Congratulations go out this week to Joe Sauders, a lifelong resident of Westhampton Beach who has just finished his third year at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which is affiliated with New York University. This is the third year he has been on the dean’s list and Joe has been invited to join the dean’s honor society. Nice job!Congratulations also go out to the 23 juniors attending Westhampton Beach High School who were just inducted into the National Honor Society. They are: Valerie Aksianiuk, Graham Brown, Jesse Butcher, Kasey Chocklingam, Shannon Giere, Jenny Joyce, Luke Jurow, Bridget Kelly, Ashlyn Kennedy, Reed Kneski, Aidan Kravitz, Heather Marcella, Anthony Norris, Jane Podlaski, Connor Regan, Wyatt Richter, Brian Schwartz, Jeremy Schwartz, Lauren Smith, Maria Tuzzolo, Arianna Vega, Kelly Vetter and Taylor Wagner.
All of these students have maintained GPAs of 92 or higher, performed community service, have shown high moral standards and served as leaders and role models. Way to go, folks!!
The 14th annual “Play for Pink” ladies golf tournament will be held at Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club today, Thursday, June 13. The cost per golfer is $275 and that includes golf and cart (8:45 a.m. shotgun start), breakfast, lunch, a fashion show and a goody bag. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993. Call (917) 679-9433 for tickets.
The Westhampton Beach Historical Society will host a benefit and opening reception of its next exhibit, “The Hurricane of ’38,” on Friday, June 14. The benefit and reception will take place at Starr Boggs, located at 6 Parlato Drive, from 4 until 6 p.m. It will be immediately followed by the opening of the exhibit at the Foster-Meeker House, located at 101 Mill Road.
The exhibit will feature photographs and artifacts commemorating the 75th anniversary of the “Long Island Express.” The exhibit runs through September 21. For more information, call (631) 288-1139.
The East Quogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a Chinese auction on Saturday, June 29, at the firehouse on Montauk Highway. The doors will open at 3 p.m. for a preview of prizes, and the raffles begin at 5 p.m.
The $15 admission will also get you 25 raffle tickets to help get you started. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and light refreshments. For more information, call (631) 653-4444.
On The CalendarSaturday, June 29: East End Hospice’s Summer Gala, “An Enchanted Evening,” at the Sandacre’s Estate in Quogue, from 7 until 11 p.m. Tickets range from $150 to $250. Call (631) 288-7080 for tickets.
Saturday, July 13: The Family Service League will host its annual summer gala, “South Beach Comes To Westhampton Beach,” on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $250 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, call Tricia O’Hare at (631) 288-1954, ext. 249.
Saturday, July 20: Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s seventh annual “Wild Night for Wildlife” benefit gala at a private residence in Quogue, from 7 until 10 p.m. Visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org for ticket prices and more information.
Sunday, July 28: The third annual “Tour de Pour” bar crawl to raise money for pancreatic cancer research in memory of Mark Raynor will start at 4 p.m. at Jonesey’s on Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach. A portion of the proceeds will benefit cancer research. More details to follow when we get closer to the date.