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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Award Winners:
Dylan Moran and Alexa Peterson
Dylan Moran graduated from Syosset High School this month and will be attending Sacred Heart University in the Fall. He will be majoring in Business Finance. Dylan was inducted into the National Honor Society this past March. He played travel hockey and was on the Syosset Golf Team for many years in high school. Dylan is the son of James Moran from Trotta Tire and Rubber Company Inc.
Alexa Peterson will be attending Suffolk Community College in the Fall and would like to eventually transfer to SUNY Morrisville. Since she was six years old, she has been riding horses and has hopes to graduate college with an Equine Veterinarian degree on the race track. Alexa is the daughter of Joanne Depalo from Max Finkelstein Good Year.
Once again, the New York Tire Dealers Association is proud to offer its annual scholarship.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving students continuing their education at a two – or four-year college, university or vocational school.
This one-time scholarship is available to applicants who are currently enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year and who are either a relative of, or is someone employed by the tire industry association. The application needs to be received by April 15th, 2017.
Way back in April 1921, a group of tire dealers met at the old Automobile Club of America on West 54th Street and founded our association pledged, "To do business on the square." J.R. Benedict of the Hewitt Rubber Company, a tire manufacturer, called the initial meeting. Jerome T. Shaw of Tires magazine assisted in arranging the first meeting. In 1934, the association held its largest meetings and took an outstanding part in problems as they related to the independent tire dealer. It was at this time the name was changed to Greater New York Tire & Battery Association. In June 1937, the association entered into a contract with Charles F. Root under which Mr. Root assumed the general management of the organization.
For many years, no apparent need for a local organization seemed to exist and the only function held was the annual dinner dance. In 1969, Bert Schwarz asked Fred Dresdale, a past president of the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association and a member of our local organization, to take the presidency. Under Fred's guidance, along with the help of men like Al Hansel, Dan Chiswick, Harry Jaffess, Steve German, Frank L. Cohen and Herb King, the organization was revitalized. The name was changed again to the Greater New York Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association. In 1989, the Officers and Board of Directors enacted a new set of by-laws to encompass the entire state of New York. Hence, the new name of the organization, the New York Tire Dealers Association. So if you need tires in New York, check out some of our members today!
Phone: (631) 789-9505
Address: 258 Broadway
Amityville, NY 11701