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Our Organization and Mission

The R. I. Reds Heritage Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation whose primary mission is to restore and preserve the fabled 51-year history of the Reds from 1926-27 through 1976-77.

The organization is dedicated to accomplish this priceless goal by:

  • Acquiring and organizing a large and loyal membership to share, foster and promote the teams glorious history
  • Collecting Reds memorabilia and artifacts that represent the teams rich heritage
  • Honoring past Reds players, administrators others once associated with the team
  • Assisting the youth within our community in their involvement in the game of ice hockey

The Society has an enrollment of more than 650 members a staggering number inasmuch as the team has been defunct almost 30 years. Membership costs only $25 per hockey season for which members receive three full-color newsletters and invitations to special events. 


Annual Reunion

The Annual Reunion, held in August, is the Society's cornerstone event.

The Society's 2016 Annual Reunion Weekend was held this past August 5-7 and it was a resounding success, once again.

Festivities included our traditional Friday night "Meet & Greet", Saturday night "Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony", and Sunday "Steak Fry & Barbecue" at Goddard State Park with silent auction, raffle, door prizes, and presentation of our major annual awards. This year's Tops Award, was presented to Don McKenney in recognition of his great talents and contributions to the game. Our Native Son Award was presented to Jack Ferreira, local hockey great and one of the NHL's longtime and most accomplished front office officials.

Like past reunions, this, too, was attended by several hundred fans, guests and Reds alumni including the great Bruce Cline, Hartland Monaghan, Mike Bloom, Buzz Deschamps, Serge Boudreault, Ray Clearwater, Stan Baluik, Bobby Leduc, Don and Tom Mellor, Pete Demers, Eno Kraft, Yves Locas, and Tom Army. Past attendees have included Johnny Bower, Milt Schmidt, Ferny Flaman, Chuck Scherza, Bob Robertson, Ray Ross, Gil Mayer, Eddie MacQueen, George Ranieri, Rick Middleton, Bo Elik, and Ross Brooks, to name a few.

In support of the Reunion, the society in 2006 initiated its Host a Hockey Hero program. Host a Hockey Hero offsets hotel expenses for out-of-town hockey players, most of whom must travel long distances to attend the reunion. In the past, players have absorbed all expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals. Host a Hockey Hero provides these legends with the special treatment they deserve.

Society Office:

R. I. Reds Heritage Society
1 Penrod Avenue
Suite 1111
Riverside, RI 02915

Email: webmaster@rireds.org

Officers:

  • Buster Clegg, President
  • Arnold Bailey, Vice President
  • Bill O'Connor, Secretary
  • Bill Connell, Treasurer

Board of Directors:

  • Mike Bailey
  • Dick Bartlett
  • Vin Cimini
  • Jim Clegg
  • Roger Gladu
  • Mal Goldenberg
  • George Landes
  • Andre Mayer
  • Tom McDonough
  • Rick Scherza
  • Bob Spaziano
  • Len Tessier

Directors Emeritus:

  • Lou Amitrano
  • Tom Army
  • Nick Azzarone
  • Andy Berg
  • Dan Butler
  • George Patrick Duffy (deceased)
  • Eddie Ellsworth
  • Pete Fontaine
  • Bob Leduc
  • Dick Reniere

Webmaster:

Mike Bailey
email: webmaster@rireds.org

 

R. I. Reds Heritage Society
1 Penrod Avenue, Suite 1111, Riverside, RI 02915
Telephone and Fax: 401-270-0035
email: webmaster@rireds.org