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Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach honors past and present members

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Vicki Schneps

In a tribute to its members, the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach held its 52nd annual dinner dance and honored past and present members. The well-attended event honored Queens County Clerk and Rockaway resident Audrey Pheffer; former Howard Beach resident and successful construction management owner Frank Sciame; and the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach’s immediate past president Edward Tudisco.

Supreme Court Justice Augie Agate introduced Pheffer, who had previously represented the area as a member of the New York State Senate. She is responsible for maintaining all files of the Queens Supreme Court. And, as commissioner of jurors, she supervises the summoning and placement of jurors selected to participate in trials.

There was also recognition for Kiwanis members who helped their communities, which were ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The club supports many causes, including the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Ambulance Corps, sports programs in five schools, a Halloween parade and Kamp Kiwanis.

They welcome new members and offer more information at howardbeachkiwanis@hotmail.com.

State Supreme Court Justice Augustus Agate, Daniel Golom, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Robert LoCascio, the evening’s MC.

Daniel Golom, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Frank Sciame, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo, and Robert LoCascio, the evening’s MC.

(Left) Angelo and Annmarie Gurino, Frank Pantina and Councilman Eric Ulrich.




Changing of the guard for Dem Club

| SKakar@queenscourier.com


Stacey Amato, daughter of former assemblymember and current County Clerk Audrey Pheffer, was introduced as the new 23rd District co-leader on Thursday, September 27 at the South Queens Democratic Club meeting in Howard Beach.

Frank Gulluscio, Amato’s co-leader, along with about 50 other members welcomed her to the club, after Joann Shapiro, previous co-leader, stepped down from the position.

Amato was elected by the county and committee and sworn in last week.

“I’ve been doing this my whole life with my mother through every civic organization, club, and problem in the Rockaways, Howard Beach and Ozone Park. I really embrace it and I love it,” said Amato. “There’s a public service bug in me and I can’t stop.”

Amato is a paraprofessional in the New York City Board of Education and is also a member of the Harriet S. Truman Club in Rockaway.

“I go to and visit [the Harriet S. Truman Club] just as they do with us as we share our leadership. We opened our windows to our club just a little bit,” said Gulluscio. “I’m honored and proud to work with Stacey.”

Gulluscio, Amato and the club also discussed State Senator Joe Addabbo’s race against Councilmember Eric Ulrich. Addabbo thanked the club for its work and support.

“I won last when the opponent over spent me because all of your hard work and we will do that again this year,” said Addabbo.