Chippewa Dem Club Hosts Dinner Dance

Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York’s Santiago Rodriguez (3rd from l) accepted honoree Gary LaBarbera’s award on his behalf.
Photo by Ray Maldonado

The Chippewa Democratic Club toasted several community leaders at its 119th annual Dinner Dance on Thursday, June 8 at Villa Barone Manor.

This year’s exemplary honorees were Benjamin Piacquadio, St. Benedict’s School eighth grade teacher and athletic director; Rod Rodriguez, Ohana Restaurant owner; Gary LaBarbera, Building and Construction Trade Council of Greater New York president; Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bronx County Democratic Committee chairman; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Paul Golluscio and John Watson, club member.

(l-r) Marjorie Velazquez-Lynch, 82nd Assembly District female district leader; John Collazzi, 82nd Assembly District male district leader; honoree John Watson; Thomas Messina representing Congressman Joseph Crowley; honorees Paul Golluscio, Rod Rodriguez and Benjamin Piacquadio; Senator Jeff Klein and assembly members Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto.
Photo courtesy of Chippewa Democratic Club

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