Kenryukan's Business Man of the Year

by Shihan V. Capers, Jr.

Hanshi Myron M. Lubitsch & the 2009 Business Man of the Year AwardsOn Friday night, November 20, 2009, the Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association honored St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church for its 100th Anniversary, Edward Wendell for his community service and creating ProjectWoodhaven.com, Judy Graves for Business Woman of the Year and our Hanshi Myron M. Lubitsch for Business Man of the Year.

The celebration was held in Villa Russo in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York. Over 300 people attended the event, of which 25 were Hanshi’s friends and students. They were there to offer support and enjoy in his celebration. The Honorees and guests were served a lavish buffet of Italian cuisine. After the meal, the Honorees were recognized. The highlight of the program, for Kenryukan, was Hanshi Lubitsch’s acceptance speech. Hanshi Lubitsch’s speech focused on karate being much more than kicking and punching. How the martial arts have helped his students become viable members of the community and society at large. Most of all Hanshi Lubitsch stated how proud he was of his students. After the speech Hanshi was presented with proclamations and citations from the Block Association and elected officials:

  • Business Man of the Year
    Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association
  • Council City of New York Proclamation
    New York City Council Member, Elizabeth S. Crowley
  • City Council Citation
    New York City Council Member, Eric A. Ullrich
  • New York State Assembly Citation
    New York State Assembly, Michael G. Miller
  • New York State Assembly Citation
    New York State Assembly, Audrey I. Pheffer
  • Proclamtion New York State Senator
    New York State Senator, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
  • House of Representatives United States Congress Proclamation
    United State House of Representatives, Anthony D. Weiner
  • New State Executive Chamber Letter of Recognition
    New York State Governor, David A. Patterson

At the end of the event, dancing commenced and everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves fully.

We congratulate Hanshi Myron M. Lubitsch for successfully supporting the people of the Woodhaven community for more than 36 years.


New York City Council Member, Elizabeth S. Crowley



New York State Assembly, Michael G. Miller



New York State Senator, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.


Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association, Maria Thomson

 

For more information and photos on the event please visit ProjectWoodhaven.com.