2008-06-06 / Community

RDRC's 22nd Annual Tribute And Awards Dinner Honors Many

L to R - Linda Plummer, John Gupta (Honoree), Valerie West, Kevin Alexander, Domenic Abbatiello. L to R - Linda Plummer, John Gupta (Honoree), Valerie West, Kevin Alexander, Domenic Abbatiello. The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) held its 22nd annual gala on May 21, 2008. The gala aims to benefit its Employment Services Program.

Peninsula and St. John's Episcopal Hospitals were both honored with the Joseph W. Stehn Community Builders Award. Individually, Alan Camhi, Renee McClure and JoAnn Shapiro were honored for their longstanding commitment to community service throughout the Rockaways.

Members of the RDRC were also awarded for their services. They include: George Johnson, Board Member of the Year; Laverne Jeffrey, Lynthia Cadet Award; Carmelo Delgado, Employee of the Year; and Linda Plummer, RDRC Leadership Award.

RDRC's program aids over 500 community residents with employment readiness, training and placement services each year and is clearly an influence on the community. Kevin Alexander, RDRC's executive director, stated, "RDRC's annual event attracted approximately 400 supporters and friends; we would like to thank them for their continued support of this vital service."

L to R - Linda Plummer, Renee McClure, Valerie West, Kevin Alexander. L to R - Linda Plummer, Renee McClure, Valerie West, Kevin Alexander. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Rachel Forde, Carmelo Delgado (Honoree), Valerie West and Linda Plummer. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Rachel Forde, Carmelo Delgado (Honoree), Valerie West and Linda Plummer. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Valerie West, George Johnson (Honoree), Cesar Aviles and Linda Plummer. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Valerie West, George Johnson (Honoree), Cesar Aviles and Linda Plummer. L to R - Linda Plummer, Robert Levine (Honoree), Joel A. Miele, Sr. (Honoree), Valerie West and Kevin Alexander. L to R - Linda Plummer, Robert Levine (Honoree), Joel A. Miele, Sr. (Honoree), Valerie West and Kevin Alexander. L to R - Brian Pinnola, Linda Plummer, Alan Camhi (Honoree), Valerie West, Kevin Alexander. L to R - Brian Pinnola, Linda Plummer, Alan Camhi (Honoree), Valerie West, Kevin Alexander. L to R - Allen Corby, JoAnn Shapiro (Honoree), Valerie West, Kevin Alexander and Linda Plummer. L to R - Allen Corby, JoAnn Shapiro (Honoree), Valerie West, Kevin Alexander and Linda Plummer. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Laverne Jeffrey (Honoree), Walter McCree, Valerie West and Linda Plummer. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Laverne Jeffrey (Honoree), Walter McCree, Valerie West and Linda Plummer. Picture 9 Pheffer 2. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Linda Plummer, Janet Henriquez, Cheryl Blake, Hon. Audrey Pheffer and Valerie West. Picture 9 Pheffer 2. L to R - Kevin Alexander, Linda Plummer, Janet Henriquez, Cheryl Blake, Hon. Audrey Pheffer and Valerie West.

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