Speaker Date Topic
Thomas Mazzini May 22, 2019 8:00 AM
Banking in Great Neck
Banking in Great Neck

Tom is an accomplished banker with over 18 years of experiance in the banking industry. He is also the Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Great Neck. Tom spearheaded management and implementation of a new store in a new marketplace and ensured consistent and proactive execution of the business plan through business development calls and pipeline management. Through board appointments, relationship building, and focused networking, he developed key strategic partnerships with centers of influence and community leaders. Tom grew the outstanding consumer loan portfolio an average of 5 million annually the first 3 years in strict credit environment, consistently exceeding annual targets by 200%.

No Speaker This Week Jun 05, 2019 8:00 AM
Assembly Meeting - Closed to the public
No Speaker This Week Jun 12, 2019 8:00 AM
Installation Dinner
Lonnie Sherman Jun 26, 2019 8:00 AM
Helping Homless Veterans in Long Island
Helping Homless Veterans in Long Island

Lonnie J. Sherman is both the Founder and President of General Needs. His path to these positions have their origin in Lonnie’s charitable endeavors.

Having been in insurance and financial planning industry for 30 years, Lonnie has worked in all facets from Sales, Recruiter, Trainer, Sales Manager and General Agent for the major firms such as John Hancock, MassMutual, MetLife and Guardian Life Insurance. His success is due to his commitment to serving his clients with honesty and integrity.

Throughout his career, Lonnie has devoted time and efforts to several charitable organizations in addition to serving on the advisory board of Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Lonnie is an avid New York Yankee fan and was present on October 18, 1977 for Reggie Jackson’s 3 homeruns during Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. He is also a percussionist and played in a Latin band performing in New York City and Queens venues. Lonnie is most proud of his family, Susan, his wife and sons Andrew, Michael and Ryan, all of whom have been instrumental in supporting General Needs.

Courtney Chicvak Jul 17, 2019 8:00 AM
Mediation: How it works, how long it should take, and who benefits
Mediation: How it works, how long it should take, and who benefits

Courtney Chicvak is a Teaching Associate for the Introduction to Negotiation course. Courtney is a Member at Courtney Anne Chicvak Mediation LLC where she mediates commercial, divorce, employment, family/elder and arts/entertainment disputes. Courtney completed mediation apprenticeships through both EAC Network and New York Peace Institute. She is a Volunteer Mediator and Lemon Law Arbitrator with both organizations, as well as a Volunteer Mediator with the MediateArt program. Courtney is an Online Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University, where she teaches Negotiation and Conflict as well as Argumentation and Advocacy. She is also a New York State Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Prior to founding her mediation practice, Courtney worked in labor and employee relations in the healthcare and tech industries. An attorney by trade, she earned her B.S. at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, her M.S. at Columbia University in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and her J.D. at St. John’s University School of Law.