Thank you, Arnoff!
We are happy to report that we have settled in nicely to our new offices
at 205 South Avenue, Suite 200, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The smooth transition
was due largely to Arnoff Moving, who were professional, courteous, and FAST.
We couldn't recommend them more. Thank you, Arnoff!
Pictured above is an impressive scene from moving day. Photo credit: Lucille Trachte
Congratulations to Board President, Nevill Smythe
We are beyond grateful for the dedication and steadfast support that our Board President Nevill Smythe gives. In our eyes, there is no better recipient of the 2018 Community Service Award! Thank you to Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce for recognizing such an invaluable part of the Mediation Center of Dutchess County team.
Donation From Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
On June 16, 2017 the Mediation Center of Dutchess County was the recipient of a
generous donation from the Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. The monies
will be used to fund the Center's Anti-Bullying Initiative.
Thank you to Ulster Savings Bank for your continued support!
2017 Mediator Appreciation & Graduation Picnic
On May 22, 2017 the Mediation Center of Dutchess County brought its valued
Mediators both past and present together for a night of celebration, camaraderie,
food & drink.
Distinguished dignitaries in attendance at Bowdoin Park were Hon. Frank M. Mora and
Linda Murray,Court Attorney to Judge Mora from the City of Poughkeepsie Court.
Judge Mora and Ms. Murray gave heartfelt thanks to our Mediators, explaining that
they serve as an important function to the Court by lightening the heavy case load
and helping to move cases through to quick resolutions.
The Center celebrated the graduation and addition of 8 new mediators to it's roster,
a lively group full of eagerness to learn and serve. The 2017 Mediator Apprenticeship
Participants are Concetta Chiarolanza, Josanna Berkow, Diane Culpepper, Meri Giewat,
Fatri Ibrahimi, Briar McNutt, William Reuter and Michael Wise.
Pictured above is Mediator Graduate Diane Culpepper and Hon. Frank M. Mora
Our hats off to the new Mediators and we wish them much success in
The Center also celebrated numerous Mediator anniversaries, including Carol Sullivan
with 10 years as aVolunteer, Staff Member and Consultant, Keith Jordan with 5 years
as a volunteer and Valerie Wigginswith 5 years as a volunteer.
A new notable group this year were those Mediators with the milestone of the
"600 Cases Club". Those honored included William Paskey with 34 years as a volunteer
mediator, Bill Harrell with 34 years and Robert Grossman with 34 years.
A special recognition was given to Board President Nevill Smythe for his continuous
dedication tothe Center, generosity and going above and beyond again and again.
To all of those recognized and celebrated,
the Mediation Center of Dutchess County