January 17, 2017

President’s Message

As we start a new year, I would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy 2017. We at the Marine Park Civic Association will continue to try to resolve any issues that arise in our community and keep you informed of important developments and concerns that affect our "Quality of Life" in our wonderful Marine Park community. We celebrated our "90th Anniversary" as a volunteer organization last year and we hope to continue that legacy.

We have a lot to be thankful for. Last December our Santa in the Park was attended by over 600 children and adults. Sincere thanks to Home Depot who again provided a workshop and crafts for the children. Thanks also to the Marine Park Alliance and the NYC Parks Dept. for their partnership in this event.

Our holiday party December 20th was another great success. Lt. Anthony Mancuso gave a Fire Safety presentation. The winter and holiday season is also the fire season. More than one-third of home fires occur during the months of December, January and February. For fire safety information you can visit the FDNY website Lt. Mancuso also was able to donate 20 smoke alarms which we raffled off as our door prizes. Thanks also to Charles D’Alessandro for donating poinsettia plants. They added a festive décor to our party and members of the community received one as a door prize.

Several politicians took time from their busy schedules to stop by and extend holiday greetings. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries raffled off four $25 gift certificates and the MPCA was presented with a congratulatory "90th Anniversary framed proclamation. Also attending was Sen. Marty Golden, Sen. Roxanne Persaud, NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams, NYC Councilman Alan Maisel, Lew Fidler from Borough President Eric Adams office and Ian Girshek from NYS Assemblywoman Jamie Williams office. Representatives from the 63rd Precinct and Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance were also in attendance.

The highlight of the evening was the traditional raffle of a TV donated by Bob Tracey in memory of his father, a former Board member. A happy community member went home with a new TV. The NewYear means the start of our membership renewal drive. We will be mailing out renewal notices soon. Thank you to those who have continued to be a member and please encourage your neighbor to join.

I hope this winter is kind to us and look forward to seeing you at our first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 17th.

Bob Tracey

President, MPCA

“Brooklyn Proud “®



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