2003-05-23 / Community

‘Rockaway Means Business’ Awards Hosted By RDRC

‘Rockaway Means Business’ Awards Hosted By RDRC


Michael Arons, President of the Rockaway Rotary presents one of the Rockaway Means Business Awards.Michael Arons, President of the Rockaway Rotary presents one of the Rockaway Means Business Awards.
City Councilman Joe Addabbo, Jr., introduces Special Recognition Award winner Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lindahl of the NYPD’s 101 Precinct.City Councilman Joe Addabbo, Jr., introduces Special Recognition Award winner Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lindahl of the NYPD’s 101 Precinct.This year’s RDRC dinner was again a night of fine food, dancing, and recognition for people with strong ties to, and deep roots in, the Rockaways. Curtis Archer, the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corpor­ation’s Executive Director, shown here, seemed to enjoy giving out several awards. Honorees and their guests also appeared to have a great time.This year’s RDRC dinner was again a night of fine food, dancing, and recognition for people with strong ties to, and deep roots in, the Rockaways. Curtis Archer, the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corpor­ation’s Executive Director, shown here, seemed to enjoy giving out several awards. Honorees and their guests also appeared to have a great time.

Jeremiah C. Gaffney, of Gaffney’s Funeral Home, presents an award.Jeremiah C. Gaffney, of Gaffney’s Funeral Home, presents an award.It makes sense that real estate broker Barbara J. Morris’ table for West End Realty was in the perfect location, location, location—right in front of the stage.It makes sense that real estate broker Barbara J. Morris’ table for West End Realty was in the perfect location, location, location—right in front of the stage.

Frank Walker, left, and Jerry Perich, center, of the Irish Circle Tavern received the 2003 Rockaway Means Business Award.Frank Walker, left, and Jerry Perich, center, of the Irish Circle Tavern received the 2003 Rockaway Means Business Award.Curtis Archer, right, and RDRC’s Deputy Executive Director Victoria Gordon, second from left, present Rachel Forde, left, and Jill Moore, second from right, with their organization’s Employee(s) of the Year Award.Curtis Archer, right, and RDRC’s Deputy Executive Director Victoria Gordon, second from left, present Rachel Forde, left, and Jill Moore, second from right, with their organization’s Employee(s) of the Year Award.

Barbara J. Morris, of West End Realty, seen here with her husband Dennis, also received the 2003 Rockaway Means Business Award for her community activism, and ability to bring business to the peninsula.Barbara J. Morris, of West End Realty, seen here with her husband Dennis, also received the 2003 Rockaway Means Business Award for her community activism, and ability to bring business to the peninsula.Alvin Benjamin shares a few words with the audience after the Beechwood/Benjamin Organization received a 2003 Rockaway Means Business Award. He accepted with Leslie Lerner, center, and Michael Dubb, of the Beechwood Organization.Alvin Benjamin shares a few words with the audience after the Beechwood/Benjamin Organization received a 2003 Rockaway Means Business Award. He accepted with Leslie Lerner, center, and Michael Dubb, of the Beechwood Organization.

Pastor Jorge Vega of the Full Gospel Tabernacle accepts the Joseph W. Stehn Community Service Award.Pastor Jorge Vega of the Full Gospel Tabernacle accepts the Joseph W. Stehn Community Service Award.

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