2004-05-21 / Community

RDRC Hosts Annual Dinner, Honors Many

RDRC Hosts Annual Dinner, Honors Many


The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation held its annual dinner dance to honor some of Rockaway’s best on Wednesday night. From right to left: Detective William Olmeda, Curtis Archer, RDRC Executive Director, Felicia Johnson, RDRC President, Police Officer Michael Valentino and Captain Walter Salowski, Commanding Officer of the 101 Precinct. Olmeda and Valentino, of the 101 Pct. Community Affairs Unit, received the Joseph W. Stehn Community Service Award.The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation held its annual dinner dance to honor some of Rockaway’s best on Wednesday night. From right to left: Detective William Olmeda, Curtis Archer, RDRC Executive Director, Felicia Johnson, RDRC President, Police Officer Michael Valentino and Captain Walter Salowski, Commanding Officer of the 101 Precinct. Olmeda and Valentino, of the 101 Pct. Community Affairs Unit, received the Joseph W. Stehn Community Service Award.
Dr. Kathleen Cashin, Department of Education Region 5 Superintendent, left, sits with Earlene Glenn, representing State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Fred Simmons, representing State Senator Malcolm Smith.Dr. Kathleen Cashin, Department of Education Region 5 Superintendent, left, sits with Earlene Glenn, representing State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Fred Simmons, representing State Senator Malcolm Smith.Daisy Johnson, of Miss D’s Playground Daycare Center, stands with Felicia Johnson and Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore.Daisy Johnson, of Miss D’s Playground Daycare Center, stands with Felicia Johnson and Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore.

RDRC Employee of the Year Award recipient Walter McCree, left, with Curtis Archer and Felicia Johnson.RDRC Employee of the Year Award recipient Walter McCree, left, with Curtis Archer and Felicia Johnson.NY1 anchor/reporter Gary Anthony Ramsay was the master of ceremonies.NY1 anchor/reporter Gary Anthony Ramsay was the master of ceremonies.

Citibank’s Eileen Auld accepts her Rockaway Means Business Award.Citibank’s Eileen Auld accepts her Rockaway Means Business Award.Kenneth Lee and Angelica Whitmore-Wright received Youth Achievement Awards.Kenneth Lee and Angelica Whitmore-Wright received Youth Achievement Awards.

Michael Smith, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services represented the mayor’s office.Michael Smith, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services represented the mayor’s office.Event planner Kesia Taylor, left, and RDRC’s Valerie West, center, and Rose Jeffrey received flowers for their contributions.Event planner Kesia Taylor, left, and RDRC’s Valerie West, center, and Rose Jeffrey received flowers for their contributions.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall attended the dinner dance.Queens Borough President Helen Marshall attended the dinner dance.A surprised Caesar Aviles received the RDRC Board Member Citation.A surprised Caesar Aviles received the RDRC Board Member Citation.

Jonathan C. Gaffney, left, accepts a Rockaway Means Business Award on behalf of his father, Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney, III, standing right. Dr. Gaffney brought his sons to the event – Jonathan’s witty remarks were a highlight.Jonathan C. Gaffney, left, accepts a Rockaway Means Business Award on behalf of his father, Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney, III, standing right. Dr. Gaffney brought his sons to the event – Jonathan’s witty remarks were a highlight.City Councilman James Sanders Jr. accepts his Special Recognition Award with his Chief of Staff Andrea Duncan, second from right.City Councilman James Sanders Jr. accepts his Special Recognition Award with his Chief of Staff Andrea Duncan, second from right.

Douglass Woodall, left, accepts the Lynthia Cadet STRIVE Award on behalf of Willie King Eason, who could not attend. Lynthia Cadet who was active with RDRC lost her battle with Sickle Cell Anemia in November of 2003 when she was 22 years old. Cadet’s mother Urisa, second from right, attended the event.Douglass Woodall, left, accepts the Lynthia Cadet STRIVE Award on behalf of Willie King Eason, who could not attend. Lynthia Cadet who was active with RDRC lost her battle with Sickle Cell Anemia in November of 2003 when she was 22 years old. Cadet’s mother Urisa, second from right, attended the event.

Return to top


Email Us
Contact Us

Copyright 1999 - 2014 Wave Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved

Neighborhoods | History