The Roy A. Gonyea Jr. Fall Golf Classic, which took place Sept. 12 at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, raised more than $40,000to benefit high-quality education, recreation, respite, residential housing, employment and other supports provided by The Arc of UlsterGreene for people with autism and developmental disablities.
First place went to the Adams Fairacre Farms team of Brian Daniels, PJ Klym, Steve Milton and Patrick Paulson.
The event was organized by The Arc of Ulster-Greene Events and Development Coordinator Kathy Bonelli and Chairman Jack Ruddick.
Corporate sponsors included Adams Fairacre Farms, D&D Automotive, Jackson Lewis, Kingston Plaza, Loeb & Troper, Mauri Architects PC, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Mimecast, MVP Healthcare, Nimble Storage and OneGroup. Other corporate sponsors were Relph Benefit Advisors, Rifton Equipment, Rondout Savings Bank, Timely Signs, Ulster Federal Credit Union, Verizon Wireless, Viking Industries, and Wells Fargo Advisors/Kenneth Beesemer.
The Fall Golf Classic honors the spirit of Roy A. Gonyea Jr., an advocate, educator and former member of The Arc of Ulster-Greene’s Board of Directors. ••• The Red Hook Rotary Club has named environmentalist and community volunteer Laurie Husted as its Citizen of the Year for 2016.
Husted has been active in various energy efficiency projects throughout Red Hook. The projects included the popular 10 percent challenge, whereby Red Hook residents were encouraged to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent.
The 16th Annual Rotary Citizen of the Year dinner honoring Husted will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the Red Hook Firehouse. Tickets are $45 per person ($20 is tax- deductible). Tickets are available at the Town Hall, Village Hall, any Rotarian or by emailing email@example.com or calling (845) 758-5386.
••• In Flight, Inc. was the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation.
The grant will assist In Flight, Inc. with capital improvements (water heater and boiler repairs) at its independent residential alternative group home at 211 Heather Lane in Kingston.
In Flight, Inc. is a local nonprofit that supports developmentally disabled adults in Ulster, Greene, Columbia and Dutchess counties. Its mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to achieve their life goals and aspirations to lead richer, fuller lives within their communities. It does this by providing day habilitation services, an innovative center teaching independent living skills, community in-home habilitation services,and independent residential alternative group houses.
••• YWCA Ulster County saluted its 2016 Tribute to Women honorees during its annual gala at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston on Oct. 21.
The honorees included Renee Darmstadt, Woman in Business; Bernadette Dor-
Northern Dutchess Girl Scout Troop No. 10199 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Red Hook on Sept. 18 to dedicate its Silver Award Shed Project to the church.
Four ninth-graders from Red Hook High School — Anna Marcotte, Rachel Gifford, Katerina Sittler and Mackenzie Wade — and their troop leader, Harriet Burke, spent the summer planning, fundraising and building the shed for the women of St. John’s.
The girls spent at least 65 hours each leading and executing their part of the project. With the help of some community residents who volunteered their time and their skills, the troop laid a foundation, built walls, shingled the roof and hung doors. After final review and approval from their mentor, Cindy Fildes, the girls earned the secondhighest award in Girl Scouts, the Silver Award.
••• Nathaniel Long of Rhinebeck, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 228 in Rhinebeck, coordinated the renovation of the white picket fence on the
sainville, Family Advocate; Dr. Maya Hambright, Woman in Health Care; Carole Kelder,
Woman in Prevention Education; the Rev. Sonja Maclary, Community Spirit; and Victoria McLaren, Woman in Education Administration.
Other honorees were Robin Panico, Y Ally; Allison Quinn, Next Generation; Meridith
Robb, Volunteer of the Year; Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund, Organization of the Year; Nora Scherer, Lifetime Achievement; and Associate Pastor Jordan Scruggs, Human Rights Advocate.
The honorees were heralded for their behind-the-scenes work to make life better for community residents. They were presented at the agency’s Honoree Reception at the Clinton Avenue campus on Aug. 24.
Members of the winning team from Adams Fairacre Farms at the Roy A. Gonyea, Jr. Fall Golf Classic. From left, PJ Klym, Patrick Paulson, Brian Daniels and Steve Milton.
From left, Anna Marcotte, Rachel Gifford, Cindy Fildes, Katerina Sittler, Harriet Burke and Mackenzie Wade.