At the recent Farmingdale High School Senior Awards Ceremony, the Women’s Club of Farmingdale (WCF) was very proud to be able to present five deserving seniors with the following monetary awards:
Tasnim Rauzat $1,000 Women’s Club of Farmingdale Award
Kevin Piraino $1,000 Abigail E. Leonard Award
Juliana Young $600 Carla Peipert Art Award
Margaret Tower $300 Joseph P. Connelly Award
Jayden Patterson $300 Culinary Award
In addition, through the innovative energies of the WCF Ways & Means Committee, which was faced with unparalleled pandemic restrictions, monetary donations were made to St. Kilian’s Outreach, Operation Smile, St. Jude’s Red Wagons and Canine Companions. The awards and donations totaled approximately $5,000.
The June 2 general meeting saw the appointment of a new president and executive board for a two-year term—2022-24. They include President Barbara Hoerner, 1st VP Lynda Leone, 2nd VP Margaret Barrett, Recording Secretary Lorraine Stanton, Corresponding Secretary Elaine Ryan, Treasurer Cathy Sewell and Auditor Ann Lomonte. Many thanks to these members for continually encompassing the “Volunteer Spirit.” In addition, members supported a $687 donation to the Monastery of the Sisters of St. Clair in Italy which is housing and feeding several dozen Ukrainian women and children refugees.
In April, the WCF celebrated its 109th birthday with a lunch/meeting at Palmer’s Restaurant. Preparations were made by Luncheon Chair Linda Kreussling and her committee Angelina Dunlop and Judith Vazquez. Approximately 40 guests attended. Also in April, the club’s Welfare Committee visited Epic House in Farmingdale, bringing homemade cookies and candies and small gifts for the residents.
The Incorporated Village of Farmingdale is looking especially beautiful through the efforts of the Village Beautification Committee, comprised of local residents and WCF members, who volunteered their time on several Saturday mornings to landscape the village with a picturesque variety of plants and flowers.
—Submitted by WCF Publicity Chair Maria Ortolani