IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR
ExPo PRESIDENT CALVIN SMITH
Please CLICK HERE for the latest update from our ExPo President Cal Smith with regard to us checking on the welfare of our local members and the need to update our contact list of members both at home and abroad. Cal also reports on the AGM, including our Financial Report for 2019-2020, our ExPo obituaries from last April 2019 to May 2020; a Welcome to New Members; Activities of your ExPo Committee during the past year including efforts to remove the “FREEZE” on civil service pensions; The Opening of our new BPS History Museum; The “crash” and subsequent repair of our ExPo Website, and an update on ExPo Members providing extra support and providing assistance with performing general duties of the BPS during this pandemic crisis.
Welcome to the official website of the Bermuda Ex-Police Officer's Association, now known as "Bermie Ex-Po". Our intention is to provide former and retired members of the Bermuda Police Service with a means of keeping in touch with each other, to record our collective history, and to encourage you to sit down and write about your own personal experiences so they can be recorded for posterity.
Our Committee (CLICK HERE for details) is determined to ensure that "Bermie Ex-Po" is inclusive for all those who have served in the BPS, and through our website we try to bring us all closer together, whether you are still living here in Bermuda or you are many thousands of miles away.
I feel sure that as you leaf through its pages, our website will hold many fond memories for you, and will hopefully encourage you to let us hear from you.
Who, Where and When - This column features photographs submitted to us by former colleagues in which we challenge you to tell us who is in the photograph, when was it taken, and where was it taken? We usually give you a couple of weeks to figure out the answers and we then publish the correct results - if known - based on our collective memories. Please either email your answers to us or type in your comments in the "Comments" section below the enlarged photo. Our latest photo is of "Old Timers Galore" which is one of our largest group photos. CLICK HERE to view it and see if you can assist in identifying those present plus where and when and why it was taken.
Old Timers Galore!
Latest News and Press Releases - You will see both of the headings for both of these columns here on our home page, Latest News usually contains local news, often related to the BPS, that we believe will be of interest. Press Releases have usually been mainly about Police-related matters but as of now I will try to keep you up-to-date on the cornonavirus crisis locally by referring you to articles in our local media wherever possible.
On behalf of the Bermie Ex-Po Committee we wish all the very best to you and your families, and we trust that our website will provide you with an opportunity to think of better times as you stroll down memory lane.
Under normal circumstances Bermie Ex-Po currently organizes several events each year at the Police Recreation Club, including a summer BBQ and a reception at the Officers Mess in January, and we have been keen to expand our social events. We are aware that former colleagues from overseas have organized events in their home countries, and are always delighted to assist you in publicizing these get-togethers, whether it is in Canada, the West Indies, the UK, or Down Under.
You do not need to be a paid up member of Bermie Ex-Po to be able to enjoy our website, but we would encourage all former members of the Bermuda Police normally resident in Bermuda to join our organization. The annual cost of membership is $40, and for persons over 70 it is $20. Widows and widowers of former officers are honorary members, as are retired civilian staff. We are most grateful to the Police Association for a generous donation that has made the creation of this website possible, but we normally rely on membership fees to keep it active and up-to-date.
COST OF WEBSITE REPAIRS - The crash of our website could not have come at a worse time, and I want to thank our webmaster Bob MacLean for all he has done and is doing to restore our website so we can keep in touch with you, and so you can keep in touch with each other. I need to mention that we have incurred considerable expenses during this process, and we will also incur extra expenses going forward in providing extra support and regular back-ups so that any further crashes can quickly be rectified with minimal loss of data. We are looking at ways to collect funds, perhaps through voluntary donations from our overseas members, and will keep you informed as we move forward.