December 21, 2017 - Rockland County Times Unsung Hero This Week is Elsa Seguinot
Elsa Seguinot, volunteer president of the non-profit Rockland County Police Hispanic Society works with its board, staff and community leaders to further the group’s mission. She is committed to the organization and understands the scope of energy and time required to effectively do the job. Elsa is a retired NYPD Police Sergeant and the first female president of the RCPHS non-profit.
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October 11, 2018 - Rockland County Times "Unsung Hero": Richard Fernandez, Retired NYPD Sergeant and Community Volunteer -
The Rockland County Police Hispanic Society sends out our Congratulations to Richard Fernandez!
A history of volunteerism has demonstrated Richard Fernandez’s commitment to his community and willingness to work for the betterment of others. Despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 20 years ago, Fernandez has never stopped volunteering for his community and has inspired most who come in contact with him as a result. He is this week’s Unsung Hero...
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October 18, 2017 - Congresswoman Nita Lowey Updates Haverstraw Officials on Progress in Puerto Rico -
Several members of RCPHS attended a presentation by Congresswoman Nita Lowey on progress in Puerto Rico. The event was held in the Village of Haverstraw and was hosted by Town Supervisor Howard Philips. The Congresswoman traveled there this past week with other Congressional representatives to assess the damage and ensure expeditious help for our fellow US citizens.
On behalf of the people of Haverstraw, Supervisor Philips stated that we would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to our Congresswoman Nita Lowey who came to the Village of Haverstraw to update us on the progress in Puerto Rico. Yesterday, she informed the public of the first emergency funding bill for disaster relief. She also informed us that more will follow as the progress continues to restore water, electricity and other vital services for the people of Puerto Rico. We would also like to thank all the individuals and organizations over the past few weeks who have donated non-perishable goods that were collected at Volunteer Hose and SW Johnson of West Haverstraw and Rescue Hook & Ladder of Haverstraw.
January 4, 2018 - Announcement by David Goldwasser (Director of the Marisa Fund) Detailing 2017 Turkey Trot Proceeds
David Goldwasser, Turkey Trot Race Director/ Marisa Fund, thanks all volunteers again for their unselfish work and time this past Thanksgiving morning. The Turkey Trot yielded $119,500 in proceeds!
This total does not include the final donations that will come from the Modell’s coupon and the total number of pounds of non-perishable food donated on race day for the People to People food bank (probably well over a 1,000 pounds). The bulk of this amazing total went to the Marisa Fund and several generous contributions were also made to local charities/non-profits including a record setting $6,000 donation to the RCPHS Scholarship Fund! Again, all these blessings would not have been possible without the unselfish hard work contributed by our volunteers!
Read the below email excerpt from Dr. Mitchell Cairo regarding some of the great work the Marisa Fund is responsible for in battling the nightmare of pediatric cancer:
"The Marisa fund has been responsible for supporting a new clinical research trial in adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin Lymphoma. The primary aim is to investigate the use of targeted therapy using antibodies and antibody-conjugates and remove toxic chemotherapy and radiation from the treatment to maintain high cure rates and decrease late effects. We have treated 27 patients to date with 100% complete remission and disease free survival and no acute or late effects to date!"
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August 2, 2018 - Haverstraw Detective Terry Collazo recalls 31 years in blue -
We are very proud of our past president and current member Terry Collazo for his 31 years of service at the Town/Village of Haverstraw PD. Below is a recent Rockland Journal News article honoring him for his long career.
HAVERSTRAW - Eleuterio “Terry” Collazo experienced a lot in his 31 years as a Haverstraw police officer.
Collazo, who recently retired as a detective, brought a scrapbook with career highlights to the detective bureau in Town Hall on Monday when he spoke with The Journal News/lohud about his career.
The 56-year-old Garnerville resident was reluctant to discuss his accomplishments, preferring to share stories about his colleagues and community unless prompted to speak about himself.
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March 31, 2018 - Rivertown Magazine and Local Business Name Marta Rodriguez as Hero of the Month
RCPHS member Marta Rodriguez was presented with a plaque as Rivertown Magazine's March 2018 "Hero of the Month" at Posa Posa Restaurant in Nanuet. Gary Parahus (owner of Gary's Gutter Services): "We salute her for all she has done for the community and the world. Marta is involved with many non-profit and charitable organizations...
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Pictured above: Rich with Friends and Family.
March 22, 2018 - Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland 10th Annual Community Service Awards Dinner
RCPHS members along with our Advisory Board member Ed Day (Rockland County Executive) attended this local event to support the fine work done by the Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland organization. Great event and cause!
Those being honored included:
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January 2, 2018 - RCPHS Members Attend Sworn-in Ceremony of Ed Day as Rockland County Executive
Rockland County Executive Ed Day (an RCPHS Advisory Board Member) was sworn in today for his second term amid a cheering crowd of hundreds (including many enthusiastic RCPHS members) at the Rockland Fire Training Center.
"Today, on the first day of 2018, we celebrate how far Rockland County has come in just four short years and, as importantly, how much more we will achieve going forward," he said after taking the oath of office, administered by Clarkstown Justice Craig E. Johns.
Numerous people participated in the ceremony, including Daniel Moscato, chief advisor to the County Executive and Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa. Day outlined his accomplishments in his first term and set goals for his second.
Pictured above: Rich with Legilsators Michael M. Grant and Toney L. Earl
June 3, 2018 - The 15th Annual North Rockland Community 5K Run/Walk @ Bowline Point Park, Haverstraw, NY.
The three North Rockland Families each received $10,000 for a total of $30,000 from this annual Event. We thank all those that volunteered! RCPHS made a substancial financial donation to this event. Below is a Facebook commentary from Supervisor Phillips, Town of Haverstraw.
This year was the 15th Annual North Rockland Community 5K Run/Walk, which is held at Bowline Point Park each year. On behalf of the Haverstraw Town Board, Supervisor Monaghan and the Stony Point Town Board, Coach Joe Casarella and the North Rockland Central School District, we would like to extend our gratitude to all the individuals who participated in the race and especially the sponsors that every year make this race the huge success that it is. We were able to give $10,000 each to three families! These funds will help offset their enormous medical costs. The individuals are Bella Munoz, who recently received her new heart, Brian Dolan, one of our active volunteer firefighters and Peter Sasso, whose wife Ellen and family have always volunteered in numerous activities in our community. If you have the opportunity, please give a personal thank you to the attached list of sponsors.
October 3, 2018 - Rockland County Legislature Recognizes Three Outstanding Residents as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month -
The Rockland County Police Hispanic Society sends out a huge Congratulations to Richard Fernandez!
The Rockland County Legislature recognized three individuals for Hispanic Heritage Month. Congratulations goes out to our very own member of this Society, Rich Fernandez - a well deserved honor!
It should also be noted that this is the second year in a row that RCPHS members have been recognized as part of Hispanic Heritage Month! In 2017, Elsa Seguinot and Mike Greco were honored.
November 23, 2017 - RCPHS Members & Others Volunteer at the 5-Mile Turkey Trot for the Marisa Fund -
A large contingent of volunteers (78 +) showed up on a cold Thanksgiving Day morning to help make the 27th Annual Rockland Road Runners Turkey Trot a successful event!
Members, friends, family and employees of the following organizations & companies were represented:
RCPHS, Citrin and Cooperman, New City Chiropractic Center, American Legion Post 46, Town of Haverstraw, Little Helping Hands of Clarkstown North H.S. & the Miklos Family.
Rich Fernandez (Turkey Trot Volunteer Coordinator):
"On behalf of David Goldwasser, Turkey Trot Race Director, I would like to personally thank you all for volunteering your time. The Race had 3400+ runners, This event could not have been a success without all of you that volunteered your time. The Turkey Trot is an all-volunteer event. We have no paid staff for a race of this magnitude. I received nothing but positive feedback regarding our personable and highly skilled volunteers. All of you make this great event run so smoothly. I also received an immense amount of positive feedback regarding the blasting Salsa music at water stations 1 and 2). The music kept the runners motivated and contributed to a festive spirit.
Most importantly, all of you on this Thanksgiving morning helped kids and families battling the nightmare of pediatric cancer, the People to People Food Pantry, and several other local worthy charities including two scholarship funds."
Pictured above: Rich with Mike Greco, Elsa and Nick Estavillo
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