Jamaica Rotary

Cops honored for nabbing thief after repeated burglaries
Cops honored for nabbing thief after repeated burglaries
Police Maggie Hayes 1/31/2014 at 2:28PM

Officers Joao Rosero and Christopher Martins were on a routine patrol when they nabbed a suspect called one of the most “prolific” thieves in south Queens. The pair was honored as the Jamaica Rotary’s January cops of the month for the 102nd Precinct.

Kids get visit from Santa, presents at Queens Centers for Progress
Kids get visit from Santa, presents at Queens Centers for Progress
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/19/2013 at 11:00AM

Santa and Frosty the Snowman paid a visit to the children at the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), bringing holiday cheer with them once more. Now in its 16th year, QCP has partnered with the Jamaica Rotary Club to give toys to kids at the children’s center. NYPD Community Affairs officers from the Queens south [...]

Cops feted for robbery arrest
Cops feted for robbery arrest
Police Maggie Hayes 11/10/2013 at 2:03PM

The Jamaica Rotary held its monthly meeting to honor the precincts’ Cops of the Month for going above and beyond the call of duty. “It’s great police work,” said NYPD Assistant Chief Kevin Ward, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens South. “They had to work hard at it, but that’s what good police work is [...]

Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
News Maggie Hayes 12/22/2012 at 12:48PM

“I love seeing Santa!” said Natasha Ayala, a student at the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), as she pet her new stuffed dog. “I have my own dog at home, too.” Last week, the Jamaica Rotary made its yearly donation of hundreds of toys to QCP as dozens of excited children eagerly opened their presents. [...]

Jamaica Rotary applauds cops
Jamaica Rotary applauds cops
News Alexa Altman 5/01/2012 at 10:46AM

Law enforcement officials, Rotary members and civic group leaders assembled in a reception hall at Villa Russo on Wednesday, April 25 for the Jamaica Rotary’s monthly meeting to discuss current matters and celebrate the outstanding work of local police officers. From the 102nd Precinct, officers Christopher Valand and Pablo DeJesus received recognition for their takedown [...]

More good work by the NYPD
More good work by the NYPD
News Alexa Altman 4/03/2012 at 1:08PM

As they do every month, members of the Jamaica Rotary assembled to honor the exemplary work of officers from the local precincts. Detective Errio Paul, Sergeant Craig Edelman and Officer Carl Scogmanillo of the 103rd Precinct were applauded for their incredible work in apprehending a particularly dangerous individual. On Friday, December 2, a man fatally [...]

Outstanding officers honored
Outstanding officers honored
News Alexa Altman 3/05/2012 at 6:34AM

The meeting of the Jamaica Rotary began with a prayer for police officers — beloved brothers and sisters in blue, fighting to protect the residents of New York City. Joe Iaboni, president of the Jamaica Rotary, bowed his head as he recited the prayer. He paused to mention Edward Byrne, a young officer viciously killed [...]

Another year of good work feted by Rotary
Another year of good work feted by Rotary
News Sean P. Quigley 1/03/2012 at 3:02PM

As the New Year was dawning, the Jamaica Rotary once again gathered to celebrate its “Cop of the Month” ceremony at Villa Russo. For the past 23 years the Jamaica Rotary, led by President Joe Iaboni, has met on a monthly basis to pay tribute to the heroics of officers from the 103rd, 113th, 106th [...]

Santa was really a Rotarian
Santa was really a Rotarian
News Alexa Altman 12/15/2011 at 3:54PM

Santa Claus rang his sleigh bells loudly as he combed the halls of the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) Children’s Center. Followed closely by Frosty the Snowman, the pair peeked inside various rooms, searching for children. Toys in hand, they entered one at the end of the hallway — to an eruption of delighted squeals. [...]

Jamaica Rotary has respect for officers’ hard work
News Billy Rennison 12/06/2011 at 1:21PM

Five officers from Patrol Borough Queens South were honored recently by the Jamaica Rotary for their work above and beyond the call of duty and for keeping Queens’ streets safe. “I really want to thank you guys that work together and make the neighborhood much better and much safer,” said Joe Iaboni, president of the [...]