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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2012 / VOL 35 / NO.1


40 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK MFDA - P.O. Box 1477, Wayne NJ 07470 • Tel: 201.644.7424 Fax: 201.644.7427 • Email: METROPOLITAN FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION, INC MFDA’s 16th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING A SUCCESS! continued from 34 Before the awards were announced, MFDA’s 2nd V.P. Kellie Nirmaier (Kanebridge Corp.) introduced two new members to the MFDA and presented them with membership plaques. The new member companies were Anthony Manno & Co. represented by Russ Fragala and Spano Fastening Systems represented by Greg Spano. Special presentations service plaques were then given to former MFDA Presidents’ Dennis Shanahan (Mutual Screw) and Bill Lang (ND Industries for their dedicated past service to the association. The golf awards table was covered with fabulous prizes purchased by the MFDA with some of the proceeds raised from this event. Additional prizes were made possible by the generosity of the following companies: Kanebridge Corp. – a Wii Game System; Uneeda Bolt & Screw - 2 Ipad Shuffles; EZ Sockets – 2 Dozen Golf Balls; Metric & Multistandard Components – 2 Dozen Golf Balls. The silent auction style of raffling the many prizes was a hit with the golfers. Brian Eakins emceed the awards ceremony and began by giving recognition to the team with the Lowest Gross Score. The team of Anthony Blasi (Continental- Aero), Rich Blasi (Continental-Aero), Tracy Lehman (Pacific Warehouse Sales), and Kelly Lehman (Pacific Warehouse Sales). The ceremony went on to award the 2nd lowest gross score team which was from ND Industries and included: Brian Eakins, Vic Carnevale, Brian Burns, and Gary Ragusa. Awards continued with: Longest Drives going to: Tracy Lehman, and Chris Cellary (Ford Fasteners); Closest to the Pin went to: Ben Sacco (Radax Inc.) and Dave Monti (Fall River Mfg); Pink Ball Contest was won by the team represented by Wayne Wishnew (XL Screw), Larry Klein (Uneeda Bolt & Screw), Jon Klein (Uneeda Bolt & Screw), and Mark Hurwitz (Uneeda Bolt & Screw). Congratulations and prizes were given to each. MFDA’s photographer, Ed Werner (EZ Sockets), along with Sherry Romano (ND Industries), and Nancy Orr (ND Industries) captured many moments of this 1- 1/2 day event. Their efforts were sincerely appreciated! Pictures of the event are availabl. For more information ontact Nancy Montesano at the MFDA e-mail address for more information. Special thanks to MFDA board members Jhonna Van Dunk (Kanebridge Corp.) and Kellie Nirmaier, along with Janet Knapp (ND Industries) for volunteering their much needed assistance throughout the day. All net profits from this event were donated to the MFDA Scholarship Fund. For more than 30 years, this fund has provided needed educational scholarships to children of MFDA member company’s employees entering college. In addition, this fund has also provides scholarships to employees of MFDA companies attending an accredited college or university. This past year the MFDA gave out over ,000 in this endeavor. The awards ceremony concluded with Brian Eakins making a special tribute to Golf Chairman, Ken Schneeloch for his 16 years of putting these enjoyable and memorable golf outings together. Kenny and Brian joined together and gave a special thank you to every company and every person who has supported this event over the past 16 years. Mark your calendars! Next year is MFDA’s 17th Annual Golf Outing will be held on September 23, 2012. The well-attended MFDA’s Table Top Show Networking Event will follow on September 24, 2012. Don’t miss these two spectacular events!


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