Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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 cdow­ 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.



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