Little Neck - Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Organization, Inc.
A non-profit corporation, organized under Sec 501 (c)
(3) of the IRS Code. All officials, officers and members of the committee
are unpaid volunteers.
James J. Rodgers
Jim Rodgers has served our community as the Parade's Chairman for ten
years. A long time resident of Queens, Jim has been active in many civic
an political organizations. Together with the late Gil Krasnoff, Jim
led the efforts to incorporate the entity responsible for sponsoring
the annual Parad, creating the not-for-profit Organization in 2002.
Mr. Rodgers has had a varied career, including as an emergency medical
technician, a real estate manager and property investor.
Treasurer: Robert J. Bishop
Bob Bishop, is Corporate Secretary and Treasurer of the Little Neck-Douglaston
Memorial Day Parade Organization. Bob is a founding partner of the government
relations and consulting firm Pitta, Bishop, DelGiorno & Giblin
LLP. A graduate of Fordham College and Fordham University School of
Law, Mr. Bishop maintains offices in both New York City and Albany,
New York. Bob has been an advocate on behalf of labor, health care and
tax reform issues for more than twenty-five years.
Mr. Bishop serves as Chairman of the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma
Caucus Foundation and on the boards of directors of the Flushing YMCA,
and the Queens Colonial Farm Museum. Mr. Bishop has served as an Assistant
Legislative Representative of the Mayor of the City of New York, a Commissioner
of the State of New York Northeastern Queens Nature and Historical Preserve
Commission and on the Mayor’s Task Force charged with developing a ten
year strategic plan for Ending Chronic Homelessness in NYC.
He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and before various
federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Bob is a
member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association
and the Bar Association of the City of New York. Bob and his wife, Janet,
live in Little Neck.
Victor Alicanti, President of CSI Electrical & Mechanical, Inc., has
over 30 years experience in construction management with emphasis in
Beginning as an apprentice electrician in 1972 he has been a partner/officer
for large electrical contracting firms in the metropolitan area. His
diversified expertise is in building electrical and data system upgrades,
including telephone communications and fiber optic cabling.
Fred Fu is President of the Flushing Chinese Business Association,
on the boards of directors of the Flushing YMCA, and of Unisphere, Inc.,
a private non-profit corporation named for the structure that symbolizes
the park, which was formed in 2003 to help transform Flushing Meadows-Corona
Park into a model for urban parks nationwide.
Catherine R. Glover Catherine R. Glover, the oldest of four children,
was born to Irish immigrants in New York City sometime prior to WWII.
(We want to keep you guessing about her age). She spent her early childhood
in the Bronx, and then moved with her family at the age of 5 to Flushing,
Queens, where she lived until she was married. She attended local Flushing
elementary and high schools, and put herself through college and obtained
a degree in education from Fordham by working during the day, and earning
her credits attending night classes. She utilized that degree to become
a public school teacher at P.S. 25 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In 1965, Kay married William T. Glover, and in 1966 left teaching to
start a family. In 1968, she and her husband Bill settled in Hollis
Hills, Queens to raise their two daughters. Kay continues to reside
in this house today. When her daughters were both in school full-time,
Kay entered St. John’s University Law School as a “February” student,
and obtained her law degree in 2 1/2 years. Upon graduating from St.
John’s Law in 1978, she and her husband established the law firm of
Glover & Glover, where they practiced law together for two decades.
Aside from her achievements in the field of law, Kay has held offices
as the president of the Queens Women’s Bar Association, and has been
the president of the Eastern Queens (now Eleanor Roosevelt) Woman’s
Democratic Club. She has served on the nominating committee of both
the Queens County and New York State Bar Associations. She was also
a member of the Second Department Grievance Committee, where she was
part of a committee that heard grievances made against practicing attorneys;
determined whether there was attorney misconduct; and recommended the
proper sanction for the misconduct.
After her husband Bill was elected to the New York State Supreme Court
in 1998, Kay continued in private practice as an attorney in Bayside,
Queens. She continues to serve the community as a member of the board
of directors of the Little Neck Memorial Day Parade Committee and as
Democratic State Committee Woman from the 24th Assembly District.
Richard A.Gregory, geneologist and historian, is active with the Order
of the Merovingian Dynasty (OMD) which was conceived of and organized
in September 2004 by 23 Founder Members whose names denote leadership
in the field of genealogy to honor the heritage of the Merovingian Kings,
the first of which was Merovee who governed the Salic Franks from 448-457.
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