ODHFS Norther Region News - November 2020
Sunday, November 1st, 2020

ODHFS Northern Region Newsletter
November 2020

Recent Member News:
The major Northern Region news for this month is we are now on ZOOM! We found the need to have Apple Blossom Committee meetings this way due to COVID restrictions and the distance of some of our members’ location. This can also be used by the Northern Region for other types of meetings, including our Annual Northern Region meeting next spring if needed.

No event participation reported by any Northern Region members this month. Don’t forget to report any events that you attend to me and also please record on the ODHFS Event Tracker on the ODHFS webpage. Don’t have a log-in for the webpage? Contact Jack Sullivan at and he will set you up with a login.

Apple Blossom News:
All our forms and documents for the registration and judging have been submitted to the Apple Blossom office. At the present time, we are working as if the 2021 Apple Blossom Firefighters Parade is on track for next year. This could change due to many unknowns of COVID over the next few months. We’ll just adjust as best as possible at that time if needed.

Help Wanted:
We are looking for Northern Region members who would like to become part of the ODHFS Northern Region Apple Blossom Committee to help plan and work the event. We need to start having people in the wings to learn the various tasks to put on Apple Blossom in case something happens to anyone on the Committee.
It’s never too early to start signing up to help out at the event itself. We always need people for Safety Officers, Parking, Judges, Check-In and other tasks. Just contact me for more information or to volunteer.

Northern Region Workday:
Several months ago, the McLean VFD donated about 12 boxes of their old trophies and plaques to the ODHFS to re-purpose as needed for club events, sell to whoever may desire one, etc. These are currently stored in my garage. Looking to schedule a work day of going thru the boxes to evaluate and catalog the trophies. Due to the virus restrictions we’ll have to find a Saturday or Sunday with good weather. We will set up tables outside the garage, and have a limited number of people to help. Figuring on 3 to 4 hours to complete the task. Food and drinks will be provided. Contact me by e-mail or phone for more info.

The Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department in Loudoun County, Virginia, is starting a new tradition of creating a yearly Christmas ornament. This is a fund-raising activity for the department. A great way to start - with a 1980 Hahn engine. Thought I would share this with the group as there is a limited number available. The 1980 Hahn has been fully restored. If interested in the ornament:

Also the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is offering an Christmas ornament of their 1946 Maxim. See their webpage for more information.

We have uncovered a box containing 20 short sleeve golf shirts with the ODHFS logo.
Colors, sizes and prices below. Shipping not included in price. Contact me for purchase.
Light Blue: Large $13.50 - X-Large $14.00 - 2XL $16.00 - 3XL $18.00 - 5XL $20.00
Brown: XL $14.00 - 2XL $16.00
Navy: XL $14.00

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, November 8, 2020: Brunswick, Maryland Veterans Day Parade - Line up by 1:00 p.m., rolls at 2:00 p.m. ODHFS is registered. Contact Paul Lamp (540)-533-5293 or David Gantt (703)-973-7117, for more information. Good time to get at least one parade in for the year. As of Oct. 31, this parade is still a go!

Sadly, most information we are receiving about Christmas Parades are they’ve been cancelled.
If you know of any parades, events etc., please let me know so I can forward the information to our members. Thanks. Reminder that all events are subject to change beyond our control!

David Gantt
ODHFS Northern Region Director
(703) 973-7117

ODHFS Norther Region News - November 2020
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Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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Thursday, July 15th, 2021
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Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
Happy Summer! The grandkids and daughter arrive from Hawaii in a week. Our son arrives from Tucson in about 10 days. Life will be good...or at least hectic. First I want to welcome another "long distance" member to our region.
Saturday, July 10th, 2021
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
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ODHFS Central Region Members;As difficult as it was, I did come home from Hawaii. I'm waiting for my "Longest Distance Traveled Trophy" for attending the Board of Director's Meeting via zoom at 4 AM while I was there.First, welcome to the newest members in the region: Steve Korb...
Recent Member News:We have two more new members to welcome this month. Thomas Owens and Thomas Woodford. Hopefully they can make it out to Apple Blossom this year and get to meet manyof us.Another friendly reminder that a couple of folks may have overlooked, paying their dues for 2021.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
The ODHFS regrets to announce that ODHFS Life Member Patrick Aloysius Bahen, 72, of Mechanicsville, Va., died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Bon Secours Hospice in Richmond, Va. Pat was an early Founding Member of the ODHFS having been involved with the club since day one.
Recent Member News:We have two new members to welcome this month. Kaegan Horvat and Brian Martin.Hopefully they can make it out to Apple Blossom this year and get to meet many of us.A friendly reminder that some folks may have overlooked paying their dues for 2021.Remember our membership year runs f...
ODHFS Central Region Members;Frist, I'm sorry for the delay in my February newsletter but I kept waiting for some new news to pass on to you but until this weekend when I learned about Farmville finally being allowed to have their 150th Anniversary Parade, I had nothing new to report.
Sunday, February 14th, 2021
Unfortunately, The ODHFS has lost another member. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Johnnie Ray Blanton of Loris, South Carolina, born in Georgetown, South Carolina, who passed away on February 4, 2021, at the age of 65, leaving to mourn family and friends.
Good evening all! I hope 2021 is starting out to be a better year for most of you as compared to 2020. As I sit here writing to you all, I am saddened to the fact that more and more events keep getting cancelled for this year.
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
Regional Newsletters that were sent out in December 2020: 1) Click here for the December 2020 - ODHFS Northern Region Newsletter 2) Click here for the December 2020 - ODHFS Central Region Newsletter3) The ODHFS Western Region Update from Rob Fariss follows: "I hope everyone is doing ok.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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