Members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Queens West gathered at Villa Erasmo in Middle Village on Monday night to honor several attendees during their monthly division meeting, including Queens Courier Co-Publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis.
Schneps-Yunis received a certificate of appreciation from the Kiwanis Clubs of Queens West for her and The Courier’s participation in the celebration of the Kiwanis International centennial.
“The Queens West Division acknowledges Victoria Schneps and The Queens Courier for their part in the celebration in the Kiwanis 100-year anniversary,” said J.P. DiTroia, lieutenant governor of Kiwanis Queens Wests.
Schneps-Yunis not only received an honor, but also presented the Kiwanis Clubs of Queens West with a check worth $1,575 for their Lieutenant Governor Fund, which was raised through The Courier’s ad campaign for the Kiwanis centennial.
“We all remember The Courier had a wonderful ad and out of that came a wonderful exposure for our members,” DiTroia said. Schneps donated 20 percent of the ad funds, which accumulated to $1,575 and will be divided among the clubs, he said.
After the presentation of the check, Schneps was not done. She announced that DiTroia will be nominated as a King of Queens, an annual event which recognizes leaders in the borough from a variety of fields, to further strengthen the connection between the Kiwanis and the community. The Kings of Queens event is scheduled for September 17 at Terrace on the Park.