Posted on Aug 06, 2019
Our Club participated in the Yonkers Precincts' National Night Out observances on Tuesday 6 August from 6 to 9 pm.  Our Club had a table with information about the Club's activities, and brochures on membership at the 1st Precinct's location at Andrus Field while a similar table was set up at the 4th Precinct's location at the JFK Marina.  
Past Presidents Sundra Ingemanson, and Alix Schnee, as well asTim Hodges and our Honorary member Jim Letsen, were at the Club table at the Marina, handing out brochures about the Club and talking to visitors about our activities. Other Club members were at Andrus Field.  District Governor  Mahbub Ahmad and his wife, our Club's Rotary Foundation Chair Bina Ahmad, visited both locations.  At the Marina, the Governor met with Mayor Mike Spano and City Council President Mike Khader.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  National Night Out was developed as a crime prevention program that emphasizes building a partnership between the police and the community. Community involvement in crime prevention is generated through a multitude of local events, such as block parties, cookouts, parades, contests, youth activities, and seminars.  Local organizations set up tables with giveaways, while local restaurants provided plenty of food and light drinks at the locations.
The Yonkers Police Precincts organized special events on National Night Out.  This is the third time our Club participated in this observance at Andrus Field and the fourth time at the JFK Marina.  Here are some pictures of the events at both locations.