Monday, August 1, 2016

WRBA Names Honorees For 45th Annual Fundraiser

Woman of the Year Josephine Wendell
The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association will welcome civic leaders, elected officials, and fellow residents to Roma View Fine Catering on Friday, October 21, 2016, for the organization's 45th annual fundraiser.

The event will celebrate a very successful and eventful year for the WRBA, and will highlight the achievements of three honorees.

The Woman of the Year will be Josephine Wendell.  Wendell volunteers for the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, and as the official photographer for Project Woodhaven, she has been ubiquitous, taking over 40,000 photographs in the neighborhood since 2009.

The Man of the Year will be Richard Kaiser, a longtime resident who has volunteered for St. Thomas the Apostle for decades, including coordinating the parish's large annual rummage sale.

Man of the Year Richard Kaiser
The Business of the Year will be Health Max Pharmacy, located at 80-07 Jamaica Avenue.  Health Max gives back to the community, hosting many free events throughout the year, with face painting, hot dogs, music, and more.

"Each year, our fundraiser provides a fun, happy opportunity to gather with many people who care about Woodhaven.  We're thrilled to celebrate this year with highly deserving honorees," said WRBA President Martin Colberg.  "Everyone who attends the fundraiser helps the Block Association's work for the community, so we hope to see you there."

The WRBA's annual fundraiser provides a major source of funding for the organization's continued operation.

To buy a ticket to the fundraiser with a credit card, please visit  To purchase an advertisement in the Fundraiser Journal, please download and submit the form available here:  You can also e-mail or call the WRBA office at 718-296-3735 to buy tickets or Journal ads.

Health Max Pharmacy, Business of the Year
Adult tickets (for those 12 years or older) to the fundraiser are $70, and tickets for children 5 to 11 years old are $30.  Tickets includes a full buffet dinner with soda, beer, and wine.  The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and concludes at 11 p.m.  Roma View Fine Catering is located at 160-05 Cross Bay Boulevard, in Howard Beach.

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WRBA office: (718) 296-3735