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 Retail Bakers

  Mid Winter 2015 Newsletter 
New York State Bakers Officers

Chairman of the Board 
Joseph Gifoli

Nick Stork

1st Vice President 
Aaron Wasserman 
2nd Vice President
Edward Maher

Werner Simon

Edward Maher

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 On Sunday, October 19th the NYS Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers inaugurated its new President, Nick Stork.  This newsletter issue is dedicated to Nick and his wife, Karen!

Here is a short bio of Nick, written by his daughter, Nicole McCoy
Nickolas Stork was born in Oberschwarzach, Germany, on June 7, 1946.  Nick was raised by his grandmother, Elizabeth, in Germany until the age of 8 years old.  While he was growing up in Germany, Nick's parents, Karl and Doris were busy building their dream bakery in the United States.  At age 8, Nick came to the United States and joined his parents in Whitestone, New York, where they opened "Stork's Pastry Shop".  At age 14, Nick returned to Germany to attend the Franz Obertur School of Trades.  After four years of trade school, Nick graduated with a degree in baking.  While attending trade school, Nick also worked every morning before school and every afternoon after school at Frohlich's Konditori.  In 1964, Nick returned to the United States and worked as a baker in his parent's bakery for the next 30 years. Nick became president of the Queens Master Bakers Association in his late twenties.  He continued to be president on and off again for the next 40 years and is still the current president today. Nick met his lovely wife, Karen, while helping himself to some free candy at her parents candy shop in Whitestone.  They married in 1968 and have been together ever since.  They have 5 wonderful children and 10 beautiful grandchildren.

Recently, on October 19, 2014, Nick was elected as the President of the New York State Bakers Association.  Nick is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors in doing an extraordinary job with the help of his fellow bakers.The inauguration was held at Danfords in Port Jefferson, New York.  Bakers came from all over to celebrate this event. 
As the gavel was handed from Joe Gifoli to Nick Stork, many thanked Joe and his family for  Joe's past service as President.
 We dined on a scrumptous meal, complete with trays of cookies and desserts made by Nick.  The evening was enhanced by performances by his grandchildren.
 After the dinner many of us gathered in the Presidential Suite to enjoy additonal sweets and libations.  Nick comes to us with years of experience in the baking business.  We are forturnate to have him for our President, and I'm sure all look forward to supporting him.  Congratulations Nick!
Since this is Presidents Month I thought I would share some interesting facts about two of our country's Presidents:   
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. 
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. 
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. 
Lyndon Johnson whow succeeded Kenndy was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
NOW!  Hang on to your seat:
Lincoln was shot at the theater names "Ford."  Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford."  Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
A week before Lincoln was shot he was in Monroe, Maryland.  A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe!
Some History lesson!



New York Life- Paul Sapienza





1-1/3 cups flour

    3/4 cup quick-cooking oats

    1/3 cup sugar

       2 teaspoons baking powder

    1/4 teaspoons salt

    3/4 cup milk

    1/4 cup vegetable oil

       1 egg

       1 cup frozen blueberries*


Preheat oven to 400F.  Grease an 8-inch round baking pan; set aside.  In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In a 1-cup measure stir milk, oil and egg; pour all at once into flour mixture.  Stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).  Fold in blueberries; spoon batter into prepared pan.  Bake until cake is golden and pulls away from sides of pan 20 to 25 minutes.  Cool on a rack, 5 to 10 minutes.  Serve warm.


Yield: 8 portions


*Blueberries should be firmly frozen when used in baking.


Per Portion: 236 calories, 5 g protein  


U. S. Highbush Blueberry Council, Thomas J. Payne Market Development, www.blueberrytech.org

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Bakers Amusement Corner
Jokes, Quotes, etc!
Nick and Karen decided to go on a vacation, doing what they like best!  Cruising!  As they were underway, a hurricane came about!  Nick and Karen, seeing that the ship was not going to make it, got into a life boat just before the ship was torn apart.  Blown by the wind for days, their tiny life boat eventually washed up on  a deserted island. Nick and Karen had great hope that they soon would be rescued. After all, they were just on a cruise ship- not the infamous "Minnow." Day followed day, and no sign of help or any passing ship or airplane. They realized that they must have drifted far from any shipping lane.  After a while, even Nick began to run out of things to talk about, so he  asked Karen, " Did you pay the Electric bill?"  Karen  said, "No, Nick.  It wasn't due yet."  Nick looked a little unhappy about this, and then asked, "Did you pay the mortgage?"  Karen replied, "No, Nick.  I expected to be home by now."  Nick then asked "Did you pay the cell phone bill?"  Again, Karen replied, "NO,Nick, I TOLD you, I thought we'd be home by now."  To which Nick answered, "Oh I guess they are not so important anyway." Then a strange look came over his face as he inquired again. " You did pay the quarterly payroll taxes though, right?"  Not wanting an argument, Karen looked down and just replied, "Sorry Nick no." At this Nick jumped up in the air, kissed his beloved wife  and exclaimed how fortunate they were.  Karen looked confused, so Nick explained.  "If you did not pay the Government then you can be sure that  they'll come looking for us, and rescue us for sure.       And so it was!


 On January 6th, The Westchester Baker's Association celebrated its Holiday Dinner at the Texas D' Brazil Restaurant in Yonkers.  It was an evenig FILLED with sumptous food, wine & libations, fun and exciting gifts from our Chinese auction.  Certainly we all worked very hard this past year and enjoyed taking a break from our bakeries to celebrate with each other.


Dessert!  The Glorious End to every wonderful celebration!

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Up Coming Events

Nassau & Suffolk Bakers  Meeting:

To be announced.

New York State Board of Directors Meeting 

When: Thursday, February 26th at  3 PM

Where: Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant Franklin Square,   New York


Westchester Bakers Association Meeting

When:  Thursday, February 26th at 4:30 PM

Where:  Molly Spillanes

211 Mamaroneck Ave.


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