History

The Kiwanis Club of Patchogue was chartered May 5, 1938 and was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Freeport.

An early history prepared in 1963

The Saga of The Patchogue Kiwanis Bell

The Patchogue club has produced 17 Hixson Fellow Award winners:

  • Rolf Roscott 1995
    1971 Membership Portrait

    1971 Membership Portrait

  • John Bennett 1996
  • George Hoag 1997
  • Kenneth Picard 1997
  • Thomas J. Keegan, Jr. 1997
  • Gus Paxson 1998
  • Walter Ladick, Jr. 1999
  • James McPeak 1999
  • JP Brown 2000
  • Charles Stephani 2000
  • Angelo Tarantino 2001
  • Robert L Hughes 2002
  • Paul Vaas 2003
  • Jeffrey Vollmuth 2004
  • Glen Charvat 2006
  • Edward Hughes 2007
  • George Brush 2009
  • Robert Borowski, PhD 2013
  • Robert Walch 2013

Diamond Hixson Winner

  • Walter Ladick, Jr. 2008
  • J. Glen Charvat 2013
  • Kenneth Picard 2013

In addition, we have a KPTC Fellow — Frank Virno, Jr., 2006, and five Anton Kaiser Fellows, Albert Norato, Jr., 2008, Robert Walch, 2010, Kenneth Picard 2011, Glen Charvat 2011, Walter Ladick, Jr. 2011, and Jeffery Vollmuth 2013. We also have two Brittany Fellows — Albert E Norato, Jr. & Edward Hughes 2007. We also have five Walter Zeller Fellowships — J. Glen Charvat 2012, Nicholas Harding 2012, Jr., Jeffery Vollmuth 2012, Robert Walch 2012, and Mark Charvat 2013.

We chartered the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in 1954.

Our Sponsored Clubs

  • Smithtown Kiwanis Club, 1940
    Past President's Night 2005

    Past President’s Night 2005

  • Bay Shore Kiwanis Club, 1946
  • Riverhead Kiwanis Club, 1957
  • Sayville Kiwanis Club, 1960
  • Port Jefferson Kiwanis Club, 1961
  • Mastic Kiwanis Club, 1965
  • Patchogue-Medford High School Key Club
  • Bellport High School Key Club
  • St. Joseph’s College Circle K Club
  • Medford Ave. School K-Kids
  • Oregon Avenue Jr. High School Builders Club
  • South Ocean Avenue Middle School Builder’s Club

Past Presidents

1938 — Douglas E. Brown 1939 — Edward Cornell
1940 — Edmund W. Tuton  * 1941 — Herman E. Chamberlain
1942 — Edgar Mapes 1943 — James Murphy
1944 — Stephen G. Jordan 1945 — John G. Ruehl
1946 — Kenneth F. Jost * 1947 — Charles F. Payne
1948 — Henry F. Ostermann 1949 — Henry Scherer
1950 — William Glatzel 1951 — Anthony Palermo
1952 — Clifford N. Wade * 1953 — Charles T. Koop
1954 — Robert Brouwer 1955 — William S. Hart
1956 — Frank B. Zanazzi 1957 — L. Donald Pfeifle
1958 — Jack Ellsworth 1959 — James Bianca
1960 — Rupert C. Parks 1961 — Rolff Roscott *
1962 — Vincent D. Holland 1963 — Alfred J. Chiuchiolo
1964 — Robert L. Hughes 1965 — Vitro Rizzi
1966 — Thomas J. Keegan, Sr. * 1967 — Murray F. Rosenblatt
1968 — John H. Barrie, Jr. 1969 — Charles Falkner
1969-70 — James McPeak 1970-71 — John Chester
1971-72 — Frank Scavelli 1972-73 — Karl G. Erhardt, Jr.
1973-74 — Roy J. Watts 1974-75 — John J. Augustine
1975-76 — Hugh S. MacLeod 1976-77 — Joseph F. Russo
1977-78 — Walter C. Hartford 1978-79 — John J. McCann
1979-80 — August S. Paxson 1980-81 — Ernest A. Bonati *
1981-82 — Walter F. Ladick, Jr 1982-83 — Richard D. Vail
1983-84 — Reid C. Bielecki 1984-85 — Justus P. Brown *
1985-86 — Wallace F. Davidow 1986-87 — Kenneth P. Pfeifle
1987-88 — Thomas Keegan, Jr. * 1988-89 — George Hoag
1989-90 — John Bennett 1990-91 — Frank Eten
1991-92 — James McPeak, Jr. 1992-93 — Nicholas Miceli
1993-94 — Angelo Tarantino 1994-95 — Kevin McGiff
1995-96 — Charles Stephani * 1996-97 — Lawrence Mandresh
1997-98 — Jeffrey Vollmuth 1998-99 — Paul Vaas
1999-00 — J. Glen Charvat 2000-01 — George Brush
2001-02 — Kenneth Picard 2002-03 — Edward Hughes III
2003-04 — Frank Virno, Jr.* 2004-05 — Joe Graskemper
2005-06 — Robert Albinowski 2006–07 — Albert Norato, Jr.*
2007–08 — Joseph L. Barry 2008–09 — Angelo Tarantino
2009-10 — Chris Picini 2010-11 — Robert Walch
2011-12 — Mark Charvat 2012-14 — Robert Borowski, PhD
2014-15 — Walter F. Ladick, Jr.  2015-16 — Mark Charvat

* Past Lieutenant Governor

** Past NY District Governor

Two Pictures from 1945

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1976 Membership Portrait

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