Jimmy started the meeting by thanking those that came and helped score Cosme’s 5K Run in Coney Island on June 25th: Trish Mulligan, Darlene Vigliotti, Andrea Dorman, Joanne Roseillo, Mike & Cherly Bergeron, Bozena Niebrzydowski, Tom Bednarcyk, Toby Massa , Tommy Hart and Jimmy Hart! We received a check from Cosme for $500.00 that will be deposited into our Scholarhship Fund! Want to learn how to help with scoring, joins us at Tommy’s Speed Run this Thursday at Clove Lake Park.
Nancy Wagner Wetzel gave our Treasurers Report…
Save the Date:
The Bill Conte Memorial Golf Outing
Friday September 22, 2017
Silver Lake Golf Course.
Barbeque @11AM, Tee Off @12PM, Dinner after Golf @5PM
This year the Golf outing will be benefiting The G.R.A.C.E Foundation.
For more information please call Jennifer at 718-600-4302 or Angela at 917-815-0108. Applications will be available at our August 7th meeting.
7/15 Sat. - 9AM NYC Runs- Bklyn Cyclones - 5K MCU Park Coney Island
7/15 Sat-Teterboro Airport 5k-Teterboro Airport 8:30am-run on tarmac
7/17 Monday - 6:45PM NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5k Prospect Park
7/22 Sat. 7AM - NYRR NYC Marathon Training,6 to 20 miles -Central Park
7/22 Sat. 9AM –SIAC 2nd Race of the Steve Lauria Series-Clove Lake Park
7/26 Wed-Downtown Westfield Pizza 5k Run- Westfield NJ -7PM-great race lots of runners and pizza and cookies after the run..
7/27 Thursday - 7PM - NYRR R-U-N -5K Central Park
7/29 Sat.- NYC Runs Ice Cream Social 5K @8:30am & 10K @9:30 AM @Roosevelt Isl.
7/30 Sun-JFk Medical Miles for Minds 5k-9am Edison NJ
8/5 Sat. 9AM – SI Boro President 5K Trail Classic- Clove Lake Park
8/5 Sat.- NYRR Team Championship 5m-Central Park, Men 7:30AM, Women 8:30AM
8/6 Sunday -NYC Runs-13th Annual Sgt. Ferguson 5K Run across the Bklyn Bridge - Race begins on Manhattan side of Bklyn Bridge, Finishes in City Hall Park.
Every Saturday – 9AM - SIAC 3 mile fun run - Clove Lake Park
Every Sunday - 9AM- NYRR-Conference House 3 mile run
Every Tuesday 7PM – NYRR – Silver Lake Park 3 Mile Run
Every Tuesday 6PM - Jimmy’s Old School Rocket Run-approx. 5 miles
Every Thursday - 7PM - Tommy Harts Speed Runs, 3 mile Clove Lake Park
We are looking into planning a road trip that might offer a series of races for every level (5k, 10K and/or ½ Marathon.) Someone mentioned the ½ Marathon and 5K in Naples Florida Paradise Coast in February 18, 2018? Perhaps somewhere within driving distance, like the Rocky Challenge in Philadelphia the weekend of November 11th, which offers a 5K, 10 miles race or 13.1 miles. If this interest you please email us back and we are open to any other suggestions.
Recap of our Incentive program which began in April and includes Staten Island races…
For every mthly meeting that you attend you will earn 1 point
For every Staten Island race you run as Richmond Rocket, wearing your Rocket apparel, you will earn 2 points.
For every race that you finish first in your age group you will earn 5 points.
For every race that you finish second in your age group you will earn 4 points.
For every race that you finish first overall in your gender group you will earn 10 points.
Once you have earned 35 points, our team will pay for one entry to your next race (up to $30.00)
Antonio Massa is our first winner of a free entry into next race of his choice earning 43 points, also Patricia Mulligan with 38 points, and Angela Conte with 37 points. We ask our winners to contact our Treasure to request which race you would like to have your free entry for. Congratulations!
Need a new Richmond Rockets Shirt? Jimmy Hart will be at every meeting with a selection of Rocket apparel for you to purchase:
Pricing: Singlet $25.00, Dry-Fit Tee $15.00, Long Sleeve Dry Fit Tee $25.00, Sweatshirt $25.00. Special: Short Sleeve Dry fit and Long Sleeve Dry fit for $35.00
Remember…wear your Richmond Apparel and earn points! Email Jimmy ahead of time to assure he has the item you want in the correct size.
Rockets, Running is our private facebook page, and Richmond Rockets is our public facebook page. Great place to Post your workouts, include when you are heading out for your run, where you are meeting, approx mileage, and approx. pace. It is always more fun to run with friends and safer in numbers.
Birthday Celebrations We would like to wish the following members that are celebrating a birthday during the month of July. Happy Birthday to Brian Thompson, Ray Butler, Tommy Hart, Angela Conte, John Liede and Brigid Howley! Celebrating your birthday in August, let us know so we can wish you a Happy Birthday at our next meeting.
Runner of the Month for JUNE: There were several nominations for Runner of the Month for June. Martin LaRrosa for his stellar performance in several races during the month of June, Brian Thomson, who while bicycling to work to help prepare for multiple Olympic-distance triathlons this summer had an accident and broke his arm, and Monica Liede who ran the Martin Egan run and finished 3rd in her age group. Congratulations to all! Remember, you can nominate anyone you feel deserves to be recognized. It doesn’t have to be the person that ran the fastest, or the longest. It could be someone who is consistence and giving it their best.
Patricia Mulligan is once again looking into a Rocket outing to the Staten Island Yankee’s. We have been doing this for several years, and it really is a fun night for the entire family. Everyone is Welcomed! We are looking into dates in August: Friday nights (which included fireworks at the end of game) 8/4,/8/18,/8/25 for Sunday 8/20 or 8/27. The weekend of 8/25 and 8/27 the Staten Island Yankees would be playing the Brooklyn Cyclones and it was a favorite among the Rockets at our meeting. More information will follow soon!
Next meeting will be August 7, 2017 at the Manor House.
There were 16 people in attendance and our lucky 50/50 winner was awarded $32.00.
Remember to stay hydrated during these hot summers days, run in numbers for safety, and wear your Richmond Rocket apparel proudly!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
The Richmond Rockets
Rest In Peace to Our Beloved Richmond Rockets Member: Richard "Richie"Chin
~ 1958 - 2020~
We are still celebrating life...the life of our dear friend and Richmond Rockets team member who recently passed away, Richard Chin. He always wanted to see others happy. Rest In Peace Dear Richie! A message from him via his family shown at his funeral service: " ~LOVE YOUR LIFE: Thank You for making me Rich, as friends and family are priceless. Be happy, smile and laugh, enjoy the journey, and keep on running!~ "
Richard W. Chin, 61, of Rosebank Staten Island, passed away on April 23 2020. A beloved husband, father, brother, family to many, and friend to many - was born in Hong Kong, China in 1958, and moved to Staten Island in 1971. He worked as a Postal supervisor and school safety agent who loved the children at PS 4. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years before retiring as a supervisor. After less than two years of retirement, he joined the NYPD as a school safety agent and most recently was assigned to providing security and ensuring the safety of students, faculty and visitors of PS 4 in Arden Heights.
Richard was so kind-hearted and always had a smile on his face, and much laughter! At our Richmond Rockets meetings he was so friendly and always joking with the guys, and at our holiday parties he hit the dance floor running with the best moves - always so happy and energized. He had such life and amazing joy about him. He was an amazing sprint runner at a young age, and one of the fastest as a teenager - winning many running championships. He was an avid runner and bowler, enjoyed dancing, puzzles, games of chance and more importantly, he loved his children at PS 4.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine and children, Justin and Cyndi, as well as surviving siblings Tony, Amy, Gloria and Allen.
A wake was held at Hanley Funeral Home in New Dorp on Friday, May 1 between 2 and 4 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Richard's family is accepting contributions towards a memorial plaque at: gofundme.com/f/richard-w-chin-memorial-plaque. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! Our condolences to his family. We are so sad to see our dear friend and family member pass away, and will remember the best memories with him as we celebrate his life.
COVID-19: Breakthrough Recovery Story by Richmond Rockets Member: Dr. Francesco Rotatori
Update:Due to his recent staff leadership and front-line assistance with COVID-19 affected patients, Richmond Rockets team member and hospital hero Dr. Francesco Rotatori recently received a promotion at Richmond University hospital in Staten Island - his new role at RUMC is Chief of Cardiology. Congratulations Dr. Rotatori for everything you have done for the community and patients!
Dr. Francesco Rotatori is not only a Richmond Rockets team member, but he is an Interventional Cardiologist at Richmond University hospital here in Staten Island. Dr. Rotatori was recently featured on ABC News Nightline Television during the crisis, as he and his amazing staff members rescued a COVID-19 female patient, who improved dramatically at The Richmond University Hospital. The patient, Edwina Cain, faced breathing problems and recovered in 3 days on a ventilator, improving quickly. At her time at the hospital, she expressed her gratitude and thanks to Dr. Rotatori and staff to with a dance and cheer. Dr. Roratori and his team also inspired Edwina to begin her medical studies in pursuit to become a hero and work in a hospital. Congratulations to her survival and fight against COVID-19, and thank you to all the doctors and nurses that risk their lives each and every day, including Dr. Francesco Rotatori and his miracle staff!
Hi friends! As you have heard on the news, the Corona Virus has reached NYC area, including Staten Island. Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following the safety protocols in this link here - provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the leading national public health institute of the United States):https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
We wish our best to our running community: In light of the recent news around COVID-19, PPTC would like to remind all members that the most successful runner is a healthy runner. Please use your best judgment when deciding to join groups runs and activities over the next few weeks.
- If you don't feel well, or suspect you've been in contact with someone who may have contracted the virus, please stay home and take care of yourself.
- Be diligent about washing your hands. If you cough, sneeze, or need to wipe your nose, avoid using your hands.
- If you have any respiratory or autoimmune issues, please consult your doctor.