BBQ

BBQ

Join us for a Barbecue

Thursday, July 26
5PM

Our Lady of Consolation Outdoor Gazebo
111 Beach Dr, West Islip, NY 11795

Food, drinks & friends

Tickets $25 • $30 at the door
Kids under 12 are FREE

Event Sponsor $100
Includes 2 tickets

For more information call:
Charles Spencer • 516.369.2310

 
 

The West Islip Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce MaryAnn Pfeiffer, as the 2018 Community Barbeque honoree. MaryAnn not only devotes her time, talents and expertise to serve the public good, she has made significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to the community's well-being by empowering youth and their families. Read more about some of MaryAnn’s accomplishments here: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/phil-boyle/maryann-pfeiffer

 

Mary Ann

The West Islip Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce MaryAnn Pfeiffer, CEO of Youths Enrichment Services (YES), as the 2018 Community Barbeque honoree.  MaryAnn not only devotes her time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, she has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community's well-being by empowering youth and their families. 

3 Minutes with Community Leader, MARYANN PFEIFFER, CEO of Youths Enrichment Services

By Brad Wilson, West Islip Chamber of Commerce  

Tell us about the YES beginnings. What’s the MaryAnn story?

YES was started by community leaders looking  to provide youth services here in West Islip and started meeting in 1985. Angie Carpenter, Maria Pecorale, Tom Buttacavoli, Doug Chapey, Dr. Bernhard, and Diane Munno were instrumental and founding members of the Board of Directors and YES was incorporated in 1987. I was the second to head YES and started in 1990. I was born in Texas and moved to New York where I eventually graduated from Rutgers University. In 1991, the following year, YES was selected by the Town of Islip to serve all twelve school districts in Islip Township.

What makes your program such a success? 

Our programs are a success because each program reflects the unique needs of the individual community as well as the needs of the individual. Our staff reflects the demographics of each community it serves and we actively recruit staff from the local community. Many staff members were once YES program participants themselves.

Describe your proudest or otherwise most memorable experience since forming YES. 

There have been so many wonderful moments for me here at YES that it is hard to select just one. More recently, I have been very proud of opening our NYS Article 31 Mental Health Clinic. The clinic is located at Town Hall West and we are renovating a facility we bought in Brentwood to provide additional mental health services. We provide counseling and mental health services to children and youth ages 5 to 21 and their families.

What are some of your toughest challenges you face?

As with most nonprofits, budget and funding is always challenging and speaks for itself.  Challenges YES faces also include program space and transportation to ensure equal access. Public transportation is not always a viable option and ensuring all children and youth can participate is daunting, hence the need for more accessible program space throughout Islip Township. The Town of Islip has been working with YES to address these concerns and issues and we are making great progress.

What are the most successful programs and which are you most excited about growing?

Our typical everyday afterschool programs for elementary and middle school aged youth are so very successful and we are quite proud of our service to our communities. The parents and families really need structured and supervised settings after school for children and youth to congregate and socialize especially if both parents are working or there is a single parent home. As mentioned previously, we are excited about our Article 31 Mental Health Clinic and growing that immensely as YES helps to combat the heroin/opioid crisis and the growing issues of gangs, guns, violence and bullying. Another successful program is our Youth Leadership Project (YLP) which is a program that is designed to engage youth with developmental disabilities ages 14 to 24 with typical peer mentors from our local high schools and colleges. The program meets twice weekly in West Islip from 6 to 8 PM and it is one of my absolute favorites!

Anything you would like to highlight about the West Islip program? 

Our West Islip school year afterschool program is free and West Islip School district provides free bus transportation from both WI Middle Schools to YES. The program is until 5:30 every day after school and is inclusive of all West Islip middle school students. We have homework time, cooking, music, art, STEM activities and trips. We want to grow this free program! Our other programs here in West Islip, in addition to our active Youth Volunteer Corps, are our Vacation Academy and our Summer Enrichment Program. Our Vacation Academy operates for grades k-8 during the School Winter Break and the Spring Break. It is from 8 AM to 6 PM every day school is not in session. Our Summer Enrichment program is every day of the summer vacation starting as early as 7 AM and ending as late as 7 PM for grades k through 8. We are always at capacity and in need of additional classroom space. West Islip Soccer lends us their classroom every summer.

Tell us about your outlook for the future. What’s next for MaryAnn Pfeiffer? 

I plan to continue to grow our services at YES to meet the needs of our unique and distinct communities. I believe YES to be a premiere agency serving youth and their families and we can't help but grow and flourish.

How do you prefer people contact you to learn more about your programs? 

For people looking for more information they can contact the Director of Programs, Carolyn Baez, at 631-587-5172 ext. 330 or our website www.yesnews.org or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you for recognizing YES!

 

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Cirque du Soleil 'Volta'

To all members of the West Islip Chamber of Commerce 
We have a Special Offer for you!

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NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Tpke. Uniondale, NY 11553

If interested, please click on the link below to purchase Discounted Tickets!

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Vincent M. Sepe

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of 

Vincent M. Sepe
Deputy Commissioner of Public Works
Town of Islip

on 

Friday December 8, 2017

The Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Visiting:   
Wednesday 12/13 from 7 to 9:30 pm    
Thursday   12/14  from 2 to 4:30 and 7 to9:30 pm 

At

Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home 
448 West Main St.
Babylon Village, N.Y. 11702
(631) 669-2400
www.boyd-spencer.com

Funeral Mass Friday 12/15 at 10:30 a.m.

at

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
455 Hunter Avenue,
West Islip, NY 11795

Interment to Follow

 

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CHAMBER NETWORKING MIXED BUSINESS OWNERS WITH ENTERTAINERS AT UNCLE CHUCK’S

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY, 17, 2017

CHAMBER NETWORKING MIXED BUSINESS OWNERS WITH ENTERTAINERS AT UNCLE CHUCK’S

WEST ISLIP, NY - Last night’s WICC event at Uncle Chuck’s was fun filled. The evening of networking came together beautifully; we were a total of 26 guests, not including the entertainment. Many great connections were made this evening.

Marvin hosted the event, opening his establishment to the Chamber, serving a tasty buffet of appetizers and beverages at happy hour pricing.

The singing was fantastic too!  Our featured performer, an Idol semifinalist, Michelle Green, Star Music, gave a spectacular performance covering numerous jazz and contemporary songs, as well a few of her own arrangements, https://www.michellegmusic.com

We had a surprise guest appearance, Louise, Cher tribute singer from the Jerry & Louise Show, who was spot on with the songs. Who doesn’t love Cher? http://thejerryandlouisesho.wix.com/jnl

It was a great night, thanks to the team efforts of Ray Rendina, Diane Fontana, Regina Jacoby, and Belinda Rubino, who planned and executed the program, from registration, MCing announcements, making introductions, crediting sponsors and talent, to ensuring group photos taken, and door prizes raffled! 

Here is a link to the photos on Google, https://goo.gl/photos/RbpivEhx6y4gWUea7

Thank you all for attending our Spring networking, we look forward to seeing you at the next one, details will be published on our website, www.westislipchamber.org and friend us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WestIslipChamberOfCommerce

Respectfully,

CHARLES H. SPENCER 
President 
West Islip Chamber of Commerce

Guest List:
Diane Fontana, A Perfect View Custom Window Fashions
Regina Jacoby, St Joseph the Worker RC Church
JD, JD Enterprises
Burjoux Altaintis, JD Enterprises
Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor
Bryan Lane Berson, The Berson Firm
Belinda Rubino, SweetSpot Marketing
Vinny Sepe, Town of Islip 
Jennifer Nash, Boyd Spencer
Maryann Nazath, Boyd Spencer
Margaret Campise, West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
Greg Marano, Merrill Lynch
Nancy Donohue, West Islip Symphony Orchestra
Carol Link, Neighbor News
Nancy Kupferman, Neighbor News
Steve Flotteran, Town Councilman
Paul Rudolph, Boyd Spencer
Dawn Felice, Century 21 Crown Homes
Phil Felice, Century 21 Crown Homes
Bruce Ladruta, Boyd Spencer
Frank, Boyd Spencer
Jade Martin, Boyd Spencer
Michael McClure, Resident
Valeria Bahlkow , Café Insurance
Patty Vorilas, Women of West Islip

Entertainment:
Michelle Green, Star Music, https://www.michellegmusic.com
Louise, Chere tribute singer from the Jerry & Louise Show, http://thejerryandlouisesho.wix.com/jnl

Sponsors:
A Perfect View Custom Window Fashions, http://www.aperfectviewforyou.com
Century 21 Crown Homes, http://crownhomes.com
Higbie Collision https://www.facebook.com/HigbieCollision
SweetSpot Marketing http://www.sweetspotmarketing.net
Villa Monaco Restaurant https://www.villamonacorest.com
Uncle Chuck’s Sports Bar, http://unclechuckssportsbarandgrill.com

 

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