Rotary Table at Cathedral Memorial Day Fair May 30, 2016 - See more at:
Rotary Table at Cathedral Memorial Day Fair May 30, 2016 - See more at:
Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino, Guest Speaker
by Athea
The Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden will host Anthony J. Santino, Town of Hempstead Supervisor as guest speaker next Monday, January 23, noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Garden City Hotel.  Supervisor Santino will go over the accomplishments of the Town over this past year, discuss projections for 2017 and field questions concerning current issues.
Supervisor Santino was elected Town Supervisor on November 3, 2015 with sixty percent of the vote.  Serving as the Chief Executive Officer of town government, the Supervisor presides at all Town Board meetings, directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body.  He also oversees the day-to-day operations of a municipal government of twenty-for departments which employs just under 2,000 people and provides services to over 760,000 residents.  Supervisor Santino is also responsible for the implementation of the town’s budget.
Anthony Santino was first elected to a four-year term as a Town of Hempstead Councilman in 1993 and was re-elected four times.  In 2000, he won a special election for the Fourth District Seat when the town switched from an at-large system of representation to the current district representative system.  The Supervisor was the senior member of the Hempstead Town Board and had been the longest serving Hempstead Town Councilman of the modern era.
Supervisor Anthony Santino has a distinguished career in public service.  He is active in a wide array of religious, charitable, fraternal and community organizations.  In addition to his civic involvement, he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.  Mr. Santino is a summa cum laude graduate of St. John’s University.
AUTOSEUM – Garden City’s Best Kept Secret
by Althea
Fascinating!  That’s the word that best describes Autoseum’s Vice President Andy Perillo’s presentation for the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City at this week’s meeting on January 9, at the Garden City Hotel
In various facets of the movie industry for the past fifty-five years, Andy Perillo spoke with passion about this unique teaching museum.  Founded in 2008 by Andy and President Mike Manning, Autoseum is Garden City’s best kept secret.  Located at 100 County Seat Drive, (technically in Garden City, but with a Mineola address), Autoseum teaches craftsmanship involved in the creation of the world’s most famous movie cars.
In the Garden City Hotel’s packed Wine Room, Andy Perillo told the crowd of Rotarians and guests of his life-long friendship and association with George Barris known as the “King of Kustomizers” and creator of the Batmobile, the Monkee Mobile, the Green Hornet Car, Munster Mobile, Flintstone Mobile and many other renowned movie cars including the Aston Martin driven by James Bond in Goldfinger, on display with many other movie cars at the Autoseum.  Andy serves as east coast representative of George Barris.
With passion, Andy, who is portrayed to be the fastest car builder and special effects creator in the world, told of Autoseum’s partnership with Nassau Boces and the educational courses provided to teach and direct the younger generation away from some of today’s “temptations” and toward career opportunities in the entertainment industry.
So fascinated were Club members by this unique and special 501(C)(3) tax exempt museum, that the Club plans to travel to Autoseum for an upcoming meeting.   For more information, visit
Left to right: President Susan and our guest speaker Andy Perillo
Club Rotary Members supporting RotaCare
Happy Dollars
All assembled Rotarians and many guest contributed Happy Dollars.
President Susan adjourned the meeting at 1:30 P.M.