NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The New Rochelle Council of Community Services (NRCCS) honored four outstanding community leaders and organizations at their annual luncheon on Thursday June 12th, at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle.
The 2014 honorees were: Alvin & Friends Restaurant; Janet Guarasci, Recreation Supervisor for the City of New Rochelle; the Rotary Club of New Rochelle; and New Rochelle’s Ursuline Community. Each individual and group exemplifies service to the New Rochelle community. David Biskup, President of the Rotary Club of New Rochelle accepted the award on behalf of his organization and Sr. Janet Finnerty, Provincial of the Eastern Province, accepted on behalf of the Ursuline community of New Rochelle.
The NRCCS also awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Nicolette Loaiza, a New Rochelle High School junior who has demonstrated the mission of the New Rochelle Council of Community Services by her extraordinary volunteer work for Songcatchers, Inc., her school and her church.
The New Rochelle Council of Community Services, established in 1936, is a 501c3 non-profit umbrella organization for the health and human service agencies, religious institutions, and educational facilities of New Rochelle. NRCCS provides an important opportunity for service-providers and community administrators to make vital connections and address community needs.
Pictured above, from left to right: Barbara Davis with Honorees Janet Guarasci, David Biskup, Sr. Jane Finnerty, and scholarship winner Nicolette Loaiza