William Collesano has been elected chairman of the Niagara Falls Chapter of the American Red Cross, succeeding Courtland VanDeusen IV.
Other officers elected at the 73rd annual meeting include: chairman-elect, Merton Marshall; vice chairman, Col. Paul Cooper; chairman of volunteers, Mary Ann Long, and secretary, Mary Mukhtarian.
Four board members also were elected: Dr. Gerald Carpenter, the Rev. Russell C. Isler, Marriett Irby and Mary Nowak.
Award recipients were: the Clara Barton Award, Thomas Minarcin; Certificate of Merit, Donald S. Kephart; Exceptional Volunteer Service, James F. McDonell, Charlene Hanson and Mary Ann Long; Robert L. Rice Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, Carrie Sturtevant, and the Fund Raiser of the Year Award, Richard A. Bradt.