Friday, April 15, 2011
News and Notes from NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich - 32nd Council District
Ulrich Honors Neighborhood’s Newest Marine
Council Member Eric A. Ulrich (R-Queens) today presented a City Council Citation to Ozone Park resident Victor Schwoebel in honor of his recent graduation from United States Marine Corps basic training.
Ulrich said, “We should never pass up an opportunity to show our troops and veterans how much their sacrifice means to all of us. Anything that we can do to thank them, lift their spirits, and honor their service is our responsibility as Americans. On behalf of a grateful city, I want to congratulate Private Schwoebel and thank him for his service to our country. He has made us all very proud.”
Private Schwoebel, a 2008 graduate of Beach Channel High School, was joined at the ceremony by his mother, Joanne Schwoebel, and his aunt, Barbara Buonocore, both of Ozone Park. He leaves next week for combat training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
South Queens Boys & Girls Club Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony
The South Queens Boys & Girls Club held a Groundbreaking Ceremony and Reception at their Clubhouse on 110-04 Atlantic Ave in Richmond Hill, NY on Thursday April 7th at 3:00 p.m.
The South Queens Boys & Girls Club broke ground on a new Clubhouse building that will include a new regulation size gym, classroom space, new education and technology center, dance and music rooms. The club will also serve as a community center to offer services to new immigrants in the community.
The South Queens Boys & Girls Club has raised $8.64 million dollars in capital funding from State and City Elected Officials as well as the Port Authority of NY & NJ
There were over 100 people in attendance at this event including Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo and New York State Assembly members Rory Lancman and Michael Miller, New York City Council members Leroy Comrie, Elizabeth Crowley, Karen Koslowitz, Eric Ulrich and Ruben Wills. Board members, community members including school officials, community board members, as well as captains from the NYPD and FDNY were also in attendance.
Ulrich Urges Students to “Dream Big” at Career Day
Council Member Eric A. Ulrich (R-Queens) recently participated in Career Day at MS 137 America’s School of Heroes in Ozone Park. He spoke with students in two seventh grade classes and an eight grade gifted art class about the work he does every day for the neighborhood on the City Council, and stressed the importance of hard work and perseverance in achieving one’s goals. Council Member Ulrich urged the students to dream big and, much like a horserace, keep the blinders on and ignore distractions until they reach the finish line.
Ulrich said, “I was very impressed by the enthusiasm shown by all three classes I visited and by the students’ ideas for the future. Rest assured our city has a bright future because of these young adults.”