Moriches Paquatuck Squaws Executive Board Members Sworn In for New Year

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Pictured (l-r): Gerri Cannilas, Treasurer; Mary Goehring, Recording Secretary; Mary Beth Rodriguez, Member; Carmella Swinton, Sick and Welfare; Deb Donohue, Publicity; Jane Miller, Vice Pres.; Dorothy Elliott, Pres., and Kevin Spellman, CPQT Board Pres.

Group of Local Women Coordinate Fundraisers to Support Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Board President Kevin Spellman swore in the 2016 members of the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws’ Executive Board during the group’s meeting on January 28. The Paquatuck Squaws are a group of more than 30 women who meet once a month to discuss, plan and execute fundraisers for the special-needs summer camp based in Center Moriches.

The 2016 Executive Board members, who will serve one year, are as follows:

● President: Dorothy Elliott

● Vice President: Jane Miller

● Recording Secretary: Mary Goehring

● Treasurer: Gerri Cannilas

● Correspondence Secretary: Lisa Schlect

● Publicity: Deb Donohue

● Sick and Welfare: Carmella Swinton

● Camp Board: Marcella Weiss

● Member at Large: Michele Tyrell

● Member at Large: Irene Carlough

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp designed for young people ages six to 21 with special needs. Its mission is to help children and adults achieve equality, dignity and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation and education in a summertime environment. Throughout the program, campers participate in typical summer camp activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.

For more information on Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, call (631) 878-1070, or visit



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Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. They participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for those who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.