Friday, March 25, 2011

Toby Katz: In Heartfelt Thanks From the Entire West Orange Chess Club

Mr. Harry s. Katz, Vice President of our West Orange Chess Club.

Don't Let This Benign Smile Deceive You! Still Lethal at the Chess Board

Our Vice-President is Harry S. Katz who has been a long time resident of W. Orange and member of the club. His wife, Toby, served 3 four year terms on the 5-member council of W. Orange. During that time, one of her many good accomplishments was urging the renovation of a small building at Degnan Field near the W. Orange High School.

Many town social events such as graduation parties, birthday and engagement parties take place in this building, as well as our club meetings on Tuesday nights.

Because of Toby's spearheading the effort to renovate the building, the then Mayor, Sam Spina, with approval of the Council, named the building 'The Councilwoman Toby Katz Community Center'.

Toby urged the town Recreation Department, which is in charge of the building operations, to continue to allow the chess club to conduct the Tuesday night sessions without the charges that other activities must pay.

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