FMS NY/NJ Chapter Holds Annual Installation Dinner-Dance
2022-2023 Chapter Officers Installed at Gala Ceremonial Event

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID LAUWE - META4 COMMUNICATIONS

 

A gathering of Chapter Past Presidents, event sponsors and invited guests joined current Chapter Members to welcome the incoming slate of 2022-2023 Chapter Officers at the Chapter’s traditional installation ceremony. The gala event was held at Il Villaggio in Carlstadt, N.J. on Friday May 6, 2022. Attendees enjoyed a festive cocktail reception that preceded the formal program featuring a fine selection of specialty appetizers and an open bar while everyone savored a relaxed social experience. The formal program was capped off by a lavish full-course dinner followed by an evening of dancing and desserts!

Incoming Chapter President, Angelo DiCaro, welcomed everyone to the event and thanked the Chapter’s Members and sponsors for their valuable support. Following the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, Fr. Matthew Kranc of St. Rose of Lima Parish in East Hanover, N.J. provided a solemn invocation offering a special payer for the incoming Officers and for the Chapter’s continued success.

Angelo introduced Immediate Past Chapter President Amy Wheatley who provided a champagne toast to offer best wishes to the slate of Officers and thanking each of the Officers for their support during her tenure in office.

Angelo then introduced Alana Vartanian, President and CEO of FMS National. Alana thanked the Chapter’s leadership for their support and for the vital role that the NY/NJ Chapter has played in the success of FMS. Alana announced the following slate of Chapter Officers for the 2022-2023 fiscal year:

2022 - 2023 Chapter Officers

President
 

Vice President
 

Treasurer
 

Secretary

Immediate
Past President

 

Angelo DiCaro
Senior Vice President
Samuel A. Ramirez & Co.

 

Francesca Sgambellone
Vice President Treasurer
Schuyler Savings Bank

Joseph Murphy
Spencer Savings Bank

Andrey Dragun
Parrtner
Crowe LLP

Suny Mellawa

Vice President

Valley Bank

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Introductory Program

First Family Members
First Family Members

Teresa DiCaro and son Michael are introduced by Angelo DiCaro.

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A Welcome Message
A Welcome Message

Incoming Chapter President Angelo DiCaro welcomes Members and invited guests to the 2022 Installation Dinner Dance

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Pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance

Members recite the traditional Pledge of Allegiance before the formal program begins.

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Invocation, introduction of Chapter Past Presidents and a toast to the new Officers!

Installation of Chapter Officers

Amy Celebrates!
Amy Celebrates!

Amy Wheatley celebrates her new role as Chapter Past President!

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2022-23 Chapter Officers
2022-23 Chapter Officers

Alana Vartanian (c.), President and CEO, FMS National prior to installing the incoming slate of Officers. (l.-r.) Angelo DiCaro, Francesca Sgambellone, Joseph Murphy, and Andrey Dragun.

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A Welcome Message
A Welcome Message

Alana Vartanian, President and CEO, FMS National welcomes everyone and prepares to install the slate of incoming Chapter Officers.

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Formal ceremony to install the 2022-2023 Chapter Officers!

Cocktail Reception

Honorable Gentlemen
Honorable Gentlemen

Chapter Past Presidents Bob Currie (c.) and John Klimowich.(r.) enjoy the cocktail reception with a Chapter Member.

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Presidential Reception
Presidential Reception

Incoming Chapter President Angelo DiCaro (l.) joins Chapter Past Presidents Amy Wheatley and Tal Scheer during the cocktail reception.

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Incoming Officers
Incoming Officers

The incoming slate of Chapter Officers (l.-r.) Angelo DiCaro, Francesca Sgambellone, Joseph Murphy, and Andrey Dragun enjoy the cocktail reception,

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Chapter Members enjoy the lavish cocktail reception.

Alana welcomed the incoming candidates for Chapter Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.to the floor. After conducting the joint installation ceremony, Alana asked Angelo DiCaro to stand in front of the Membership and formally installed him as Chapter President. Members and guests offered the Chapter’s new leadership team warm applause and congratulations.

Angelo DiCaro provided his initial address as incoming Chapter President. He noted the challenges the Chapter leadership has faced while he has been an Officer due to the pandemic. He emphasized the importance of Member participation and the steps that the Chapter will need to take to expand the Chapter membership in light of industry consolidation. Angelo thanked his fellow Officers, the Membership, sponsors, and his family for making this night possible. Angelo closed by sincerely thanking the author, Dave Lauwe for his dependability and contributions to the Chapter’s success over the years.

Relive photo highlights of this year's Installation Dinner-Dance in the photo galleries above.

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