70 The Queens Courier • buzz • OCTOBER 16, 2014 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com Send us your announcements & pictures to: The Queens Courier c/o making a buzz: 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361 • email@example.com subject: making a buzz s people making a buzz honored Peter Smergut, Victoria Schneps, Patrick McCarthy Esq. and Danny Ryan GOLF OUTING Dice Garcia will be the president of BNI Chapter Elite Synergy. BNI Chapter Elite Synergy has a weekly meeting at the Bayside Diner Thursdays at 7 a.m. girl scout The Michael W. McCarthy Foundation held its annual golf outing on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Plandrome Country Club. This year, the event supported the nonprofit Life’s WORC, which was founded by Victoria Schneps, publisher and CEO of The Queens Courier, and supports individuals with developmental disabilities inclusive of those on the autism spectrum. The day began with a registration and brunch at 10:30 a.m., and the start of the golf outing was at 12:30 p.m. The event was concluded with cocktails and dinner. A tribute was made to Dakota Bihn, who died of Tay-Sachs disease at the age of 14 in April. The Michael W. McCarthy Foundation is a supporter of the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation, which was founded by Dakota’s father, Ken. From l-r: Mark Sallah Morgan Esq., CEO Peter Smergut and Danny Ryan New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC), located in Howard Beach, helped out local Girl Scout troops 4034, 4992, 4993 and 4989 by hosting their first official meeting on Oct. 10. “My girls are a group of amazing girls with hearts as big as yours,” wrote Girl Scout site leader Rosanna Zarro in a letter to Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC. “Words cannot express how grateful we are and I’m thrilled to call NYFAC our new home.” The Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadets, aside from meeting at NYFAC, will be teaming up with the autism agency in order to earn their badges and help out. “We at NYFAC are dedicated to all children, and we are happy to be able to host the Girl Scout troops,” said Baumann. “They are a great bunch of girls, dedicated to learning and doing good, and we are glad to be a part of helping them achieve their goals.” Photo courtesy of NYFAC Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC, with Girl Scout Troops 4034, 4992, 4993 and 4989 and their leaders, who have found a new home at NYFAC.
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