Southern Clarion Police Association Plans Kids’ Fishing Derby

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (RVO)  by John Gerow -The Southern Clarion Police Association held their first monthly meeting Monday evening, July 13 at the Redbank Valley Community Center in New Bethlehem. Nine area residents joined New Bethlehem Chief of Police Bob Malnofsky to continuing the legal organization of the group and to continue planning community events in support of the New Bethlehem Police Department.


New Bethlehem Police Dept serves New Bethlehem, Hawthorn, Rimersburg, and East Brady

Association President Emmanuel Marshall reported on his progress with filing the necessary paperwork to establish the group’s legal standing with both the Commonwealth and the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Marshall reported that on June 26 he filed the Association’s Articles of Incorporation with the Pennsylvania Dept. of State. On June 26, he filed the Form 1023 EZ with the IRS, exempting the Association from paying Federal Income Tax and on July 2, he was able to receive an EIN identification number for the group. The SCPA can now receive tax exempt, charitable donations and raise money to support the NBPD. The group adopted a set of by-laws at Monday evening’s meeting completing the legal requirements of organizing a not – for – profit group.

“Cops & Bobbers” 2019

Chief Malnofsky reported that preparations for “Cops & Bobbers” Kids Fishing Derby are proceeding. Both the Borough of New Bethlehem and the Reichard Family have approved use of the park on August 15 for the event. He has set out donation jars to raise money for the event around New Bethlehem. The group needs to raise money to buy the fish and prizes for the various competitions. When queried, Chief said that the Fishing Derby will adhere to the CDC social gathering guidelines that will be in effect at that time. Watch NB and area social media for more information.

While the fishing derby and “Brady’s Cup” basketball tournament are in the planning stages, the group is still looking for ideas for fund raising events in Hawthorn and Rimersburg. SCPA member Todd Beamer, who is also on the Hawthorn Borough Council said that Hawthorn is waiting to see how and when the Covid 19 crowd restrictions change before making any plans for an event.

The Southern Clarion Police Association is looking for volunteers to become part of the group to support and enhance community policing in our area. The Association will meet next on August 10 at the East Brady Community Center.

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