Elsmere Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary History
On May 12, 1938, 18 ladies met for the purpose of forming an Auxiliary to the Elsmere Fire Company “A”, Inc. We still meet the purpose of the organization, i.e. to aid and support our firefighters and to perform such services as may be requested by the Elsmere Fire Company A, Inc. and/or Board of Fire Commissioners.
The first fundraising project was ‘Bunko’ which netted the Treasury $11.20. Today our fund raisers include pancake breakfasts. We have prepared and served food and refreshment at fire scenes; prepared dinners for the Company’s Annual Fund Drive and Election of Officers meetings; and throughout the year after their monthly meetings. We package candy and assist with the annual Halloween party. The Auxiliary donated a 20’x30’ American Flag to the Fire Company in memory of Chief Kevin M. Shea who died in line of duty on January 24, 2004. We also donate to local orgranizations and the North County Mission of Hope in Chiqueslistagua, Nicaragua. Our members are remembered when illness or sad times fall upon them.
We have special bonds of friendship with our 34 active, 1 charter and 13 sustaining members and are thankful for the good times shared. We still honor our Charter Members and Past Presidents for the fine examples they have set for us to follow.
To aid and support the firefighters of the Elsmere Fire Company A, Inc. and to perform such services as may be requested by the Elsmere Fire Company A, Inc. and/or its Board of Fire Commissioners of the Elsmere Fire District.
Ladies Auxiliary Celebrates 75 Years of Service
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Elsmere Fire Company A, Inc. is celebrating 75 Years of service to the Elsmere Fire Company and Elsmere Fire District this year. At Inspection ceremonies on May 11, 2013 the Auxiliary was recognized by the Elsmere Fire Company and District, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemans Association of the State of New York.
Recording SecretaryMary Ann Koeppen
Corresponding SecretaryFran Underwood
Past PresidentsPast Presidents and Year(s) Served
|Pearle Adams||1938||Dolores Granito||1960-1961||Kathleen Shea||1994-1995|
|Hazel Saulsbury||1939||Beatrice Potter||1962||Leah McElroy||1996-1997|
|Tessie Helwig||1940||Anna Mae White||1963||Rose Shea||1998|
|Lillian Senefski||1941||Janice Blodgett||1964-1965||Alice Cirillo||1999-2000|
|Mildred Shelmerdine||1942||Barbara Whitney||1966||Nancy Wickham||2001-2002|
|Louise Cromley||1943||Karen Granito||1967-1968||Darlene Wilson||2003-2004|
|Pearle Adams||1944||Ann Kleinke||1969-1972||Nancy Wickham||2005-2006|
|Gladys Smith||1945||Edrie Pregent||1973-1974||Karen Granito||2007-2009|
|Mabel Pfeif||1946||Ellie Dodane||1975||Isabel Glastetter||2010|
|Beatrice Potter||1947||Darlene Wilson||1976-1977||Karen Diamond||2011-2013|
|Dorothy Hopkins Bullion||1948||Ann Kleinke||1978||Isabel Glastetter||2013-2016|
|Anna Mae White||1949-1950||Marcia Turner||1979-1980||
|Virginia Clark||1951||Alice Cirillo||1981-1982|
|Dorothy Knapp||1952||Linda Watt||1983-1984|
|Mabel Pfeif||1953||Edrie Pregent||1985-1986|
|Arcola Leonard||1954||Isabel Glastetter||1987|
|Barbara Whitney||1955||Alice Cirillo||1988-1989|
|Margaret Ryan||1956-1957||Carolyn Kaufman||1990-1991|
|Catherine Gifford||1958||Ann Marie Costigan||1992|
|Anna Mae White||1959||Darlene Wilson||1993|
The following Officers were elected at their November Meeting to Serve in 2017:
Darlene Wilson (President)
Edrie Pregent (Vice-President)
Alice Cirillo (Recording Secretary)
Mary Ann Koeppen (Corresponding Secretary)
Fran Underwood (Treasurer)