The Le Roy American Legion Botts Fiorito Post 576 is honoring Regina Diskin as the 44th Le Royan of the Year.
Regina is the wife of Jerry Diskin, the mother of Michael, Daniel, Lisa and the grandmother of nine. She is a graduate of Holy Family School and Notre Dame High School.
Mrs. Diskin was employed at Le Roy High School for 17 years. She held clerical positions in the attendance and guidance departments, and was secretary to the vice-principal. In 1999 she gained employment at Genesee Community College, Preforming Arts Centers as secretary and held this position for six years. Regina was chosen GCC Employee of the Month, as a part-time employee.
As a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Regina is a greeter at Sunday Mass and a member of the Bereavement Committee volunteer. Earlier in their marriage, the Diskins were members of the Pre-Cana Council, and Regina served as a Bishop’s Committee member and rectory volunteer.
Mrs. Diskin was the Disaster Chairman of the Le Roy Red Cross in 1973. She chaired the lending of medical equipment to those in need in our community through the 1990s, and continues to take an active role as she learns of those in need within the community.
Currently, Regina is a board member and secretary of the Le Roy Panty and Help Fund. As secretary, she prepares lists for Christmas Distribution, as well as "thank you" notes, news releases, and gift wrapping for the past 10 years.
At present, you can find Regina at the American Legion volunteering her time. She is constant in encouraging others to taken an active part in helping the veterans.
Since joining the American Legion Auxiliary she has become president of the Le Roy Unit, Genesee County Auxiliary chaplain, and publicity chairman. Regina makes sure that veterans are not only acknowledged on Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other holidays, but throughout the year by assisting in rides for doctor appointments, or their other everyday needs.
Regina truly enjoys helping. With every endeavor she is quick and efficient in filling the need. She loves being part of this community in every aspect of life. Whether it’s sending a care package, either within the community, or to our troops overseas, or placing a flag on a veteran’s grave, her giving back is wholehearted.
Over the decade, Regina has also served as publicity coordinator for the Le Royan of the Year Committee, therefore is pleased to announce that this year’s award dinner will take place at the American Legion 53 W. Main St. Le Roy on Saturday Oct. 6. Cocktail hour will be at 6 o’clock and dinner at 6:45. Tickets are $17 and available at the legion, local banks and from any past Le Royan of the Year.