Written by Phyllis N. Doria, President, Massapequa Chamber of Commerce Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00
It’s hard to believe 2011 has come to an end. Let’s all hope 2012 will ring in health, peace and prosperity for all. On behalf of myself, the executive board and board of directors, please accept our very best wishes to you and your families for a Happy New Year.
Our special thanks to everyone who participated in the Toys for Tots Program. You’re toy donations helped the less fortunate children enjoy their holiday.
Carol Hasenstab chaired the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting at Klestinic Park. Our thanks to Stuart Thomas Manor for donating hot chocolate for this event and to Carol, her committee and noncommittee members who worked so hard making this event such a success. Of course, we can’t forget Supervisor John Venditto, for making everything we do possible.
I would like to thank all the members who sponsored a President’s Message in 2011. For a reasonable bulk mailing rate, your business can insert your advertisement in my message which will be delivered to our 340+ membership. Call the office for details.
Each year, the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas awards a $250 scholarship to a member’s child who is presently a senior in high school. The Chamber member must be in good standing. You may download the application from our website: www.massapequachamber.com. All applications must be submitted to our office no later than April 4. The winner will be chosen at random.
Thank you Tim Geraghty of Geraghty Electric for setting up a timer for the light located in the gazebo at Klestinec Park; Joe and Vinny Bordino at Pequa Park Florist for their donation of red bows for the Christmas Tree at Klestinec Park and also for all the other help they have given the Chamber throughout the year. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Hope to see everyone at our general meeting this month. Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, Leonard Symons, will be speaking on “Emergency Hurricane Preparedness.”