On Friday, June 4th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Sidney Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Meeting. Senator Bonacic presented Kyle Westcott with a New York State Senate Proclamation in recognition of being the recipient of the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce.
On Friday, June 4th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the ground breaking ceremony for the emergency department expansion at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. The Senate allocated, at my request $2.5 million for this project.
On Monday, May 31, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Town of Rochester Annual Memorial Day Parade in Accord, which ended at the Accord Fire House where a remembrance ceremony took place. Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the community and members of the Accord Fire House.
On May 25, 2010 Boys & Girls Clubs members came to Albany for their annual “Youth of the Year” awards. Here, “Youth of the Year” award winner Brianne Sienkiewicz from Bloomingburg, is pictured with Senator Bonacic. Senator Bonacic presented Brianne with a Certificate of Merit in recognition of her dedication to, and involvement with, the Boys & Girls Club of the Town of Wallkill, Pine Bush, and Sullivan County.
On May 25, 2010 Boys & Girls Clubs members came to Albany for their annual “Youth of the Year” awards. Here, “Youth of the Year” award winner Robert Francis Talmadge from Saugerties, is pictured with Senator Bonacic. Senator Bonacic presented Robert with a Certificate of Merit in recognition of his dedication to, and involvement with, the Kingston Boys & Girls Club
On Friday, May 14, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Liberty Commons located in the Village of Liberty. Liberty Commons is a new housing complex providing affordable senior housing for both seniors and workforce housing.
On Friday, May 14, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Loch Sheldrake for Lake View Apartments (Conifer Realty, LLC), which provides 60 affordable family apartments as well as Barkley Gardens located in Liberty, which provides 51 affordable senior apartments.
On Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the annual dinner and officer installation for the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department at the Eagle's Nest, Bloominburg. Senator Bonacic presented The Kauneonga Lake Fire Department with a New York State Senate Proclamation celebrating it's 90th Anniversary.
Pictured from left to right: George Cooke, Tim Blais, Chief of Kauneonga Lake Fire Department and Senator Bonacic
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended a press conference at Kolmar Labs where Kolmar indicated that they would be staying in Port Jervis for many years to come. Kolmar Laboratories is an industry leader in cosmetic care and personal care manufacturing and has been based in Port Jervis since 1943 and employs approximately 500 people at this location.
On May 18, 2010 Senator Bonacic met with representatives from the Middletown Professional Firefighters Association in Albany. Here they are with Senator Bonacic after discussing their legislative issues. From left to right: Mike Guattery, Vice-President Jim Beuerman, President Adam J. McCarey, Senator Bonacic.
On Monday, May 17, 2010 Al Wegener, Executive Director of the Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway, presented Senator Bonacic with a framed map of the byway in recognition of Senator Bonacic’s work to create and expand the byway.
Senator Bonacic presented Evelyn Alvarez, Director of the Town of Mamakating Library with a Pen Certificate which represents Bill S4824, authorizing the increase of the number of trustees on the Mamakating library district board from five trustees up to fifteen trustees.
A tid-dyed wall hanging was recently presented to Senator John Bonacic by Tess McBeath of the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon. The hand-printed work of are was created as a thank you by some of the children who enjoy the playground at the Youth Center, which was purchased and installed in 2008 thanks to funding secured by Senator Bonacic. The old playground was destroyed in the flood of 2006.
In Albany on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, Jerusalem Day, Senator Bonacic met with Joel Lion, Consul for Media Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, David Baker, Senior Foreign Press Coordinator of the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Rabbi Yaakov Kellman, Executive Director of Jewish Educational Resources of New York to discuss current issues and current events.