The Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) conducted its 49th Annual Meeting on February 25, 2013, at The Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown.
Officers who were elected include: Judy K. Jones, Chair; Judge Stephen P. Erickson, First Vice Chair; Sheila A. Cory, Second Vice Chair; Barbara J. Audino, Secretary; David L. Kelly, Treasurer; J. Clement Cicilline, Clerk. Delegates to the Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations elected were Sheila A. Cory, Barbara J. Audino and J. Clement Cicilline. New Members elected were ADM (Ret.) Barbara McGann, Susan T. Perkins, and David Whalley.
Receiving Outstanding Community Service Awards were: Mr. Dan Cook of
Phoenix Property Management; Ms. Donna O’Rourke, RN and Ms. Xio Mary Figuero, of Ocean State Nursing.
Receiving the Center’s Community Partnership Awards were: Lucy’s Hearth; Rhode Island Department of Corrections; and Middletown Fire Department.
Consumer Achievement Awards were presented to Steven Borges. Lyn Gacioch, and Steven Lufkin.
The man of the hour and Main Speaker, J. Clement “Bud” Cicilline, NCCMHC President & CEO, gave a heartfelt and inspiring speech. He shared the history of the Center and its many milestones that were attained over the years. In concluding his speech, Mr. Cicilline stunned those in attendance by announcing that, after 45 years with the Center, 27 of which were as captain of the USS Newport County Mental Health, he will be retiring. On November 12, 2013, Bud Cicilline will bid adieu to the daily grind and enjoy the life of a man with time on his hands.
Once the shock wore off, attendees enjoyed the event venue, a delicious buffet, and the shared admiration for a man who has dedicated most of his life to helping
those who are unable to help themselves.
For further information call 846-1213, Julie Weinberg ext. 103.