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Frank Isoldi, Jr. Frank Isoldi, Jr. to be Chair
United Fund Business Division NEWLY ON BOARD... A special gettogether for some of the new volunteers was hosted at the home of Lynne Pomerantz, Chairwoman of the Major Gifts Division of the Westfield United Fund. Pictured, left to right, are: standing, Lynne Pomerantz, Joan Penczak, Dianne Coulson and Marcia Fisher, and seated, Mary Harries, Beverly Fantini, Susan Devaney, Linda Isaman, and Adriene Carson.
WESTFIELD — The United Fund of Westfield recently announced that its Business Division will be chaired this year by Frank Isoldi, Jr.
A lifelong town resident, Mr. Isoldi is a Westfield High School alumnus and a local businessman.
He is the owner of Isoldi Associates Real Estate and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Westfield Board of Realtors.
Mr. Isoldi serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bobby Fund, and is an active member of the Westfield Rotary and UNICO. He was named Realtor of the year in 1997.
General Chairwoman Darielle Walsh explained that the Business Division’s goal of $23,305, “should be reached by convincing the local merchants and business people that they have a vested interest in this town.
“If each of the 579 businesses in town pledges just $1 per week, Mr. Isoldi will easily surpass his goal,” she added.
The overall goal of this year’s United Fund campaign is $615,000. The Business Division is one of 10 divisions in the organization’s campaign structure.
“As a part of the United Fund team and newly elected member of the Board of Trustees, I am excited to be able to put my energies behind such a worthwhile effort that benefits both individuals and the entire Westfield community alike,” noted Mr. Isoldi.
“We hope each business will consider a minimum pledge of $50 this year. If equally divided among our 20 agencies, that’s just $2.50 per
agency,” explained Mr. Isoldi in a letter to the community.
He added, “We know that many organizations are soliciting your business for a variety of causes throughout the year; however, please consider the 20 agencies, and thousands of people who benefit from your one gift. We ask for that support only once a year, and that time is now.”
Mr. Isoldi is being assisted in the Special Business Division by several volunteers, including Thomas Cherin, Arthur Fried, Ronald Frigerio, George Kraemer, Roger Love, Samuel McCaulley, Mary Ellen O’Boyle, Warren Rorden, and H. Emerson Thomas.
The United Fund office is located at the northside train station, 301 North Avenue, West. For information on the United Fund, please call Linda Maggio, Executive Director at (908) 2332113.
Rotary Club Plans to Collect Used Bikes to Aid Charity COLLECTING BIKES FOR THE NEEDY… Members of the Rotary Club of
Westfield make plans for the club’s second annual bicycle collection to benefit Pedals for Progress. The event will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. at the Board of Education Building, located at 302 Elm Street in Westfield. Donated bicycles will be shipped to developing countries and distributed to the needy for transportation. Pictured, left to right, are: first row, Rotary planners Jane Sentivan, H. Emerson Thomas, Carl Peer, Bill Bonsall, Cyndi McGaho, and Darryl Walker; second row, Bill Henderson, Marshal Palmer, Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley, and Warren Rorden.
WESTFIELD — The Rotary Club of Westfield will collect used bicycles on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. at the Board of Education Building, located at 302 Elm Street in Westfield.
The event will mark the second year of the Rotary Club’s bicycle collection on behalf of Pedals for Progress. The bicycles are then shipped to developing countries where they are refurbished and distributed at low cost to poor working adults as a reliable means of transportation.
“Anyone with a bicycle in repairable condition, whether it’s an adult’s or
children’s bike, is urged to donate the bike to this worthy cause,” said Event Organizer Warren Rorden.
Donations toward shipping costs are also encouraged. “It averages $35 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute a bicycle,” explained Mr. Rorden.
“A donation toward shipping costs is suggested at $10 per bike, or at least a minimum of $5. All cash and material donations are fully tax deductible. Receipts will be available to all donors at the collection,” he added.
Town Businesses Included In Columbus Day Weekend
WESTFIELD – Downtown Westfield businesses will feature a variety of promotions and events for shoppers during Columbus Day weekend, October 8 through 12, which will also be known as “Discover Westfield Weekend.”
The Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Promotions Committee have asked Westfield businesses to plan activities and events in their stores for the “Discover Westfield Weekend.”
Members of the public are invited to visit the many new stores which have recently opened throughout the downtown, including Williams Sonoma on Central Avenue, Art & More on Quimby Street, Ann Taylor on East Broad Street, and Imaginarium on Central Avenue.
MaryLou’s Memorabilia on Elm Street will spotlight “Mehndi: The Art of Henna Painting” by Loretta Roome.
Storytime on Elm on Elm Street, will offer the chance to win a Josephine Doll from The American Girl Collection. The drawing will be held on Monday, October 12, at 5
p. m. No purchase is necessary, and the winner does not have to be present to win.
Bagel Boy will be making appearances at Bruegger’s Bagels on Central Avenue to entertain children. Little Treasures on East Broad Street will be open on Sunday, October 11, to honor International Dollhouse Month.
Adlers Jewelers on North Avenue, West, will hold a contest called “Guess the Number of Flowers” to win a Lladro porcelain piece valued at $140.
Westfield Seafood on South Avenue, West, will offer free samples of their storeprepared items.
STS Tire and Auto Center on South Avenue, East, will present a Car Show and Tent Sale on Saturday, October 10.
Juxtapose Gallery on Elm Street will feature artist Helen Frank and her work today, Thursday, October 8, from 5 to 7 p. m.
Brand Travel on Quimby Street will serve tropical fruit drinks throughout the weekend from noon to 2 p. m. and The New Jersey Workshop for The Arts will present music on East Broad Street.
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