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March 12th event features guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Callahan, Deputy Superintendent of Operations of the New Jersey State Police

Atlantic City, NJ (February 21, 2017) –  The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is pleased to announce its 32nd Annual Memorial Service and Brunch is scheduled for Sunday March 12, 2017 at noon at Tropicana Atlantic City and will award more than $30,000 in higher education scholarships.  Twenty-two-year veteran with the New Jersey State Police and current Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Callahan, has been named the guest speaker.

Callahan began his career serving as a station detective and general road duty Trooper. Soon after, he was assigned to the Homeland Security Branch, assisting in the planning and distribution of the federal homeland security funding awarded to the State and its 21 countries in the wake of 9/11.  He then operated as the Commanding Officer of the Emergency Management Section and the Recovery Bureau Chief in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, where he was responsible for working with FEMA, all State Departments, county and local government entities, as well as the newly created Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding to administer and oversee the $1.5 billion in FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation funding awarded to the State. Today, Callahan oversees nearly 1,700 road troopers assigned to State Police stations throughout New Jersey and serves as the Chairman of the State Police Retirement System Pension Board.

The 32nd Annual Memorial Service and Brunch is scheduled for Sunday March 12, 2017 at noon in the Tropicana Atlantic City Ballroom, with a Catholic Mass preceding the brunch at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advanced.

Each year, at the memorial brunch, uniformed protectors that have performed heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty, and imminent personal risk to his or her own life and safety, with full knowledge of the risk involved are selected to receive   the 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Valor Award.

Also at this year’s brunch, the Club will award more than $30,000 in higher education scholarships to the children of active-duty, retired, disabled or deceased Police, Fire or Rescue Personnel who work  in Atlantic or Cape May County.

TICKETS FOR THE BRUNCH MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Tickets are $40 and are available online at www.200clubofatlanticandcapemaycounties.org, by contacting Sally or Melissa at (609) 645-3800, or by e-mail: swapforrent@yahoo.com Ticket deadline is March 3, 2017.

PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENT BOOK.  Interested individuals or businesses may purchase space in the 32nd Anniversary ad book, which will be distributed to each attendee at the Event, by calling (609) 645-3800 or e-mailing swapforrent@yahoo.com prior to February 23, 2017.

About The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

The 200 Club was founded more than 30 years ago to support all members of the Public Safety Community — Police, Fire and Emergency Services personnel— and their survivors, when they experience a line-of-duty death. The Atlantic and Cape May County-based Club held its first annual Memorial Service and Brunch in February of 1986 as a mechanism to honor the local victims of line-of-duty death, and also as a fundraiser to enable the Club to support and assist the survivors.

Questions concerning this Release may be directed to:

Ellen Loughney, Event Co-Chair/ 200 Club Vice President

(609) 703-3250, or

e-mail: EL22746@theborgata.com

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