Riverhead: Kudos for RHS Key Club

The Riverhead Firefighters Association held its annual election of officers in May. They are: Robert Doyle, president; Baycan Fideli, first vice president; Milli Roth, second vice president; Henry Ashby, treasurer; Dennis Kenter, assistant treasurer; and Vincent Chiaramonte, sergeant at arms. Congratulations! Although Baycan Fideli is now first vice president, he stepped down as president, serving in this position for the last two years. He did a fine job leading the association. Also stepping down was Joseph Berezny, who served 20 years as assistant secretary and then secretary and also as recording secretary of the executive meetings. Congratulations to both of them on a job well done.

Riverhead High School’s Key Club was recognized by the Riverhead Town Board on May 18 for their wide variety of service projects and achievements, including their recent trip to Albany, where they received four awards. Four of its members were also recognized for distinguished service to their community.
Southampton Town has approved a $250 mini grant to provide for an educational lock-in for younger students who live in the Flanders area but will be attending the Riverhead middle and high schools in the fall. The Key Club members were honored at the Southampton Town Board meeting on May 24.

The focus of the grant is to build relationships with Key Club members and to learn about the impacts of bullying and how to make healthy decisions regarding alcohol and drugs. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Riverhead sponsors the Riverhead Key Club and all its fundraisers.

Key club members did a phenomenal job at the Riverhead Care Center, where they sang and danced for the residents at the “senior” senior prom on June 1.

The Riverhead School music department took 100 students to compete at Music in the Parks. In addition to each group winning first place and best overall group of the day, the middle school students were awarded the “Esprit de Corps” award, presented to students who demonstrate proper social behavior as well as musical behavior encouragement. They possess the qualities of highly successful people who are sensitive to the feelings of others and applaud accomplishments no matter if by one’s own school or another school. This group had the proud honor of taking home the trophy, which will be displayed at the school for all to see.

Congratulations to the Riverhead Care Center 2011 Golden Games team for winning a bronze medal in the volleyball tournament. Great job!

June 3 is the “Just Say No to Drugs” march, which begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of Pulaski Street Elementary School. The march will head south on Roanoke Avenue, then west on Second Street, returning to Pulaski Street School via Griffing and Hallet. Coach Bernice Brown will be the honored guest and keynote speaker. After the march and a ceremony on the steps of Pulaski, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1742 will once again serve a picnic lunch to all the students.

Happy birthday to Allysa Francis on June 2; Angela Francis, June 3; Morgan Topping and Keith Schroeder, June 5; Karen Skop and Kristina Bugdin, June 6; Bill Sanok and Edith Linnen, June 7; and Dante Henderson, June 8.

Happy wedding anniversary to Cheryl and Rich Miller (who will celebrate their 36th) and Mark and Wendy Gajowski, on June 1; Carol and Jim Lee (26), June 2; Robin and Greg Hulse (29), June 4; Pat and Harold Hansen (60), with lots of love from your son, Ron, June 5; Megan and Jimmy Nikolis (3), June 7; Izzy and Jeanne Danowski (31); Hattie and Sonny Turner (59); and Kathy and Joe Berezny (36), June 8.