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Tom Gilmartin Sr. is the newly elected president of Monsignor Leo J. Toomey Division II, Ancient Order of Hibernians, in Erie County. Tom Prendergast was re-elected vice president of the Irish fraternal organization at its recent election in the Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road.

Also re-elected for two years 'were treasurer, Chuck Kelly, and recording secretary, Tom Maguire. Elected financial secretary was Charley McMahon; marshal, Shane Devlin; chairman of the standing committee, Chris Hull, and sentinel, Tom Maloney.

Six Girl Scouts from Snyder Troop 167 have received the Gold Award, the highest honor in Scouting. Kimberly Dossinger, Kris Dossinger, Katie Kasper and Sarah Tregay all worked on various projects benefiting Habitat for Humanity, the non-profit group that builds homes for people in need. Leilani and Leslie Lucca worked on organizing a youth group at Amherst High School that planned and carried out substance-free events for students. Their leader is Diane Kasper.

Bernard J. Carreno, technical manager for Occidental Chemical Co. in Niagara Falls, has been elected president of the Lewiston-Porter Community Ambassador Program.

He succeeds C. Bernard Sylvester of Youngstown.

The 32-year-old program, sponsored primarily by 21 service clubs, provides a full scholarship for a four-week stay in a foreign country through the Experiment in International Living program. Lisa Jenio, the current community ambassador, visited Germany last summer.

Also elected were vice president, Patricia Orzetti; corresponding secretary, Sue Mackey; recording secretary, Linus Ormsby, and treasurer, Ray Strong. Diane Glynn of Youngstown and Lydia Ulatowski of Lewiston were elected to the board of directors. . . .

Dr. Leonard and Judith Katz of Williamsville are among 100 leaders of the American Jewish Committee from across the United States who will visit Israel for nine days this month on a fact-finding mission.

Mrs. Katz, who serves as president of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, said the delegation will be "looking into the Iraq situation, the Palestinian situation and the resettlement of Russian Jews."

During the visit, she said, the American delegation will meet with top government officials and representatives of the Palestinians as well as U.S. Ambassador William Brown.

Cantor Barbara Horowitz has been appointed associate director of adult services for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. William L. Grossman, executive director of the Center, said she will be responsible for providing services to new Americans and singles and will also direct the critical social issues programs under Jewish Center auspices.

Cantor Horowitz has the distinction of being the first woman to be ordained cantor in the United States from any institution, in 1975. She is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College of Sacred Music in New York and has served congregations in Rochester and Great Neck, L.I.. . . .

Robert L. Knoble of Tonawanda has been elected to a second one-year term as the vice captain of Division III, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Ninth Coast Guard District, Eastern Region.

Knoble, a former commander of Grand Island Flotilla 3-5, one of seven flotillas in Division III playing an active role in the safety of recreational boating in the Buffalo area, will be sworn in during change of watch ceremonies planned for January. The Auxiliary is made up of nearly 40,000 men and women volunteers who promote boating safety and help the active Coast Guard during search and rescue missions, regattas and other special marine events. . . .

Richard L. Reese Jr. has been elected president of the Bowmansville Volunteer Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Association for 1991. Other officers include the vice president, Frederick Fischer; treasurer, George Neuner; financial secretary, Donald Bleistein; recording secretary, James Gaskin; sergeant-at-arms, Walter Konsek, and chaplain, Paul W. Falt. Trustees of the association, which was organized in 1963, include Daniel Magrum, Richard Longmate, Frederick Crum and Philip Fink. . . .

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