On Monday, April 5th, the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department was presented with a check for $1060.oo by GVEC. The funds were in lieu of the barbecue supper that GVEC sponsors every other year in honor of the area first responders in the GVEC. The supper was cancelled this year due to the Covid pandemic. Shown in the picture are Fire Chief Tim Bogisch and GVEC Community Relations Representative Kasie Tankersley.
During this period of extremely cold and hazardous weather that is expected to last until mid-week, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to stay home and off the roads. If you or anyone you know needs to be checked on during the next few days, please call the fire station at (830)557-6702 or Chief Tim Bogisch at (210)325-3906 and we will make sure that person is checked on!
Per County Judge Kyle Kutscher, the burn ban was lifted as of 10:00 a.m. on January 4th. Please continue to exercise caution!
Darren Heine, representing BBA Architects, gave a presentation to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, December 7th. The company offered a proposal for construction of the new department facility at the corner of FM 725 and Lakeview Trail.
The proposed project includes a 12,505 square foot building, including truck bays, meeting spaces, kitchen and dorm rooms for overnight emergency monitoring.
The Seguin Area Community Foundation donated $1000 to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, November 2nd. Shown in the photo are McQueeney VFD Chief Tim Bogisch, Foundation representatives Greg Seidenberger, Mel Grones, Dottsy Dwyer and Dylan Powell and Assistant Fire Chief Ray Salas, Jr. The funds will be used to buy needed equipment.
The Lake Breeze Ski Lodge hosted a concert on October 1st featuring Wade Bowen. All proceeds from the concert and auction were donated to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department to go towards their building fund. Over $40,000 was raised. Thank you to the Ski Lodge owners and patrons for their generosity and support!
Shown in the photo below are Wade Bowen, Firefighter Corrine Randazzo, and McQueeney VFD Fire Chief Tim Bogisch. In the background is an artist’s rendering of the proposed new fire station which is to be built on the corner of FM 725 and Lakeview Trail in McQueeney.
The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department met on June 8th to swear in new officers and to bid a fond farewell to former president Jawad Sheikh, who is returning home to Tennessee. County Commissioner Precinct 1, Greg Seidenberger, performed the swearing in ceremony.
Officers sworn in included:
Ray Salas-Assistant Chief,
Jo Ann Bogisch-Treasurer,
John Blake- Assistant Secretary/Treasurer,
Pastor Jim Craver-Chaplain,
Miracle Garza and Luis Vasquez-Mascots,
Directors-Mike Bowser, Mario Moreno and Phil Vasile
After a brief meeting, the group was treated to a lovely spread of dishes and desserts, including an assortment of delicacies with a Middle East origin in honor of retiring president Sheikh.