Kiwanis and Lions Join in Fellowship
than 50 members of the Kiwanis Club of Patchogue and the Patchogue
Lions Club attended a joint meeting Dec. 16 at the Kiwanis
BrickHouse Brewery meeting place. Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
Medical Center President and CEO Richard Margulis updated the
members on the latest developments at the hospital including
continuing construction of the $61 million Knapp Cardiac Care Center
building and the year old Interventional Cardiology program. In the
program, more than 1,300 lifesaving cardiac procedures have been
performed. The Patchogue Kiwanis Club chartered Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital Medical Center in 1954.
(left to right) are Lions Club President Daniel King, past hospital
board chairman, Lion Robert Schwarz, Richard Margulis, and Kiwanis
President and past hospital board chairman Walter Ladick.
Winners All Around At Santa's 5K Toy Trot |
cold and windy conditions, 738 runners competed in the Patchogue
Kiwanis Club Santa’s 5K Toy Trot on Dec. 7, with the fastest runners
making impressive times. The race started and ended at Shorefront
Park in Patchogue and the first place winner, 36 year old Anthony
Famiglietti from Nassau County set a course record time of 14:56. 25
year old Dan Gregaro of Bay Shore and 22 year old Nicholas Lemon of
Sag Harbor were close behind. The first place female runner was 54
year old Barbara Gubbins of Southhampton.
picture (left to right) are Lemon, Gargano, Farmigletti, Race
Director Nick Harding, Gubbins, third place female Maggie Tighe and
Patchogue Kiwanis President Walter Ladick.
participants brought 800 toys for needy children. Kiwanis Club
members and other volunteers helped make the event a great success.
Kiwanis Preps for It's Big Race
5K Toy Trot, in which up to a thousand runners will bring unwrapped
toys for the club’s community toy drive, begins at Shorefront Park
at 11:00 AM, Sunday, Dec. 7. The race, over a scenic course along
Great South Bay, regularly attracts elite runners as well as
hundreds of others from across Long Island.
Pictured, front center, are Race Director Nick Harding and club
President Walter Ladick. They are joined, left to right, by
committee members Jeff Vollmuth, Ed Hughes, Mike Wisniewski and Tom
Thanksgiving Baskets Aid More Than 600 People
Patchogue area families are enjoying a happier Thanksgiving thanks
to the Kiwanis Club of Patchogue and The Patchogue-Medford High
School Key Club. The Kiwanis club delivered 96 turkeys and bags
filled with all the trimmings as well as 32 additional turkeys and
$25 King Kullen gift cards. The goodies were delivered through 10
local churches and through 6 Kiwanis members with specific requests.
The bags were decorated and packed at Emanuel Lutheran Church by
Kiwanis and Key Club members. The Thanksgiving baskets are a
Patchogue Kiwanis tradition.
Kiwanis Float Sparkles at Christmas Parade
Kiwanis members led by Robert Albinowski (second from right) put
their construction skills to use to build a festive float for the
Patchogue Main Street Christmas Parade. Other builders were (left to
Wisniewski, Ken Picard, Tom Keegan, and Jim Roach.
parade, the float was graced by a group of spirited Kiwanis kids.
float is an annual club project.