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Mid-Hudson Chapter

A busy fall, capped off by the Holiday Mixer, in the spirit of giving

By Maria L. Petrollese
Mid Hudson Chapter President

The Mid Hudson Chapter had a busy few months this fall. We held our annual End of Summer Membership Celebration on Sept. 8 at Chadwick Lake Park in Newburgh; thank you, Denise L. Finney and Noelle DeLuca, for organizing this fun event for our chapter members and their families. On Oct. 22, we held our 28th Annual Golf Outing at Otterkill Country Club in Campbell Hall for the benefit of the National Purple Heart Association; a special thanks to Thomas N. DiGovanni and Thomas D. Weddell for running this event, and to all sponsors that made this event possible. 

On Oct. 28, the chapter held its Banker, Attorney and CPA Networking Event at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, with Julia Pimsleur as guest speaker. Julia has been featured on “Today,” and CNBC, and in Bloomberg BusinessweekThe Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as well as Forbes. She established herself as founder/CEO of Little Pim, the leading language teaching system for young children. Her experience raising millions in angel and venture capital led her to create fundraising bootcamps and inspired her to write her book, Million Dollar Women. Thank you to Judith PapoSteven Engels, all committee members, sponsors and Julia for this successful event.  Pictured in the photo are chapter members Noelle DeLuca, Valerie Torres and Denise Finney.

On Nov. 1, the chapter held its annual A&A Update at the Powelton Club in Newburgh; thank you, Michelle S. O’Reilly, Kathryn A. Seckler and committee members for running this event. On Nov. 15, the Chapter held its Ethics & Professional Issues Update at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. 

On Dec. 5, the chapter held its Holiday Mixer at the River Grill in Newburgh. During this event, the chapter presented toy donations to the Toys for Tots Marines, along with a $520 donation from funds raised at the Banker, Attorney and CPA Event. In addition, the chapter presented a $2,500 check to two National Purple Heart Hall of Honor recipients from funds raised at the Golf Outing. A special thanks to Noelle DeLuca and Valerie Torres, co-chairs of the Chapter’s NextGen Committee, for organizing the Holiday Mixer; this was a great opportunity to get into the holiday season spirit and be thankful for all our blessings. Last, but not least, on Dec. 6 the chapter held its annual Tax Update at the Powelton Club in Newburgh; a special thanks to Paul Rafanello for running this event. 

Thank you to chapter board members, volunteers, sponsors and speakers for your time and valuable contributions to our profession.Nothing would be possible without your participation and dedication. 

Have a wonderful, safe, healthy and happy holiday season and best wishes for 2019!