Patchogue Kiwanis Installs New Officers For
The 79th Year
leaders have been installed for the Kiwanis Club of Patchogue
2016-2017 year. From the left are Mark Charvat, Immediate Past
President; Ryan Vollmuth, Out Going Secretary: Joseph Ilg, Incoming
Secretary; Michael D’Ambrosio, President; Patrick McPeak,
President-Elect; Julie Watterson, Suffolk East Division Lt Gov;
Stephen Sergiovanni. New York Kiwanis District Governor: and Jeffrey
Vollmuth, Treasurer. The ceremony took place at Stella Trattoria in
Patchogue Kiwanis uses the slogan “Champions to Children”.
Currently, it is planning its annual Toy Trot at Patchogue’s
Park. Last year it collected over 1,000 toys which were distributed
children in the area. 1,000 runners and walkers are expected to
year on Dec 4th.
Golf Tournament Honors “Kiwanis Champion To Children”
Kiwanis Club of Patchogue sponsored its annual Golf Klassic at the
Baiting Hollow Golf Club on July 11. Golfers from the
tri-state area participated in the event honoring Dan Maher for his
support of research for Pediatric Crohn’s Disease provided by the
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. The tournament’s proceeds went to this
foundation as well as to Patchogue Kiwanis’ “Children As Priority
One” mission. Mr. Maher is the Executive Director and Chief
Operating Officer of the Excess Line Association of New York. His
strong support of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation started when his
daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease which is a lifelong,
chronic auto immune disease that affects the digestive system.
Awarding a Kiwanis plaque of recognition (from the left) is Kiwanis
Tournament Co-chairman, Phil Muller; honoree, Dan Maher; Mark
Charvat, President of Patchogue Kiwanis; and Tournament Co-chairman,
Mike D’Ambrosio. Tournament Co-chairman, Robert Lawless was
unavailable for the ceremony.
Baskets For Thanksgiving
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Club of Patchogue again this year is making Thanksgiving happier for
scores of area families. The club’s Holiday Bag Project, led by
President Mark Charvat and chaired by member Glen Charvat,
distributed 130 turkeys and 100 grocery bags filled with dinner
fixings. Key Clubs from Patchogue-Medford and Bellport High Schools
helped the assembly project at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Area
churches were enlisted to distribute the items to needy recipients.
for Student Programs
Two Patchogue-Medford School District programs are being helped by
the Kiwanis Club of Patchogue. $3500 is helping a literacy program
at South Ocean Avenue Middle School, and a $5000 grant will help
fund the award winning Robotics Club at the High School.
Beautification Project Marks Kiwanis International 100th
Kiwanis Club of Patchogue chose a Patchogue Village beatification
project to mark the 100th birthday of Kiwanis International. The
club itself is 77 years old. The sidewalk bench it sponsored is
installed on West Main Street in front of BrickHouse Brewery. The
Kiwanis members pictured are (left to right} incoming President Mark
Charvat, Phil Muller, Robert Albinowski, Dr. Robert Borowski,
Michael Wisniewski, retiring President, Walter Ladick, Jr., Joseph
Ilg, Robert Walch, Patrick McPeak, Michael D’Ambrosio, retiring
Secretary, J. Glen Charvat, James McPeak, George Hoag and James
Roche. The club is now working on its Santa’s 5K Toy Trot which will
be held Dec. 6 at Shorefront Park.