At this past Tuesday’s meeting, we inducted a new member to the Rotary Club of Floral Park-Bellerose – Ms. Tara Moreno.  Tara was officially inducted by Past President Rich Burgess.  Tara is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and is the owner/broker of Abbott Realty, located at 150 Tulip Avenue, in Floral Park.  Abbott Realty is the one of the most successful independent residential real estate brokerages in western Nassau County, in no small part due to the determination to combine state-of-the-art computer technology with old-fashioned service and integrity.   Abbott Realty has received recognition from Forbes by winning the prestigious Forbes® Enterprise Award in the category of Real Estate for Long Island!  And, this year, Abbott Realty celebrates it's 30th anniversary of being in business. 


Tara, congratulations and welcome to the club!


Our guest speaker was Floral Park’s Mayor Tom Tweedy.  Mayor Tweedy spoke about Floral Park’s response to last year’s storm – Sandy.  Tom spoke about how he was impressed by the quick response of Village employees in clearing the many fallen trees throughout the village.  Tom also informed the club that many of these fallen trees was then used in the making of plywood which in turn has  been used in the rebuilding of many of Long Islands effected houses and businesses.  The tree stumps that were collected were also used to help with beach erosion around Long Island as well.  Tom also spoke on a personal level of how he is proud to belong to the Floral Park community as he witnessed many friends and neighbors throughout the village, helping each other during this 2-3 week period. 


Note:  Our next regularly scheduled meeting - Tuesday April 23rd - is being cancelled in lieu of the upcoming Wine Tasting with Friends night at The Village Wine Cellar which is scheduled for Thursday April 25th beginning at 5:30 pm.  See the information flyer under Club Events for details.