2008-06-20 / Community

Rockaway Rotary Club Installs New Officers And Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

Shown are incoming officers (l to r) Treasurer Chris Connolly of Dierdre Maeves Supermarket, Secretary Kevin O'Mealy of Capital One Bank, President-elect Mark Dana of Wells Fargo Bank, Sergeant-at- Arms Eric Matza of St. John's Episcopal Hospital, President Dr. Daniel Mirkin of Mirkin Vision Care, and Club Editor John D. Napolitano of Deztech Information Services.  Shown are incoming officers (l to r) Treasurer Chris Connolly of Dierdre Maeves Supermarket, Secretary Kevin O'Mealy of Capital One Bank, President-elect Mark Dana of Wells Fargo Bank, Sergeant-at- Arms Eric Matza of St. John's Episcopal Hospital, President Dr. Daniel Mirkin of Mirkin Vision Care, and Club Editor John D. Napolitano of Deztech Information Services. The Rotary Club of the Rockaway's installed its new officers for the 2008/2009 term on Wednesday, June 4 at Mother Kelly's in Cedarhurst.

While also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the club, many past presidents and former members attended this year's installation and listened to an address detailing the long and storied history of the organization from its eldest and longest serving member, John Kimball. The new officers, headed by incoming president Dr. Daniel Mirkin of Mirkin Vision Care, were installed by former Rotary District Governor Chuck Pacifico.

John Kimball addresses the audience on the history of the club during the celebration of its 60th anniversary. John Kimball addresses the audience on the history of the club during the celebration of its 60th anniversary. Left, Rotarian and local attorney John Howley presented local attorney Joseph Mure with a Paul Harris Award, the highest recognition for community service awarded by Rotary International. Left, Rotarian and local attorney John Howley presented local attorney Joseph Mure with a Paul Harris Award, the highest recognition for community service awarded by Rotary International. Right, Outgoing Club President Rabbi Melvyn May presents awards for perfect club attendance to members Barbara J. Morris and Brother Thomas Trager of St. John's Residence for Boys. Right, Outgoing Club President Rabbi Melvyn May presents awards for perfect club attendance to members Barbara J. Morris and Brother Thomas Trager of St. John's Residence for Boys.

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