Annual Social & Installation of Officers

Our 2021 event was wonderful!

Congratulations to our Citizen of the Year recipient Joseph Maggio and our Youth Achievement Recipients Leslie Castillo and Luis Andrade. Our community is better because of people like you! A huge thank you to Jerry Zimmerman for his years of service behind the scenes with our website and we hope he enjoys his retirement. Thank you to the PLAV Post #16 for donating their space and @autumnisforyou for donating some beautiful pumpkin flower arrangements. Scroll to see photos and information about this year’s honorees.

Please check back for dates for our 2022 Annual Social & Installation of Officers.

Citizen of the Year: Joseph Maggio

He’s been one of the chamber’s keystones. Joseph retired from Vernon High School after teaching math for thirty years and worked with SUNY, New Paltz as a migrant tutor for five years. He is a volunteer for Warwick’s Meals on Wheels, delivering food to the neediest. He served the farm working community, both migrant and settled, particularly the children, volunteering with, and serving on the board of the Mustard Seed Goshen Mission for eight years, and serving as a director of Volunteer Services for the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization. Joseph continues to work with the ALAMO as a tutor in the homework help program as he has for approximately the last eight years.

Youth Achievement Recipient: Leslie Castillo

Leslie Castillo is a student at Warwick Valley High School. She has been an unpaid volunteer for the Warwick Area Farmworkers Organization summer camp at the Pine Island Elementary school for the past two summers. Leslie has been a positive influence assisting classroom teachers and working closely with their nutrition and crafts projects. She has always had a wonderful demeanor with young children.

Youth Achievement Recipient: Luis Andrade

Luis Andrade has been a volunteer at the Alamo Farmworker Community Center for a year. He worked on hot meal food distribution during the winter of 2020 through 2021. He has been a frequent right-hand assistant to Kathy Brieger, the Director of the Alamo.

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