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RJK Middle School Builders Club Elects Officers for 2014-15

February 7, 2014

From left to right: Treasurer Emma Silverstein; VP Thomas Cammerino; President Steven Cammerino; Secretary David Schneider; Advisor William Oefelein; Key Club President Erika Perilla; and EPIC Project Coordinator Jane Sorensen.

The RJK Middle School Builders Club recently held an election of officers for 2014-2015. Jane Sorensen, Kiwanis Club president and liaison to the Builders Club, read the description and duties of each office for which club members were nominated. All the candidates did a wonderful job of giving a brief speech stating their platform, qualifications, and why their election would be beneficial to the club.

The new officers for 2014-15 are as follows: President – Steven Cammerino; Vice President – Thomas Cammerino; Secretary – David Schneider; and Treasurer – Emma Silverstein.

Erika Perilla, president of the Monticello High School Key Club, assisted with the elections by counting ballots and announcing the winning candidates. William Oefelein, technology teacher and Builders Club advisor, and Sheila Lashinsky, Kiwanis Club 2nd VP, also assisted in the election process.


The club is busy planning a variety of events, including collecting items for the local SPCA and selling paper hearts for the WVOS/WSUL Heart-A-Thon. Members will also be visiting patients at the Nursing Home at Catskill Regional Medical Center where they will present patients with fleece pillows made by club members and provide musical entertainment. Additional projects are in the works and will be finalized shortly.

The Builders Club is sponsored by the Monticello Kiwanis Club. The club's mission is to provide members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. These young people have already proven that they possess all these characteristics.

Photo 1 (above right): The new officers for 2014-15 (from left to right): Treasurer – Emma Silverstein; Vice President – Thomas Cammerino; President – Steven Cammerino; and Secretary – David Schneider. Also pictured are: Builders Club Advisor William Oefelein; Key Club President Erika Perilla; and EPIC Project Coordinator and Kiwanis Club President Jane Sorensen.
Photo 2 (above): EPIC Project Coordinator and Kiwanis President Jane Sorensen congratulates newly-elected Builders Club President Steven Cammerino. Key Club President Erika Perilla (shown in background) helped tally votes.