NYCHS is honored to serve as the web archives for the back issues of the NYC Correction Captains Association's newsletter, the Captains' Quarterly. We started with the very first issue of the newsletter launched by Peter Meringolo shortly after becoming CCA president. This is the second issue. From each CCA newsletter posted here, NYCHS will select one or two representative articles to excerpt in standard HTML (web) format but will also make available the entire issue in free downloadable and printable Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). As to be expected in a union publication, some articles from these old newsletters reflect labor-management controversies of their day. The views expressed are those of their CCA authors and editors. CCA retains all rights under its newsletter copyright.
The Correction Captains Association held its first annual dinner dance at Antun's, on Springfield Boulevard in Queens, on November 7th. Members (both active and retired), political figures, the union's professional team, line organizations, and friends brought the total attendance to more than 500 and made the affair a huge success.
This year's honoree was Donald J. Cranston. During his 27-year career with Correction Donald was the only person to serve as president of both the COBA and the CCA. Donald was honored by many speakers including Mario Biaggi, Sr., Assemblyman Anthony Seminario,City Councilman Sal Albanese, Correction Department Chief Gerald Mitchell and a host of organization leaders.
The CCA executive board would like to thank everyone who supported the first dinner dance. Special thanks to Alfred "Mandy" Mandanici, retired president of the CCA, who worked extremely hard to make this affair a success. . . .
Assemblyman Anthony Seminario, who will be sponsoring a bill in Albany to create a 20-year pension for the CCA . . . took a few minutes to address dinner dance participants.
by GEORGE AUFIERO
On Friday, October 11, 1991, the City of New York honored members of the Correction Department who distinguished themselves this past year by acts of courage and excellence of service.
Members of the CCA received an impressive 66 awards at the ceremony, which took place at the Police Headquarters auditorium at One Police Plaza in Manhattan. On hand to present the awards were Mayor David N. Dinkins, Correction Commissioner Allyn R. Sielaff and Correction Department Chief Gerald A. Mitchell.
The Department Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to Captain Stanley Rhem, who sacrificed his life last spring, coming to the aid of a friend who was being attacked. Mayor Dinkins presented the Medal of Honor to Captain Rhem's wife, Brenda, as Captain Rhem's two children, Latoya and Lamont, looked on.
Also honored at the ceremony were Correction Department members who served in Operation Desert Storm. Congratulations to all CCA members who received awards, and thanks to all those people who helped make this event a success.
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