Dave Roggie, a native of Lindenhurst, New York, bought a coop at the Dering Harbor Inn in the early 1990s and retired into a permanent residence on Dickerson Drive in 2008. He continues to serve as President of the Board of the Dering Harbor Inn, is a member of the Shelter Island Lions Club, and sits on the foundation board for the ELIH in Greenport. He has also been a Library volunteer, which he characterizes as a rewarding experience that sparked an interest and an enthusiasm for doing more to help it prosper.
Dave brings an expertise in small business management, specializing in sales, marketing, and human resources to the Library’s Board of Trustees. His career in retailing and direct mail advertising began with A&S and JCPenny, where he served as District Operation Manager in the New York metro area. In the late 1970s, he purchased a direct mail advertising franchise, ValPak, which at the time of its sale was mailing coupons to more than a million homes monthly; after the sale of his business, he served as a consultant to the parent company for two years.
Don Dunning is a Long Island native who came to Shelter Island in 2005 from Seaford. He brings the skills and knowledge acquired as a partner in a successful construction business as well as a dedication to community service evidenced by long and distinguished volunteerism with Lions Club International and Visions/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
When he moved to Shelter Island, Don launched Don Dunning Carpentry Services, joined Griffing and Collins Real Estate, and transferred his Lions Club membership here. His work with the Lions dates to 1985 in Seaford where he held every office in that organization, including President. It was the Lions who introduced Don to Visions, where he served as a Director for 15 years before his retirement in 2010 and named him “Volunteer of the Year in the early 1990s.” His work for that organization garnered an “Everyday Hero” profile – “A Ray of Light for the Blind” — in Newsday.
Prior to having started Dunning Bros. Construction, Inc. with his brother in 1969 — and serving as well as its treasurer for 36 years — Don taught high school and junior high school science in Mineola and Wantagh.