RIP VAN WINKLE COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
75 PINE STREET, KINGSTON, NY 12401
PHONE: 845-339-0846 FAX: 845-339-1168
CONTACT: RAYMOND J. BRAUN, Scout Executive
The Rip Van Winkle Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack with the Clemont I. Angstrom Distinguished Citizens Award at their annual recognition dinner on Thursday, November 6th at Wiltwyck Country Club in Kingston.
The Distinguished Citizens Award is presented annually by the Rip Van Winkle Council to individuals who have provided exceptional service to the local community. The award is named in memory of “Doc” Clement I. Angstrom- a humanitarian, community leader and dedicated member of the Boy Scouts of America. Mrs. Postupack will be honored for her more than 27 years of service to the citizens of Ulster County through her career in the County Clerk’s office.
In addition to the recognition of Mrs. Postupack, a special Community Stewardship Award will be bestowed upon John and Loretta Gill for their preservation and stewardship of Gill’s Farm in Hurley. The 1,255 acre farm was sold last year to a non-profit organization that hopes to turn it into the largest agricultural incubator in the nation. The “farm hub” will be used to train and support farmers in sustainable agriculture and marketing, while supporting research and new technologies.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the more than 2000 young people in Ulster and Greene Counties who are involved in Scouting with the Rip Van Winkle Council each year. Strong program activities include community citizenship and service, emergency preparedness training, camping year-round at Camp Tri-Mount, hiking and team building, environmental awareness and boating safety with the Sea Scouts.
The dinner will feature a silent auction fundraiser, with merchandise and artwork donated by local businesses and organizations. Tickets for the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner are $100 per person and include dinner, cash bar, entertainment and a pre-dinner viewing of auction items. Reception and auction viewing begins at 6 P.M. with dinner to follow at 7 P.M. All donations are tax-deductible and benefit local Scouting programs.
For tickets or more information, contact the Rip Van Winkle Council office at (845) 339-0846; or visit the council’s website at www.rvwbsa.org.
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