About Our Chapter
Blue Knights New York IV was founded in 1986 by a small group of NYS Corrections officers from Groveland Correctional Facility in Sonyea, NY in Livingston County. Since that time, NY IV has grown to become a vibrant part of the Blue Knights organization. Our activities and our accomplishments equal that of much larger chapters. Throughout our Blue Knights lifetime, New York IV has organized or participated in charity events for the American Cancer Society, United Cerebral Palsey, the Kali Poulton Research Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC), Strong Memorial Hospital's Children's Center and for Lifetime Assistance, Inc. NY IV was also a sponsoring chapter of the Attica - 9/11 Memorial Ride conducted by NY 8 for 5 years, which memorializes those slain corrections officers from the 1971 Attica Prison riot and all those officers killed in the line of duty throughout the country and in particular at the Sept 11th tragedy in NYC. Following the termination of the Attica Ride event, NY IV was then a sponsoring club for several years of Operation Patriot. This event honored all Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS and Military and was held on the 9/11 Weekend. In the past, we have supported the Genesee Valley Chapter of C.O.P.S. and a Christmas in July Toy Ride to benefit the Golisano Children's Center at Strong Memorial Hospital. This event brings hundreds of toys to the hospitalized children at a time of year when many are forgotten.
NY IV has been and continues to be very active in the promotion and organization of charitable motorcycle events throughout New York State but in particular, in WNY.
Many members of New York IV travel annually to the Blue Knights International Convention and the Tri-State Conference Annual Weekends each October over Columbus Day Weekend. NY IV has hosted five Tri-State Conference Weekends. In 1999 we hosted our first in downtown Rochester. In 2002, we co-hosted with NY 27 in Alexandria Bay. In 2008 we hosted the TSC in Henrietta and in 2014 we hosted the TSC,
this time in Batavia, NY. In 2019, we once again hosted the TSC back in Batavia, NY.
Our current membership of about 53 members from all facets of the Law Enforcement community, consists active and retired members from City, Town and Village Police, County Sheriffs, New York State Police (including BCI), New York State Parole, State Corrections and Border Patrol. These Officers have ranks all the way from Chief of Police to entry level Officer. We even formerly had a NYS Assemblyman as a member. No rank is too high or too small within our ranks.
With a general 50 mile radius of our original Groveland - Sonyea Charter address, NY IV stretches along the Interstate 390 corridor from the shores of Lake Ontario to the NY Southern Tier. Our area covers part, if not all of Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Ontario, Stueben, Wayne and Wyoming Counties.
NY IV holds a monthly membership meeting, usually on the first Wednesday evening of each month. The meetings are currently held at Peppermints Restaurant on State Routes 5 and 20 in the Village of Avon, and starting time is promptly at 7 PM. All members families, visiting Blue Knights and potential new members are welcome to attend. Following each meeting, NY IV publishes a monthly Newsletter. With all our Chapter members having Internet capabilities, NY IV started, in the fall of 2001, to send all Newsletters via e-mail. We also send our Newsletter throughout the Tri-State Conference via e-mail. This is a concept started by NY IV which is now being duplicated by many other chapters in an effort to better improve communications with all our Blue Knights family.
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