Eagle Scout Ceremony - Brian Dobkowski
On Sunday March 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., Post members, Josepht T. Ambrosino (Sergeant At Arms) and Robert Dishman attended the Eagle Scout Ceremony for Eagle Scout, Brian Dobkowski at the Merrick Golf Course Clubhouse, Banquet Hall, Clubhouse Road, Merrick.
1 "Brian Dobkowksi's Eagle Project was the planning, organizing and managing the refurbishment of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church's Parish Center building. In order to raise money to fund the project, Brian held a bake sale at the church on the weekend of August 11th and 12th, 2012. Fellow scouts, family, and friends contributed the baked goods and also aided in the event, which in the end successfully raised over $1,300. Brian additionally went around asking local businesses for help, and these institutions generously donated to both the bake sale and the actual Eagle Project.
The money and donations were used to restore the back and sides of the exterior of the parish center, which had been rotting and peeling of paint for quite some time. Under Brian's supervision, volunteers gave up much of their weekend time in October of 2012, to scrape, paint, and replace damaged wood in the back of the building. Others helped landscape and restore the areas surrounding the statue of the Blessed Mother Mary, paint chimneys, and replace entire doors and windows which had been rotting away. These full replacements included new frames and newly purchased materials. In the end, Brian led a successful project that completely overhauled the parish center and improved both its appearance and functionality."
1. Eagle Scout Troop 351, Eagle Scout Court of Honor and Reception for "Brian C. Dobkowski", March 23, 2014, p.5
Note 1: In the picture from left to right, Post member Robert Dishman, Sergeant at Arms Josepht T. Ambrosino, Eagle Scout Brian Dobkowski and Legislator David Denenberg.
Note 2: Picture courtesy of Russell Lippai, County Legislator David Denenberg's photographer.