1999-10-16 / Front Page

Chamber Celebrates Dinner Dance

Wave columnist Dorothy Dunne and community activist Mario Russo put their dancing shoes on.

New leadership, with a new direction, was the theme of the 72 Annual Dinner Dance of Rockaway’s Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 23. The gala affair was held at the White Schul, located on Empire avenue in Far Rockaway, with dinner provided by Sharmel Caterers. More than 125 guests were present as the installation of new leadership of the Chamber took place.

In his remarks, incoming Chamber President, Steven Wolf, reiterated his commitment to unite Rockaway. "There are many wonderful organizations in the Rockaways," said Wolf, "and they all have one thing in common—to make Rockaway a better place. The Chamber must tackle the issues, bridge the gap and represent a strong, united Rockaway business community."

It is Wolf’s intention to bolster the board of directors of the Chamber and its membership so that the Chamber may truly represent all local and small Rockaway businesses. Steven Wolf is currently vice president, muti-site manager of Chase Manhattan Bank.

As business leaders of the peninsula watched, Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer installed Lou Caucig as chairman of the board, Steven Wolf as president, Liz Sulik as first vice president, Marc Goldfarb as vice president, Clara Henglein as treasurer, and Geraldine Frazer as secretary. Also installed were incoming members of the board of directors: Patrick Clark, Robert Intelisano, John Lepore, and Jay Velasquez.

Honorees Dorothy Dunne, Leonard Kohn, Aldean Moore, Harold Moorer, and Perla Tate, M.D., and guests were entertained by magician/illusionist Michael McDonnell of Fun-Ta-See Entertainment and by the music of D.J. Mitch Marchese of Mobile Productions.

Also in attendance were Assemblywoman Pauline Rhodd-Cummings, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp. Executive Director Curtis Archer, and Democratic District Leader Lew Simon.





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