Golf Outing is set to return in August


The preparation for the annual Mayor’s Golf Outing is in full swing, as neighbors get ready to tee it up for a good time for great causes.

The outing is scheduled for Aug. 12, at the Inwood Country Club, with a full day of activities planned. Later in the evening, Brian Paladino, chief of the Lynbrook Police Department, and First Central Savings Bank will be honored during the recognition dinner. Money raised at this event will go toward supporting the Lynbrook Community Chest.

Jeff Greenfield, chair of the Lynbrook Golf Committee, noted that this event has been going on for about 25 years. For the last 15 years, Greenfield has been running the yearly golf outing, in conjunctions with the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, an event co-sponsor.

“We’re very excited to be honoring Lynbrook’s favorite son, Brian Paladino, and the First Central Savings Bank,” Greenfield said. “The savings bank is a relatively new addition to the Lynbrook business community, but they are very supportive of local community activities.”

On the community chest golf outing page, it states that Paladino is “overwhelmed by the honor of being chosen as Citizen of the Year by the 2024 Lynbrook Mayor’s Golf Outing Committee.” It continues, “First, because he is a terrible golfer (with the best foursome, shout out to Tommy, Adam and Murph), but mainly because such an honor fulfills his mom’s dream of moving to Lynbrook and making it her family’s hometown!”

“When Brian is not policing, he can be found quite frequently in Greis Park around the roller hockey rink or the swimming pool,” the page stated. “Brian is currently the President of the Lynbrook Roller Hockey League and enjoys being a timer for the Lynbrook Gold Swim Team which his daughter, Emmie, is one of the coaches of. He also keeps busy as the recording secretary for the Lynbrook Crease Club and is the President of the Nassau County Municipal Police Chiefs Association.”

Noted on the same web page, the second honoree, First Central Savings Bank, or, as the community knows it, FCSB, is committed to enriching local communities, driving local economic growth, and cultivating lasting relationships by putting the best interest of their clients first. These are the main values of the bank and a statement of how they view their responsibilities to the communities they reside in.

“Our goal is to fill a void in banking by providing good old-fashioned personal service with a smile; a throw-back to the days of hospitality and good manners that we were all raised on, something you just won’t find anywhere else,” First Central Savings Bank stated on the page. “We are a true community bank in that we make our decisions locally and have a vested interest in the people and businesses we serve.”

The bank noted that although they have grown bigger over the years, they take pride in playing an active role within the local communities they serve, such as Lynbrook. Michael Caldwell, vice president and business development officer of the bank’s Lynbrook branch, and Michael Serao, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, both support various charities and civic organizations in the community.

“It’s a great community activity,” Greenfield said about the outing. “Where the business community joins with residents of the village to salute local leaders and local business in pursuit of a fundraiser for the community.”

Greenfield stated that most of the money goes to the Community Chest, with additional funds going to the VFW and American Legion. Community Chest is a charitable organization with the sole purpose of aiding the residents of the Lynbrook community who are in need due to financial or economical hardship reasons.

Greenfield said he will be working with the committee to introduce a few different “surprises” for the golfers. To find out what is in store for this year’s outing, you can register for the event and donate to the chest at