Why we should protect those who protect us

Thoughts from our Previous Lodge President, Clay Hammac, on the importance of investing in public safety

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Community Involvement: More than $18,000 contributed to local Shelby County organizations in need

2015

Surrounded by members of the Shelby County FOP and Owens House Board members, Child Advocacy Center Director Cindy Greer accepts a $4,500 donation from FOP president David Morrow.  The funds were raised during the Shelby County FOP's 11th Annual Ruth Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament and will provide individual counseling for children who have experienced physical sexual abuse.  Former FOP member, Ruth Barnes, had a passion for helping children and her mission of helping children continues through the golf tournament established in her memory which support both Easter Seals and Owens House Child Advocacy Center. 

2014
2013

2012

Shelby County FOP donate $3,500 to Owens House

President Clay Hammac was quoted, "We are very proud of our partnership with the Owens House and look for any opportunity to honor the work that this organization does for the child victims of our community."

 

Clay Hammac credits this year's successful golf tournament to the Lodge's Secretary/Treasurer and the Lodge's Chaplain, Ryan Shivers and David Morrow.

 

This year's donation is 15% larger than last year's contribution.

In this photograph, (far left) Dr. Dic Dormuth, a.k.a. "Doc", Past President Jim Barnes, Lifetime member Jack Brakefield, President Clay Hammac, Past President Russell Bedsole, Secretary/Treasurer Ryan Shivers, Vice President John Bagget, and Owens House

 

The Shelby County Lodge presented proceeds of the 8th Annual Ruth Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament to

the members of the Owens House during their monthly meeting with local Law Enforcement, Social Workers, and Prosecutors.  President Clay Hammac stated, "This is the beginning of a long friendship with our organizations and it is my hope that that our partners in the community will join us in support of the Owens House."

In this photograph, (far left) Past President Russell Bedsole, President Clay Hammac, Secretary/Treasurer Ryan Shivers, Vice President John Baggett, and Owens House Director Cindy Greer.

 

 

 

President Clay Hammac presents Owens House Director, Cindy Greer, with the proceeds of the 8th Annual Ruth Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament.

2011

In this photograph, Chaplain David Morrow (far left), Past President Russell Bedsole, President Clay Hammac, Owens House Director Cindy Greer, and Chief John Samaniego.

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge #41 presented a resolution to the Owens House pledging support and accepting the Owens House as Lodge #41's official philanthropy. 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge #41 proudly represented its members during a recent labor-related dispute. Clay Hammac is pictured conducting an interview with ABC 33/40

 

 

 

 

 

FOP member, Sheriff Chris Curry, is pictured welcoming guests to the annual Ruth Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament held each year at the Ballantrae Golf Course located in Pelham, AL.  Proceeds raised each year are donated to the Owens House and Alabama Easter Seals.  Present with Sheriff Curry were Chief Samaniego, and US Marshal Martin Keely.

2008

 

Chris George (second from left) is pictured with members of the Vestavia Hills Girls Softball Association who donated 20 catcher's bags, 25 bats, and 30 canvas equipment bags to the FOP. This equipment will be redistributed to areas of need throughout Shelby County. "We are extremely grateful for the donation from the VHGSA and look forward to the partnership that has been formed with this organization", explains Past President Russell Bedsole.

 

(pictured from left to right) Clay Hammac, Chris George, David Morrow, Jeremy Smith, Lee Stockman, and Shelby O'Connor (not pictured) met at the King's Ranch to help with clean-up. They cleaned out gutters and raked the yards of two homes. According to Past President Russell Bedsole, "We are grateful for organizations like the King's Ranch that help neglected and abused women and children. This was a small token of our appreciation for the work that they do."

2007

 

 

 

Lodge #41 is a proud supporter of the Owens House, which is a not for profit children’s advocacy center. In this photo, Past President Russell Bedsole (far right) is seen with Shelby County District Attorney Robby Owens as Past Secretary/Treasurer Denver McCool presents a check to the Owens House on behalf of the Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police.