THE HUNTINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
209 Main Street, Huntington New York 11743
Phone: 631-427-7045 ext 401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
Huntington Historical Society’s
113th ANNUAL MEETING
On Thursday, June 22, 2017 members of the Huntington Historical Society gathered at the Huntington Elks Club for the 113th Annual Meeting of the organization. Attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner, and presentations were made on the Society’s 2016 activities, milestones and future goals.
The evening began with acknowledgments for distinguished service by volunteers to the Huntington Historical Society. Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented to: Michele Miroff, Maria Thompson and Sue Quinn. President Robert “Toby Kissam” presented two President’s Awards for Service. The recipients of the President’s awards were Mary Lou Brown and Mat Fortunato. President Kissam also recognized Wendy Anderson, Assistant Director who is retiring from the Society for her outstanding service to the Society.
President Robert “Toby” Kissam welcomed the newest Trustees, William Frolich (Bill) and James T. Powers to the Board of Directors, and Lucie Blohm as a returning Trustee.
William Frolich is a native Long Islander who has spent his entire career working for and running non-profit organizations. Throughout his career, Bill has garnered achievement awards and authored numerous professional articles. He has been active in community affairs having served as the former Town Historian for the Town of Babylon, and the President of the Half Hollow Hills Historical Society.
James Powers is an architect and the Director of Operations and Business Development for Bohler Engineering. With over 35 years experience in the construction industry, Jim has had a distinguished career serving numerous professional firms. He is currently a Professor of Design and Construction Management at New York Institute of Technology. Jim has served numerous community organizations and is currently the longest tenured President of the Townwide Fund of Huntington. Jim has resided in Huntington for the past 34 years.
Lucie Blohm returns to the Society, having been a trustee for the Society from 2010-2016. A retired educator, Lucie has lived in Huntington for almost 40 years. Since her retirement in 2003, Lucie, and her husband Rich, have been active volunteers for Habitat for Humanity where they have taken part in building and leadership projects. Lucie is also an excellent quilter and has served as the program chairperson of the Huntington Quilters Guild and she is currently teaching quilting through the historical society.
Following the introduction of the newest trustees, Paul Warburgh, Chairman of the Nominating Committee presented the recommended slate of officers who were duly elected by the members present. The new officers, who were installed by the Town Historian, Robert C. Hughes, are:
- Lucie Blohm, President
- Chris Voulgaris, 1st Vice President
- Irene Moore, 2nd Vice President
- Robert “Toby” Kissam, Treasures
- Betty Borst, Secretary
Newly installed President, Lucie Blohm concluded the meeting by recognizing retiring trustees Gary Strong, Al Sforza and Sean Bickoff for their dedicated service to the Historical Society. Lucie also encouraged everyone to remember the Society annual fundraiser An Evening of Wine Under the Stars scheduled for September 7, 2016, and introduced Mark McAteer, who is this year’s honoree and whose firm, The Laurel Group, donated the design for the gardens at the Trade School.
Thank you everyone for joining!
Here are pictures from the Annual Meeting!