FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com SEptember 17, 2015 • The Queens Courier 29 SCOTT BARON’S STAR OF QUEENS St ephen Sirgiovanni Governor New York District Kiwanis brought to you by star OF queens SCOTT BARON & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys & Counselors at Law 1-866-WAS-HURT (866) 927-4878 718.738.9800 Personal Background: Stephen Sirgiovanni was born and raised in Howard Beach, and he attended St. Helen Catholic Academy. His father was one of the founders of the New York State Kiwanis. It was this exposure to the community service group that inspired him to want to become involved with the Kiwanis in some capacity. Motivation to Contribute to the Comm unity: Sirgiovanni hopes to raise money for the Kiwanis Pediatric Center in order to help find cures for diseases such as diabetes, autism and Lyme disease. He has worked extensively with anti-bullying organizations to prevent all forms of bullying and cyberbullying. Expanding the free youth summer camp, Kamp Kiwanis, is another one of Sirgiovanni’s chief goals as governor of the New York District Kiwanis. Professional Background and Career: Before being elected governor of the New York District Kiwanis, Sirgiovanni previously served as lieutenant governor of Kiwanis Queens West. “Ten years ago I joined not thinking anything about becoming governor,” Sirgiovanni said. “Then about five years ago, I was asked about being governor of the club.” Biggest Challenge: Sirgiovanni says that the biggest challenge he has faced is that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that he wants to do. “This is a volunteer job. I don’t get paid,” Sirgiovanni said. “But I do it because I want to make a difference and I want to give back to my community.” Greatest Ac hievements: “Being able to do all of the good community service that I get to do is the best part of this job,” Sirgiovanni said. He said that working with organizations like the Ronald McDonald House, the New York Mets and various food pantries throughout the district are some of his proudest accomplishments so far in his career with the Kiwanis. and New Immigrant Outreach Unit of the New York Police Department present Cultural Caravan TV in conjunction with the Friends of Douglaston/Little Neck Library for Civil Rights 1870-Present By David Rosario VISIT QueensCourier.com FOR MORE STORIES Recent events, which include the massacre of African American church worshipers, random shootings of unarmed African American males across the country, as well as the challenge to the voting rights laws nationwide, call in to question whether the struggle for Civil Rights will ever end, and underscore its stillrelevant, This multimedia program will be presented by William Seraile, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of African and African American history at Lehman College, and Louise Dente, Executive Producer of the award-winning Cultural Caravan TV series. 1701-8/15 QUEENS LIBRARY Enrich Your Life® presents Thursday, September 24 6:00 p.m. Douglaston/Little Neck 249-01 Northern Boulevard Little Neck 718-225-8414 Train: LIRR / Bus: Q12, N20, N21 ongoing struggle. Admission is free. www.queenslibrary.org This program is sponsored by the Friends of Douglaston/Little Neck Library. Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system.
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