Our Annual meeting on Wednesday, December 6th was very successful with an attendance of 123 residents. The Keynote Speaker was the Public Advocate of the City of New York, the Honorable Letitia James who is the second highest NYC elected official after the Mayor. Ms. James spoke about many issues, with one theme close to home concerning her native Brooklyn and keeping Brooklyn– “Brooklyn”! We were also surprised when the Comptroller, Scott Stringer joined us. The Comptroller is the third highest elected official in our City and his remarks included his concerns regarding the Transit System and the Buses, in particular. We asked that he look into the “not in service” buses that pass us by no matter what the weather or time of day! Community Service Awards were presented to Michael Fallo and Boris Mantell….Councilman Chaim Deutsch spoke about his plans for helping his district in the next year and installed our Board members for 2018….Letitia James gave the oath of office to our officers for the coming year. We were joined by our State Senator, Marty Golden wh helped kick off the party with food and live music that continued after the meeting. (Regrets from Assemblyman Cymbrowitz who was called to Albany by the Governor.)
Attached please find a sampling of photos our “in-house” photographers took.
Thanks to those who helped put this event together…to the Chairwoman: Marilyn Chernin and all those who had a part in making the evening so successful: Marty Baron, Nina Chin, Rima DuBowski, Michael Fallo, Shari Kaplan, Mona Kavowras, Susan Klapper, Flori Kostoff, Boris Mantell, Rita Mantell, Fran Olk, Ruth Rootenberg, Rena Samin, Newt Tanner.