May 1, 2008 - White Plains, NY.
The 19th Annual Dinner Event, held on May 1st at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, attracted our area’s honorable city, county, state and national political leaders and dignitaries. In attendance were Westchester County Legislator Bill Ryan, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, and White Plains Common Council members Tom Roach and Milagros Lecuona. The Citizen Extraordinaire Award was conferred to Dr. Judith Higgins.
President Robert Hoch presided. An honor guard comprised of Revolutionary War re-enactors carried in the flag. There was a special remembrance to our men and women in the armed forces by Members of the Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County.
Vice President John Vorperian presented the Nominating Committee's report for officers and trustees, which was unanimously accepted.
The guest speaker was Dr. Roger Panetta, Professor of History at Fordham University, Curator of
Fordham University Libraries' Hudson River Collection, and an Adjunct Curator for History at the
Hudson River Museum. Dr. Panetta spoke on the “1909 Hudson-Fulton Tercentennial Celebration.”