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12.07.2018 (12 Days Ago)

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A Small Emergency
A Small Emergency
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Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a start and realize that you forgot to do something important? Well, in the early morning hours of last Saturday I had such an experience as I realized that Gotham had forgotten to make plaques for this year’s worthy networkers of the year Laurel Scarr-Konel and Brett Deutsch.

What to do? It quickly came to me that Fred Morante, Chairman of our vibrant Queens Group which had the highest percentage of members in attendance at Tuesday’s Holiday party, and owner Scott Levine have an efficient running machine in their Minute Man Press in Bellerose which, for example, provided the sign for the sponsors at the Holiday party.

I telephoned Fred early Saturday morning and explained the problem to him as being a “small emergency”.  Fred, being the experienced hand and trouble shooter that he is, calmed me down and quickly took the information down and promised to bring the plaques, pictured above, to the party on Tuesday night.  On Tuesday night he gave them to me while keeping secret the winners' identities.

Laurel and Brett were well received and all were happy!

Thanks again to a charter member of the Fellowship of Freds for helping to make it happen!

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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A great inside story.
     
       
     
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  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Gotham members come through again!
     
       
     
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  •  Judy_Mauer wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Well produced solution ! Knowing you - tbere was never any doubt.....
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    We run a close knit and efficient group in Queens and glad we could came through. The power of "the Freds" for sure.
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Three things come to mind: Your humility and ability to be vulnerable is endearing; this is a wonderful example of how Gotham works, and it's also another way to let people know that Laurel and Brett were the deserving recipients.
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 12 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Bravo! Another home run from the Bronx Bomber.
    (Or are you a Batman?).
     
       
     
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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I am duly impressed! What a wonderful story, well-told!
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 12 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    and how did you get derf's #?
     
       
     
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  •  Laurel_Scarr-Konel wrote 12 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    This honor certainly had many inside stories ;) And beautiful plaque Fred Morante. It will be hung in my new office!
     
       
     
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  •  BrettDeutsch wrote 12 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Thanks, Freds and Scott. I admit, I immediately took an extra glance at my name to make sure it was spelled correctly. (It usually isn't.) But even during an "emergency," you got it right. Thank you again for such an unexpected honor.
     
       
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 11 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    It takes a village. Or a tribe.#weareone
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 11 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I used Fred for my new stationary. He's great!!!
     
       
     
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  •  Amparo_Connors wrote 11 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    As a Bellerose resident I've used Minuteman Press for varied jobs way before either of us joined Gotham. Thanks for Sharing Fred K & Fred M for coming to the rescue :)
     
       
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 11 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    In so many ways we are kindred spirits . Awaking in the darkness and remembering others . We never stop thinking . Our beards have grown white . You strive to be the sage as we endeavor to share our wisdom . After all , we earned our psyches through a lifetime of hard work. We reap what we have sewn but continue to press . We will fidget at the Pearly Gates wondering how our maker will see us and If we will pass St . Peter’s test . “ I am no Oracle “ you like to say . But I lean on you as though you are . We’ve come a long way in this lifetime Derf. Semper Fidelis and Ductus Exemplo
    Long May You Run Brother
    Hollander Sends

    Hollander Sends
     
       
     
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 11 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    The power of Gotham :-)
     
       
     
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