Honoring Althea
The Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City will celebrate its 26th annual Community Service Awards Dinner to acknowledge the “spirit of volunteerism and commitment.”  This coveted award was established in 1990 to honor Maurice Kirby, a dedicated Village Trustee and a fine Rotarian, also active in various other community organizations.  At his untimely passing in 1990, the award was also dedicated to Maurice’s wife Kay Kirby for her volunteerism and myriad contributions to the community.  The award alternates between the Villages of Garden City and Mineola.
This year, the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City will present the annual award to Althea for her four decades of commitment and service to the Garden City community.  The award will be presented to Althea on Wednesday evening, June 22, at the Garden City Country Club, 6-10 p.m.
Advance reservations are required.  For more information and to reserve, please call Susan at 516.643.5286 or Tracey Gittere at 516.222.0550.
The Rotary Club is pleased to acknowledge the twenty-six past honorees from 1991-2015: Mayor Peter, 1991 (Garden City) … Russell Heintz, 1992 (Mineola) … Walter Engels, 1993 (Garden City) … Lou Sanders, 1994 (Mineola) … Mayor Brian Deveney, 1995 (Garden City) … Scott Fairgrieve, 1996 (Mineola) … Hamilton Smith, 1997 (Garden City) …Theresa Ranfone, 1998 (Mineola) … Julianne Lewis, 1999 (Garden City) … Patrick Tobin, 2000 (Mineola) … Mayor John McGowan, 2001 (Garden City) … John Da Vanzo, 2002 (Mineola) … Eileen Murphy, 2003 (Garden City) … Louis Santosus, 2004 (Mineola) … John & Melinda Alford, 2005 (Garden City) … Gary Mazur/Bill  Gresalfi, 2006 …Roger Eltringham, 2007 … Rick Volpe, 2008 (Mineola) … Mayor Peter Bee/Dr. Robert Scott, 2009 (Garden City) … The Sikorski Family, 2010 (Mineola) … The Clancy Family, 2011 (Garden City) … Lucy Gaglione, 2012 (Mineola) … Arthur Anderson, 2013 (Garden City) … Suzie and Rob Alvey, 2014 (Garden City) … Past Presidents of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club, 2015 to commemorate the Club’s 90th Anniversary.
Attendees at a past Community Service Award Dinner.  Standing (L-R) Secretary Peter, President Susan, PP Jenniferi, Connie Deckel, Helmut, Pp Michaeli and IPP Emily.  Front (l-R) Althea  and DAG/PP Diane.