Please take our Entertainment and Activities Survey!
In order to assist us in planning future Club activities and entertainment event, we are conducting a survey of the members. Please take a moment to provide us with your feedback. We want to plan events that you, the member, are interested in participating. Thank you so much!
Please click the link below that says "Take our Survey" or download a printable version by clicking "SURVEY".
Click here to take survey
Congratulations to Jeff Flynn and Mark Vona on winning the Bags Tournament! We also raised $1,000 for the charities! Thanks to everyone who participated. A special thanks to Mark Lausier for organizing and to Joe Breen!
Thanks to everyone for being so generous in your donation to the 50/50 Raffle for the One Fund Boston! We are truly proud of our members and their efforts on behalf of this cause.
RELIABLE USED CAR WANTED! Cat and Steve are looking for a good, reliable used car for their daughter. Good gas mileage needed. Contact them at 781-639-2143 and leave a message. Thank you!
Gerry 5 Logo Apparel Available to Order! Show your brand proudly!
Just in time for your Holiday shopping! The Gerry 5 in cooperation with Bubbasonia.com is proud to offer Gerry 5 VFA logo embroidered apparel to its members. Polos - long sleeve, short sleeve, two-tone, men's, women's, windshirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts are all featured items. Embroidered with the Gerry logo these high-quality items are available at reasonable prices to members. The Gerry 5 Store of items is available now. Bubbasonia offers a wide variety of items, all of which may be custom made with the Gerry logo. If you don't see the item you are interested in in the Gerry 5 Store catalog, go to the Bubbasonia web site for an extensive catalog. Make sure you ask for the Gerry 5 logo to be embroidered on your item.
If you order through the club and have delivery made to the club, you will save on shipping charges! Please see the Manager for a catalog and to place your order!
Gerry 5 TV Continues to Inform and Entertain!
Have you seen the latest on Gerry 5 TV!? Pictures, news, events...it's all on G5TV! Stop by the Clubhouse and take a look at our own network displaying announcements, events, pictures of events and members, as well as fun facts! Have an announcement you want posted? Or maybe
a recognition (birthday, anniversary, etc)? Let Arthur Dodge know the details! We will annouce it on Gerry 5 TV!
Monthly Newsletter Available Electronically
The monthly Gerry 5 newsletter is distributed via electronic mail (e-mail). The monthly newsletter will be distributed by e-mail to all members having a valid e-mail account. We also post both an web version and a print version here on the web site on the Members Page.
For those few members without e-mail access, a short run of print copies will continue to be distributed until the need no longer exists. The newsletter will also be available here on the web site. Make sure you don't miss out on all the news and announcements! Send your e-mail address to Gerry5vfa@yahoo.com today!
Web Site Update Continues - Please bear with us as we update the web site! Our goal is to revise the site to be more user friendly and informative. You will notice changes in color as well as layout and what information is available.
Every web site is a work in progress and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Please e-mail us at
Interested in attending a muster? Fun and games? Camraderie with other members? Benefits? Good food? You've come to the right place. Check the Calendar and the Event List below for information on what happening at the Gerry 5.
Friday, May 31, 2013 - Redd's Pond Hand Tub Tryout - 6 p.m.
This is the day when we haul the Okommakamesit and the Gerry down to Redd's Pond to see if the machines are ready for the muster season. Anyone can pump! This is not a competition, but it's a great way to see how these beautiful old machines work.
The Oko is the Okommakamesit #2, built in 1861 by the Button Fire Engine Company in Waterford, New York. It first did service as the Good Will at Camp Curtin in Pennsylvania during the Civil War, pumping drinking and cooking water for the troops. It next went to ...Marlborough, Massachusetts where it got its current name, a Native American term for that area. It was purchased by the Phoenix Veteran Firemen's Association here in Marblehead in April 1895.
The Gerry was built for the Town of Marblehead in 1845 by the Hunneman Company in Boston. It was active in the Fire Department until 1890. In 1949 the machine was restored, and it started attending firemen's musters in 1950.
These fire engines are active in the New England States Veteran Firemen's League, an organization that oversees hand engine musters. These are competitions to see which crew can throw the longest stream of water.
Join us at the Pond on Friday night! There will be tee shirts for sale and plenty of people on hand to answer any questions.
A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR GERRY MEMBERS!! CASINO NIGHT - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
The Phoenix School in Salem is holding a Casino Night at the Gerry 5 Function Hall on Saturday, June 1, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m. They are inviting Gerry members to attend at a discounted ticket price of $30.00 each.
The ticket includes food, entry into grand prize drawing, and $20 in gaming chips. Cash bar. Games include: black jack, craps, left-right-center, lucky wheel, and more. Prizes include: golf outings, weekend getaways, and spa treaments.
GERRY FIVE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, June 7, 2013
Golf Course: The Meadow, Peabody, Mass
Format: Scramble (4 person team)
Entry Fee: $125.00 per person/$500.00 per foursome
Fee includes Golf & Cart, Steak & Shrimp Dinner, and Prizes for all entrants
If you would like to enjoy a day of golf with friends and contribute to our many scholarships, please come and play in this year's tournament. Entry forms are available at the Club or by clicking here. Mail or bring the form to the Gerry along with a check for $500.00. Please make checks payable to Steve Shepard (NOT the Gerry 5).
After Party: Cheese and Crackers - 4:30 p.m.
Dinner - 5:00 p.m.
Father's Day Breakfast - Sunday, June 16th! Details coming soon...
June Meat Raffle and Trivia Contest - Saturday, June 22nd, 3 - 6 p.m.
NSMC Cancer Walk, June 23rd
Gerry 5 Team!
Join your friends and family on the Gerry 5 NSMC Cancer Walk Team as we raise money for a great cause while having a good time! On Sunday morning, June 23, 2013, thousands of participants will join together with family members, colleagues and friends for the 23rd annual North Shore Cancer WALK. As a walker, volunteer or donor, you can be part of an inspirational day in the fight against cancer
We are officially forming a Gerry 5 team for this event. You may join the team as a participant or donate to a team participant by contacting our team organizer, Kim Shepard, or by going on-line at: http://nsmcgiving.partners.org/page.aspx?pid=565&tab=0&frtid=1369#.UVm-fOjD-1s . Once at the Gerry5 team page you may Join the team or Search for a participant to sponsor in the walk. You may also contact any team member for information. Donations will also be accepted in person at the Club or by any participant.
We've all been touched by cancer in some way, so let's work together to help fight it! Sign up today and help us meet our goal!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2nd Annual Gerry 5 Fishing Tournament - Saturday, August 10, 2013. Details coming soon....
Thank you to our Business Sponsors!