; Chief Engineer, James Barnes, Sr.; 1st Engineer, James Barnes, Jr.;  Chief's Aide, Tyler Burroughs, Fire Prevention, Terri Palmer, Safety Officer, Bret Krabbe (not pictured); Water Supply Officer, Joe Guyther (not pictured).
Chief, Mark Trowbridge; Assistant Chief, Scott Bellevou; Deputy Chief, Keith Hemming; Training Captain, Mark Pullium; Engine Captain, Robert Barnes; Squad Captain, Perry Bryant; Engine Lieutenant, Ryan Raley; Squad Lieutenant, Stephen Truesdell; Sergeant, Daniel Busl; Sergeant, Reid Colomo; Chief Engineer, James Barnes, Sr.; 1st Engineer, James Barnes, Jr.; Chief's Aide, Tyler Burroughs, Fire Prevention, Terri Palmer, Safety Officer, Bret Krabbe (not pictured); Water Supply Officer, Joe Guyther (not pictured).
Chaplain, Peggy Guy; Secretary, Meghanne Thompson; Vice President, Cindy Turner; President, Molly Colonna; Assistant Secretary, Jackie Turner; Historian, Karen Gibson.
Chaplain, Peggy Guy; Secretary, Meghanne Thompson; Vice President, Cindy Turner; President, Molly Colonna; Assistant Secretary, Jackie Turner; Historian, Karen Gibson.
 
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Memorial Table honoring:  Chuck Misamore, Michael Pilkerton, Jimmy Mattingly, and Billy Guy.
Memorial Table honoring: Chuck Misamore, Michael Pilkerton, Jimmy Mattingly, and Billy Guy.
(LASMVFA) Southern Maryland Ladies Auxiliary President, Chrissy King swearing in the Auxiliary.
(LASMVFA) Southern Maryland Ladies Auxiliary President, Chrissy King swearing in the Auxiliary.
 
Phillip "Heavy" Ridgell swears in the Administrative Officers.
Phillip "Heavy" Ridgell swears in the Administrative Officers.
Phillip "Heavy" Ridgell swears in the Operational Officers.
Phillip "Heavy" Ridgell swears in the Operational Officers.
 
Lions Club's presentation.
Lions Club's presentation.
Timmy Quade of the Mechanicsville Lions Club presents a check to Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery.
Timmy Quade of the Mechanicsville Lions Club presents a check to Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery.
 
Clarke Guy of the Mechanicsville Optimist Club presents a check to Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery.
Clarke Guy of the Mechanicsville Optimist Club presents a check to Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery.
Delegate Deb Ray presents Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery with the Maryland Flag.
Delegate Deb Ray presents Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery with the Maryland Flag.
 
Evan Gray, Gary Campbell and Josh Noppenberger from Manns Woodward Studios presents Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery a plaque for the station.
Evan Gray, Gary Campbell and Josh Noppenberger from Manns Woodward Studios presents Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery a plaque for the station.
New Auxiliary members:  Billy Coberly and Keith Turner with Auxiliary Vice President Cindy Turner.
New Auxiliary members: Billy Coberly and Keith Turner with Auxiliary Vice President Cindy Turner.
 
The Guy Family presenting Auxiliary President Molly Colonna with the Elaine Guy Award.
The Guy Family presenting Auxiliary President Molly Colonna with the Elaine Guy Award.
President Molly Colonna presented Karen Montgomery with the President's Award.
President Molly Colonna presented Karen Montgomery with the President's Award.
 
President Molly Colonna presented Paul Colonna with the President's Award.
President Molly Colonna presented Paul Colonna with the President's Award.
2017 and 2018 Auxiliary Officers.
2017 and 2018 Auxiliary Officers.
 
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery with a check from the Auxiliary
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Chief Trowbridge and President Montgomery with a check from the Auxiliary
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Lorraine Ferguson with her Length of Service Award for 5 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Lorraine Ferguson with her Length of Service Award for 5 years.
 
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Karen Gibson with her Length of Service Award for 15 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Karen Gibson with her Length of Service Award for 15 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Amy Copsey with her Length of Service Award for 20 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Amy Copsey with her Length of Service Award for 20 years.
 
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Ida Abell with her Length of Service Award for 30 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Ida Abell with her Length of Service Award for 30 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Peggy Guy with her Length of Service Award for 60 years.
Auxiliary President Molly Colonna presents Peggy Guy with her Length of Service Award for 60 years.
 
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Tyler Burroughs with his Length of Service Award for 5 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Tyler Burroughs with his Length of Service Award for 5 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Mark Pullium with his Length of Service Award for 10 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Mark Pullium with his Length of Service Award for 10 years.
 
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Frank Kleinsorgen with his Length of Service Award for 15 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Frank Kleinsorgen with his Length of Service Award for 15 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Scott Bellevou with his Length of Service Award for 20 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Scott Bellevou with his Length of Service Award for 20 years.
 
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents B.K. Abell with his Length of Service Award for 30 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents B.K. Abell with his Length of Service Award for 30 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Willie Wilkerson with his Length of Service Award for 45 years.
President Montgomery, Chief Trowbridge and 1st Vice President Dennis Bellevou presents Willie Wilkerson with his Length of Service Award for 45 years.
 
President Montgomery presents Frank and Darene Kleinsorgen with their 2017 Officer gifts.
President Montgomery presents Frank and Darene Kleinsorgen with their 2017 Officer gifts.
President Montgomery presents Tyler Raley with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Tyler Raley with a Special Service Award.
 
President Montgomery presents Jimmy Burroughs with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Jimmy Burroughs with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Tommy Kidwell with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Tommy Kidwell with a Special Service Award.
 
President Montgomery presents Dennis Bellevou with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Dennis Bellevou with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Mark Trowbridge with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents Mark Trowbridge with a Special Service Award.
 
President Montgomery presents the Auxiliary with a Special Service Award.
President Montgomery presents the Auxiliary with a Special Service Award.
Top Ten responder
Top Ten responder
 
Top 10 responders
Top 10 responders
Top 5 drivers
Top 5 drivers
 
2017 Officers
2017 Officers
Chief Trowbridge and Assistant Chief Scott Bellevou presents Tyler Raley with the Chief's Award.
Chief Trowbridge and Assistant Chief Scott Bellevou presents Tyler Raley with the Chief's Award.
 
Chief Trowbridge and Tyler Raley with the Chief's Award.
Chief Trowbridge and Tyler Raley with the Chief's Award.
Chief Trowbridge presents Joseph "Jake" Senatore with the Junior Firefighter of the Year Award.
Chief Trowbridge presents Joseph "Jake" Senatore with the Junior Firefighter of the Year Award.
 
Assistant Chief Scott Bellevou and Chief Mark Trowbridge presents Daniel Busl  with the Firefighter of the Year Award.
Assistant Chief Scott Bellevou and Chief Mark Trowbridge presents Daniel Busl with the Firefighter of the Year Award.
2018 Auxiliary
2018 Auxiliary
 
 

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