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Star of Queens: Joseph Wind, treasurer, photographer, Bellerose Hillside Civic Association
Star of Queens: Joseph Wind, treasurer, photographer, Bellerose Hillside Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 11/25/2013 at 9:12AM

Community Service: Joseph Wind is the treasurer and photographer of the Bellerose Hillside Civic Association. “My service is to the Bellerose area. It’s important to me to help preserve the quality of life in my neighborhood,” says Wind. He also served as a member of the Community Advisory Board of the ICL Milestone Residence and [...]

Star of Queens: Mohamood Ishmael, president, Queens Village Civic Association
Star of Queens: Mohamood Ishmael, president, Queens Village Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 11/18/2013 at 9:14AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Mohamood Ishmael has been a member of the Queens Village Civic Association for over 20 years. He had served as treasurer before becoming president in 2011. In April, he became a member of Community Board 13, where he is committed to providing community service. “As a civic leader I see myself as an [...]

Star of Queens: Maria Odysseos, Greek American Housing Association, Greek Childrens’ Fund, Ronald McDonald House
Star of Queens: Maria Odysseos, Greek American Housing Association, Greek Childrens’ Fund, Ronald McDonald House
News Queens Courier Staff 11/11/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Maria Odysseos lends her efforts and enthusiasm to a number of organizations and causes in the community. She is a dedicated member of the PTA at her son’s school as well as the Pancyprian Youth Soccer League. Whether bank sponsored or by her own individual effort, she allocates time and resources to the Greek [...]

Star of Queens: Bobby Sher, board president, Bell Park Manor Terrace
Star of Queens: Bobby Sher, board president, Bell Park Manor Terrace
News Queens Courier Staff 11/04/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: As board president of Bell Park Manor Terrace, Bobby Sher has made countless positive improvements to the living situations of the shareholders residing there. “Everything from high-tech security cameras to working with the Department of Buildings to allowing shareholders to have the option of building new patios, basements, private entrances, electric awnings, etc.” [...]

Star of Queens: Gabrielle Fonrouge, president, Society of Professional Journalists, St. John’s University; Homes for the Homeless at the Saratoga Family Inn
Star of Queens: Gabrielle Fonrouge, president, Society of Professional Journalists, St. John’s University; Homes for the Homeless at the Saratoga Family Inn
News Queens Courier Staff 10/28/2013 at 9:12AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gabrielle Fonrouge is more than just a journalism student at St. John’s University and president of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also a major community service leader at Homes for the Homeless at the Saratoga Family Inn in Jamaica. She works with the adult program there which assists homeless adults in [...]

Star of Queens: John Ferreira, president, Junction Boulevard Merchants Association
Star of Queens: John Ferreira, president, Junction Boulevard Merchants Association
News Queens Courier Staff 10/21/2013 at 9:16AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “I’m the president of the Merchants Association on Junction Boulevard, so I take care of basically anything that has to deal with merchants. If we need to get in contact with the police precinct, I’m in charge of that. If there’s a problem with local sanitation, I’m in charge of that also. I’m [...]

Star of Queens: Gina Baldwin, Americorps, Hunters Point Library, NYC Civic Corps
Star of Queens: Gina Baldwin, Americorps, Hunters Point Library, NYC Civic Corps
News Queens Courier Staff 10/14/2013 at 9:13AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “I do community outreach for a living, and it’s always been a part of my life. Even my introduction to New York was through community service when I moved here four years ago to work with the Parks Department, so I really only known New York City in general through community service. Most [...]

Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
News Queens Courier Staff 9/23/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Community Garden on 106th Avenue and 173rd Street in southeast Queens has become a second home to Alberta Crowley for the past five years. Crowley, 70, volunteers at the garden, planting any and every kind of vegetable. She additionally works with a group of developmentally disabled individuals, helping them harvest their own [...]

Star of Queens: Walter Mugdan, president Udalls Cove Preservation Committee, Westmorland Association
Star of Queens: Walter Mugdan, president Udalls Cove Preservation Committee, Westmorland Association
News Queens Courier Staff 9/02/2013 at 10:10AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Walter Mugdan is the president of both the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee (UCPC), an environmental conservation group, and the Westmorland Association, a small homeowners’ association in the Westmorland section of Little Neck. A Westmorland resident, Mugdan enjoys working for the organizations because they are both in the area where he grew up, and [...]