2004-04-16 / Columnists

Chatting with Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey, Democratic District Leader

Dr. Geraldine ChapeyDr. Geraldine Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey, Democratic District Leader

We are pleased and happy to invite you to Trinity’s second annual Spring Fling Luncheon on Thursday, April 29th at 12 Noon at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling us at (718) 474-1641 or by visiting or calling Barbara Morris at West End Realty at 209 Beach 116 Street at (718)-634-4600.

Twin Win tickets are also available for $10 each. The prizes include: a $2,000 grand prize (to be split between the winner and seller of the winning ticket); 5 prizes of $100 each and a bonus prize of a 7 day vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic with air fare and accommodations included. These tickets can be purchased at our office (718)-474-1641 or by calling Barbara Morris at (718)-474-6400. There are a limited number of tickets available so call quickly.

The luncheon committee is chaired by the effervescent and exciting entrepreneur Frances Abbracciamento and the capable and dynamic attorney, Joseph Mure. Joe and Frances have been meeting with our committee to plan a fantastic and spectacular luncheon. Every prize is something that you will want as soon as you see it. They will include: two fresh water pearl necklaces, a digital camera, tickets to the Mets and tickets to the Jets. (These tickets are something that you and your whole family can enjoy together.) Another category of prizes will include dinners to many favorite restaurants including: La Nora, Lenny’s Clam Bar, Matteos and Aeros. Large size televisions are available.

There are so many wonderful prizes that they are too numerous to mention.

Our honorary chairpersons are: Dr. Kathleen Cashin (Regional Superintendent New York City Department of Education Region 5); Mrs. Matilda Cuomo and Congressman Tom Manton. These individuals are leading the way in our state and city. They have a strong record of accomplishment.

Tom Touhey from T. Tunes is coming back again this year by popular demand. Tom Touhey is a charismatic D.J. He tailors his musical renditions to the audience. He prides himself on playing enjoyable sounds. His melodies are a bubbling composite of traditional music, golden oldies, line dances, country western and rock. He conveys an intricate balancing of delicate harmonies and rhythmic shifts. He appeals to young and older crowds. His collection includes a host of varied artists. Tom Touhey strongly feels that the mission of music is to understand and preserve the art form while relating to the audience. Tom Touhey works well with groups to create precisely the right sound for the event. Tom Touhey’s style translates into a most delightful and enjoyable event. We loved his performance last year and we could not be more delighted that he is returning again this year. Everyone knows that according to Peg Finuca in the Wall Street Journal, today is a day when everyone’s world is changed and one in which unfamiliar rules take over the familiar ones. Tom Touhey through his music allows us to touch both worlds. He is resourceful, innovative and inspiring.

Please join us on Thursday, April 29 at 12 Noon at Russo’s on the Bay as we honor outstanding people in our community including: Rabbi Alan Blaine, Temple Beth El; Dr. Fred Malamet, President of Kingsborough Community College, CUNY; Commissioner Joel Miele, Peninsula Hospital; Elizabeth Languilli, UFT; Michael Carney, President Local 94; Mary Rooney, Vice President Community Federal Savings Bank; Michael Carroll Esq, O’Dwyer and Bernstein Law firm; Neil Sheehan, Vice President Outreach Project; Fay Cohen, Hadassah; Sherry Bernstein, Director of West End Temple Nursery School; Robert Kane, founder Caffrey Conroy Learning Center; Miriam Americo, St. Helen’s Support Group; M/M Andrew McGee, Sea Breeze Seniors and M/M. Fred Leander, Trinity Founders Award.

Trinity Services is an organization devoted to providing services for youth and seniors. Our youth program includes after school intergenerational activities, which focus on: academic intervention, homework assistance, English as a second language, computer instruction and athletics. These activities occur after school and on weekends. In addition, our senior program is designed for seniors in southwest Queens. We provide a van program for group trips to go shopping, to a museum, to the theater, to the movies or to a dining establishment for a meal. We also provide educational and recreational activities.

Talking of youth, I must take this opportunity to congratulate Dawn and Joe Addabbo on the birth of their new daughter – Alexis. Alexis and Dawn are doing beautifully. Joe confided in me that he thinks that the new baby looks just like Dawn. He is so proud of his little girl. Best wishes to Dawn and Joseph and their families for a healthy, happy and long life together.

I look forward to having you join us for the Trinity luncheon on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 12 Noon at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach.

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