Event: Annual Membership Meeting & Elections (4th Quarter)


Illinois Chapter
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc
Annual Membership Meeting & Election
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria

Please RSVP by Friday, March 9!


Schedule of Events:
12:00 PM Social
1:00 PM Meeting – Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria
2:30 Support Meeting: National Police Week and State Memorials
7:15 PM Peoria Rivermen v Macon Mayhem (Hockey) – 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL (Peoria Civic Canter)

We have 20 tickets for the game! Please RSVP to ensure we have enough seats for those wanting to attend!


Stop in early to grab a snack and catch up with your fellow survivors! Meeting will start promptly at 1:00 PM. Followed by the Election. New families are encouraged to join us for the support meeting to get questions answered about the upcoming Police Memorials.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria for the rate of $100/night. You can book your room by calling (800) 727-2342 or click here to book online. Please ask for the ILCOPS group rate with code 0323COP. Please be aware that a few rooms have been blocked for a Parents Get Together for Mar 23. For those just attending the meeting please book for Mar 24. Illinois C.O.P.S. will reimburse one room per family/board member (household). Everyone is responsible to make their own reservations with the hotel. Please reserve by March 9th. If you need to cancel your reservation please do so to avoid cancellation fees, the chapter will not be responsible for unused rooms and cancellation fees.

Election News:

Every 2 years at the Annual Membership Meeting we hold elections! Please RSVP to ensure we have of the IL COPS Board.  Positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Liaison Officer.  If you are interested in becoming  member of the board any have questions about what the duties include and others things to expect in the position, please reach out to anyone of the current board.

If you plan on running for any of the board positions you need to submit a Letter of Intent to by Feb 1, 2018.  This will help ensure that we have eligible members to fill all the positions on the board and identify if there is a position that may need ‘recruiting’.

Please be aware you need to attend the membership meeting prior to elections, so join us on Nov 4 in Springfield.  If you are unable to attend and still want to run you will need to get approval from Laurie Putnam from National COPS.

Parents Get Together

On Friday, March 23 Cathy Barnard, Vice President and Mother of Fallen Burbank Officer Patrick Righi-Barnard, has made arrangements for the Parents to get together for Dinner at the Par-A-Dice Hotel.  Hotel rooms can be reserved with the above information.  Dinner and hotel stay will be covered by the Illinois COPS Chapter.  If you are a Parent Survivor please consider attending.  Please call Cathy for more information.
844-245-1915, ext 2.

Please check back for updates!