MORRISTOWN, N.J. – A local businessman and long-time member of the 200 Club of Morris County, a non-profit organization that supports area public safety personnel, has been elected president of the group.
Mount Olive resident William Lockwood, Marketing Executive with The Padded Wagon Moving and Storage, has been involved with the 200 Club for many years, most recently as senior vice president. He has been involved with many facets of the organization’s operations, including recruiting new members and increasing public awareness of the group. The 200 Club reported that its membership rolls exceeded 1,000 members for the first time in several years.
"It is a courageous individual that answers the call in the middle of the night to help someone in need. Whether it's a weekend, weekday or a holiday, our First Responders are there protecting our families every day of the year!" said Lockwood. “This organization pays tribute to them with our members support.”
He succeeds James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff, who is now the chairman of the board.
Other officers elected included Jim Rizzo, senior vice president; Lori Hager, senior vice president; Joe Marts, vice president; Robert D’Emidio, vice president; Damien Paumi, treasurer; John Corigliano, assistant treasurer; and Ronald Barnett, secretary.
Trustees include Chairman of the Board James Gannon, Susan Ceravolo, Joseph Jannarone, Jr., Peter Kenny, Todd Leonard, John Mania, Dennis Patrick, Janet Rapisardi, Michelle Slapa, and Frank Zupa.
Since its inception in 1971, the 200 Club of Morris County has distributed more than $4.5 million in benefits to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services workers and their families. Benefits take the form of survivor benefits to the families who have lost a spouse who was a first-responder and scholarships that have been awarded to children of emergency workers in Morris County. The organization also recognizes the heroic actions of those who keep the public safe and secure.
Information about membership in the 200 Club and its various programs is available at www.200clubofmorriscounty.com or by calling 973-630-7933.